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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What Defines A Terrorist?

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(Hat Tip: UN Dispatch, Cross Posted on Blogger News)

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. diplomats have revised their blueprint for reforming the world body to include a definition of terrorism, indicating nations are moving toward consensus on a contentious global issue.

World leaders are to consider the plan at their summit in September and, if approved, the definition could break the impasse over a comprehensive treaty against terrorism.

This treaty has been stalled for approximately five years as nations have wrangled over the definition of a terrorist. Some countries have drawn up specific characteristics of terrorism, while other's simply label them as "insurgents" or freedom fighters. Although the United Nations is not known best for defining criminal international problems, (i.e. genocide) it seems that they have boiled down the terminology that determines who is a terrorist and who is not (at least on an international scale).

The new draft would have world leaders affirm "that the targeting and deliberate killing of civilians and noncombatants cannot be justified or legitimized by any cause or grievance." They would also affirm that any such action "to intimidate a population or to compel a government or an international organization to carry out or to abstain from any act cannot be justified on any ground and constitutes an act of terrorism."

Along with this proposed "new" definition of terrorism, two new other departments are being proposed that may help "keep the peace" as well as aid in the war on terror. The first is the Peacebuilding Commission which would be responsible for ensuring that nations who have just ended from a major conflict do not pick up arms against each other again. The purpose of this is to ensure factions from employing "guerilla warfare" via terrorism against each other so that another war is not sparked causing chaos throughout a region.

The second department would be the Human Rights Council which would replace the Commission on Human rights which has been filled with some of the worst offenders, ranging from China to (in the past) Syria as well as Sudan. Hopefully both of these new measures (along with the definition of terrorism) can not only be recognized by the majority of free world nations but implemented by them as well.

If the United Nations is unable to convince the world populace on a consensus when it comes to terrorism, then it will be up to the free nations themselves (acting independently) to shoulder the burden of defending civilization. For the United Nations to remain "relevant" that scenario may be something that they can not afford.

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