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The disconnect between the way we think about conscious, deliberate acts by nations intended to break the will of a people or intimidate them and individual acts of violence aimed at relatively small groups of civilians makes us lose our perspective about what terrorism is and is not. When, as in the words of Justice Richard Goldstone's UN report about the actions of Israel in Gaza in December 2008-January 2009, the purpose is to "humiliate, punish and terrorize," how can that action not be spoken of as terrorism?
Thomas J. Hubschman