Terrorism?

Syria starving child.jpgCould somebody explain to me why acts like the unprovoked and senseless attack by Salman Abidi in 2017 on an audience of predominantly innocent children watching an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England is denominated terrorism, while the same kind of government sanctioned and group organized systematic, continuing, unprovoked, and senseless attacks on predominantly innocent children in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and elsewhere is not denominated terrorism, but rather "collateral damage"?

I have no desire to defend either form of terrorism, but would argue that the same ancient tribal forms of prerequisite dehumanization and stereotyping of "The Other" are going on in both cases to justify actions that are objectively a complete and utter rejection of each groups respective supposed core values, that ironically are shared by the three Abrahamic religions which seem now only to give lip service to their shared commandment notion that "Thou shall not kill."
If possible, see if you can come up with any objective standard for questions that in any way would logically allow us to differentiate between the terrorism practiced on both sides without having to revert to an irrational, racist, and culturally chauvinistic immutable denomination of "the other" being prejudged guilty for the mere crime of being "the other":
1. After the attack in Manchester at the Ariana Grande concert, President Trump described those attacked and killed as "so many young and beautiful people." Did Trump or anybody else ever describe those innocents that we are incessantly bombing in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere as "so many young and beautiful people?" Why not?
2. If your family or a good portion of it was senselessly destroyed, even though they were objectively innocent, might the response to such irrational violence motivate more irrational violence from the family members or others whose subsequent acts of irrational terrorism only mirror the terrorism they are so enraged by?
3. Each side justifies their own respective fanaticism by depicting the other as having corrupted their respective core values. Does the American press ever deal with the anti-democratic regimes like that in Saudi Arabia that our putative democracy unquestioningly supports without ever mentioning the anti-democratic reality that people under this regime are forced to submit to?
4. What is the difference between events like the Thirty Years War from 1618-1648 in Europe that took the life of 3 million to 11.5 million Christians for the sole "crime" of being either Catholic or Protestant? Is this internecine warfare any different than the present endless war between Sunnis and Shiites that also decimates the prerequisites necessary for human peaceful development?
As humanity seems yet again to be headed toward yet another precipice of even greater magnitude, than it has ever experienced in past history, the words of Jesus- the Prince of Peace- seem to take on what might just be a more prescient understanding of the human condition on earth: "My kingdom is not of this world," since the message of any enlightened- and dare I say messianic vision of peace- still seems to be steadfastly ignored by those of all faiths that still have the chutzpah of calling themselves believers in complete derogation of what they actually do to keep this world in chaos.

Could somebody explain to me why the unprovoked and senseless attack by one person Salman Abidi on an audience of predominantly innocent children watching an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England is denominated terrorism, while the same kind of government sanctioned and group organized systematic, continuing, unprovoked, and senseless attacks on predominantly innocent children in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and elsewhere is not denominated terrorism, but rather "collateral damage"?

I have no desire to defend either form of terrorism, but would argue that the same ancient tribal forms of prerequisite dehumanization and stereotyping of "The Other" are going on on both sides to justify actions that are objectively a complete and utter rejection of their respective supposed core values that ironically are shared by these three Abrahamic religions who seem now only to give lip service to the shared commandment notion that "Thou shall not kill"
If possible, see if you can come up with any objective standard for questions that in any way would logically allow us to differentiate between the terrorism practiced on both sides without having to revert to an irrational, racist, and culturally chauvinistic immutable denomination of "the other" being prejudged guilty for the mere crime of being "the other":
1. After the attack in Manchester at the Ariana Grande concert, President Trump described those attacked and killed as "so many young and beautiful people." Did Trump or anybody else ever describe those innocents that we are incessantly bombing in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere as "so many young and beautiful people." Why not?
2. If your family or a good portion of it was senselessly destroyed, even though they were objectively innocent, might the response to such irrational violence motivate more irrational violence from the family members or others whose subsequent acts of irrational terrorism only mirror the terrorism they are so enraged by?
3. Each side justifies their own respective fanaticism by depicting the other as having corrupted their respective core values. Does the American press ever deal with the anti-democratic regimes like that in Saudi Arabia that this putative democracy unquestioningly supports without ever mentioning the anti-democratic reality that people under this regime are forced to submit to?
4. What is the difference between events like the Thirty Years War from 1618-1648 in Europe that took the life of 3 million to 11.5 million Christians for the sole "crime" of being either Catholic or Protestant. Is this internecine warfare any different than the present endless war between Sunni and Shiites that also decimates the prerequisites necessary for human peaceful development?
As humanity seems yet again to be headed toward yet another precipice of even greater magnitude than it has experience in past history, the words of Jesus- the Prince of Peace- seem to take on what might just be a more prescient and insightful view of the human condition on earth: "My kingdom is not of this world," since the message of any enlightened- and dare I say messiah- still seems to be steadfastly ignored by those of all faiths that still have the chutzpah of calling themselves believers.

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