Long Islanders on heightened alert over bin Laden death

Many Long Islanders say they're on a heightened sense of alert as they mull what al-Qaida's next move could be following the death of Osama

RONKONKOMA - Many Long Islanders say they're on a heightened sense of alert as they mull what al-Qaida's next move could be following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) says the death is a huge victory for the United States and a major blow to al-Qaida. He says he expects to see feuding break out between the different sects working within the al-Qaida movement.

Some say they're worried over a possible retaliatory strike from al-Qaida and some experts agree. But former state anti-terror advisor Michael Balboni says that's not the way terror groups usually operate.

Balboni says they are never about a quick strike and will wait for an opportunity. In this case, with the country on heightened alert, he says now would be the wrong time for them to launch an attack.

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