People seem to be throwing this word around for every violent act that occurs. But how do you define terrorism? What separates an act from just everyday crime? Take the LAX thing. It could just be a hate crime (since we all know a lot of countries hate israel), or a failed (but extremely stupid) robbery since one of the victims was a diamond salesman. It could be a suicide attempt. There are many possibilities of what it could be. But everyone seems to just be jumping to the conclusion that it was terrorism without even knowing any of the facts. Violence happens. People get shot in LA all the time. Hell in Chicago on the 3rd and 4th 7 people were shot and killed. Was that terrorism also? A black guy shoots a white guy...terrorism, hate crime or just violence? A white guy shoots a black guy...terrorism, hate crime or just random violence? What about the cessna that crashed into a park. Terrorism or just pilot or mechanical error? How do you tell the difference? A group of guys walk into a bank heavily armed. Robs the bank then on the way out get into a gun battle with the police in the streets. Terrorism or just a bank robbery? A group of guys walk into a bank heavily armed and blow themselves up along with the bank. A botched robbery? Just violence or terrorism? If you say most violent acts are probably terrorism then what about PETA and other environmental groups? Some of them ram fishing boats. Terrorists? Would Washington and other founding fathers be considered terrorists if they were around in these days?