The term 'terrorism' is subjective depending on which side of the conflict your on at any one time. And yes I do agree that if the term was used it probably would have been used at the time the British was fighting to keep power over America, and called any activities against them terrorism.
The use of any weapons on either side is unethical and civilisation always suffer as a consequence. I know it's off topic somewhat but still related, that after the two great wars in the 20th century and tens of millions brutalised, murdered and mentally scared that the powers that be, seem more than willing to readily create more and more world conflict as though mankind has learnt not a damn jot from their own history.
Either the powers that be are very forgetful and plain stupid or other vested interests are at play behind the scenes, and I don't think it's the former.
Everything is by design and engineered in such a manner that your average person turns to the government and demands a solution in times of unrest, which they happily give one, we fall for it everytime. Do you think the powers that be sit in their ivory towers and worry about us? Or as in the past and many other's powers that be past history, all they have done is use us all for their own objectives to create more power and wealth for themselves and their cronies?
All 'terrorist' activities stem from a single point, all cause and reaction and spreads like a cancer around the globe, it touches everyone, everywhere to some degree and no good ever comes of it. I'm no drug taking, free love hippy, not by a long shot. But what i'am is just a man who hates to see their young being packed off to war and seeing bodybags being sent back in return, and it makes me damn angry and should make everyone else also.
War should be the last resort and not the first form of attack, and if I'm the only person on this planet that thinks that, then so be it. If we cannot find a better way of resolution then I fear for humanities future.
The result of the atrocities in Pakistan are as a result of conflicts elsewhere, and are not a separate incident in of itself. It's a flow of conflict from one area to another.
In it's earlier years the CIA funded the taliban to fight the Soviet's and now they have created another enemy ISIS, I belive they are funding and supplying arms to them now to fight some other factions, making an endless supply of enemies that need dealing with, and so the war machine justifies it's existence in this manner, you could'nt make the damn thing up yourself.
'War is a racket', Mr Smedley Butler quoted that, and if a man of his experiences of war can be anything to go by, then if it's good enough for the man himself to state, then it's good enough for me.