I keep hearing that because Osama Bin Laden is dead, that there will be a retaliation of Al-Queda. What do you guys think? Do you think that;
- There will be a retaliation?
- And there will be another leader of Al-Queda?
Maybe we should have taken and held Osama in some hi security facility? And taken care of the rest of Al-Queda... We may never know but hey, cant turn back time can we?
Kids talking about politics and such when they don't really have a clue.
What good would holding Osama do? If Osama is held in captivity as a POW/Terrorist this would literally cost the US Gov't millions of dollars to do, and would result in the same "retaliation" that may come from his death (which realistically is little to no chance).
Concerning this though. This would cause outrage in the US. For every person upset about how Osama was "murdered" in the US there would be a handful outraged that Osama is being held prisoner instead of being executed. With how the US Gov't works, it would take years for this to happen which would cause outrage on behalf of the public. On top of that, it would literally cost millions to protect Osama, both from the US and from other sources
Will a new leader arise? Chances are yes, one will. Will he be the figurehead Osama was? No he won't but he'll still be the new leader. In a group like this that are extremely passionate about their beliefs, taking out their leader will not just disband them. They will still exist and a new leader will eventually take power. Will they be the same threat as they currently are (or rather... currently aren't but people like to believe they are) No. They took huge hits and it takes a while for anything to rebalance their situation.
There won't be "retribution" or "retaliation" in that sense for his death, but it will cause anger amongst them. They don't really have a means or capability to retaliate and without a figure head or someone to play the role of leader, they can't.