Does the willful destruction of property qualify as terrorism, or does it also need to have some political message behind it to be a terrorist act? If there is a distinction between vandalism and politically motivated vandalism, is it not the motive that makes the latter more heinous? For example, is there a distinction between rioters (as terrorists or non-terrorists) who destroy property because: a.) they oppose US involvement in Iraq b.) they are voicing their discontent of a local drinking ordinance c.) they are celebrating their sports team's victory? Who is a terrorist? a.) the kid on our block who spraypaints graffiti on buildings? b.) the kid who spraypaints racial slurs on the sidewalks? c.) the kid who egged my house three nights in a row after I caught him spraypainting our neighborhood? d.) me, for telling that kid I would call the police if I ever saw him with a spraypaint can? e.) me, for filing a lawsuit against the kid's parents after I caught him egging my house? f.) My neighbor for threatening me with a knife unless I dropped the lawsuit? What about the company that files frivolous lawsuit after frivolous lawsuit against another company unless they accept a low buyout offer? In fact, isn't the term "terrorist" just a term used to describe a person or organization that we disagree with?