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Terrorism is winning
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  • (august 2008) Terrorism is winning. There are two indicators of how much the USA has failed in its "war on terrorism". The first one is simple statistics: has the number of suicide bombings gone down or up? The numbers are astonishing in their clarity: dramatically up. (See this graph). Since 2001 (when Bush proudly declared war on terrorism), the number of suicide bombings has gone up from less than 10 to more than 300. The number of people killed in terrorist attacks has increased from a little over 3,000 to more than 12,000.
    The second indicator is how much support this "war" gets in the countries where it is fought. There isn't a single Islamic country in which Bush is more popular than Osama bin Laden except Afghanistan. In nearby Pakistan people would three times more likely to vote for Osama bin Laden than for George W Bush. (See this graph). There are precious few countries of the world in which Bush would beat Osama bin Laden in a fair election.
    TM, ®, Copyright © 2007 Piero Scaruffi All rights reserved.
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