Extrajudicial killings are not a step short of state terrorism
Mr President, they are its very definition.
The core of State Terrorism
is a fascinatingly-detailed ethnographic account of the subversion trials of three young activists (here referred to by pseudonyms) held in Yogyakarta in 1988.
The microscopic examination of the irrational and inconsistent behaviour of state agents, the differential impact of state terrorism
on Darmawan, Hidayat, Rudy, their family, friends and activist circles succeeds in not simply generating empathy for 'the victims' but more importantly assists readers in understanding the workings of state terrorism
and techniques of dealing with it.
To reveal the whole picture of the acts of state terrorism
carried out by North Korea, organizations in Japan that allegedly helped Pyongyang agents abduct Japanese to the reclusive country must be searched.
Palestinian terror is a consequence of the occupation; the failure to allow the return of Palestinian refugees to their homes, as Israel promised it would in order to gain entry to the United Nations; Israeli state terrorism
in the occupied territories that kills three times as many Palestinian noncombatants as suicide bombers kill; land confiscations; demolition of the homes of some 50,000 innocent Palestinians, and constant repression and humiliation of all Palestinians.
If state terrorism
were included in the definition, Washington would have to include itself in the list" (Gareau, 2004: 15).
This essay examines the current status quo of terrorism and the various interpretations (and misinterpretations) thereof in Part I, the legal measures that are currently in place to combat terrorism in Part II, and the need to forge a definition that clearly includes all forms of terrorism, including state terrorism
in Part III.
With several new chapters as well as the original sections on Iran and the bombing of Libya, this is an account of the workings of state terrorism
by one of the world's foremost critics of US imperialism.
The statement said Pakistan is opposed to and condemns terrorism in all its manifestations, including the state terrorism
being conducted by the Indian government in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
Distinctions will be drawn between individual terrorism (the September 11 attacks); International State terrorism
(United States and United Kingdom bombing of Afghanistan); State regime or Government terror (Israel's occupation and massacre of the Palestinians); State-sponsored or State-supported terrorism (United States financial and military support for Israel); and a national liberation struggle (Palestine).
And in many more countries: Acting in the service of various American Administrations, he provided "support, financing, and inspiration" to state terrorism
in Indonesia, Cambodia, Cyprus, the Philippines, South Africa, Iran, Bangladesh, and the countries of South America that suffered under the dirty war of Operation Condor.
The American bombing of Libya was not state terrorism
, for it was aimed at specific military targets, and the pilots took some risks in their effort to hit those targets and nothing else.