West Palm Beach, FL – After comments from Harry Belafonte calling President George W. Bush a ‘terrorist’, 2008 Presidential Contender Daniel Imperato spoke out on what exactly is terrorism.
“I would like to take a moment to bring out what I feel is an issue that needs to be evaluated and dissected pertaining to what is terrorism,” stated Imperato
Imperato described what made him think of the question, ‘What is terrorism?’
“While I was in my Palm Beach home, preparing a dinner for my lovely wife, which I will still do when I am president, I heard that our president George Bush was arriving in Palm Beach and heading to the island to meet with his 40 ‘Rangers’ which each have each raised over 250,000 for the GOP. I tuned into CNN to find out more and out came Harry Belafonte and a picture of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez calling Bush a terrorist. I must tell you that as an American citizen and a person who has traveled the globe, I have been involved in many situations in my life that are directly related to terrorism,” expressed Imperato.
According to Imperato the definition of terrorism extends beyond a bombing.
“Terrorism in my opinion is an act that takes place or an evil that does harm to an individual or a property of an individual or a combination of both, or to a country or to a soldier, or even derived from a natural disaster. Terrorism goes all the way down the line and what I mean by that is terrorism is measured differently by and between the people of the United States of America and the people around the world,” explained Imperato.
Although Harry Belafonte’s words were greeted with much criticism, Imperato felt it best to be introspective regarding the issue.
“I must say that hearing Harry Belafonte calling our president and our administration particularly George Bush a terrorist really hit home. In conjunction with Belafonte’s terrorist accusations on George Bush, the same accusations in a different manner were placed on George Bush by Bin Laden pertaining to the similarities of the Bin Laden organization and the Bush administration pertaining to power and money in Bin Laden’s most recent message to the world,” commented Imperato.
Imperato then went on to illustrate what he thought was terrorism, and how it applies to everyday people.
“The fact is that terrorism could actually be thinking that your phones are tapped and that people are listening to your private conversations. This act creates fear, and fear is the very root of terrorism. If a young girl or a young boy is assaulted, that person along with their family devastated and terrorizing. For the families that are losing their soldiers, the men and women in Iraq, this is their form of terrorism because the terrorism that effects the families who lose their loves ones is fear, hurt, distress and loss. So not only is a suicide bomber blowing up a street café, or a solider shooting another soldier, or innocent citizens of other countries losing lives because of war, terrorism, but these other things as well,” asserted Imperato.
Recently the dialogue in America has focused on what exactly is terrorism. Is it a suicide bomber or making a child live in fear? Imperato mused on the topic.
“So what is terrorism? Terrorism could be as little as a small child living at home that is afraid and has fear to sleep at night because of a feeling of impending harm.. Terrorism is when a mother or father abuses a child or abuses themselves in front of a child. Terrorism is also a suicide bomber. I believe that our country and our people and the majority of the people around the world are not for terrorism in any way shape or form. I call on our administration and our president George W. Bush to really look at and evaluate what is terrorism,” stated Imperato.
Imperato called on our administration to clearly define the topic.
“I would like our president to address that in a public speech and I would like to point out to our president and administration that terrorism in any way shape or form is detrimental to anyone who experiences a form of terrorism. What may be small terrorism for one may be huge terrorism to another. What may be a small loss to one may be a great loss to another. So I say stomp out terrorism and keep peace and not war and I say that our administration and our president must project to the rest of world peace and harmony and not terrorism,” stated Imperato.
Imperato also wanted to remind our nation that terrorism is something that is felt all over the world.
“Terrorism for some is the Israeli children being pulled out of their homes in Gush Katif; terrorism to others are the Israeli soldiers attacking the terrorists themselves. Terrorism to all is a form of fear and needs to be done away with,” expressed Imperato.
Imperato went on to conclude his remarks with the following: “I look forward to working with the United States and the rest of the world to create a forum for peace by and between the people and amongst countries and the leadership of the countries that truly understand that terrorism can be in so many different forms and so many different ways. We all need to look in mirror at each other and look at our children and our citizens and realize that there is no place for terror in our society.”
About Daniel Imperato
Daniel was born in Boston, Mass ( 1958 ), and began his business career in 1977 transforming the manufacturing facilities in Israel through adapting them to the global marketplace along with bringing financing to the factories for global expansion. He also operated a trading company in Singapore and owned a manufacturing company in Belgium. Daniel brings over thirty years of experience in global business planning and development and has personal relationships at high levels around the world. Daniel has consulted for Fortune 500 corporations, with a mix of product lines, consisting of telecommunications products and services, telecommunications equipment including v-sat terminals and handheld mobile satellite telephones, along with passport and identification cards services and secure documents for foreign governments around the world. He is currently a Papal Knight with honors from the Vatican, and a board member for the African Center Foundation, a United Nations NGO.
Daniel has been a resident of West Palm Beach, Fl for over 10 years, and has devoted his time towards many worthwhile causes including our youth, and HIV/AIDS. He has unique value, explosive energy and has the ability to achieve what most others cannot. Daniel is also a dedicated honorable businessperson with morals and values that are based on trust and integrity. Presently, he has organized a Presidential Exploratory Committee in order to gauge support for a possible run at the White House in 2008.
***This Release was approved by Imperato For President 2008, the Official Presidential Exploratory Committee for Daniel Imperato.***
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