Reasons To Disagree
I don't think that all war is terrorism. Take WW1 and WW2 for example. The world would be worse off without those wars
That is definately not true
War is a specific event, usually with geographic boundaries, and usually has an end date. It has even been known to sometimes have rules of conduct (see Geneva Convention)
Terrorism is none of the above.
So all war is NOT terrorism. War is making a public announcement about your intentions - terrorism is the cowards approach. Why doesn't the Muslim world declare war on the western world and have at it, Crusade-style? Because they know they would lose, like last time. So they are trying to bring the western world to its knees in a slow, insidious and indirect way,
gradually chipping away from inside.
Nonsense - by definition.
Clearly war waged in self-defence is totally justified.
Nonsense! You have to fight for what is your freedom or you will lose it!
Freedom is not free. Unfortunately there are those who have no respect for the freedom of others and unchecked they will propagate unspeakable crimes. A good example is the civil war in Sierra Leone. Western Militaries like ours are there to protect us and others from such monsters. Therefore, there are occassions when it is justified to wage war to protect peace. Not to do so may be morally Unconscionable.
Untrue. Terrorism has many attributes that other forms of warfare do not.
Terrorists do attack civilian targets- which differentiates from Guerilla Warfare.
Terrorism is more reliant on media coverage than other methods of warfare, rather than poisoning water supply, which would undoubtably have great effect, terrorists would chose a more visible approach and detonate a bomb, striking fear into the hearts of people, rather than killing them.
Also, terrorism is defined by its lack of a clear leader, rather than a distinct and unbudging hierarchy, terrorists are able to cope more easily than established nations and their armies, if they lose a leader.
Terrorism is not war. Terrorism can be defined as the deliberating targeting of non-combatants for political purposes. A just war on the other hand does not deliberately target non- combatants or civilians.
Reasons To Agree
I thought terrorism was "Anything the US doesn't like." And I don't think the US actually likes war, they just like playing with all the guns and stuff and then awarding themselves prizes at the end.
Irrespective of whether a war is necessary, war is still terrorism. Those soldiers in the trenches in world war 1 and 2 were probably feeling the terror of it all, as were the civillians of England and Germany as bombs dropped from the sky, from both sides indiscriminantly. Many terrorists probably believe in themselves that their actions are neccessarry to achieve whatever that is. At the end of the day, all war is terrorism, and all terrorism is war too. Justification and righteousness just depends on what side you are on.
What he said
how is bombing other countries soil and kiiling civilians not terrorism?
War is just another name for terrorism where they just delcare that they are going to bomb you before they do it.
War is just terrorism with more strategy and resources.