And here: Folks, this make me sick to my gut.
"As of August 2016, the death toll for American military personnel in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan stands at 2,383. Adding the 4,504 U.S. military deaths incurred in the Iraq War, which was portrayed by some in government and viewed by most Americans as an extension of the war on terror, raises the toll to nearly 7,000. Reports vary, but an estimated several thousand American civilian contractors also have been killed in the two wars,** bringing the total to somewhere around 10,000. Another approximately 50,000 American military personnel have been wounded in the two wars. Estimates of the total costs come to somewhere between $4 trillion and $6 trillion. "**
Fifteen Years on, Where Are We in the ‘War on Terror’?
by Brian Michael Jenkins (RAND)
NOW, stop and look-think about what we have accomplished in this time frame. NOTHING, ZERO, NADA:
February 26, 1993 - A bomb explodes on the second subterranean level of Vista Hotel’s public parking garage, below the 2 World Trade Center building. Six people are killed, and more than 1,000 people are treated for injuries. Six suspects are convicted of participating in the bombing. The seventh suspect, Abdul Rahman Yasin, is still at large.
April 19, 1995 - A bomb rips through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing 168 people and injuring almost 700. Timothy McVeigh is convicted on federal murder charges and executed in 2001.
July 27, 1996 - A bomb explodes in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the middle of a concert during the Summer Olympics. One person is killed, another dies from a heart attack, and 111 others are injured. Bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph is arrested in North Carolina in 2003, after being indicted in 2000 for the Atlanta bombing and for other bombings, including one at an abortion clinic where one person died. Rudolph is serving four consecutive sentences of life in prison plus 120 years for the attacks.
September 11, 2001 - Nineteen al Qaeda members hijack four US passenger airliners. Two are flown into the Twin Towers in New York, one crashes into the Pentagon and another crashes into the Pennsylvania countryside after passengers attempt to wrest control of the aircraft to prevent an attack on the US Capitol. At the World Trade Center site 2,753 people are killed; 184 at the Pentagon; and 40 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A total of 2,977 people are killed.
November 5, 2009 - Major Nidal Hassan goes on a shooting rampage at a military processing center at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13 and wounding 32. Hassan is convicted of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. He is given the death penalty. Hassan is not charged with terrorism, but the rampage is considered by many to be a terror incident.
April 15, 2013 - Twin bomb blasts explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding at least 264. Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged by the US government with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. He is given the death penalty on June 25, 2015.
July 16, 2015 - Mohammad Abdulazeez opens fire on a military recruiting center and a Navy reserve facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four US Marines and a Navy sailor. FBI Director James Comey later says Abdulazeez’s actions were “motivated by foreign terrorist organization propaganda,” adding that it’s difficult to determine which terrorist group may have inspired him.
December 2, 2015 - Married couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik open fire on a holiday party taking place at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people. Investigators believe the couple was self-radicalized.
We can end this and we can do it in less than one year IF we will just let them establish the Caliphate and set up their govt, they will bring their soldiers to the home state. We we feel they got it, we mass our big guns and give this command: Fire for effect, expend ALL ROUNDS (Army, Navy, Marines), drop all ordnance (Air Force), this will last about 30 days and in that time frame we will send in the USMC and the US Army and mop up. We will leave no stone unturned, not building will remain standing, we will turn their state into a wasteland. When we finish, our Allies will occupy the state and their mission is to keep it from ever rebuilding. All this will occur in <1 year. Then we tell them, you look our way or at any of our Allies countries for more than a glimpse you will see Phase II on your soil.
Until this occurs we will fight them for all time, it will not stop till we stop it!