ter·ror·ism

1.the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes. 2.the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization. 3.a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

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It seems that Terrorism is a method used to intimidate and put a country or government in a state of fear and submission. So my question is, have they won? It seems alot has changed since 9/11. Can a war stop violence and terror? Or can only courage and faith bury fear? I see no difference in our tactics from them. We scare them with military bombs, they scare us by making bombs. It all seems backwards. A proud, honorable, fearless America seems more defenseful then a scared, quick decision making America.