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Cole attack wasnít terrorist ( Barf )
Aspen Daily News ^ | February 12, 2009 | Richard B. Veit

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

Carbondale


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: cole; dumberthandirt; idiotalert; nonsense; stuckonstupid; terrorist; terrorists; usscole
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A Ward Churchill want-to-be.

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1 posted on 02/12/2009 5:08:03 PM PST by george76
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Excuse me? what exactly was it then? Attack of the F-ing Easter bunny?

Some people are STUPID in the extreme.


2 posted on 02/12/2009 5:09:09 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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So according to the writer, if it’s not a terrorist attack, its.....nothing?


3 posted on 02/12/2009 5:09:15 PM PST by FromShadow
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To: george76

Richard B. Veit is a coward.


4 posted on 02/12/2009 5:10:13 PM PST by frogjerk (It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish - Mother Teresa)
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To: george76

Must have been a coal dust explosion and those guys who stood in their little boat saluting just before the Cole blew were tourists ....


5 posted on 02/12/2009 5:10:48 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: george76

Dear Mr. Veit:
I appreciate your brilliantly reasoned argument. F*ck you very much.
(signed) A Rational Human Being


6 posted on 02/12/2009 5:10:59 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Danae

We call them liberals.


7 posted on 02/12/2009 5:11:00 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: george76

Richard Veit has a so-called brain.


8 posted on 02/12/2009 5:11:08 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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The attack on the Marine Barracks in Lebanon was a garden party.

:-(>


9 posted on 02/12/2009 5:12:11 PM PST by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their ROCK, And the Most High God their Redeemer.)
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He should try telling the parents of those 17 dead sailors that they weren’t terrorists!!

What an idiot!!


10 posted on 02/12/2009 5:12:25 PM PST by sneakers
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According to Helen Thomas they're "so called terrorists."
11 posted on 02/12/2009 5:12:31 PM PST by SCPatriot77
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"Excuse me? what exactly was it then? Attack of the F-ing Easter bunny?"

It was just another Jihadist attack by the ROPTM.

12 posted on 02/12/2009 5:15:09 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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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


13 posted on 02/12/2009 5:15:58 PM PST by wheresmycheckbarry?
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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!


14 posted on 02/12/2009 5:16:27 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL - do you think this guy really takes himself seriously?


15 posted on 02/12/2009 5:18:38 PM PST by nobama08
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To: Paladin2

lol


16 posted on 02/12/2009 5:19:24 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Steven Tyler

It was an act of war. But Clinton couldn’t be bothered.


17 posted on 02/12/2009 5:19:49 PM PST by nobama08
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To: george76

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.


18 posted on 02/12/2009 5:20:43 PM PST by Cementjungle
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“I do believe that this word is being used so as to elicit sympathy”
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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!


19 posted on 02/12/2009 5:22:10 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: george76
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20 posted on 02/12/2009 5:23:43 PM PST by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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