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  • somewhere around 50,000

    25 21.74%
  • between 50,000 and 100,000

    45 39.13%
  • between 100,000 and 250,000

    24 20.87%
  • between 250,000 and 500,000

    9 7.83%
  • half a million to 750,000

    3 2.61%
  • upwards of a million

    2 1.74%
  • over 1 million

    3 2.61%
  • other - please explain

    4 3.48%
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Thread: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

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    U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles - CNN.com

    Washington (CNN)The coalition fighting ISIS has killed more than 6,000 fighters, including half of the top command of the terror group, U.S. diplomatic officials said Thursday.
    U.S. intelligence estimates that ISIS has a total force of somewhere between 9,000 to 18,000 fighters. However, it is also believed the group can draw on thousands of other fighters whose loyalty shifts and could muster a force upwards of 31,000 total.

    In your humble opinion, how many terrorists (Islamic Extremists) are there in the world? Total.

    How many could be "mustered up" and drawn into some kind of battle, fight, or violent act including suicide bombing and such?

    This is strictly asking for your opinion. Could be based on stuff you've read, or could be pulled from some dark recess of your inner fear.

    What would you estimate?
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    a bunch! LOL It depends on if you count state terrorism, like Iranian influences, or just those active in jihad, like ISIL and AQAP.

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    do you count nationalism, like the Taliban ( which are more tribal then national).

    I went the conservative route and just picked active terrorism, prolly around 1 million ( guessing)

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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    The problem is that lets say there are 100,000. If you somehow killed all them at one time, you would inspire another 200,000 to take their place.
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles - CNN.com






    In your humble opinion, how many terrorists (Islamic Extremists) are there in the world? Total.

    How many could be "mustered up" and drawn into some kind of battle, fight, or violent act including suicide bombing and such?

    This is strictly asking for your opinion. Could be based on stuff you've read, or could be pulled from some dark recess of your inner fear.

    What would you estimate?
    It totally depends on whom you feel to fit the definition. Are Hamas fighters all terrorists although they report to a near government but terrorist organization? What about the Iranian guardsmen deployed to assist the terrorists here and there?

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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    1.7 billion that believe in a regressive medieval ideology.

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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by Garion View Post
    1.7 billion that believe in a regressive medieval ideology.
    So you're basically saying every single Muslim on Earth is a terrorist.

    Is that correct?
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It totally depends on whom you feel to fit the definition. Are Hamas fighters all terrorists although they report to a near government but terrorist organization? What about the Iranian guardsmen deployed to assist the terrorists here and there?
    Yup. I asked for your opinion. Your guess. Based on whatever criteria you deemed reasonable. What's the number?
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.

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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Anyone who even ventures a guess, is talking out their ass. There is no way to know. And anyone who thinks 200,000 terrorists are created by killing 100,000 is also talking out their ass. How many is irrelevant anyway, what I want to know is why our enemies like Russia think it's good to sit on the sidelines while women and children are being killed.
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Voted "Other - please explain"

    The issue here is intention to or actively engaging in terrorism does not totally encompass the problem. It sounds like it does, but we also have to consider those out there that by silence or some other passive support allow these groups to flourish. It makes this effort a little dubious to suggest what we think the total number of terrorists are, as even at a high level they will have a network or support, from family to businesses to other means.

    I do not see what it proves on trying to nail down the actual number of terrorists, they are not out there in a vacuum.
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    Re: U.S. officials say 6,000 ISIS fighters killed in battles

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Voted "Other - please explain"

    The issue here is intention to or actively engaging in terrorism does not totally encompass the problem. It sounds like it does, but we also have to consider those out there that by silence or some other passive support allow these groups to flourish. It makes this effort a little dubious to suggest what we think the total number of terrorists are, as even at a high level they will have a network or support, from family to businesses to other means.

    I do not see what it proves on trying to nail down the actual number of terrorists, they are not out there in a vacuum.
    I'm not trying to "prove" anything.

    It's a simple question. It's also a given that it's just an estimate as well as opinion.

    I'm not going to take anyone to court and ask them to swear on a bible or anything.

    What's your GUESS, your ESTIMATE?

    Based on your post, I'd have to say you'd put it at "over a million".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.

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