Saturday, March 6, 2010

Who invented terrorism?

A Sri Lankan / Australian friend I met last spring in Jerusalem commented that the Tamil Tigers invented terrorism. Not so, I replied, and showed him a picture I had taken by the King David Hotel earlier that day:
(Todd Bolen has a picture of the damaged building.)

The reality, of course, is more complex as one person's terrorist is another's freedom fighter, and, according to this wikipedia article, the origins of terrorism lie much farther in the past.

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