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05-03-2011, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by zeroG View Post
not really. i mean if those hiding him allowed him to help plan another major attack...

but based on what is available in reliable press outlets, it appears that our intelligence agencies no longer view al qaeda as a major threat. all of the recent attacks as well as foiled attempts at attacks were carried out by other better equipped and more efficient groups who appear to be mostly independent from (if nominally affiliated with) al qaeda. this was really symbolic closure for the US but in all likelihood will have zero impact on our security.
That's not what I've been seeing. Maybe they are not as big a threat as they were 10 years ago, but they are definitely still a threat to national security. Just because they haven't carried out any attacks in awhile doesn't mean they couldn't in the future. After the raid on Bin Laden they found documents that detailed planned future attacks. Even if you remove Bin Laden, that doesn't kill them, they are like a hydra another head will grow back.

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