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  •  I think the "terrorist" label should be reserved (1+ / 0-)
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    for those acting to further a political or possibly theological agenda or ideology, in concert with others,  as opposed to deranged individuals acting out some personal agenda with a one (or two)-person crime-wave.

    The theory goes that a "terrorist" acts deliberately to terrorize a population in order to sway it politically, towards the "terrorists'" goals.  I would grace neither the CO movie theater shooter nor the Sandy Hook shooter with that label. They were each random crazies, not part of some "movement".  

    We don't know yet what the Boston guys had going for an agenda, what was driving them.

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 01:59:59 PM PDT

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