What will be worth watching is whether these attacks include Mumbai-type attacks. In Mumbai, they didn’t use car bombs or Islamikaze martyrs. They walked around with AKs and grenades and slaughtered scores.
They no doubt have watched the US reaction to incidents like Aurora, CO and Newtown, CT and realize the impact they can have in terms of casualties, terrorizing the populace, and calls to disarm the US people.
I would be horrified but not shocked if the Jihadis used these methods in their attacks. We have already seen it with an attack in the 1990s outside CIA HQ in Langley, VA, the El Al ticket counter attack at LAX, Fort Hood and the attack outside a Little Rock recruiting office...
I watched the Utube accounts of Beslan, and I would not be surprised to see the Jihadis pull something like that here. But there are so many soft targets, and so many Americans are disarmed already, that they will be like kids in a candy store for the first few attacks.
Given the reactions of the ministry of propaganda and political class, I can foresee one or more (possibly multiple, simultaneous) attacks and hostage situations at schools, ala Ma`alot in Israel from the 1970s, or even Beslan in Russia.
While in Israel and Russia this caused incredible anger against those who committed the atrocities, I think we can bet that the ministry of propaganda and political class will blame law abiding gun owners, and demand that those who legally own guns be disarmed.