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U.S. and al-Q’da in the Anti-terrorism – Retaliation Cycle

An official Chinese media article commented on the statement of Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, that the U.S. military will hunt down and kill the new Al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al Zawahiri. “Although bin Laden is dead, the terrorist organizations remain. Information shows that bin Laden’s death has provoked terrorists’ retaliatory emotions. Some of the retaliatory verbiage and actions leave the U.S. no respite. It has no alternative but to deal with the anti-terrorism situation in the ‘post-Laden era.’” “After decades of development, the al-Qaeda organization has a solid foundation and a rich network. The U.S. counter-terrorism operations may intensify terrorists’ retaliations. The recent terrorist attacks demonstrate that the U.S. is already involved in a stalemate with al-Qaeda in cycles of ‘anti-terrorism – retaliation – more anti-terrorism – more retaliation.’”

Source: Science and Technology Daily, June 21, 2011