Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Shocking Report: Half Of The People On Terrorist Watchlist Have No Terrorist Connections

So, if half of the people on terrorist watchlists have no connections to terrorist organizations, then why are they on the list?

(Daily Caller) Classified documents leaked from the National Counterterrorism Center and published Wednesday reveal almost half of the nearly 700,000 terrorist suspects included on the government’s terrorist watchlist have no connection to known terrorists.

According to the documents obtained by The Intercept, out of the 680,000 people included on the list, 280,000 have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation,” making it the largest category of any other on the list of “known or suspected terrorists.” The next-largest specific terrorist organization on the list is al Qaeda in Iraq, with only 73,189 people.

The documents also highlight the dramatic expansion of the government’s terrorist watchlisting under the Obama administration, which includes increasing the the no-fly list to 47,000 — ten times higher than the Bush administration.

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche