Terrorism Hit An All Time High In 2012

Well, it looks like President Obama’s apology tour didn’t have quite the effect he wanted. Terrorism is now at an all time high. According to CNN, the number of terrorist attacks and related deaths soared to a record level in 2012.

As terrorism increasingly becomes a tactic of warfare, the number of attacks and fatalities soared to a record high in 2012, according to a new report obtained exclusively by CNN.

More than 8,500 terrorist attacks killed nearly 15,500 people last year as violence tore through Africa, Asia and the Middle East, according to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

That’s a 69% rise in attacks and an 89% jump in fatalities from 2011, said START, one of the world’s leading terrorism-trackers.

Six of the seven most deadly groups are affiliated with al Qaeda, according to START, and most of the violence was committed in Muslim-majority countries.

I guess President Bystander wasn’t aware of any of these statistics when he declared a year ago that al Qaeda was on the run.