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Why cant we call a terrorist a terrorist? Why is the Boston bomber not being called a terrorist? He created alot of terror.

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He is being called a terrorist. He is not being classified as an enemy combatant because he is a naturalized US citizen.

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Thats what the administration said.
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President Obama said, "Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror. What we don't yet know, however, is who carried out this attack, or why. Whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual. That's what we don't yet know." People who carry out acts of terror are terrorists. Get over the whole semantics thing.
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No he is an enemy combatant because you cant say Islamic extremists or terrorist anymore. Its not PC. Such bs.
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No, it has nothing to do with being politically correct. An enemy combatant is a legal designation, much like the designation prisoner of war. The most recent legal designation enemy combatant arose when George W. Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Not labeling the bomber as an enemy combatant means he will be tried in US criminal courts and not US military courts. Also, he will have the same rights as any person under the US Constitution such as the 4th and 5th Amendments. All this stuff can be researched with a little effort.
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Bubalu is correct. This sounds like more lies against our President.
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Maybe you're not listening to the correct stations ... he IS being called a terrorist, by many in media (from what I listen to).

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Not by the Whitehouse or DHS
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Yes his designation is terrorist

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It could be due to the fact that we don't want to offend other countries such as Russia, I believe they are terrorists but they did have American citizenship nonetheless they ARE terrorists

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I think he was a terrorist, too.

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Who isn't calling them terrorist? All I have heard is that they do not belong to any known terrorist organizations. That does not mean what they did was not an act of terrorism.

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Any one who sets off a bomb in America should be called a terrorist cause that is what it is

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is he getten called a terrorist and getting death penalty

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Actually this is the ONE time they finally do have the stones to call it what it is. When he gets the death penalty they should put it in pay-per-view, all proceeds go to the victims.

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Amen!
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he is a terrorist, but he has a name for his actions. Al Qaeda were also terrorists, but they were called Al Qaeda. get it?

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Where did you get the idea that no one is calling them terrorists? Everyone I've heard is calling them that.

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Uh, from the prez and justice dept. enemy combatant is the pc choice.
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He is a United States citizen, therefore by definition he cannot be an "enemy combatant" and responsible people who understand the law understand that. However, this doesn't mean he's not a terrorist. They are two entirely different things. Timothy McVey was a terrorist and no one suggested calling him an enemy combatant.
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