…So, “In the case of Al-Qaida, the use of ‘terrorist network’ or similar terms is permitted.” But, in the case of governments, apparently, the use of “terrorist,” etc. isn’t permitted.
It seems that if a “governmental group/network” does exactly what a non-governmental “terrorist group/network” does — “carrying out attacks on civilians,” etc. — it isn’t called “terrorist.”
Can you think of any “governmental group/network” currently carrying out attacks on civilians?
Thought so. Me too.
So, we know that governments attack civilians – – – regularly. And the results are predictable and the magnitude horrendous. Just to start with – – –
New York, NY – An early July column in the Wall Street Journal by R.J. Rummel confirmed what most libertarians already know: that government is the biggest scourge of mankind. According to Rummel’s research, governments of all kinds … have killed 119 million people in the twentieth century. The second runner up, war (also sponsored by governments, usually) has killed “only” 35.7 million. –AMERICAN LIBERTARIAN Aug. 1986.
You can see Rummel’s research for yourself — now 262,000,000 (262 million) men, women and children murdered by governments so far. Amnesty International also puts the government kill figure at well over 200 million men, women and children.
Notice that 119 million — about 77% — of the 154.7 million killed in Rummel’s original research were civilians, killed — some might say murdered — by their own governments, without even the benefit of “war” as an excuse. (Russian Kulaks, Chinese peasants, German Jews — Native Americans, Weavers, Branch Davidians, Mormons, Hawaiians, Bonus Marchers, etc.)….. Read More