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    Anti-IRS link probed in Austin plane crash

    CBC News - World - Anti-IRS link probed in Austin plane crash

    Officials are investigating whether a pilot intentionally crashed a small plane into a Texas office building that houses a U.S. Internal Revenue Service office.

    Law enforcement officials identified the pilot as software engineer Joseph Stack, and they are looking at the Austin man's website for a possible motive for the crash.

    They said the site contained a message posted Thursday in which he denounced the IRS and the government, citing earlier problems with the tax department.
    If he did it intentionally, my question is, why is this not considered a terrorist attack?

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    Re: Anti-IRS link probed in Austin plane crash

    We just had a 5 page debate on whether this guy was a terrorist or a just a crazy dude who went postal over in this thread. Given the amount of disagreement, I guess I conclude that what is considered terrorism is up for debate.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058571068

    Ultimately though I guess the distinction isn't too important since what he did was obviously wrong.

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    Re: Plane crashes into Northwest Austin building (that houses the FBI)

    His ranting suicide note was posted on Foxnews.com

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    Re: Plane crashes into Northwest Austin building (that houses the FBI)

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Government can make you crazy. Especially these days.
    Seems to me he did the crazy just fine all by himself.

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    Re: Anti-IRS link probed in Austin plane crash

    Sorry, I didn't see this piece of news in the new posts.

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    Re: Anti-IRS link probed in Austin plane crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    CBC News - World - Anti-IRS link probed in Austin plane crash



    If he did it intentionally, my question is, why is this not considered a terrorist attack?
    They were working for the government, which makes them valid war targets.
    Even though this guy wasn't a warring country.

    "Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion"
    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism]Terrorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]


    He wasn't trying to terrify civilians and was attacking a valid government target and he's dead so he can't coerce anyone.

    It was a revenge attack.
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    Re: Anti-IRS link probed in Austin plane crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    CBC News - World - Anti-IRS link probed in Austin plane crash



    If he did it intentionally, my question is, why is this not considered a terrorist attack?
    Because Obama is the president.
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    Re: Plane crashes into Northwest Austin building (that houses the FBI)

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Indeed. FNC also reports the plane was a Cherokee 140. Here's a pic of a 1972 Cherokee 140.

    Man this thing looks great for having been in a crash.
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    Re: Plane crashes into Northwest Austin building (that houses the FBI)

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Man this thing looks great for having been in a crash.
    It's for sale, too. I'd buy it!

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    Re: Plane crashes into Northwest Austin building (that houses the FBI)

    Quote Originally Posted by coronado View Post
    it's for sale, too. I'd buy it!
    $34,800.00

    http://www.aircraftdealer.com/aircra...119/page-1.htm
    Last edited by bhkad; 02-18-10 at 07:44 PM.

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