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    Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    Think that terrorist groups or individual cells will become enraged and retaliate quickly to the U.S. led operation and subsequent killing of UBL?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    Yes, attempts will be made. Some will be deterred from attacking, others will be out to send a message. I fear the second group will be the majority.
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    Re: Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Think that terrorist groups or individual cells will become enraged and retaliate quickly to the U.S. led operation and subsequent killing of UBL?
    I think it's very possible that there were Doomsday plots in place that will wreak some havoc. Also think that it's only a matter of hours until his followers claim he is not dead. 'Course that will be for them to prove.

    I don't believe that photograph posted earlier here is real. Neither will his followers.
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    Re: Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    I think there will be. You don't kill a figure head to a group and then not expect retaliations.

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    Re: Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    The potential is there. The State Department issued a warning for people who are travelling abroad.
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    Re: Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    Lest we think its over, its not.
    Hatred ,ignorance, fear will take time, a long time to heal.
    Kill a criminal, ten will take his place.
    Then why do we continue to kill criminals ?
    Save a child, via protective services(for one), and there will be fewer criminals.
    Is this one of the programs that the conservatives wish to cut ?

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    Re: Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Think that terrorist groups or individual cells will become enraged and retaliate quickly to the U.S. led operation and subsequent killing of UBL?
    I believe there will be attempts. However, I believe time will tell if those attempts were successful.

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    Re: Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Think that terrorist groups or individual cells will become enraged and retaliate quickly to the U.S. led operation and subsequent killing of UBL?
    I think these hate groups would soon tire of their life lost.
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    Re: Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    I believe they will try, but hopefully will be unsuccessful. If they are smart they will realize that we will never give up and will find them also if they choose to carry on this war of hatred.

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    Re: Will there be terrorist (or other violent) retaliations for UBL's death?

    I doubt that anyone who wasn't already going to the attack the U.S. anyways will do so as a result of OBL's death. Maybe some people who were already planning an attack will move up their timetable, but its not like everyday folks are terribly sad about his passing.

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