Ok. So it was more than half a dozen, but I still don't see more than a dozen, some of which are not active today, and other who are mre interested in killing non-Americans. And some that you list have dubious merits as terrorists. Drug cartels use terror tactics, but I don't know if they exactly count as true terror groups the way you include them. I suspect if the drug cartels could get their way cheaper through bribery and corruption, they would. I doubt you could say the same for islamic terrorists.
For many, too, you could claim that one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter.
And that's the big issue here, because Muslim terrorists can not be said to be fighting for freedom by any stretch of the words. They are fighting for slavery.
I consider Communism as a very real form of slavery. Nor did I ever, after witnessing VC atrocities, consider them as "freedom fighters". IMO, the "one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter" shibboleth is, in many cases, used to establish moral equivalence. Columbian narcoterrorist use terror and violence to reach political objectives.
Having said all that, I agree on what makes Islamic terrorist, and Islam itself, so very dangerous to us. They have a mindless, medieval, theocratic hatred for us. Their history, religion, and culture are based on violence, domination, and a dangerous mix of xenaphobia and arrogance.I some ways, they are the most dangerous enemy we have faced. An Islamic "moderate" wants us slaves, an Islamic fanatic wants us dead.
posted on 01/26/2005 4:49:59 AM PST
(was in the hospital longer than Kerry was in-country)
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