Susan Rice: "The fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished"
Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, Little Rock jihad murderer
Nidal Malik Hasan, Fort Hood jihad murderer
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon jihad murderers
[You can find pictures of these terrorists at the link below]
Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad murdered Pvt. William Long outside a military recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 1, 2009, in the name of Islam and jihad.
Nidal Malik Hasan murdered 13 people and wounded 31 at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, in the name of Islam and jihad.
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev murdered 3 people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, in the name of Islam and jihad.
Susan Rice knows this. She just hopes you don't.
"Susan Rice on contending with crisis," by Lesley Stahl for CBS News, December 22 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
Lesley Stahl: But when you have so many phone records being held, emails, heads of state’s phone conversations being listened in to, has it been worth our allies being upset? Has it been worth all the tech companies being upset? Has it been worth Americans feeling that their privacy has been invaded?
Susan Rice: Lesley, it's been worth what we've done to protect the United States. And the fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished. But that does not mean that everything we're doing as of the present ought to be done the same way in the future....
Go here and read the comments, too.....
About that GLOBAL War on Terror? Homeland Security News Wire has this:
Global terrorism increasing, but fewer attacks in Western world
24 December 2013
Terrorism touched eighty-five countries in 2012, but just three — Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan — suffered more than half of 2012’s attacks (54 percent) and fatalities (58 percent), according to new data released the other day by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) Global Terrorism Database (GTD). In addition to illustrating a continued shift in location of attacks, the new data — with more than 8,400 terrorist attacks killing more than 15,400 people in 2012 — also show an increase in attacks and fatalities over the past decade. Al-Qaeda central was not directly responsible for any attacks in 2012, but the six deadliest terrorist groups in the world were all affiliated to some extent with the organization. These include the Taliban, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, al-Qaeda in Iraq, and al-Shabaab. [Emphasis mine]
The next five most frequently targeted countries were India, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, and Thailand.“While terrorist attacks have in large part moved away from Western Europe and North America to Asia, the Middle East and Africa, worldwide terrorism is reaching new levels of destructiveness,” said Gary LaFree, START director and professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Maryland.
A START release reports that in addition to illustrating a continued shift in location of attacks, the new data — with more than 8,400 terrorist attacks killing more than 15,400 people in 2012 — also show an increase in attacks and fatalities over the past decade. The previous record for attacks was set in 2011 with more than 5,000 incidents; for fatalities, the previous high was 2007 with more than 12,500 deaths. A map showing concentration and intensity of 2012 attacks is available here....
Bear in mind, that this is a 2012 study, so does not reflect the most recent terrorist attacks. Nonetheless, this is a very informative article which gives an overview - and maps. Go here to read the rest.
FACT: MIC and his admin can say all they like that they have terrorist groups "on their heels" and "on the run, decimated" but the numbers tell a very different story.
Do your own research, and do not rely on any politician to give you the FACTS.
PAY ATTENTION! (Yes, this is sounding like a broken record.)