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Has the War on Terror failed?
Number of terrorist attacks
Quadruple in decade after 9/11

Daily Mail [UK], by Becky Evans

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/4/2012 11:49:42 PM

The number of terrorist attacks each year has more than quadrupled in the decade since 9/11, according to a study launched today. The Global Terrorist Index showed that in 2002 there were 982 separate attacks. By 2011 that had risen to 4,564. Researchers suggest the U.S. military interventions pursued as part of the West´s anti-al Qaeda ´war on terror´ may have made terrorism worse. It also said it was impossible to prove whether the policy made the U.S homeland safer. Despite the increase in attacks in the past ten years, the number of deaths in terrorists attacks has fallen.

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While facts may be facts in viewing raw data, the conclusions may not be similar. A liberal newspaper in the UK wants to say that our foray into the Middle East has no relationship [to this point] as to why we haven´t ourselves suffered another terrorist attack on American soil. The Military sadly will, [being in Harm´s Way] because that mostly the only means that the cowardly Muslims can inflict causalities and make this paper´s daily press.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/4/2012 11:55:25 PM     (No. 9049117)

Nukes anyone?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jl80863, 12/4/2012 11:58:28 PM     (No. 9049125)

Its all those darn YouTube videos.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Yephora, 12/5/2012 12:37:44 AM     (No. 9049164)

Has the War on Terror failed?
Yes.
Because it was misframed from the start.
"Terror" is a concept. You can´t war against a concept.
Now a War on TerrorISTS--wherever they are found and with everything we´ve got--that would have shown the world we were serious. But... too late now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PChristopher, 12/5/2012 1:01:20 AM     (No. 9049176)

Whether the War on Terror has failed depends on where you stand. If you look upon the ´War´ on ´Terror´ as a straw-man for something from which you stand to profit a great deal, then it´s been a rousing success...kind of like the ´War on Drugs´ has been. You don´t actually think the War in Afghanistan was about bin Laden, do you? It was always about protecting the poppy fields for the drug trade.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/5/2012 2:20:28 AM     (No. 9049214)

Who was protecting poppy raising? We spent a lot of money trying to stamp out the growing of poppies and getting the farmers to grow food instead.

And, yes, the war on terror has failed because we won´t admit that we are at war with the Muslim religion. It can´t exist in peace with any other religion and needs to be stamped out.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: billa, 12/5/2012 2:45:14 AM     (No. 9049227)

#5 Nails it!

The "War on Terror" can be nothing but a war against Islam and Muslims. Unfortunately, the administration and Congress are so PC oriented and terrified of being labeled racist that are useless in protecting Americans at home or abroad.

And, the fact that they do not profile screen on the airlines and opt to harass old ladies, the infirmed and infants is a sickening example of how PC has eroded our stature around the world. It is a glaring sign of enormous weakness, and the terrorists know this. BO has made the US the laughingstock of the world.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: toddh, 12/5/2012 11:05:56 AM     (No. 9049847)

#3 - "Terror is a concept." America is a concept. America´s a country, and "country" is a concept. With few exceptions, every word denotes at least one concept.

World War II was against two concepts, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. We used concepts like tanks - without the concept "tank," it´s just tons of metal - to defeat their concepts.

The concept that "terror is a concept and war cannot be waged on a concept" is a terrorist weapon.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/5/2012 11:07:41 AM     (No. 9049856)

Didn´t you get the memo?? AlQaida´s on its heels!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Yephora, 12/5/2012 10:38:30 PM     (No. 9050785)

#7 -

Scenario #1: "All right men, we´re in a war on terrorism so let´s war on terrorism."

Scenario #2: "All right men, Muqtada al-Sadr and 30 murderous terrorists are holed up in that Fallujah mosque. Our mission: terminate them. Go!"

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