Thoughts on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

On May 1st, relatively late into the night, the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death was released to the world, thus radiating celebratory noise in the streets of New York City and Washington D.C. This finally brought some closure to the families that suffered from the extreme pain caused to them by the loss of their loved ones back in 2001, when the World Trade Center was attacked by suicide bombers, along with the Pentagon.

With over three thousand lives lost on the bright morning of September 11th, 2001, people have yearned for some sort of justice to be done on behalf of their great loss. And finally after almost an entire decade this justice has been brought. And I would like to show great happiness for those families, and hope that this has brought some sort of relief to them.

When I heard the first reports of this, I did not believe it, but immediately I turned on the TV and quickly went to CNN’s website, to see none other than the headlines of “Osama Bin Laden, the face of terror, killed in Pakistan” and soon to follow the headlines, President Obama addressed the nation, explaining what exactly happened and telling the American people to stay ‘vigilant’ when it comes to defending against the forces of Al-Qaeda.

The full speech is available here.

We have overcome a great hurdle as a nation by the removal of such a strong force in the world of terror, and I would like to show recognition to each of the men and women in the military that have put forth effort to bring relief to the people of the United States.

Though I do not condone war in any form, nor revenge, I do not wish to denounce the fact that there were many people who suffered because of this man. If there was a way other than murder for this to be carried out, I would have supported that whole-heartedly. I do however, believe that this needed to be done one way or another, and that closure has finally come for the families affected.

Articles and Videos:

CNN –Osama bin Laden, face of terror, killed in Pakistan

CNN –How U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden

CNN –Celebrations at Ground Zero

Fox News –Usama Bin Laden Killed in Firefight With U.S. Special Ops Team in Pakistan

Fox News –President George W. Bush Congratulates Obama on Bin Laden Killing

Fox News –Bin Laden’s Death Ends Life of Terror

NPR – Osama Bin Laden is Dead; President Tells Nation “Justice has been done”

NPR –Bin Laden: From Millionaire’s Son to Most-Wanted 

NPR –Bush, Others Hail Bin Laden’s Death

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2 responses to “Thoughts on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

  1. Your last paragraph somewhat mirrors my take.
    Tho’ a pacifist, I wanted to see today’s events happen before I go
    Tho’ there will be more horrible violent random acts of killing
    This is one conclusion of some of our sickening harbored “injustice,still”

    • Yes, I understand. It is a very hard to define line, but occasionally justice needs to be served for the safety of the future, even though this may propel more attacks in our near future.. Everything is very blurry as to what the next couple weeks hold.

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