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

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

    Do you agree? Why? Why not?
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    It's a true statement. While some may view someone as a terrorist, there will be someone else that is sympathetic to their cause.
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Yes, it's true. It's all about perspective.
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Terrorism is totally subjective, so I would say that the statement is a valid one.
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    Absolutely valid. Everything is subjective.

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

    I believe in the saying.

    Terrorism doesn't exist without those "terrified" bringing in their own perspective to it. If Bin Laden blew up the largest bomb of all time in the middle of no-where, and no one saw it (even though his intentions were to harm as many innocent people as possible) he would not be considered a terrorist for that action, as there were no one to be terrified.

    We're fighting an enemy that we validate in our own mind.
    "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.

    Of course, the difference between the two is whether you agree with them or not.

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

    100% true.

    Washington was a freedom fighter according to historical record today, but if he had lost then he would have been a terrorist. It is all about perspective and who rights the history books.
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    Re: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

    I would like to see the one person who voted "No" to post their reason why.
    "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.

    Anyone seen Red Dawn? One of my favorite bad movies of all time. Basically Iraq only in America. Illustrates the poll question quite well I think.
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