State Terrorism

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(1) Terrorism carried out or sponsored by a government, which involves deliberate attacks on civilians, for the purpose of attaining a political or religious goal
(2) Acts of violence committed by an official state, military or sponsored by a sovereign government outside of the context of a declared war, which target civilians or show a disregard for civilian life in attacking targets—either people or facilities
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State-sponsored terrorism is when governments use terrorism or support terrorists as a substitute for fighting a traditional war.
[Qiii.sup.]) Apologizing for his colonel's cruelty, Churchyard reports that Gilbert "was out of doubte, that the dedde felte no paines by cuttyng of their heddes." But above all, as Churchyard notes, the means were justified by their end: Gilbert's state-sponsored terrorism reduced the province of Munster to "peace" in only six weeks.
Not that religion should be singled out as the source of intolerance: The worst acts of individual or state-sponsored terrorism during the last 100 years were driven by aggressively secular ideologies that promised an earthly paradise.
An illuminating path of visual communication led from Gerd Arntz's pictograms of the '20s and '30s, via the Cold War comics of Seth Tobocman, to recent works by the Argentinian Grupo de Arte Callejero, who commemorate that country's brutal state-sponsored terrorism in the '70s and early '80s with laconic and denunciatory "signs" painted with syn thetic resin in public places.
US investigators claim the cost and expertise needed to produce anthrax similar to that used points to state-sponsored terrorism.
This is likely to focus on a list of countries the US says are involved in State-sponsored terrorism.
US -- A month before Israel announced that "liquidating" Palestinian activists had become official state policy, US Congressmember Bob Barr (R-GA) was paving the way toward "legitimizing" US state-sponsored terrorism. Barr's "Terrorist Elimination Act of 2001" (HR 19) would repeal a trio of executive orders (signed by Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan) forbidding the US from carrying out foreign political assassinations.
"Al Megrahi's involvement clearly points to a case of state-sponsored terrorism.
ISPR says incident is evidence of state-sponsored terrorism by India violating ceasefire truce and international rules
'The incident is evident of state-sponsored terrorism by India violating bilateral ceasefire agreement and the international rules,' the ISPR had said in a statement following the attack in AJK's Barnala Tehsil.
Summary: Male [Maldives], June 8 (ANI): In his first travel abroad after taking charge for a second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that state-sponsored terrorism is the biggest threat and called the world community to fight twin challenge terrorism and radicalization.
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