True, though compared to what he originally wantedUnfortunately it did become reality in the form of a major nuclear exchange that took 32 million lives and was the final death blow to a major super power. It also caused the destruction of al Queda's Islamic "utopia" in the Caucasus. Given the horrors the Americans and others were finding as they advanced into it and the fact that Bin Laden is now known to be responsible for the Stalingrad bomb I suspect the level of Islamophobia in this timeline will be worse than it was in ours following 9/11.
it causes damage that will take maybe centuries to heal on a regional level and causes global issues but didn't reach the global apocalypse point, especially in regards to the outcome he predicted.His dream of a Salafist world, more precisely a slaughtered world where only Salafism remained, had never been closer to reality.
Overall yes he caused a huge amount of damage but compared to what he envisioned, it didn't reach the level he wanted. The last chapter showed in Pakistan that the West is still capable of using its power and forcing its adversaries to bend the knee, and I haven't seen much mention of his envisioned Islamic uprising.This was indeed the central premise of Bin Laden’s master plan. He would wait until a moment of maximum tension between the nuclear powers and then explode a nuke right in the heart of one of their territories. This would cause the attacked power to instantly assume, in panic, that the other side had launched first and so without thinking throw their missiles at the enemy, thus tricking them into unleashing a nuclear holocaust upon themselves. Bin Laden’s hope was that the Russian states would throw nukes at the West as they realized what was going on. This would lead to a world where the Western powers were crippled, and lead to Islamist Revolution around the Middle East, resulting in a revived Islamic World ready to conquer the ashes of the infidels.