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state terrorism

  1. the form of TERRORISM used by some governments as part of their domestic and foreign policy. For example, in countries like the former Soviet Union, China and fascist Germany, state terror has taken the form of framed show trials, arbitrary arrests and detentions, bannings, massacres, torture and execution of members of political opposition groups.
  2. the financial or ‘moral’ support given by some states to international TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.
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The human rights organizations should take notice of flagrant violations of fundamental human rights by Indian state apparatus and declare the same as state terrorism.
The dynamic triggers massive human rights abuses with a healthy dollop of state terrorism.
Aboutorabifard reiterated that the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement is in the frontline of war against the Zionists, and said, "The Islamic resistance of Lebanon is regarded a terrorist group by Mossad and CIA because the Zionist regime that had institutionalized state terrorism in the region is fighting against it.
Again, Israeli carried out state terrorism against Gazans, the Marines' massacre of civilians at Haditha in Iraq, the American military's deliberate bombing of civilian targets in Vietnam, the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (neither of which had military value), the British and American razing of European cities in World War II - they all fit in the classic definition of terrorism.
In State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia he attempts to find a way of describing the workings of this inherently contradictory system of managing the national imaginary.
Lest the heavy engagement with theory conveys the impression that the book is concerned with establishing a new theory about state terrorism, Heryanto insists that a simulacral regime and state terrorism do not work in fixed ways.
Yes, according to AP (and most of the rest of the left-tilting major media), it is former Chilean president Augusto Pinochet--not Fidel Castro, Vladimir Putin, Hu Jintao, Robert Mugabe, Muammar Qadaffi, or Kim Jong-Il--whose name has become a "byword" for state terrorism.
Is that the Israeli state terrorism that has been going on without any US disapproval for years?
UNCOVER FACTS BEHIND DPRK STATE TERRORISM (The Daily Yomiuri as translated from the Yomiuri Shimbun)
No mention is made of Israeli ethnic cleansing and ongoing land confiscations, pervasive repression and state terrorism.
Gareau, State Terrorism and the United States: From Counterinsurgency to the War on Terrorism.
It was the first state terrorism center in the country.

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