Sabotage


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Sabotage

The willful destruction or impairment of, or defective production of, war material or national defense material, or harm to war premises or war utilities. During a labor dispute, the willful and malicious destruction of an employer's property or interference with his normal operations.

The objective of sabotage is to halt all production, rather than to destroy or imperil human life. The original act of sabotage is thought to have occurred not long after the introduction of machinery when someone slipped a workman's wooden shoe, called a sabot, into a loom in order to stop production. Sabotage is a crime.

See: damage, disable, disloyalty, impair, pillage, spoil, subversion
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The report explained that 34 persons were killed in the incidents, while a policeman was killed in the sabotage incidents.
Meanwhile, the military affairs committee said it would consider any attack on public and private institutions, embassies and consulates as a terrorist sabotage act.
Sabotage had already occurred on March 30 and forced Yemen LNG to halt its supply for three weeks.
When the results of the surveys were compared, it showed people experiencing feelings of envy were significantly more likely to report committing sabotage when experiencing weak relationships with co-workers.
The criminal incidents of sabotage have affected phone, Internet and TV service in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
A Swedish ship the Juliano, which was also heading for Gaza, has also suffered damage suspected to be sabotage.
Based on their confessions and on the material found in their possession, the acts of terror and sabotage targeted vital centres and shopping complexes in order to cause the highest number of casualties and terrorise people.
A top budgerigar breeder spoke of his devastation after returning home to find his champion bird killed in a suspected sabotage attack by a rival.
INDIA yesterday refused to rule out sabotage in a train crash that killed more than 60 people and injured dozens more.
Summary: Sana&'a, July 10, 2010, SPA -- Yemeni security forces aborted last night an attempt to sabotage an oil pipeline in the district of Al-Shabwan in Marib Governorate, Yemen.
By: Jamaluddin Jamali LAHORE, June 19 (THE NATION): The terrorism and sabotage activities by miscreants have caused Rs 216 million financial loss to Pepco in Balochistan alone during 298 incidents of destroying transmission lines and grid stations there in a bid to destabilise the country, sources in Pepco told The Nation.
SUSPECTED sabotage by Maoist rebels derailed a passenger train that was then hit by a freight train in eastern India yesterday, killing at least 65 people and injuring an additional 200.