posted on Nov, 2 2009 @ 07:22 PM
I'm supprised by the replies to the OP, every one saw the title.
"1,600 are suggested daily for FBI's list, Number of names on terrorist watch list at 400,000, agency says"
And then i guessed stopped reading, now there are 3 pages of post about how the goverment has all these people on the list and it looks like everyone
assumes that the people on the list are Americans. READ THE ARTICLE! This is from the 4th paragraph.
"Fewer than 5 percent of the people on the list are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents."
So 5% of the 400,000 = about 20,000 people in the US are on that list. With the current popluation of the US as of 20 Oct, 2009 being aprox 308
million. That brings the amount of the US population on this list to.....drum roll please...... 0.0000649% of the total US population is on this list.
So everyone take a deep breath and reread the entire article.
p.s. all the population figures were taken from Wikipedia and the CIA factbook.