Either we are doing a TERRIFIC job keeping those terrorists away, ha ha, OR we are not spending nearly enough money on the real threats in this country. It sounds like maybe it is the latter, because people are just dropping dead everywhere, from things like “dog bites,” instead of at the hands of evil terrorists.
Last week, the State Department its annual Country Reports On Terrorism, which surveys terrorism injuries and deaths worldwide last year.
The report notes that 15 American private citizens died from terrorism last year worldwide, with almost all the deaths occurring in Afghanistan and one each occurring in Iraq and Uganda. While this statistic is tragic, it should be noted that it is dwarfed by the number of Americans who died from two other causes which do not receive nearly as much sensationalistic media coverage: dog bites and lightning strikes.
According to a website that collects media reports of dog bite fatalities and data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 29 Americans were killed by lightning strikes last year and 34 Americans were killed by dog bites.
Who are all these murderous dogs? Probably illegal immigrant dogs, from Iraq and Mexico, or some other sinister place. [ThinkProgress]Related