Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Terrorism. A Definition.

(emphasis is mine)

"'Terrorism,' the professor had lectured, 'has a singular goal. What is it?'
'Killing innocent people?' a student ventured.
'Incorrect. Death is only a byproduct of terrorism.'
'A show of strength?'
'No. A weaker persuasion does not exist.'
'To cause terror?'
'Concisely put. Quite simply, the goal of terrorism is to create terror and fear. Fear undermines faith in the establishment. It weakens the enemy from within... causing unrest in the masses. Write this down. Terrorism is not an expression of rage. Terrorism is a political weapon. Remove a government's facade of infallibility, and you remove its people's faith'
Loss of faith...
Is that what all this is about?.
Dan Brown. Angels and Demons. pg201

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