Monday, May 2, 2011
Bin Laden dead, but attacks may increase.
Osama Bin Laden’s death will not signal the end of al Qaeda attacks and might create tensions between the United States and Pakistan. These are just two of the predictions surfacing after Bin Laden’s death at the hand of U.S. troops in Pakistan. Reuters journalists suggest that al Qaeda members are vowing retaliation for Bin Laden’s death on Internet forums—a main way that radical Islamists communicate, according to the article. A story in the New York Times suggests that U.S.-Pakistani relations may deteriorate in light of the fact that Bin Laden was discovered in Pakistan in a city that also houses Pakistani troops.