“If they do it, it is terrorism, if we do it, it is fighting for freedom.” ~ Anthony Quainton, U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1984. Source: Off the record response of the Ambassador to a group of concerned U.S. citizens when asked to explain the difference between U.S. government actions in Nicaragua and the violence it condemns as terrorism elsewhere in the world.
“If certain acts and violations of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them. We are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.” ~ Justice Robert H. Jackson, Chief Prosecutor, Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” ~ Harry S Truman
“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” ~ Noam Chomsky
“The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide, to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror.” ~ Tony Blair (He should know, since he is a massive terrorist himself.)
“Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.” ~ Noam Chomsky
“Anyone who supports terrorism, anyone who sees terrorism as a legitimate means, anyone who uses terrorism to cause the death of innocent people is a terrorist in my eyes.” ~ Milos Zeman