As you sit back and watch the news on this story, observe how many consider this a ‘game changer’. The naiveté of those in control of the news we hear couldn’t be any more misleading. Fact is, Bin Laden has had plenty of time over the years to groom many of his own kind (probably hundreds) and create an even more extensive network prepared to function without him. Granted, this may be nothing new in the world of terrorism, but the issue is that we’re mainly focused on the most popular terrorist which makes this situation even more dangerous. Years of 9/11 planning went under the radar and look what happened. What will the product be of ten years of additional planning for the next big hit? Additionally, who’s to say that Bin Laden’s death wasn’t the green light (an order to his subordinates) to trigger another terrorist attack.
Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, sources told ABC News.
His death brings to an end a tumultuous life that saw bin Laden go from being the carefree son of a Saudi billionaire, to terrorist leader and the most wanted man in the world.
Bin Laden created and funded the al Qaeda terror network, which was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The Saudi exile had been a man on the run since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan overthrew the ruling Taliban regime, which harbored bin Laden.
In a video filmed two months after the Sept. 11 attacks, bin Laden gloated about the attack, saying it had exceeded even his “optimistic” calculations.
“Our terrorism is against America. Our terrorism is a blessed terrorism to prevent the unjust person from committing injustice and to stop American support for Israel, which kills our sons,” he said in the video.
Long before the Sept. 11 attacks, bin Laden was known as an enemy of the United States. He was suspected of playing large roles in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. Embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden in October 2000.
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