Upon the arrival of Barry “Almighty” into the Oval Office, the United States was very quick to transition away from what had been, up until that time, referred to as being, and very rightly so, the “War on Terror.” But it was shortly thereafter that the nomenclature was made to morph into something that was kinder and more non-threatening sounding. It was then that it became our ‘Overseas Contingency Operation.” But even that has now been nearly completely abandoned since it has been determined that ‘climate change’ now represents a far more serious threat.
But there now comes a new report that would seem to indicate that the terrorists still represent a rather sizable threat. This report reveals a rather rapid expansion of Islamist groups across the Middle East and Africa responsible for what is referred to as being the booming death toll of terrorism worldwide. It point to a nearly 800 percent rise since 2010, or Barry’s first year as leader of the free world. I suppose it could all be just some strange coincidence, but I can’t help but wonder if one thing might have something to do with the other.
It was terrorism expert Steven Emerson’s nonprofit Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) which found that an average of nearly 30,000 people per year have been killed by terrorists since 2010, when terrorism’s death toll was 3,284. The study identifies two troubling trends: more attacks are happening, and they are deadlier than ever. Now, for whatever reason, it’s neither of these trends that is seen as all that problematic by Barry “Almighty” or his trusty sidekick, John Kerry-Heinz. Or for that matter either of the two Democrats running for president.
Mr. Emerson, the executive director of IPT, said, “Everyone has known that terrorist attacks have generally been increasing yearly since 9/11. But the magnitude of the increase of the attacks surprised us, especially in the past five years. Even if you look back at the annual reports issued by the most senior analysts in the top five intelligence and counter-terrorism agencies, there is not one report that predicted or forecasted that we would likely see such a massive escalation of attacks.” Which I’m sure bothers Barry very little since he would have only had the numbers fudged anyway.
The study credits the rise in part to the fact that Islamist terror groups like Boko Haram in Nigeria, Al Shabaab in Somalia, a resurgent Taliban, Palestinian terrorists, and Barry “Almighty’s” JV team ISIS which are now operating in more countries than ever, especially in the Middle East and Africa. And despite the overwhelming amount evidence starring them right in face, there is not one Democrat, from our president on down, who can bring themselves to label it as being radical Islamic terror, as they continue to claim the threat has been reduced.
IPT’s report used data collected by the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database. Looking at various intervals following the 9/11 attacks, and sorting out deaths caused by clear acts of terrorism — not simply war involving known terrorist groups — IPT found annual terror deaths have jumped 774 percent since the 2007-11 average. The numbers are striking when you consider where the numbers were at the beginning period. I don’t think people have grasped how significant these death toll numbers are.” Or, if like Barry, they even care what the numbers are.
According to IPT data, from 2001-2006, there was an annual average of 2,508 terror fatalities around the world, which rose to 3,284 between 2007 and 2011. During 2012-2013, that average tripled to 9,537, and, in the past two years, that number tripled again, raising the death toll to the current annual average: 28,708 per year. Emerson urged a comprehensive approach targeting the ideology of Islam itself, but it’s highly unlikely that that will happen under our current regime, or the next, if we choose to elect either Hitlery Clinton or Bernie Sanders as our president.
Emerson said, “There has never been a U.S. or allied strategy to go after radical Islam. There have been, however, strategies to go after specific groups like Al Qaeda or AQAP or ISIS. But these are all subsets of radical Islam.” IPT expects the wave of terror to continue to grow in 2016 and beyond, particularly in Asia and Europe, thanks to the migrant crisis on the latter continent. A crisis, that I think it’s very safe to say, that the European leaders have brought upon themselves. And a crisis that will only continue to worsen unless serious steps are taken and take soon.
Mr. Emerson went on to say, “With ISIS losing large swaths of territory as well as key commanders, its center of operational gravity definitely appears to be shifting to Europe, where it can recruit among the more than 30 million Muslims who live in Europe.” He added, “Add to this mix the fact that thousands of mosques in Europe are controlled by Salfists, Wahabists and the Muslim Brotherhood – which indoctrinate their followers, and you have a future recipe for a massive increase in Islamist terrorist violence.” And is Barry trying to create the same scenario here?
Well, you know, I suppose we can always look for that silver lining in what has become a very dark cloud. After all, it could be worse, at least it’s not 1000%. Because with Barry as our president it very well could be. But with the approach currently being employed how could we have possibly expected anything different. When the policy consists of turning a blind eye to, and making numerous excuses for, Islamic Terrorism, such as refusing to call it by its rightful name, we shouldn’t be surprised to see a substantial rise in Islamic terrorism around the world.
All of which causes me to wonder if perhaps, just perhaps, this is what happens when our president continues to repeat his claim that ‘climate change’ is what poses the much greater threat than does the ongoing, and increasingly deadly, threat that we’re being made to face from these crazy religious extremists. How completely naïve is that? And yet that is where we seem to be. And what’s truly scary is that we seem to have a significant number of voters ready to support a continuation of that bizarre policy by electing a Democrat as our next president.