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originally posted by: FlyersFan
a reply to: Siddharta
from Siddharta's information
Without our wars, there would be no terrorism today.
Oh ... that is so NOT true!
Wow .. talk about turning a blind eye to history.
Wars over there may be making things worse.
But the terrorism would be there with or without them.
The reality of the war against terrorism is that since 2001, the U.S. has weakened groups like Al-Qaeda, but "hasn't wiped any out" according to a recent Washington Post article. Retired Air Force General Charles F. Wald is quoted as saying, "We're not going to see an end to this in our lifetime...there isn't going to be any time where we all of a sudden can declare victory."
In 2013, a total of 9,707 terrorist attacks occurred worldwide, resulting in more than 17,800 deaths and more than 32,500 injuries. In addition, more than 2,990 people were kidnapped or taken hostage... The ten countries that experienced the most terrorist attacks in 2013 are the same as those that experienced the most terrorist attacks in 2012. The ranking in terms of total attacks increased for Iraq, the Philippines, and Syria, decreased for Pakistan, Nigeria, Yemen, and Somalia, and remained the same for Afghanistan, India, and Thailand.
In 2012, a total of 6,771 terrorist attacks occurred worldwide, resulting in more than 11,000 deaths and more than 21,600 injuries. In addition, more than 1,280 people were kidnapped or taken hostage.
Over 10,000 terrorist attacks occurred in 2011, affecting nearly 45,000 victims in 70 countries and resulting in over 12,500 deaths.
Over 11,500 terrorist attacks occurred in 72 countries in 2010, resulting in approximately 50,000 victims, including almost 13,200 deaths.
Approximately 11,000 terrorist attacks occurred in 83 countries during 2009, resulting in over 58,000 victims, including nearly 15,000 fatalities.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
ISIS Plans On Killing ‘HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS’ In ‘Religious Cleansing’
From what I'm reading, there are a lot of foreigners going to Syria and Iraq to mass murder and rape with ISIS. It's attracting all sorts of murderers and rapists who are just looking for a lawless place to do their evil. It's a honeypot for attracting the worst scum of the Earth. I have no doubt that the evil in them would love to rape and mass murder, and then control a much smaller population ... drag the world back to the bronze age where mass murder and rape under the guise of religion was the norm and accepted.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: IAMTAT
No it isn't a threat to us, and yes I would just like to leave it alone. Every time we interfere violently, we end up making the situation worse. Let ISIS wstablish a real country with real laws, real government, and real bureaucracy and see that running a country is a LOT harder than rampaging recklessly. Maybe then we could negotiate peacefully with them to change their ways.
All I've seen while alive witnessing the War on Terror (and participating in it while in the US Army) as well as my studying of history has shown me that all violence does is perpetuate the cycle of violence. It never stops, violence breeds more violence. The ISIS terrorists that we kill are someone's brother, someone's father, someone's son, etc. While we may view them as detestable, those people view them as family. We kill them, then we've just radicalized someone else (maybe more).