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How is war different from terrorism?

By richwicks follow richwicks   2020 Dec 11, 3:23am 183 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


The thought occurred to me that terrorism is using intimidation and force in order to affect political change.

Has any war the United States has been in not been using intimidation and force to affect a political change? WWII could be credibly argued, but what since then?
1   Karloff   ignore (0)   2020 Dec 11, 9:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Rebels with whom we side = Freedom fighters (or "moderate rebels")
Rebels whom we disagree with = Terrorists

Wars we start = Military engagement, fighting for freedom and democracy
Wars others start = Acts of terror and aggression

Election "irregularities" in other countries = Banana republic run by dictator
Election "irregularities" in our countries = Don't question the sanctity of our elections

The so-called news is all about opinion shaping through wordsmithery, spin, and outright lies. The first thing anyone should do in order to understand why the world is in the situation it's in is to stop subjecting themselves to the legacy media propaganda.
2   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Dec 11, 9:10am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

War is a state policy. Terrorism is a policy of a non government group.
3   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (7)   2020 Dec 11, 9:40am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

North Korean invasion of South Korea

Iraq invasion of Kuwait.

I will say I have a different view than probably most here in that I think we should demolish true threats when we have the ability and conflict is already ongoing.

Invading the Soviet Union at the end of WWII and pushing on into Iraq, working with the Kurds and others and then invading Iran during Desert Storm both would have solved a lot of our issues that would come soon after.

Not that war is desireable. But in these instances the war was already started and not by us.
4   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Dec 11, 9:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Terrorism targets civilians, war first and foremost soldiers and military targets, only civilians if/when absolutely necessary whereas terrorism deliberately seeks out civilians.
5   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Dec 11, 10:11am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

mell says
Terrorism targets civilians, war first and foremost soldiers and military targets, only civilians if/when absolutely necessary whereas terrorism deliberately seeks out civilians.


Sometimes both target civilians. Germans were killing civilians. Wiki leak video showed civilians murdered, it’s why assange is still in prison.
6   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Dec 11, 12:44pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

How is war different from terrorism?

War is an event, terrorisms is a method.

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