Quick Hits – Episode 205: To what end the idea of a ‘state sponsor’ of terrorism?
There is an unholy “quadrille” of pariah nations which share the distinction of ‘state sponsors’ of terrorism: Iran, North Korea, Syria…and Cuba. What are the criteria for candidacy on this list? Is the designation of any use? Borealis looks at this contentious issue.
Cuba shouldn’t be on sponsor of terrorism list, former U.S. officials say (nbcnews.com)
By Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd., a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.
One reply on “What the heck is a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’?”
It is a lynchpin of American comedy that the US government declares someone a state sponsor of terrorism if they are Communist, unlikable or have oil. Using as a swipe, making fun of warmongering attitudes in the United States. And your right world leaders using the word terrorist describe countries they dislike at best defines the word poorly, creates a paranoia at worst – that doesn’t mean it can’t be struggled against, but it does make an uphill climb for people that want things to be clear and simple, like George Orwell.