As I went to bed with­out check­ing the news, I guess I was one of the last peo­ple in the world to learn of the death of Osama Bin Laden. As some­one whose life-view was changed by 9/11, this is a momenteous event. Jus­tice was slow but, in the end, final.

For prep­pers con­cern about ter­ror­ist attacks, noth­ing real­ly changes. There still are peo­ple out there who want to harm and kill us. The loss of a leader, no mat­ter how impor­tant, will not lessen the need to pre­pare. In fact, the risk may have gone up as word of OBL’s death fil­ters out to the jihadis. If there are sleep­er cells ready to act, now is the time when they may wake up. As far as I can tell, the capac­i­ty to attack in US soil is extreme­ly lim­it­ed or they would have done it already. On the oth­er hand, per­haps we have got­ten lucky for the past 10 years.  Luck is nev­er a strat­e­gy for suc­cess.

Regard­less, the onus is on us to con­tin­ue to pre­pare, so that if some­thing hap­pens, we can deal with it indi­vid­u­al­ly or as a nation.  Be pre­pared. Build redun­dan­cies. Be resilient. Adapt. Sur­vive!

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