UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A study released on Wednesday reports a decline in fatal attacks of terrorism worldwide and says U.S. think-tank data showing sharp increases were distorted due to the inclusion of killings in Iraq.
“Even if the Iraq ‘terrorism’ data are included, there has still been a substantial decline in the global terrorism toll,” said the 2007 Human Security Brief, an annual report funded by the governments of Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Britain.
For example, global terrorism fatalities declined by 40 percent between July and September 2007, driven by a 55 percent decline in the “terrorism” death toll in Iraq after the so-called surge of new U.S. troops and a cease-fire by the Shi’ite militant Mehdi Army, the brief said.
“We have concluded that the expert consensus (on terrorism) is probably misleading,” Andrew Mack, director of the Human Security Report Project, told a news conference.~~~
The Human Security Brief also points out an inconsistency in the calculation methods of the institutes. Although they include attacks on civilians in what it describes as Iraq’s civil war, they include few similar deaths from African wars.
Mack said this was a “U.S.-centric” view of terrorism.
Let me correct that. Its a leftist-centric view of terrorism. If they can cook the books a bit to make it appear Bushitler has caused an increase in terrorism then they are happy. But the fact remains that terrorism worldwide has decreased….and we can thank Bush and our troops for that. When you aggressively go after terrorists you tend to either kill, capture, or run them off. Meaning, terrorism declines. When you take a ho-hum approach as Clinton did, and which Obama apparently will do, and instead just send a few missiles this way or that or sit down to talk to them for some group therapy then you can be assured that terrorism will increase. I mean, what do they have to fear anymore? Allowing them free reign just gives them the time and resources to grow until we have something looking like al-Qaeda on September 10th, 2001.