Originally Posted by Tyburn
...I believe that when Americans do it, the tendancy is to call them patriots...no?
Yeah, yeah, we've heard that argument A LOT since 9/11 and it's just as ridiculous now as it was back then. It's meant to manipulate people who are ignorant of world history and only those who are ignorant of world history will fall for it.
When our Founding Fathers led the revolution against the British, they weren't attacking civilians in an effort to spread terror throughout the land. The British were the ones doing that. Which is why we were rebelling against them.
Using your logic, Dave, you'd think that we Americans would hail Timothy McVeigh as a patriot for the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995, but he was executed in 2001 for killing 168 people and wounding over 650 others. His accomplice, Terry Nichols, received a life sentence for the terrorist attack. Never once did the word "patriot" come up to describe those two men.
So, you would really have to be a moron to believe "when Americans do it, the tendancy is to call them patriots…no?"