Was The Boston Tea Party Terrorism?

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    A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port. Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed.

    The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities. It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.


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    no. it was vandalism.

    were innocent people targeted?
     
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    Good point. Is terrorism always physical though?

    "....believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens"

    There are many ways "to terrorize" a person over different issues.
     
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    From the British standpoint it probably was viewed as rebel activity.

    I doubt the terms guerilla or terrorist were even thought of back then. Rebel?? Definetely.
     
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    If the participants of the Boston Tea Party committed the same act today.

    They would be doing life in Gitmo for domestic terrorism. :cool:
     
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    You just might be correct.
     
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    Let's see, Boston, Indians...OMG, Elizabeth Warren!
     
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    terrorism is the targeting of civilian populations with violence to achieve a political end.

    so i'd have to say yes.

    the term shouldn't be cheapened. vandalism is about 'stuff'. no one should be terrorized by 'stuff'.
     
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    You're still batting a 1000.

    Just for clairty...


    Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, often violent, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war.

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    ^^^^^^ Israel fits this definition of terrorism :cool:
     

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