Category: Earth Is Weird
Published on Sunday, 17 June 2012 06:21
Written by Chris
Wait, what's going on here? What are you whispering about?
Pop quiz, hot shot. You are going to die today. Which is more likely to be the cause of your death, an Al Qaida-trained terrorist or an Ikea Borgsjö glass cabinet? Trick question, punk! They're equally likely, at least they are if you're an American. Leaks say that Obama is preparing for drone strikes on Ikea presently.
According to the National Counter Terrorism Center's report on the state of terrorism in 20121:
...the number of U.S. citizens who died in terrorist attacks increased by two between 2010 and 2011; overall, a comparable number
of Americans are crushed to death by their televisions or furniture each year. This is not to diminish the real--albeit shrinking--threat of terrorism, or to minimize the loss and suffering of the 13,000 killed and over 45,000 injured around the world. For Americans, however, it should emphasize that an irrational fear
of terrorism is both unwarranted and a poor basis for public policy decisions.