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>it is really just the use of violence to achieve certain political ends.

That's not terrorism, that's just war. All wars use violence to achieve political ends. Terrorism is the use of the fear of unpredictable attacks against a civilian population to prompt a high-impact political response, like war or revolution. Not all violence is terrorism.

Stay-behind paramilitary organizations like Gladio were associated with old-fashioned terrorist attacks in Italy.

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