Guide to differences between Terrorists and the U.S. Government

by Daniel Solnit, Dissident Voice, October 9, 2001

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  US Government
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  Supposed leader is the spoiled son of a powerful politician, from extremely wealthy oil family.
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  Leader has declared a holy war (‘Crusade’) against his ‘enemies’; believes any nation not with him is against him; believes god is on his side, and that any means are justified.
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  Supported by extreme fundamentalist religious leaders who preach hatred, intolerance, subjugation of women, and persecution of nonbelievers.
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  Leadership was not elected by a majority of the people in a free and fair democratic election.
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  Kills (tens of) thousands of innocent civilians, some of them children, in cold blooded bombings.
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  Operates through clandestine organization (CIA) with agents in many countries; uses bombing, assassination, other terrorist tactics.
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  Using war as pretext to clamp down on dissent and undermine civil liberties.
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  Weapon of choice: a billion-dollar B1 bomber.
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