The spate of terrorist attacks over the last year or so — Charlie Hebdo, Paris, Brussels, Orlando, Nice — really send home an inconvenient truth for President Barack Obama: terror has skyrocketed since he took office.
It isn’t just anecdotal, the numbers add up. Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, the global carnage as a result of terrorism during the Obama administration adds up to at least 131,081 casualties.
The damning figures are publicly available in the U.S. Department of State’s Country Reports on Terrorism, which annually summarize terrorist activities worldwide. Much of Obama’s woes come from ISIS redrawing the map of the Middle East as it takes on the governments of Syria, Iraq, and Jordan.
The Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 starts off by admitting, “The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse.” The report goes on to state that ISIS, “remained the greatest threat globally,” and that the organization has at its disposal, “a large number of foreign terrorist fighters.”
In the non-partisan Vision of Humanity’s 2015 Global Terrorism Index (GTI), it states, “the number of people who have died from terrorist activity has increased nine-fold since the year 2000.”
The GTI 2015 report goes on to conclude that lone wolf terrorist attacks account for 70 percent of terrorist-related deaths in the Western world since 2006. Dealing with terrorist threats cost the world $52.9 billion in 2014, which is ten times more than the cost in 2000.
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