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Sunday, January 18, 2004 |
Redefining Terrorism For Dummies...
Ever been in the situation where yr trying to portray one side in a conflict as the most moral side in the world? A side that'd rather help little old ladies safely across the street than do all this ickky killing stuff? Ever found you don't have to think about the conflict in any depth because the highly publicised and regular attacks on civilians has made it so you don't have to do anything but whine: 'I wouldn't have a problem if those murderous, scumbaggy, monstrous pimples on the backside of humanity attacked military targets instead of innocent civilians!!'? Ever get that sinking feeling where you realise that an actual legitimate attack on a military target might force you to start getting those braincells working and shake the foundation of yr big budget blockbuster style Side A = The Good Guys Who Wear White and Always Gallop Off Into The Sunset At The End Of The Movie, and Side B = The Evil Guys Who Always Sneer And Speak English In Thick Arabic Accents And Want To Destroy All That's Good And Pure. Haven't the rest of us got the memo yet?? There's no such thing as the post Cold-War unipolar world. It's the Good Guys (US and Israel) up against the Bad Guys (any state that opposes or criticises the US or Israel), and any thinking about why the Bad Guys might say or do the things they do will result in automatic inclusion on the Bad Guys list....
So, in order to aid those who believe that all that's needed to shut down any discussion of a conflict is to toss out the 'murderous, scumbag TERRORISTS!!!' line, and who struggle for air trying to cope with legitimate acts of resistance, I've invented an ACME This-Is-What-Terrorism-Means-Today random rhetoric generator to help them on their way. Here's a few tests I've carried out using it...
Attacks on innocent civilians by the Bad Guys...
'This is another cowardly terrorist attack that happens EVERY DAY!!! If only those bloodthirsty and hatefilled murderous scumbags would confine their acts to attacks on military targets, you wouldn't see me complaining!!'
Attacks on innocent civilians by the Good Guys...
'This isn't terrorism!! A helicopter gunship returning and opening fire on a crowd of bystanders who'd gathered round the car of the original legitimate target is an essential act of self-defense and is needed to ensure security. Anyway, what were those 'civilians' doing there anyway? I bet they had terrorists hiding behind them!! They've got no-one to blame but themselves for getting themselves filled with shrapnel!!'
Attacks on legitimate military targets by the Good Guys...
'Yesssss. More killing!! More death!! Violence is the only answer!! If only they can kill one more Hamas leader, there'll be no-one left to take his place!!'
Attacks on legitimate military targets by the Bad Guys...
'A military checkpoint is NOT a military target! Military personnel are victims of terrorism too!! Besides, civilians were injured!! This is another cowardly terrorist attack that happens EVERY DAY!!! If only those bloodthirsty and hatefilled murderous scumbags would confine their acts to attacks on military targets, you wouldn't see me complaining!!'
The King David Hotel Bombing...
'Definately not terrorism! Hell, it was a legitimate military target, even if it was a hotel. Lots of civilians died? Well, dem's the breaks when yr fighting a war!! You noticed that not long ago I was calling attacks on the IDF terrorism? Different time, different place. I can't get any clearer than that, and how dare you accuse me of trying to redefine the term 'terrorism' to suit those who I'm a zealoted supporter of!! Next you'll be accusing me of owning an ACME This-Is-What-Terrorism-Means-Today random rhetoric generator!!
Violet, who has no idea why the title's got huge spaces between words...
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill