The death of a mass murderer is still the death of a mass murderer, regardless of how he came to such beliefs. As I said in the rest of my post, I'm not unaware of the evils that the U.S. has committed and continues to commit, a large part of what bin Laden claims as reason for his jihad. However, the death of an evil person that actually plots and/or carries out attacks that *specifically target* innocent civilians, well, yes frankly, I am glad that such a person is no longer on this earth to plan such evils. As I also said, I would have been happier if he had been captured alive and brought to trial for his crimes, but that is not the case here- all the wishing in the world won't make it so, now. But I can and do still hope that others are brought to justice- that is, to trial- for similar crimes they have committed. Including certain past and present high level American officials, some members of our military who have committed atrocities of their own, and of course, remaining members of al-Qaida.
And the politicians will get- at most- a two or three day break from answering questions about unemployment and the economy. The American public, and by extension it's media, has far too short of an attention span to let the everyday realities of no jobs/no money slip out of sight for too long.
And you're right- what a weird coincidence about Hitler's death being announced on the same day. Coincidence being the operative word here, of course. I am waiting for actual proof though- pictures or what not. But I do believe they got him, just that proof that they did so would be nice.
Originally Posted by meemee
JUSTICE?!!! what justice?!!!
there is sooo much more to this story.
justice would be to look at actions to find out why Bin Laden was created even in the first place.
more people are dead because of Bush, not Bin Laden. he became the excuse.
right now i am not celebrating. and yes i have been directly affected by 9/11 too. its wasnt just a US thing. it was a world thing.
instead i am full of suspicion.
another faux pas over his body. more reason to hate.
i am sitting here thinking when are we ever going to wake up and look at our policies and stop creating situations where people like Osama was born.
how long is the secret document period?
i my eyes instead because now the politicians get a break from answering questions on unemployment and the economy.
and i question. did we really not know? or did we actually carry it out now before osama died so we can say we did it.
btw... did you know - just a weird coincidence - that Hitler's death was announced on may 1st too. yup people. may 1, 1945.