Terror, Terrorist, Terror Attack

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    OK, I havent followed the Libya attacks as closely as some of you. But I have a legit question. I have been reading for the last couple weeks about how some people are bent out of shape about Obama waiting 14 days to call the attacks an act of terrorism. But when I read the transcripts, I notice Obama calls the attacks an act of terror.

    My question is: why does it matter? I mean, does it REALLY make a difference what the attacks are referred to? Stevens is still dead, verbage wont change that, right? I just dont get it, honestly. Can anyone shed some light on why the lack of a couple of little words makes such a difference?
     
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    Dickweed, Obama baldfaced lied to the American people by trying to convince us that this Al Qaeda RPG attack was just a spontaneous riot caused by a video that mocked Muhammed.

    It was a coordinated deception perped on the public for political reasons.

    So fuck him and his entire team of incompetent liars.
     
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    Let's say you were killed suddenly and without warning.

    It is the responsibility of the police to determine your cause of death.

    The police get the idea in their heads it was a meteor from space that caused it, chiefly because a meteor fell in the next county over on the same day you were killed and there was a lot of press about it. When holding press conferences about your death for the next two weeks, they speak about the hazards of falling meteors.

    Meanwhile, the guy who actually killed you has a two week lead on his escape. The more time goes by, the less chance he will ever be caught.


    Something like that.

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    On the flip side, I have serious doubts the intelligence community under a Romney Administration would have glommed onto the fact it was a mugging and not a meteor in less time than the intelligence community under the Obama Administration.

    Romney is doing the very dangerous tactic of setting a benchmark. And it will probably severely bite him in the ass if he is ever elected.


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    ok, I get that. But Obama used the word terror in the rose garden. That implies terrorism...I guess what Im asking is why does it matter what the motives were, or what we believed the motives were? Im assuming the authorities still had their suspects, and those didnt change with the circumstances surrounding the attacks, no?
     
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    Really?

    Go ahead and provide the quote.
     
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    It mattered to Obama. He calculated political downside to declaring it a terror attack.

    Just like Ft Hood was workplace violence.
     
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    You have conservatives around here in the mentally challenged department that cannot grasp the simple concept that 'act of terror' and 'terrorist attack' mean the same thing.

    Funny thing is, these 'nuts do this all the time. They come up with a certain set of words that the president DIDN"T say, and then they pretend that he had to have said those exact words or he couldn't have said anything that means what those words mean.

    Yes, it is childish. But that is who you are dealing with around here. Enjoy.
     
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    He called it an act of terror the NEXT DAY.
     
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    Obama was referring to 911 terror attacks.
     

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