Freedom Fighter or Terrorist What is the Difference?

Beyond the Cusp

We have heard the claim way too many times, these are not terrorists, they are simply freedom fighters. As the terror database has increased four fold as reported in the Washington Post, perhaps this might be a good time to define the similarities and difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter.

There are many similarities between the actions and intents of terrorists and those of freedom fighters. Both claim to have a moral righteousness on their side. Both claim to be attempting to force out oppressive occupation forces. Neither one will usually have a distinct uniform with the exception of when in their secured area as a sign of strength and unity. Both will ambush, bomb, and otherwise attack the forces of the occupying force. Both will destroy the infrastructure that aids the occupation whether it is buildings and bases for housing the occupation troops or infrastructure of their…

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