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Thread: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    My question is valid, own its own, regardless of your position or that of anyone else.

    Thus, your laments, above, are meaningless, and are nothing more than a lame attempt to keep from having to address my question.

    But please - point out another typo.
    Nah, pointing out that you want me to answer a question which misrepresents my position is more than enough to discredit your feeble attempt at an argument.
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Nah, pointing out that you want me to answer a question which misrepresents my position is more than enough to discredit your feeble attempt at an argument.
    You keep thinking that, sport.

    Meanwhile, I will keep wondering how it is that fighting for the power to create an oppressive theocracy equates to fighitng for freedom.

    Clearly, someone with -your- mad debate skillz should be able to handle such a softball.

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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    I haven't read through the previous 14 pages, so forgive me if its come up before, but as I see it, the statement is false.

    Terrorism is the use of force or violence by non-state actors for political purposes upon non-military targets.

    A freedom fighter is someone who fights to implement a less-oppressive regime.

    Now it's possible to be both a freedom fighter and a terrorist (such as the resistance movement against Hitler's Germany), but that doesn't change the fact that it's terrorism.
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You keep thinking that, sport.

    Meanwhile, I will keep wondering how it is that fighting for the power to create an oppressive theocracy equates to fighitng for freedom.

    Clearly, someone with -your- mad debate skillz should be able to handle such a softball.
    I don't know. Saudis seem quite happy. You are an outsider looking in, you see things differently then they do. They would rather have an oppressive theocracy then, an unstable country, or a group of Christians debasing their religion.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Known collaborators? Then I would say no.
    That's exactly what Iraqis are doing.
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    There were Nazis attempting to throw off the Allied occupation of Germany.

    Were they freedom fighters?
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    100% true.

    Washington was a freedom fighter according to historical record today, but if he had lost then he would have been a terrorist.
    No. Washington may have been traitor -- and to the Crown, he in fact was -- but he was not or was never a terrorist. He was a military general and he conducted himself as such, according to the rules of the day.
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You keep thinking that, sport.

    Meanwhile, I will keep wondering how it is that fighting for the power to create an oppressive theocracy equates to fighitng for freedom.
    Maybe you should ask someone who supports that position. Seems to be the best way to get that answer.
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    It depends on the cause of what you are fighting for. I know some people who try to compare terrorists to Americans in the Revolutionary war and I think that is absurd. Americans were fighting for freedom from tyranny. Muslim fascists are fighting to establish a theocracy of enslavement. That is not a "freedom fighter" in my opinion. I think it all comes down to the cause of your fight.

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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Quote Originally Posted by walleye View Post
    It depends on the cause of what you are fighting for. I know some people who try to compare terrorists to Americans in the Revolutionary war and I think that is absurd. Americans were fighting for freedom from tyranny. Muslim fascists are fighting to establish a theocracy of enslavement. That is not a "freedom fighter" in my opinion. I think it all comes down to the cause of your fight.
    Ironic that you would use that term.
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