The Taliban IS a terrorist organization
The Taliban is NOT a terrorist organization
I mean I know I live in a state that is pretty much thriving and you're state is bankrupt because of nutcase liberal ideas of regulations and high taxes but that seems like a stupid reason. What did I ever do to you?
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
I dont like the fact that you bend over backwards to support someone you agree with and make the same effort to try and slander someone you dont. That reeks of partisan hackery and I find few things more damaging to our political discourse than someone who believes what side of the line you stand matters more than why you're there.
Gee, I wonder.I mean I know I live in a state that is pretty much thriving and you're state is bankrupt because of nutcase liberal ideas of regulations and high taxes but that seems like a stupid reason. What did I ever do to you?
See my last post
The Taliban are not terrorists. They are Afghanistan's former rulers, and are interested in regaining their power. While they may be pretty bad people, that doesn't excuse classifying them incorrectly. The Taliban are comparable to the resistance fighters who fought against Soviet occupation, and sometimes are even the same people. Unless we want to admit to supporting "terrorists" in the 80's, it would hypocritical to call the Taliban terrorists now. Trying to slap a terrorist label on all our enemies is lazy, sloppy and undermines our efforts to rally support against actual terrorists.
Last edited by Gardener; 08-12-10 at 10:28 PM.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
Let me highlight why.
What is the definition of terrorism?
"the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes."
Under that label, you could say the US Army utilizes terrorism. It attacks and kills individuals it sees as impinging the spread of Democracy. The same definition could include police and politicians as well. Such a broad definition means the word is absolutely meaningless.
See my last post