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  • Pakistan, the Epicenter of Global Terrorism

    The elimination of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden vindicates U.S. strategy in the region. It will be seen as a major success for the U.S. and show the world that America will remain committed to hunting down its enemies for as long it takes.

    The operation also highlights that Pakistan is truly at the epicenter of global terrorism. The fact that the world’s most wanted terrorist was captured in a major Pakistani city 60 miles from the nation’s capital should silence those Pakistanis who rejected the idea of bin Laden being in the country as a western conspiracy.

    It should also strengthen President Obama’s hand in pushing the Pakistanis to continue to take action against other terrorists on their soil.

    The details on Pakistan’s involvement in the operation are still unclear. If it was largely a U.S. unilateral operation, there will be many questions on how bin Laden could have resided in a compound in a major Pakistani city close to a military garrison.

    Ayman al Zawahiri almost certainly will take over as al-Qaeda’s new chief. Zawahiri had in recent years become both the public voice and operational planner of al-Qaeda. However, since bin Laden was the founder and spiritual head of al-Qaeda, his death will demoralize the ranks of the organization and thus could be a strategic setback for the movement. Zawahiri does not carry the same mythical aura as bin Laden and thus the organization could lose its luster among young recruits.

    That said al-Qaeda and its affiliates will continue to remain active. The U.S. must recognize that bin Laden’s death alone does not signal the end of the fight against global terrorism. It is a major positive development, but there remains much hard work to be done in defeating the organization in the region.

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    4 Responses to Pakistan, the Epicenter of Global Terrorism

    1. NIMI, NIGERIA says:

      i appreciate what you re doing. thanks for always keeping us informed. my contribution is, if truely Osama Bin Laden is death, th US should prove it with a video clip. secondly, i dont think the US soilders that went for the operation were trianed, they should have captued him alive so as to face trial at the international crimnal court, that would serve as a lession to other terrorist in the world.

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    4. Shane says:

      Well you guys will remain uninformed as long as you follow articles like this. They showed you the hanging of Sadam where they were not directly involved, they showed you the death of Qaddafi in the hands of his own people and no involvement of Nato, however they did not showed you the Osama who was killed by the American special forces and whose dead body was than transferred to a US carrier where he was thrown in sea anonymously. Wow i have no more words to show my disgust on how stupid some people can be.

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