monkey's mom: My life wasn't threatened by that particular shooter, but if it was being threatened by him, I would celebrate him no longer being a threat, yes, especially if my life had been threatened by him for ten long years, with billions of taxpayer's dollars being spent on finding him that was bankrupting our country and the whole world fearing him as well. I feel sorrow that this young man's issues escalated to the point that he was a danger to others and needed to be taken out to prevent further casualties, same as I do for Osama, but I do celebrate that both were taken out--not as a celebration of death, but as a celebration of a threat removed. As I've repeatedly said, I'd have been just as happy had Osama been captured instead, and I'm sore most Americans would have as well. I cheer that we had the guts to eliminate this threat, even if it meant killing him.
Thao, no part of that sentence was an assumption; it was what I see, what I think, and what I approve, in other words my opinion. I doubt the people celebrating 9/11 thought that it would stop America from taking any more lives; I give the world more credit than to be that obtuse. Those people weren't celebrating the deaths of murderers, but of innocents, and they probably weren't thinking "Yes, we've knocked down the WTF; now no more lives will be lost to American politics!" I don't believe the people of the world, given America's history, are naive enough to believe that the 911 attacks would bring peace. Attacking America never, ever brings peace, until we've attacked back. I'm not making an assumption about their intention; I'm stating that I find it improbable that they believed this terrorist act would change our actions in the Middle East for the good. In any case, it was the murder of innocents, and what we did to Osama was not as he was not innocent in any way, shape or form. he wasn't murdered.