小编摘要：奥萨马•本•拉登(Osama bin Laden)被击毙，令美国民众和国家安全部门一片欢腾。
The killing of Osama bin Laden triggered jubilation among the US population and its national security establishment but has prompted warnings about potential revenge attacks by extremist supporters of the Saudi-born terrorist.
奥萨马•本•拉登(Osama bin Laden)被击毙，令美国民众和国家安全部门一片欢腾，但也引发警告称，这位出生于沙特的恐怖分子的极端支持者们可能会发动报复性袭击。
The storming of bin Laden’s compound by US special forces in Abbottabad, 50km from the Pakistan capital, raised questions about the US ally’s commitment to combating international terrrorism. Some western commentators have called for the winding down of military operations in Afghanistan.
But the success of Sunday’s raid is a big boost to Barack Obama, US president, whose foreign policy has been under fire.
Mr Obama said the world was a better and safer place because of bin Laden’s death. “Justice has been done,” he told the nation on Sunday night.
The killing of bin Laden also helps restore the reputation of the CIA, which has failed to capture the founder of the al-Qaeda network for almost a decade after the September 11 attacks on the US, which humiliated the world’s leading power and turned the Saudi militant into the face of global terrorism.
In a memorandum to staff on Monday morning, Leon Panetta, CIA director, said: “We have rid the world of the most infamous terrorist of our time.” But he warned that terrorists would almost certainly attempt to avenge his death. “Bin Laden is dead. Al-Qaeda is not.”
Mr Obama won praise from unlikely critics including Dick Cheney, the hardline former vice-president who once accused Mr Obama of putting the US at risk by conducting the so-called war on terror as an exercise in “law enforcement”.
“I want to congratulate President Obama and his national security team,” Mr Cheney said. “Today, the message our forces have sent is clear – if you attack the United States, we will find you and bring you to justice.”
The only contrarian note from western governments was from Uri Rosenthal. The Dutch foreign minister, while praising the killing as “an historic event”, said the al-Qaeda leader should have been captured and tried.
“It would have been better if bin Laden had been captured alive and forced to answer for his deeds in a court of law,” Mr Rosenthal said.
There was a mixed reaction across the Middle East. Many in the region viewed him as an irrelevance. But the killing drew sharp criticism from leaders of Hamas, the Islamist Palestinian movement. Ismail Haniyeh, its leader in the Gaza Strip, told a press conference: “We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior.”