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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    Going by a literal definition, I would call them "cyberterrorists." Whether or not the term terrorists necessarily implies "evil" or "wrong" is another matter entirely.
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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    Let's see...a secret, private, anonymous group of people who threaten and do harm when their goals are not met? And who claim to speak for The People, without being held responsible for their actions by said People?

    They might not be terrorists, but they certainly do act extremely unfairly.

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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Anybody who seeks to purposely destabilize or destroy the US government and its leadership is a terrorist. If they are American citizens, they are traitors and terrorists. If they are foreign citizens, they're toast.
    I wonder if that means that politicians fall into that category, they seems to be hell bent on destabilizing and or destroying the other side which might include leaders at times.

    And wasn't Fox news caught hacking a while back, maybe that makes them terrorist too.
    Last edited by Utility Man; 02-28-12 at 06:31 PM. Reason: Edited, sorry.
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    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
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    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    I'll point something out that maybe you guys have already considered...

    The government has broad public support to fight "terrorism." There is legislation out there that helps them fight "terrorism."

    Clearly, there is an incentive for the government to broaden the definition of "terrorism" to include as much bad stuff as possible.

    Terrorism means something different today than it did pre-9/11 for that reason.
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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    I wonder if that means the GOP fall into that category, they seems to be hell bent on destabilizing and or destroying our leadership at times.

    And wasn't Faux news caught hacking a while back, maybe that makes them terrorist too.
    Thanks for introducing the partisanship to this thread had been lacking up to this point. Disappointing comment, UM.

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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Anybody who seeks to purposely destabilize or destroy the US government and its leadership is a terrorist. If they are American citizens, they are traitors and terrorists. If they are foreign citizens, they're toast.
    The horrors of the Inquisition would not be too severe for some of these hackers

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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Thanks for introducing the partisanship to this thread had been lacking up to this point. Disappointing comment, UM.
    Sorry, I went ahead and tried to make it better.

    Thanks for pointing it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
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    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The horrors of the Inquisition would not be too severe for some of these hackers
    I hear they look at anime porn!!!

    And listen to techno!!!

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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The horrors of the Inquisition would not be too severe for some of these hackers
    we could go so far as to baptize some of their dead relatives, post mordum.

    that'll teach em'.

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    Re: Is "Anonymous" a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Anonymous has declared war.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...overnment.html

    In their statement, they say they have been classified as a terrorist organization (I don't know if they have been or not). I see terrorism as involving physical violence toward people or property. What do you think? In your opinion, are they a terrorist organization?
    No, they're not. They're likely to be classified as one though so that the US government can subvert a multitude of laws to track them down. Dissent these days seems to be a form of "terrorism".
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