There a few reasons for my statement in my last post:

Do I think this will change things in the U.S. and abroad? No not really, terrorism is still out there,

On May 1, 1945 Germany announced the Adolf Hitler was dead, he actually committed suicide the day before. While many may say he was not a terrorist, he was a dictator, he is considered by many to be the embodiment of evil and is responsible for the death of millions of innocent people, just because they didn’t fit his requirements to be a part of the perfect race. Today we have Neo-nazis, who may not have the same ideals as Hitler, they do much to spread hatred, racism and fear.

One could consider Hitler to be a state sponsored terrorist, much like the Fatah of the PLO who were responsible for the murder of the athletes of the Israeli 1972 Olympic Team in Munich. Do you remember this image? I remember seeing this, I remember being horrified by what happened. When it was over, 11 Israelis and a German policemnan were dead. Five terrorists were killed and three were captured and held in Germany. A month and a half later Palestinian terrorists hijacked a Lufthansa jet and demanded the 3 terrorists be released. Germany complied.

Despite Mossad assuming the responsibility to hunt down kill those responsible for the terrorist attack, one of the leaders, Abu Daoud, remains at large, he even wrote a book titled “Memoirs of a Palestinian Terrorist,” as well as, “Palestine — A History of the Resistance Movement, by the Sole Survivor of Black September.” For which he was awarded the Palestine Prize for Culture in 1999 for his book.

On February 26, 1993, an explosion occurred in the World Trade Center. The explosion caused six deaths, 1,042 injuries, and nearly $600 million in property damage. Middle Eastern terrorism had arrived on American soil delivered by a small band of terrorists that scurried away from the scene unnoticed, later to be identified as Islamic fundamentalists. The leader’s plan was to collapse one of the towers, and he thought/hoped the debris from that tower would knock down the other tower.

April 19, 1995 marked the arrival of homegrown terrorism with the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. Timothy McVeigh was the kid next door. The bomb exploded with enough force to shatter one third of the seven-story structure to bits and lifted pedestrians off the ground. One hundred and sixty eight people were killed, more then five hundred were wounded.

And then we have the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. One of those dates where almost everyone remembers where they were. My friend’s husband saw a plane flying south down the Hudson, he thought it was weird, there normally aren’t planes flying there. My future boss came around the corner in the office and said, ‘The World Trade Center just got bombed.’ I went and looked at the T.V. in his bosses office, then ran to call my mother. I found a report that 2,752 men, women and children died at the World Trade Center. I’m not sure how accurate that is. Although I certainly knew what terrorism was I am not sure I had heard of Al Qaeda before this, now it is definitely a familiar name.

So even if the death of bin Laden affects Al Qaeda, lessening its power, there were terrorist before, there will continue to be terrorists.

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