Terrorism is the use of non-mandated
pressure to achieve an outcome. It is NOT an act of war
and generally has political motives. A group of bank robbers
are not terrorists, nor are the legitimate armies of any country. The Vietnam
war provides a good case and point; the US
public initially approved of the action, then as casualties mounted, issues highlighted, the people
themselves decided to change the government and stop the war, most definitely not terrorism of any kind. In many Arab, African and Latin countries, Terrorists
engage in their actions regardless of government
orders or the wishes of the majority
of the people. They are ungovernable
as they are sociopathic
When the people can vote out a government and end a war, that war is not terrorism.
The unabomber, suicide bombers, even Greenpeace and the like are terrorists; the U.S., Iraq, Pakistan as sovereign countries with a voting public governing policy are most definitely not.