Post by Craig O'Brien (@ick) on Sat, 27 Sep 14 12:18:44 +0000 View Full Post http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/26/opinion/bergen-schneider-how-many-jihadists/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_world+%28RSS%3A+World%29&utm_content=NetvibesCertainly, American politicians have been overstating the jihadist threat. I think these guys are under estimating it, but it's good to have a conversation about what the threat actually is. I take issue with them excluding groups like Hezbollah and Hamas because they don't directly target Americans. I also think they're comparison of jihadists to the Soviet military is rather silly. Sure, there were 60 times as many Soviet soldiers; but how many American civilians did they kill?