May 4, 2011
Aaron, D. The world after Bin Laden. (2011, May 02). Washington Post. Retrieved May 04, 2011 from http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/topic-a-the-world-after-bin-laden/2011/05/02/AFF7ujhF_story.html
In the article, “The world after Bin Laden,” the other asked experts about the implications for U.S security and policy, especially foreign relations. The experts are explaining that after Bin Laden was killed the USA administration and the U.S Congress have to make a decision about reducing the American forces and military in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The experts also criticizes that Pakistan did not support the U.S military for eradicating Al Qaeda members. The experts showed that Pakistan was involved with Al Qaeda and tried to hide Bin Laden in the country. Another article explains that the United States has to prepare an international conference for all the regional players that have a big interest in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and it said not only does the United States have to support these two countries, but also the countries like China, Russia, and India should be included.
The United States changed its policy after September 11, and they announced the war against terror and all the countries that support Al Qaeda and radical groups. The United States sacrificed and spent billions of dollars in the war against terror. But after Bin Laden was killed, experts and politician think that Mr. Obama’s administration and the Congress should change the strategy and the policy of the war against terror because after Bin Laden, the ideology of AL Qaeda is melting and there is no leadership like Osama to organize jihad groups and lead them to fight against the USA and democracy. It is true Osama was the charismatic leader between jihad groups and he organized them around the world, and he created hundreds of radical groups based on his jihad ideology, but after he was killed, all these groups separated and they do not have a strong relation between each other. So automatically Al Qaeda’s ideology and power will be reduced.
After Osama was killed, not only did the United States of America celebrate and became happy about that, but also most of people around the world became happy about that great news, because Osama not only announced jihad against the American people but also he announced jihad against most of the Muslim countries. In my opinion the world after Osama will become more peaceful and will be reduced the fear of terror. Furthermore, the United States government will try to change its strategy of war and using military forces against terrorist groups and reduce the amount of solders outside the U.S.A, especially in Afghanistan.
Finally, as the writer of the article said, “Al Qaeda without Osama Bin Laden is like a hive without its queen;” the terrorist movements and the terrorist attacks are declining day after day. And the world is becoming safer after Osama and all people will disappear their fear and feeling of threat of terror attack and explosion. The United States policy will change toward the Islamic countries and Middle East countries, especially the thinking that terror equals Islam and the sticking of the word “terror” to the Islamic community.