Who's who? 

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Confused? Having difficulty telling the good guys from the bad guys? Use this handy guide to differences between Terrorists and the U.S. Government 

TERRORISTS

Supposed leader is the spoiled son of a powerful politician, from extremely wealthy oil family.

 

US GOVERNMENT

Supposed leader is the spoiled son of a powerful politician, from extremely wealthy oil family.

 

TERRORISTS

Leader has declared a holy war ('Jihad') against his 'enemies'; believes any nation not with him is against him; believes god is on his side, and that any means are justified.

 

US GOVERNMENT

Leader has declared a holy war ('Crusade') against his 'enemies'; believes any nation not with him is against him; believes god is on his side, and that any means are justified.

 

TERRORISTS

Supported by extreme fundamentalist religious leaders who preach hatred, intolerance, subjugation of women, and persecution of non-believers.

 

US GOVERNMENT

Supported by extreme fundamentalist religious leaders who preach hatred, intolerance, subjugation of women, and persecution of non-believers 

 

TERRORISTS

Leadership was not elected by a majority of the people in a free and fair democratic election 

 

US GOVERNMENT

Leadership was not elected by a majority of the people in a free and fair democratic election 

 

TERRORISTS

Kills thousands of innocent civilians, some of them children, in cold blooded bombings 

 

US GOVERNMENT

Kills (tens of) thousands of innocent civilians, some of them children, in cold blooded bombings 

 

TERRORISTS

Operates through clandestine organization (al Qaeda) with agents in many countries; uses bombing, assassination, other terrorist tactics 

 

US GOVERNMENT

Operates through clandestine organization (CIA) with agents in many countries; uses bombing, assassination, other terrorist tactics 

 

TERRORISTS

Using war as pretext to clamp down on dissent and undermine civil liberties.

 

US GOVERNMENT

Using war as pretext to clamp down on dissent and undermine civil liberties.

 

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