View Poll Results: Is "creating terror" the goal of terrorism, or is merely a means to an end?

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    Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    is "creating terror" a goal of terrorism, or is it a means to an end?
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    Re: Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    I think the end goal is to gain something, most likely something political, and terrorizing people is just the method.
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    Re: Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    No doubt every terrorist organization would like to have a squadron of B-2s and all the nasty ordinance they could ever want.










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    Re: Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    is "creating terror" a goal of terrorism, or is it a means to an end?
    It follows that terrorism is the act of creating terror; and everything is a means to an end.

    You're not really saying much here....

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    Re: Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    is "creating terror" a goal of terrorism, or is it a means to an end?
    It's hard to say for sure, and depends entirely on each individual case. Terrorism is a poorly defined umbrella term used to describe anything from coercive violence, to assassination and mass murder.
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    Re: Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    is "creating terror" a goal of terrorism, or is it a means to an end?
    The answer is: both.

    One can have many goals towards an end.

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    Re: Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    I think the end goal is to gain something, most likely something political, and terrorizing people is just the method.
    Successfully executing a method is a goal. One can have many goals towards an end goal.

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    Re: Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    The purpose of terrorism is to cause social unrest and to erode confidence in the ability of the current leadership thus opening an opportunity for another "protector" to replace that leadership.

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    Re: Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    If steps towards an end were not goals, soccer announcers would yell "means" everytime someone scored.

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    Re: Creating terror - A mans to an end, or the goal?

    I think it is a means unto an end. I think that is what separates terrorists from run of the mill mass murderers. Some of the organized or quasiorganized groups like al Queda actually do elaborate exactly what they want. Withdrawal all forces from Muslim countries, withdrawal support of Israel, etc.

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