Monday, May 2, 2011

News: Osama Bin Laden Killed

It's over with....not the threat of terrorism, but rather the life of it's figurehead for the past decade...

After gettin ran up on by some of the most highly trained military forces the U.S. has, about 30 clicks outside of Islamabad, Pakistan in a posh compound, and taking a single round to the middle of his dome, Osama Bin Laden died. The compound... up in flames. His body? Identified, photographed (allegedly) and then buried at sea in accordance with Islamic tradition. No U.S. casualties.

Whether you're celebrating this, questioning some of it or just left with a zero-sum feeling, there's no question that the world is probably a little bit better off without Osama's brand of extremist ideology and constant plotting in it.

Osama got what karma gives....he waged war on the west and made the mistake of trying to bring the fight to America on it's own soil, attacking and killing thousands of innocent civilians on September 11, 2001; a culminating act of insanity for a confused life committed to acts of cold terrorism that killed Americans and non-Americans alike.

Conversely, 2 wars were started and thousands of lives were lost in the process of catching up with this man. Many will say this is a Peric victory of sorts, that should be viewed as the U.S. just catching up via collateral damage to one of it's most venomous foes ever.

It is my hope that the death of this man doesn't galvanize a new generation of radical Islamists, but rather, is somehow the starting point of a new period in time of collaboration between the U.S. and many embattled Muslim nations.


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