Monday, May 2, 2011
World's Most Wanted Man: Osama Bin Laden - what will this mean to Al Qeada? (STRATFOR)
May 1, 2011
The United States has killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and
recovered his body, according to numerous media reports May 1
citing U.S. officials. U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to
make an announcement on the subject. It is not clear precisely
how bin Laden was killed or how his body was recovered, but
the assertion that he is dead is significant.
Bin Laden had become the symbol of al Qaeda, even though
the degree to which he commanded the organization was
questionable. The symbolic value of his death is obvious.
The United States can claim a great victory. Al Qaeda can
proclaim his martyrdom. Read More »
The Devolution of al Qaeda
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