Terrorism vs Sabotage - What's the difference?

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Terrorism is a see also of sabotage.


As nouns the difference between terrorism and sabotage

is that terrorism is the deliberate commission of an act of violence to create an emotional response through the suffering of the victims in the furtherance of a political or social agenda while sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

As a verb sabotage is

to deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful.

terrorism

English

Noun

(en-noun) ("terrorism" on Wikipedia)
  • The deliberate commission of an act of violence to create an emotional response through the suffering of the victims in the furtherance of a political or social agenda.
  • Violence against civilians to achieve military or political objectives.
  • A form of psychological manipulation through warfare to the purpose of political or religious gains, by means of deliberately creating a climate of fear amongst the inhabitants of a specific geographical region.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-12-14
  • , author=Simon Jenkins, authorlink=Simon Jenkins , title=We mustn't overreact to North Korea boys' toys , volume=188, issue=2, page=23 , date=2012-12-21 , magazine= citation , passage=The threat of terrorism' to the British lies in the overreaction to it of British governments. Each one in turn clicks up the ratchet of surveillance, intrusion and security. Each one diminishes liberty. David Cameron insists that his latest communications data bill is “vital to counter ' terrorism ”. Yet terror is mayhem. It is no threat to freedom. That threat is from counter-terror, from ministers capitulating to securocrats.}}

    Derived terms

    * agroterrorism * antiterrorism * bioterrorism * counter-terrorism * cyberterrorism * ecoterrorism * electronic terrorism * narcoterrorism English words suffixed with -ism ----

    sabotage

    Noun

    (-)
  • A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.
  • (military) An act or acts with intent to injure, interfere with, or obstruct the national defense of a country by willfully injuring or destroying, or attempting to injure or destroy, any national defense or war materiel, premises, or utilities, to include human and natural resourcesJP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms ..
  • Verb

    (sabotag)
  • to deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful
  • The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos
  • * 2014 , , " Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian , 18 October 2014:
  • Five minutes later, Southampton tried to mount their first attack, but Wickham sabotaged the move by tripping the rampaging Nathaniel Clyne, prompting the referee, Andre Marriner, to issue a yellow card. That was a lone blemish on an otherwise tidy start by Poyet’s team – until, that is, the 12th minute, when Vergini produced a candidate for the most ludicrous own goal in Premier League history.

    See also

    * terrorism

    References

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