With David Cameron working hard to convince voters that more public money should be wasted on ineffectual bombing of innocent foreigners (in the hope that some of them might be jihadis), it is worth examining how the war that we have been waging since 2001 has cut the number of deaths caused by terrorists.
Here’s a graph:
Wait – that can’t be right, can it?
The number of deaths since 2001 has increased nearly fivefold?
Well, yes. The graph is from The Economist and the figures have a verifiable source.
Notice also that deaths in western countries have been negligible since 2002.
The places suffering the most are – apart from Nigeria – exactly the places David Cameron wants to bomb.
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