State Sponsored Terrorism

State Sponsored Terrorism

State Sponsored Terrorism.
According to the United States code
1) the term "international terrorism" means terrorism involving citizens or the territory of more than one country;
2) the term "terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub national groups or clandestine agents; and
3) the term "terrorist group" means any group practicing, or which has significant subgroups which practice, international terrorism.

The United States Country Reports on Terrorism 2006 defines a state sponsor of terrorism as a state that "repeatedly provides support for acts of international terrorism."

Such states that have supported terrorism are such:

The Taliban's support for Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Central Asia were viewed as state-sponsored terrorism.

under Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentina took the lead of Operation Condor and other anticommunist operations, supporting the "Cocaine Coup" of Luis Garcia Meza Tejada in Bolivia or the Contras in Nicaragua.

"Operation Condor” was formally launched in 1975 by Colonel Manuel Contreras of Chile's state security agency, the National Intelligence Directorate, (DINA). Condor enabled the Latin American military states to share intelligence and to hunt down, seize, and execute political opponents in combined operations across borders.

the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, codenamed Operation Satanic is attributed to France.

Pakistani security agencies have alleged that Indian supplied arms have been used in parts of NWFP for terrorist activities.

The U.S. believed that Iraq allowed several expatriate groups to maintain offices in Baghdad as late as 2002, including the Arab Liberation Front, the inactive "15 May Organization", the Palestine Liberation Front, and the Abu Nidal Organization.

The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had accused...

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