Terrorism, in its broadest sense, is the use of intentional violence to achieve political aims. The term is used in this regard primarily to refer to violence during peacetime or in the context of war against non-combatants (mostly civilians and neutral military personnel). The terms "terrorist" and "terrorism" originated during the French Revolution of the late 18th century but became widely used internationally and gained worldwide attention in the 1970s during the Northern Ireland conflict, the Basque conflict, and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The increased use of suicide attacks from the 1980s onwards was typified by the 2001 September 11 attacks in the United States.
There are various different definitions of terrorism, with no universal agreement about it. Terrorism is a charged term. It is often used with the connotation of something that is "morally wrong". Governments and non-state groups use the term to abuse or denounce opposing groups. Varied political organizations have been accused of using terrorism to achieve their objectives. These include right-wing and left-wing political organizations, nationalist groups, religious groups, revolutionaries and ruling governments. Legislation declaring terrorism a crime has been adopted in many states. When terrorism is perpetrated by nation states, it is not considered terrorism by the state conducting it, making legality a largely grey-area issue. There is no consensus as to whether terrorism should be regarded as a war crime.The Global Terrorism Database, maintained by the University of Maryland, College Park, has recorded more than 61,000 incidents of non-state terrorism, resulting in at least 140,000 deaths, between 2000 and 2014.

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  1. Cerberus Group

    Domestic Terrorist - American Contingency - Mike Glover

    I mentioned this is another thread, but thought I'd start a new thread about it. Appears if the gov can label people a certain way, it's easier to get the end game agenda through. Mike and his American Contingency group have been tagged as Domestic Terrorist. If you're a member of said group...
  2. fishpoem

    Will Joe Biden designate Walmart and Toys “R” Us as terrorist organizations? They sell plastic guns!

    One almost universal trait of true anti-gun devotees: they know NOTHING about guns. Never fired one, never touched one, never want anybody else to have one. Why should people who know nothing about guns be allowed to write gun laws? What if your local auto mechanic decided to open a...
  3. 223to45

    Two Bellingham women suspected in terrorist attack against BNSF, endangering the public

    Two Bellingham women were charged with a terrorist attack and violence against the BNSF Railway Company after they allegedly interfered with the railroad’s safety features last weekend by placing a shunt on the tracks near Bellingham. “Since January there have been 41 incidents of shunts...
  4. Patriot1775

    National  32% of Dems Support ‘Terrorist’ Label for NRA, 28% Believe in Criminalizing Membership

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that nearly one-out-of-three Likely Democratic Voters (32%) favor declaring the gun rights group a terrorist organization in the community where they live. Fourteen percent (14%) of Republicans and 20% of voters not...
  5. cigars

    Other State  If you're going to San Francisco...be sure to declare the NRA as terrorist

    How many Communist flags does San Francisco or California have to wave before they are declared a sworn enemy of the United States? During the Cold War, weren't we fighting Communism 24/7 around the world? Why do we tolerate it here now...
  6. EZtriker

    WATCH: ANTIFA Terrorist Attempts to Stab Marine Veteran During Last Weekend’s Portland Rampage

  7. L84Cabo

    How To Prepare For A Terrorist Bombing

    Good info...if you're ever caught in a terrorist bombing...:) "The Secondary Device" The Secondary Device | Active Response Training
  8. gryghin

    Coast Guard Lt. Arrested dubbed "Domestic Terrorist"

    Has anyone else read this? This doesn't seem too much to me. Coast Guard lieutenant, dubbed 'domestic terrorist,' had hit list of media bigs and Dem lawmakers: prosecutors
  9. L84Cabo

    The Jakarta Terrorist Attacks

    Good article here by Greg Ellifritz, analyzing the Jakarta Terrorist attack in 2016. It's worth a read should you ever be unfortunate enough to find yourself in such an event. *** Note that there are some pretty graphic photos in the article. If you're squeamish you will probably want to...
  10. rangerstx4

    Kenya Terrorist Attack and Good guy with a gun

    SAS lone hero who stormed Kenya hotel 'was out shopping as terrorists attacked' A couple thoughts, 1- Having the right gear available.. always. I dreaded the thought of being in a confrontation with all my guns/ gear at home in the safe. 2- Speaking of right gear: terrorists w AKs and...
  11. L84Cabo

    Article: Islamic Terrorist Hostage Sieges

    I recently stumbled across "Greg Ellifritz." He's a tactical trainer that runs a company called Active Response Training and he is also a prolific writer on a wide variety of self defense topics and tactics. There's a link to his website below and you can certainly read up on his bio with...
  12. U

    Details Finally Emerge about the December 2015 San Bernardino Terrorist Gunfight with Police

    A detailed report has finally been published about the shootout on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino between an islamic Terrorist couple and local law enforcement. The couple fired 80 rounds from two AR-15 rifles, and a single round from a handgun, at the police. No officers were hit by...
  13. tac

    It seems that here in UK, terrorists want guns....

    No ****, Sherlock. Counter-terror boss warns over gun supply 'links' between gangs and extremists - AOL News UK Quote - Half of the terror plots disrupted in the UK in the past two years involved extremists who tried to buy guns, the national police chief for counter-terrorism has revealed...
  14. clearconscience

    Terrorist new trojan horse

    Taliban reportedly use 'beautiful' boys to infiltrate, kill Afghanistan police Taliban reportedly use 'beautiful' boys to infiltrate, kill Afghanistan police | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/06/16/taliban-reportedly-use-beautiful-boys-to-infiltrate-kill-afghanistan-police.html)...
  15. DMax

    Keeping it all in the Terrorist Family

    And this White House wants us to let some refugees in so down the road the libs can push for we can't break up families bring them all here. A family that kills together stays together...
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