* This post was updated at 1:20p on Monday May 2nd
Will the threat of retaliation for Osama Bin Laden’s death hurt the transportation industry?
That was a question for investors on Monday morning following news that U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden at a compound in Pakistan and buried his body at sea.The Dow Jones Transportation Index was near flat after spiking to a new record high this morning.
Though the death of the mastermind of the September 11th attacks is widely considered a victory for both U.S. intelligence forces and Commander-In-Chief President Obama, many security analysts say it makes lone wolf attacks from Al Qaeda more likely. Terrorist retaliation on America’s mass transit system is particularly likely, say experts.