In this particular instance, I just can't imagine that there are too many Americans who give a toss for Islamic cultural sensitivities.
I wonder how many "leaders" or "layers of leaders" there are remaining and what Plan "B" is.
It wasn't only Americans who were killed on 9/11. Citizens of many countries were also victims, as were a number of Muslims. It would be interesting to have views of the relatives of the latter.
It's like a hydra, as soon as you chop off one head, another grows. Terrorism/ freedom fighting has its roots in poverty, cruelty and injustice and there's plenty of that in this little old world.
Sadly, BBH, I agree with you. I think Obama is being naive if he seriously thinks that the world will be a safer place without this man, although perhaps he's just trying to offer soothing words of reassurance - and it hasn't taken the British government long to start their scaremongering. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding Bin Laden's death, and his subsequent burial, there's no doubt that
Two questions remain: Does al-Qaeda have a future and how will it react?Full article
In the short term the Obama administration is already bracing itself for possible revenge attacks, either against US forces in Afghanistan or, worse still, in the American homeland.
But for many the bigger question is whether, in the longer run, al-Qaeda can survive.
Since the start of the year, some experts have argued that the uprisings in the Arab world have rendered it irrelevant.
They will see Bin Laden's death as confirming the trend.
Perhaps. But the root causes of radical Islam - the range of issues that enabled al-Qaeda to recruit disaffected young Muslims to its cause - remain, for the most part, unaddressed.
The death of Bin Laden will strike at the morale of the global jihad, but is unlikely to end it.
- "Will Osama Bin Laden continue to haunt the US?" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13257631
Although not just the US, but the rest of the Western World.