Al Quaida is a different issue all together. It's hard to guess what they will do. Bush might need some help in votes or get people in line so who knows if there will be another 9/11 before the elections or will there be another war. There is a lot of negative ifs right now from USD collapsing to another war to major recession to markets collapsing. Best thing IMO is to be out of debt completely and have bullion on hand. You guys in states have to check the patriot act if it's safe to hold bullion in the safety deposit boxes as I've read somewheres that might not be all that safe. Either way next 15 months will be interesting to see.