Originally Posted by Lauryn2000
NYC-I was downtown on my way to work...scared to death because had no clue what was going on.
Anthrax--ever open your mail outside,with latex gloves on and a hospital mask on?
I did....not alot of fun.....
Son Of Sam "terrorized" the City of New York for a whole summer,I was a kid and we couldn't go outside past a certain time.People were scared and it was because you didn't know..who was next.
So....I've lived through three acts of terror (ism) and also served during the Gulf War I......anything that will strike fear in your heart is the main goal.
Doesn't matter the catergory as long as it accomplishes it's goal...FEAR!
Terrorize-fill with terror;coerce by threat or violence
Terroism-systematic covert warfare to produce terror for political coercion
But thats the thing, Son of Sam didn't go out to strike fear into people.. He actually thought his neighbours dog was the Devil and was telling him to kill.. He didn't have a goal to spread fear in anyway, if you lived through his era, you would have known it