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I'm concerned about Pakistanis

Reader comment on item: Thoughts on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

Submitted by There is NO Santa Claus (United States), May 5, 2011 at 08:14

There are any number of scenarios by which OBL was living in Pakistan. The most likely one is that the government (or portions thereof) knew he was there and betrayed him to the Americans.

This sort of thing could lead to massive retaliation aimed at Pakistani civilians.

Then there is the scenario that states that the Pakistan government is telling the truth and they didn't know. Yet they permitted the OBL raid. This too could lead to massive retaliation aimed at Pakistani civilians.

There is also the long term threat of retaliation against the United States. This might take Al-Qaida some time, but we've seen in the past that there are always attacks in the planning stage. Some of these attacks were intercepted by dumb luck on America's part.

I would also add that there may be terrorist attacks (against America) brewing in response to our military intervention in Libya. Our diplomatic threats against Syria may also spur terrorist attacks if they are implemented.

There seems to be a disconnect between the O'Bama Administration's foreign intervention in the Middle East and the seeming lack of concern for domestic terrorist attacks.


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