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Thread: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    You don't think acts like that terrorize the masses at large?
    I have to address this separately. With terrorism, the result doesn't always matter. The behaviors of some Blackhawk contractors intended to commit the criminal act - not send a message to the masses. This is a distractor and why people have difficult labeling terrorists.

    People in American cities have been terrorized over serial killers at large. Does this mean that the serial killer is a terrorist? Does he really intend to act out his bad behaviors to convince or terrorize anybody other than his victim? The result isn't what makes a terrorist.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    I have to address this separately. With terrorism, the result doesn't always matter. The behaviors of some Blackhawk contractors intended to commit the criminal act - not send a message to the masses. This is a distractor and why people have difficult labeling terrorists.

    People in American cities have been terrorized over serial killers at large. Does this mean that the serial killer is a terrorist? Does he really intend to act out his bad behaviors to convince or terrorize anybody other than his victim? The result isn't what makes a terrorist.
    To build on your statement: A "Terrorist" in the modern definition usually applies to someone with any message or agenda to get across that uses fear as a primary weapon. Serial Killers aren't all terrorists, but Terrorists can be Serial Killers. If you drew a venn diagram then the Serial Killer circle would overlap the terrorist circle just a little bit, but the two aren't mutually exclusive, unless serial killings are the Terrorist's preferred method of...terror. Now, The "Mass Murderer" circle and the "Terrorist" circle on the venn diagram will overlap a lot more, mostly because the definition of a mass murderer has the same default victims:time ratio of a terrorist.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    To build on your statement: A "Terrorist" in the modern definition usually applies to someone with any message or agenda to get across that uses fear as a primary weapon. Serial Killers aren't all terrorists, but Terrorists can be Serial Killers. If you drew a venn diagram then the Serial Killer circle would overlap the terrorist circle just a little bit, but the two aren't mutually exclusive, unless serial killings are the Terrorist's preferred method of...terror. Now, The "Mass Murderer" circle and the "Terrorist" circle on the venn diagram will overlap a lot more, mostly because the definition of a mass murderer has the same default victims:time ratio of a terrorist.
    Good summary.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Good summary.
    I hope that's sarcasm.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Good summary.
    The benefits of pursuing a Criminal Justice degree are many-fold, sir.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I hope that's sarcasm.
    Well then 1 up me, playboi. I know you can.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I hope that's sarcasm.
    No. It is a very complex thing. Black and white definitions just do not work today. Just look at how much trouble people are having over whether or not Fort Hood was an act of terror or not. Wasn't a black and white definition of terrorism produced?

    What part did you not agree with? The serial killer thing was actually pretty good. Bashir has systematically slaughtered off extreme portions of the Sudanese population who were not of his tribe. This is serial killing and terror. The Sunni in Iraq sought the slaughter of certain tribe members. Isn't this serial killing while trying to influence the Shia led Iraqi government? The overlapping of labels is very true.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I hope that's sarcasm.



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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    thaenk u. itz teh purdy.
    I didn't know your favorite colors so...I just kinda guessed. I hope you like the poop-brown middle. I thought that was a clever touch.

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