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Is this an act of terrorism?

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US Marine is being held for allegedly killing a fellow marine in Camp Lejeune, a spokesman at the Marine base in North Carolina said Monday.

Private Jonathan Law, 21, "is in the custody of military authorities... for the alleged homicide of Corporal Joshua E. Hartzell, 22, early Friday morning," said base public affairs officer Captain Timothy Patrick.

Law also attempted to commit suicide, and was moved to the camp brig, or jail, on Monday after he was treated at a civilian hospital "for self-inflicted wounds," Patrick said in a statement.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (24)
  • Certainly could be

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:03 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • How could this possibly be an act of terrorism?

    Answer by urkiddingright at 12:06 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • 1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
    2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
    3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

    Did the Marine kill in order to intimidate or coerce for political reasons?

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:07 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • I read the article and there is nothing to suggest that any of the qualifications you listed are a cause. Seems to be plain old scary psychotic lonely person.

    Answer by urkiddingright at 12:08 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Could his actions be seen as a way of intimidating others because of ideological/political reasons?

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:12 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Oh my god he might be a muslim too! *sarcasm*

    Answer by Imogine at 12:16 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • I don't know why he shot another Marine---none of us know. Do we really know why anyone does something violent? They sound like just two Americans who must have been angry at each other. We can't judge them. We don't know.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • John Allen Muhammad (the DC Sniper) was not tried as a terrorist, I find it difficult to call this terrorism. Same with Fort Hood

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:21 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • No people are just paranoid. There jumping at every shadow they see!

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 12:28 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • If he's not a muslim, then no. At least that's the general mentality of the people on here.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:32 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

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