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  • PODCAST: Osama bin Laden

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Jim Carafano discusses the death of Osama bin Laden. He explores its implications for our fight against terrorism moving forward, how it affects our relationship with Pakistan, and more. Click here to listen.

    And what about the notion that since we killed bin Laden, it’s time to declare victory in the War on Terror?

    The terrorists don’t seem to think so. Earlier, a senior al-Qaeda official by pseudonym “Assad al-Jihad2,” posting on a jihadist website, vowed revenge, stating that anyone who thinks that jihad has ended just has to “wait a little bit.”

    Bin Laden’s former number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is ready to assume his mentor’s role as the leader of al-Qaeda, meaning the terrorist group is far from benign.

    On top of that, The Washington Post adds:

    And then there is thethe Palestinian Hamas, whose top leader in the Gaza Strip mourned bin laden on Monday as an” Arab holy warrior.” Ismail Haniyeh, who is Hamas’s prime minister, told reporters that “we regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood.”

    “We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior,” said the man who has assured former president Jimmy Carter, among other envoys, of Hamas’s peaceful intentions toward Israel and the United States.

    Killing bin Laden is a welcomed victory, to be sure. But eliminating him doesn’t mean mission accomplished, as these recent statements by terrorists indicate.

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    One Response to PODCAST: Osama bin Laden

    1. Wes in cincy says:

      We messed up at the end of the "Cold War" that we did not take full advantage of the situation. Then we started to close down military bases and downsize

      our military so we could have a " more mobile military." That is why we have had to use so many National Guard units. Shame on us if we do the same stupid thing this time. When you have the terrorists on the the defensive, you cannot

      backoff and let them regroup. When you have them down, stomp on them.

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