Terrorism: n. use of violence and intimidation to achieve political ends.
Who are the terrorists?
Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
@Terrorism Research Center
On April 26, 1995, the Center for National Security in Washington, D.C. issued a document entitled "Clinton Terrorism Legislation Threatens Constitutional Rights". The document stated that the legislation would:
Recent Trends in Domestic and International Terrorism
- authorize the Justice Department to pick and choose crimes to investigate and prosecute based on political beliefs and associations;
- repeal the ancient provision barring the U.S. military from civilian law enforcement;
- expand a pre-trial detention scheme that puts the burden of proof on the accused;
- loosen the carefully-crafted rules governing federal wiretaps, in violation of the Fourth Amendment;
- establish special courts that would use secret evidence to order the deportation of persons convicted of no crimes, in violation of basic principles of due process;
- permit permanent detention by the Attorney General of aliens convicted of no crimes, with no judicial review;
- give the President unreviewable power to criminalize fund-raising for lawful activities associated with unpopular causes;
- renege on the Administration's approval in the last Congress of a provision to insure that the FBI would not investigate based on First Amendment activities; and
- resurrect the discredited ideological visa denial provisions of the McCarran Walter Act to bar foreign speakers.
Terrorism Law Is Major Setback for Civil Liberties - from Center for National Security Studies
Foreign Terrorists in America:
Five Years after the World Trade Center -
Statement of Dale Watson, (FBI) February 24, 1998
CDT's Counter-Terrorism issues page
Attack on Sudanese factory
and THOSE so-called TERRORISM EXPERTS
"One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." -Ronald W. Reagan, 40th President of the United States, referring to Nicaragua's Contras
Would those colonists who fought the British during the Revolutionary War now be called "terrorists"?
At what point do people have a natural right to resist an oppressive government? Is Bill Clinton a terrorist when he
attacks a Sudanese factory with cruise missiles? Is Netanyahu a terrorist when he plans political assassinations?
The US Army School of Assassins, based in Fort Benning, Georgia, trains Latin American soldiers in combat, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. Graduates of the School of Assassins have been responsible for some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America. Among the SOA's nearly 60,000 graduates are some of the most notorious dictators of Latin America.
--School of the Americas Watch
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