Americans once believed in the invincibility of America and that following Pearl Harbor, war and terror would not come to these great shores. The attack on New York City’s Twin Towers killed that belief.
Writing for “The American Interest”, then Vice President Dick Cheney suggested that terrorism might not have an “end date” and that it might never be possible to say, “There, it’s all over with.”
And Cheney might have been entirely correct.
Global terrorism is on the rise; it increased by 25 percent in 2016, according to Breitbart News. The five countries with the highest number of terrorist attacks were Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan; they accounted collectively for 72 percent of all deaths from terrorism in 2015, according to CNN.
If attacks were up, they were less deadly; CNN reports that deaths caused by global terrorism are down by 10 percent. However, there was a 650 percent increase in fatal terror attacks on the 34 industrialized countries which make up the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), which include the U.S., UK, Germany, France and Turkey.
This past Saturday night, London Bridge was the scene of a brutal terrorist attack which killed seven and injured dozens more.
Traveling from London Bridge to a popular night spot, terrorists drove a white van into pedestrians, then poured into the crowd to brutally knife people simply enjoying the sites and having a good time.
The Islamic State claims responsibility for this attack, one of three terrorist attacks that night.
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