the terrorists will have won

(redirected from terrorist)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

the terrorists will have won

A phrase said in response to changes that are perceived to have been made out of fear following a terrorist attack. We cannot change the way we govern this country in light of the latest attack—otherwise, the terrorists will have won.
See also: have, will, won
References in periodicals archive ?
Sharing details of the terrorists with media, the police said one of them was an electronic expert and had made several IEDs, used in various attacks.
Army units, supported by Syrian Air Force and army's artillery, thwarted terrorist infiltration attempts on a number of military checkpoints on the axes of the academy to the southwest of Aleppo, killing many terrorists and destroying tens of armored vehicles.
The army also destroyed a convoy of terrorists' vehicles that was en route to support the terrorist groups near Khan al-Assal, and an armored vehicle rigged with explosives was destroyed at the city's Western entrance.
Crenshaw (1991) discusses the life span of terrorist organizations and attempts to explain how terrorism declines.
Pirated software constitutes a tremendous source of funds for transnational criminal syndicates, as well as terrorist groups.
A Federal Aviation Administration official said during a House hearing there is no evidence linking terrorists to the lasers.
The fact that there are a few extremist Islamist terrorists among the militants doesn't change the nature of this war.
We have enough evidence now to tell us that this does not stop terrorism, may indeed provoke more terrorism, and at the same time leads to the deaths of hundreds, even thousands, of innocent people who happen to live in the vicinity of suspected terrorists.
The Russian government has offered a $10 million reward for the capture of Chechen terrorist chief Shamil Basayev.
Terrorist attacks may temporarily heighten people's feelings of hostility, stress, and frustration, all of which may boost reckless driving, the scientists say.
Beginning with the terrorists' forays into the diamond fields of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and how money is exchanged for diamonds in order to escape the conventional banking system, readers are subsequently apprised of other avenues of creative terrorist financing.
The proposed Designation of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and Reform Act would allow the government to bypass what supporters call a cumbersome and time-consuming bureaucratic process of formally redesignating known terrorist groups every two years.
The highly choreographed September 2002 bust of Lackawanna, New York's, supposed terrorist cell has finally culminated with a similarly choreographed string of sentencing hearings--and Lackawanna's most notorious citizens are off to prison.
Defeat terrorist organizations of global reach by attacking their sanctuaries, leadership, finances, and command, control and communications;
Full browser ?