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In and they are good for more on the death of and why are all a -- -- and Samir -- let's bring in Michael shore here He is the guy.
Who was the the head of the CIA's bin Laden unit he's of CIA former counterterrorism analyst.
So we get differing opinions as to how important He was and what his death means Michael what's your take.
-- I think it's a good day when you kill them.
We killed two of them -- -- the important people they recruited to bring the war to the United States really to the English speaking world to India.
Two Britain Canada Australia and the United States.
It's a tactical victory a good one but it really doesn't move the ball forward strategically.
Representative king was it was exactly a 180% wrong.
That this is this is.
In important tactical short term victory.
But if we know if we've learned anything since 1995.
It's that al-Qaeda puts enormous planning it's a succession.
And so they'll be somebody to take out walk he's place will be -- -- is good I think only time will tell.
But He won't be -- novice he'll be somebody who was designated to succeed they'll walk.
When you when you take out these leaders doesn't did make whoever takes their place.
Think twice about.
You know Howell Howell public they want to be how they wanna structure their communications and so forth it.
They have to have they have to be looking over their shoulder I guess if they're gonna take that job.
They won't they worked the whole business is what looking over their shoulders -- they're always fighting a much greater power whether it was the Soviet Union in the 1980 -- the United States.
In the last two decades.
You know they've done their their reaction to what happened so I'll walk -- today amongst the people -- listen to a woman supported them.
We'll be he's gone to paradise he's done his job god will reward him.
And it's not something that we're very familiar with.
They'll be both grieving his loss but celebrating the fact that He died at the hands of the great Satan if you will.
Now although it's interesting to note that all of these leaders so call leaders up to and including Milwaukee and bin Laden.
We're always exhorting their followers to go you know commit suicide in the process of taking on the west but we're never willing to do -- themselves.
But most of them I think you're right six a walking never fought -- most of the other ones risked their lives either against the Soviets -- against us I think that's they really popular street I'm sorry -- they risk them but that you didn't see -- -- -- -- -- at the controls of a jetliner flying into the world trade center for instance they weren't willing to.
Voluntarily give their life.
Well they may well -- well have been willing to do it but -- -- what your leaders the leader of any organization to be flying into the World Trade Center right I think it's only common sense we wouldn't wanna marine general.
Leading a squad of infantry in the in any war.
All right so you say that we need to change our tactics.
In dealing with with this organization how do you mean that.
Well -- won that one thing that gets lost in the makes this morning sir it was we kill -- in Yemen.
In 2001 we could kill all of what we wanted mostly in Afghanistan now we have Afghanistan.
Pakistan Yemen Somalia North Africa Palestine and Iraq.
It is that what we're seeing is a great spread in the problem America -- as we're fighting now in a half a dozen theaters rather than one.
And we've also -- -- -- you -- just to say it one more time we have not yet come to grips with their motivation.
People who will come up -- risked their lives as you said.
To replace all walkie not because America is -- here has liberties -- has women in the work place where you have a brilliant female TV reporters.
They're gonna do it because we support the Israelis because we support the Saudi government because we have forces on the Arab peninsula because we're in Afghanistan.
Until the American people realize or are told by their leaders that this war is about what their government does and not how they live and think.
We're never gonna realize the dimension of the enemy we face and we're never gonna be able to stop the growth of the next generation of all while he's in bin Laden's in some here kinds.
Some interesting thoughts there from Michael -- the man who used to be in charge of the unit hunting bin Laden at the CIA.
Michael thank you.
Thank you -- always.
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