Originally, it was a war against "godless communism" - and that justified governments getting into the terrorism business.
Then it became a political war against political parties the right wingers didn't like.
In Italy, the targets were civilians, women, children, the innocent.
Bombings of train stations, shootings at supermarkets, kidnappings - all carried out by fascist covert action teams sometimes funded and aided by the CIA.
The goal? To get the population to reject socialist parties and embrace a "strong" i.e. right wing government.
What's the goal in the US today?
Hard to say exactly beyond the destabilize civilians and create fear - while making the "first responders" - agents of the government trusted heroes (even when their cowardice and ineptitude contributed nothing.).
The attacks are almost like a demographic "greatest hits" tour:
- Shopping mall movie theater in Colorado
- Suburban school in Connecticut
- Black church in South Carolina
- Gay night club in Florida
- Social Security office in Central California
- Country and Western concert in Nevada
- And, now most recently, a rural church in Texas
It's all just a little too pat.
Every one one of these stories have had massive anomalies which are ignored by the CIA-controlled US news media.
If it looks like a skunk and smells like skunk, it probably is a skunk.
Would a government that launches needless wars based on lies that they know will kills tens to hundreds of thousands of innocent people have any moral qualms about killing a few people here and there to advance their agenda?