More radical than Hamaas, bin Laden uses the conflict to the advantage of al-Qaeda.
Potential recruits for Al Qaeda are increasingly turned off by the kiling, particularly of Muslim victims, says Cruickshank.
Al-Qaeda would profit from the violence following a quick withdrawal of U.S. troops, says Cruickshank.
The level of alertness among the American people and government makes another 9/11 unlikely, says Cruickshank.
Liberation from the prison of personal ego.