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Bin Laden Death Adds New Dimension to Giants/Redskins 2011 Debut

The New York Giants and Washington Redskins are schedule to play the 2011 NFL Season Opener in D.C. on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.  Now, the most recent news of Osama Bin Laden’s death will surely add a new dimension to that event.

In this 1998 file photo, Osama bin Laden speaks to the journalists in Khost, Afghanistan and made available Friday March 19, 2004. A person familiar with developments said Sunday, May 1, 2011 that bin Laden is dead and the U.S. has the body. (AP Photo/Mazhar Ali Khan, File)

 

On September 11, 2011 — there will be reason to cheer, to cry, to reflect, and in many ways continue to feel the fear with threats of retaliation from terrorist groups around the world.

Via the AP:

Long believed to be hiding in caves, bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout not far from a Pakistani military academy. The stunning news of his death prompted relief and euphoria outside the White House and around the globe, yet also deepening fears of terrorist reprisals against the United States and its allies.

“Justice has been done,” President Barack Obama said late Sunday from the White House in an announcement that seemed sure to lift his own political standing.

Retaliatory attacks against the U.S. and Western targets could come from members of al-Qaida’s core branch in the tribal areas of Pakistan, al-Qaida franchises in other countries, and radicalized individuals in the U.S. with al-Qaida sympathies, according to a Homeland Security Department intelligence alert issued Sunday and obtained by The Associated Press.