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  •  Wikipedia (yeah, I know) (2+ / 0-)
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    has a decent list of terror attacks since 2000 -- a lot that many have forgotten about or maybe didn't classify as terror in our own minds but apparently the government is less picky. I've got a headache (heading for bed soon -- Mr. Scribe just left to go over to his mom's and who knows when he'll be home?) or I'd run some numbers to see how they add up.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:11:09 PM PDT

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    •  I added that list up and got (0+ / 0-)

      172 Americans for every year except 2001 (which is the anomaly year).  But this list includes somewhat high numbers for 2008-9 which include US soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan by suicide bombers.  Those could also be considered war casualties rather than terrorism casualties.

      I get:

      2000: 17
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      2002: 26
      2003: 12
      2004: 7
      2005: 4
      2006: 1
      2007: 19
      2008: 29
      2009: 17
      2010: 15
      2011: 17
      2012: 4
      2013: 4

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:45:09 PM PDT

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