There are folks in DC that throw the words Terror, Terrorism and Terrorist around and use them however fits their purpose. Frequently they seem hesitant to say "Terrorism" when they fear they might offend some person, country or belief system. Dammit, acts of terrorism are blatantly obvious to most folks. Call a spade a spade. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck, you can bet a stack of Benjamins it's a damned duck!
The is from an online dictionary ...
ter·ror – [ter-er] noun
2. an instance or cause of intense fear or anxiety; quality of causing terror: to be a terror to evildoers.
ter·ror·ism – [ter-uh-riz-uhm] noun
ter·ror·ist – [ter-er-ist] noun
3. (formerly) a member of a political group in Russia aiming at the demoralization of the government by terror.
Isn't it obvious to someone besides moi that.... When a person(s) commits an act of Terror, they are committing Terrorism and their action(s) is Terrorist in nature? Am I wrong? I'm open to correction and/or opposing views.