Americans Are As Likely To Be Crushed To Death By Furniture As Killed By Terrorism

Writes Micah Zenko in the Atlantic:

[On June 6th], the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) released its 2011 Report on Terrorism. The report offers the U.S. government’s best statistical analysis of terrorism trends through its Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS), which compiles and vets open-source information about terrorism—defined by U.S. law as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.”…

According to the report, 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…

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  • Calypso_1

    This only proves how successful anti-terroir efforts are.

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

       Actually
      it shows how the successful exportation of terrorism by the US
      reduces the risk of furniture crushing in Der Homeland.

  • Matt Harrington

    Just as effective as all of the mandatory furniture safety legislation, classes, and training that cost the US billions of dollars each year.

  • Anarchy Pony
  • Redacted

    Just wait until your cupboard converts to Islam and falls on you. Sounds like Ikea is sponsoring terrorism.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Are you saying my armchair might be fedayeen?

      • Redacted

        Thats exactly what I’m saying. I’ve always suspected Ikea of sponsoring terrorism.

        • Anarchy Pony

          The lingonberries are a ruse!?

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Did they include the Americans killed by their own government’s terror attacks?
    That might make terror attacks more likely than furniture crushings.

  • just me

    The odds are small but just wait until Ahmadinutjob has the a-bomb and is ready to usher in the mahdi.

    • Calypso_1

      Like the Domionists?

  • ben_b

    I knew my damn dresser was out to get me!  Ready the axe, we strike at dawn!!!

  • Contra

    The clear conclusion: We need TSA agents posted in every home for the safety of Americans.  Start fearing your furniture.

  • Johnnyutah

    The sofa declared jihad against me when I through out the end tables.

    • Johnnyutah

       Sorry, “threw” out

  • tooCents

    We must unite as Americans and support the president in a war against furniture. If you are not with us You are against us. The furniture hates us because of our freedom, to walk and talk and stuff. And it resents being used by us.

    • Andrew

       You are either with us or you are with the ottomans!

      • Redacted

        I see what you did there.

        And I like it.

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