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Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 4, Interesting) 667

by Scott Ragen (#47497515) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

The World Trade center isn't a government site by any stretch of the imagination. It is also believed the original intended targets were nuclear power plants which demonstrates these targets were picked to incite fear into Americans. This comment probably isn't going to be popular (Nor do I condone any of their actions), but the Pentagon and US Capitol attacks were strategic (foolish, but strategic) and could be classified as freedom fighters since they were fighting against their aggressors, but as soon as they also picked the WTC (along with their motive) and Bali Bombings that crossed the line into terrorism.

Also, when I say a government site, I mean one with strategic military command (pentagon, CIA, DOD, Whitehouse), not for example NASA, FBI, Local/State Governments, etc.

ugh, I know I'm going to suffer for this unpopular comment

Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 2) 667

by Scott Ragen (#47497269) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

This is all my opinion but I don't think an argument like that can be summed up in one short sentence. Looking at it objective from a third party, the objectives of a freedom fighter and terrorist may be the same, but their methods certainly are not.

A terrorist's goal is to frighten people into submission by causing fear of harm or death into civilians and attacking civilian's (like 9/11).

A freedom fighter makes statements to the people by attacking appropriate military or government sites

Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 5, Insightful) 667

by Scott Ragen (#47497217) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Terrorists? I've seen them called both separatists and I think Militia. I haven't heard them called terrorists until now, and whilst I'm not fully educated on their movement, treatment of civilians in the area and other matters, I don't know if they should morally be classified as terrorists by the international community, that is unless they shot the airliner down on purpose or performed other heinous acts of terror.
The looting of MH17 on the other hand is a terrible and those doing it should be held accountable

The way Israel has been behaving lately looks more like a terrorist organisation than the Ukrainian separatists.

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