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Osama bin Laden. The world’s most wanted man. Dead.

 

Amidst celebrations in Washington -- the question immediately asked: What changes?

 

Al Jazeera talks with one U.S. military analyst who says -- very little.

 

“It probably has been a number of years since bin Laden has exercised day to day control over the organization.  It probably has more symbolic, more iconic value than actual operation or tactical value.  I would suspect we still have an al-Qaeda threat out there, and that threat will continue for years to come.”

 

A blogger called the Atomic Analyst suggests, anyone with any knowledge of al-Qaeda knows, this is a key victory, and also, will amount to little changing.

 

“...the death of bin Laden will have little effect on the organizational hierarchy of al-Qaeda, which is sufficiently hydra-headed to ensure continuity of leadership. As it stands, bin Laden was hiding out in Pakistan for the past half-decade or so, and al-Qaeda has continued on. His death will not change anything.

 

But Marketwatch notes, bin Laden’s leadership star has already faded in the nations which once celebrated him.  And al Qaeda’s influence has significantly deteriorated.

 

“The pro-democracy movement throughout the Arab world this spring proved how irrelevant bin Laden had become to the people he pretended to act on behalf of. It proved that an inspired people acting bravely and in public could accomplish what no small group of evil, isolated terrorists could do: Change history for the better.”

 

CBS News Bob Orr notes, already things have changed.  The United States is on a higher level of awareness as a result of bin Laden’s death.

 

“There’s nothing to suggest there is any retaliation plot is in the works.  No intelligence in the pipeline that anything is a foot.   But out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. is raising security in a number of areas around the country, as in putting the Joint Terrorism task force on higher alert."

 

PoliticusUSA notes, there is one other change. President Barack Obama notches a big win.

 

“The death of Osama Bin Laden is a cathartic moment for nation has never forgotten the horrific events of 9/11...Barack Obama will now and forever be known as the president who got Osama Bin Laden.”

 

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Bin Laden Dead: What Changes in War on Terror?

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

BY  JIM FLINK

 

You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy.

 

Osama bin Laden. The world’s most wanted man. Dead.

 

Amidst celebrations in Washington -- the question immediately asked: What changes?

 

Al Jazeera talks with one U.S. military analyst who says -- very little.

 

“It probably has been a number of years since bin Laden has exercised day to day control over the organization.  It probably has more symbolic, more iconic value than actual operation or tactical value.  I would suspect we still have an al-Qaeda threat out there, and that threat will continue for years to come.”

 

A blogger called the Atomic Analyst suggests, anyone with any knowledge of al-Qaeda knows, this is a key victory, and also, will amount to little changing.

 

“...the death of bin Laden will have little effect on the organizational hierarchy of al-Qaeda, which is sufficiently hydra-headed to ensure continuity of leadership. As it stands, bin Laden was hiding out in Pakistan for the past half-decade or so, and al-Qaeda has continued on. His death will not change anything.

 

But Marketwatch notes, bin Laden’s leadership star has already faded in the nations which once celebrated him.  And al Qaeda’s influence has significantly deteriorated.

 

“The pro-democracy movement throughout the Arab world this spring proved how irrelevant bin Laden had become to the people he pretended to act on behalf of. It proved that an inspired people acting bravely and in public could accomplish what no small group of evil, isolated terrorists could do: Change history for the better.”

 

CBS News Bob Orr notes, already things have changed.  The United States is on a higher level of awareness as a result of bin Laden’s death.

 

“There’s nothing to suggest there is any retaliation plot is in the works.  No intelligence in the pipeline that anything is a foot.   But out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. is raising security in a number of areas around the country, as in putting the Joint Terrorism task force on higher alert."

 

PoliticusUSA notes, there is one other change. President Barack Obama notches a big win.

 

“The death of Osama Bin Laden is a cathartic moment for nation has never forgotten the horrific events of 9/11...Barack Obama will now and forever be known as the president who got Osama Bin Laden.”

 

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