Does it seem to you like terrorist attacks are increasing? If so, you are exactly right. There were terrorist attacks before 9/1, but they did not occur at the current rate. What is happening?
David Inserra has the numbers that prove attacks are accelerating. The attack in Orlando, Florida, is the 22nd uncovered plot or actual attack since January 1, 2015. It is the sixth attack in 2016. It “is also the 20th attack or plot aimed at large public gatherings, such as bars and restaurants, shopping malls, parks, and conventions.
“Mass gatherings are the second-most common target, just after military targets, which have been targeted 21 times. Since January 2015, the U.S. has seen an uptick in plots targeting mass gatherings (nine) as well as law enforcement (five). Orlando presents the 11th attack since 9/11, and, perhaps most worryingly, the fifth attack in the past 12 months.
“The shift to `soft targets’ like malls and bars places additional importance on stopping terrorists before they ever get to their target. The U.S. cannot secure every soft target, nor would its citizens want a police state that would try to be everywhere. The best way to protect the U.S. and its citizens’ liberties is through proactive intelligence. The FBI and other law enforcement organizations need adequate resources and tools to find, investigate, and stop terrorists before they strike.”