Al Qaeda confirms the death of Osama bin Laden but has announced it will seek revenge for it, as security experts anticipated might occur following the raid on the bin Laden compound and the killing of the acclaimed leader of the terrorist organization.
Threats of revenge by Al Qaeda for the killing of Osama bin Laden were announced to the media on Friday. Al Qaeda declares Americans' "happiness will turn to sadness." The Daily Breeze, in writing about Al Qaeda’s pronouncements today observes this is the first statement the terrorist network has issued since the death of Osama bin Laden was announced last Sunday night.
Evidence obtained from the bin Laden compound during the Navy Seals raid and killing of bin Laden, is reported by ABC News not to have produced tangible material related to an imminent attack. On the other hand, these reviews are said to indicate Al Qaeda to have “murderous aspirations.”
While there has been dissension on whether or not photos of bin Laden’s body should be made available to the public, Al Qaeda has confirmed the Obama administration’s announcement that bin Laden is dead. On the other hand, it also confirms what security experts maintained would occur following the death of the mastermind of 9/11, that the terrorist group that followed the lead of its infamous leader, would be seeking ways to exact revenge for his death.
The Rand Corporation has studied the behavior of terrorist organizations and maintains there is a continuing threat from terrorist organizations including Al Qaeda.
In the meantime, travelers have been urged to be alert to security and safety issues when traveling abroad, CNN reports, especially those traveling to the Middle East.