Skip to comments.Cole attack wasn’t terrorist ( Barf )
Posted on 02/12/2009 5:08:03 PM PST by george76
The TV and the written press keep referring to the attack on the USS Cole as having been a terrorist attack.
Any definition of the word terrorist insists that the attack described be against a civilian target with an aim of resulting in a political change.
I do believe that this word is being used so as to elicit sympathy and, to some, fear and therefore urge the public be skeptical when they come across it in the press. Recently, I came across the use of victims, referring to crew members on the Cole that were killed, instead of casualties or as the dead.
After some thought on the above, I may be wrongly criticizing the written press, as these examples may have indeed come from TV.
Richard B. Veit
Excuse me? what exactly was it then? Attack of the F-ing Easter bunny?
Some people are STUPID in the extreme.
So according to the writer, if it’s not a terrorist attack, its.....nothing?
Richard B. Veit is a coward.
Must have been a coal dust explosion and those guys who stood in their little boat saluting just before the Cole blew were tourists ....
Dear Mr. Veit:
I appreciate your brilliantly reasoned argument. F*ck you very much.
(signed) A Rational Human Being
We call them liberals.
Richard Veit has a so-called brain.
The attack on the Marine Barracks in Lebanon was a garden party.
He should try telling the parents of those 17 dead sailors that they weren’t terrorists!!
What an idiot!!
It was just another Jihadist attack by the ROPTM.
Well richard..or may I call you Dick...may you learn first hand what a terrorist attack is...you know...for research purposes of course
So a group attacked a US Military asset.
Let’s call the attack an act of war.
Keep the perp’s in Gitmo until the War is over!
LOL - do you think this guy really takes himself seriously?
It was an act of war. But Clinton couldn’t be bothered.
I have to admit that attacking a military target is a little more courageous than attacking a soft civilian target, but... the Cole was there simply to refuel and wasn’t involved with any wartime activities that I know of. So, from that standpoint I would still call it a terrorist act.
“I do believe that this word is being used so as to elicit sympathy”
I guess the only VICTIMS WE SHOULD MOURN ARE THE TERRORISTS, THEMSELVES!!!!!
You effin’ PUKE!
I’m sorry. I’m mad as hell and sick to death of these people and what is happening to this great country of mine. Dammit!
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