Wednesday, March 11, 2009

1 MILLION Terrorists?

Talk about exponential growth...

Newly released figures show that one million names now make up the government's terrorist watch list, a dramatic rise of around 32% in the last two years.

Federal data show the rise comes despite the removal of 33,000 entries last year by the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center

...In May 2005, less than four years ago, the number of names on the list was 288,000. Since that time it has almost quadrupled, hitting 755,000 in May 2007 and 1 million as of March 2009.

Those flagged on the watch list, established pursuant to the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, can be blocked from flying, stopped at borders or subjected to other scrutiny

Reports have confirmed that the watch list contains the names of thousands of innocent Americans, including children, lawyers and even a retired Air National Guard brigadier, now a commercial pilot for a major airline.

I understand the "lawyers" part.


Anonymous said...

Ah, but still waiting for you to understand the "creating more terrorists" through shortsighted war-diplomacy part.

Amy said...

Islam creates the terrorists, Anon. It is mandated that they spread Islam - violently if necessary - throughout the world.

They (and you) can blame the West for all their problems all they like but, ultimately, they're doing the same thing they've done since Islam's inception - forcibly try to make theocracies across the globe.

Treating them "nicely" and refusing to fight is a great way to ensure the end of our culture and civilization.

J. Strupp said...

Yeah Anon,

Imagine that, forcibly trying to make other countries believe as you do.

Al said...

Something to think about:

How many of those "new terrorists" have been added since 22 Jan 2009, & how many of us are on that list?