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Now Osama bin Laden is no more, is it time to reflect on the delinking of aid?

Howell, Jude (2011) Now Osama bin Laden is no more, is it time to reflect on the delinking of aid? LSE Global War on Terror Blog (18 May 2011). Website.

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So Osama bin Laden is now dead. After months of observing his hide-out in Abbottabad, 40 miles north of Islamabad, Pakistan, American Special Forces launched a clandestine operation to capture or kill Bin Laden. Within forty minutes it was all over and done with. His body was whisked swiftly away into the skies and ceremoniously dropped into the ocean. The last thing the Americans wanted was for his grave to become a shrine for al-Qaeda sympathisers. American politicians and the American public rejoiced; their number one enemy was now dealt with. Americans could feel safer. However, as President Obama cautioned, this was not the end of al-Qaeda, nor the end of international terrorism. In his words, “…his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that al-Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us”. There were still people out there who presented a threat to the American way of life. So the American people must continue to `remain vigilant at home and abroad’.

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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:37

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