Ding dong Osama’s dead.

So old mate Osama got shot in the head.  Did it happen?  Sure it did!  Is this good news?  It’s fucking great news! Will it end terrorism? Definitely not. I doubt I will see the end of terrorism in my life time. See the thing about terrorism as opposed to war are the innocent every day people who are sacrificed involuntarily. The innocent people who are forced to give up their lives for a cause that they know nothing about or if they did, probably didn’t lose an ounce of shut eye over it. Osama bin Laden’s death is a great bee in the bonnet for the war against terror, but even more so, it is some kind of relief to the families of those that were used as pawns in a cowardly mans agenda. So cowardly that he tried to use his own wife as a human shield. So cowardly that he used the noble and respected faith of Islam as a mask for his actions. Sure, we will probably be looking for another just like him again in the future, but the families and those who had to bear witness to the horrendous acts of this monster can now begin to seek some sort of comfort. The world is miles away from being perfect but it is most certainly a better place without him in it. He never lived in Paradise while on earth and I doubt he does where he is now.

6 Comments on Ding dong Osama’s dead.

  1. Anonymous // 2011-05-05 at 3:27 AM // Reply

    I agree with this entirely, aside from one point. Innocent every day people are sacrificed in both war and terrorism, they are not set apart on that issue.

    I enjoy your blog.

  2. Anonymous // 2011-05-05 at 4:31 AM // Reply

    One point … it turns out he didn't use his wife as a human shield after all. Other than that, it's a great post.

  3. Anonymous // 2011-05-05 at 5:13 PM // Reply

    "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr, 1967

  4. The notion that Osama used his wife as a human shield is 100% falsified. The U.S government, who love a bit of propaganda, endorse this. There were 3 others killed in the attack, one of which was a wife of Osama.

    There are also several scarifies in war, debate-ably more than in single terrorist attacks. War IS a terrorist attack. If one spends the time researching exactly the kind of violence bestowed on the Afghan people post September !!, it is almost impossible to disagree. I recommend reading 'A history of the world since 9/11' by Dominic Streatfeild to garner some perspective on this.

    The victims of 9/11, and every terrorist attack perpetrated by the Taliban since, stretch far beyond what is widely publicised.


  5. Anonymous // 2011-05-12 at 3:19 AM // Reply

    P.S, The comment above mine is not actually a quote by MLK, it is pulled from an anon. twitter account quoting MLK.

  6. Sure, all of this is true.

    But the families who have lost loved ones don't really care about all the technicalities at the end of the day do they?


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