There's some confusion among media pundits in these Days Of Trump about what Terrorism is and isn't.
Poor pundits! They've spent the last five months since the November elections practicing a peculiar brand of high-profile, full-body soul-searching, with the apparent goal of making sure that we, the traumatized public, fully appreciated that they were so wrapped up in their high-profile tele-world that they "didn't see Trump coming", and therefore didn't report the fact. This, in turn, has led to some of them, occasionally, reporting real news, which has been a good and refreshing thing.
All that has changed, however, and as always, all it took was a bombing. This time in the name of the suffering childen whom, just a mere month ago, the Trump Administration was actively trying to drown in the Mediterranean surf. How confusing it must be to the traumatized public to witness the all-knowing, big-souled pundits climbing back onboard the Empire Express for the mere price of 59 Cruise Missiles ($80 million or $1.3 million apiece) launched in the general direction of those same children who are supposed to be the missiles' beneficiaries!
Therefore, as a public service, I'm offering a simple definition of Terrorism, as short and as sweet as any definition our pundits and politicians have hard-drived into their speed dialing explaino-machines. Here it is:
Not a white man traveling from Baltimore to New York City to murder "blacks"
Not an armed takeover of a federal wildlife preserve by Mormon white supremacists from Nevada
Not a white man murdering worshippers in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina
Not a state-sponsored, militarized and partially-privatized police force brutally repressing the free-speech rights of indigenous peoples in North Dakota
Not anything a white man does or does not do.
Something that a white man can bomb.
There. I hope this clears up any confusion as we go forward toward war with Syria, Iran and Russia.