The death of Bin Laden
Al-Qaeda dude hearing the news about Bin Laden: “I guess we’ll call it quits then”Â *tosses his AK-47 away*
His henchman homie: “Yeah, like, I’m so over global terrorism. One-all’s not so bad.”Â *changes Facebook profile status to ”Ëlooking for friendship’*
Is this seriously what Obama and his advisors think? That by taking out Bin Laden the Al-Qaeda problem can be filed under ”Ëcase closed’?
Cos’ from where I stand, I’m thinking today’s ”Ëvictory’ marks the start of a whole new chapter”Â¦ this one even more bloody than the last.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against taking out Bin Laden in principle. The guy is the public face of one of the greatest tragedies in living memory ”â 9/11.
The trouble is this tit-for-tat killing is little more than a symbolic gesture designed to settle old scores and gain political points rather than bring the conflict to a close.
There’s a whole bunch of fanatics ready and waiting to slip into Bin Laden’s dusty sandals and if there’s one thing they thrive on it’s a sense of injustice and martyrdom.
I dread to think what vengeful attack Al-Qaeda are already planning and you can bet your life Obama won’t be on the receiving end. Because while he’s tucked up in the White House toasting the prospect of a second term, it’ll be innocent civilians on their daily commute that end up getting blown up to bits.
As for the killing itself, I know I’m at risk of being dubbed a conspiracy theorist but I can’t help but question the purported events.
Are we really to believe that America’s Most Wanted Man has ”Ësecretly’ been living in a compound yards from a military base and just 60 miles from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad? That he’s been lording it up in a ÃÂ£1 million residency all this time?
And that the good old U.S of A army managed to pull off this spectacular raid without blowing themselves up and taking out half of Pakistan in the process?
Most troublingly of all, we’ve only got Obama’s word that it actually was Osama because they’ve only gone and ruddy fed him to the fishes without an independent adjudicator stepping in to verify the facts.
There are claims that DNA taken from ”ËBin Laden’ has positively been identified by comparing DNA with ”Ëmany’ of his relatives.
“The chances that they’re a match are probably 99.9%,”Â said Dr Ronald Crystal, chairman of genetic medicine at Cornell University in New York City.
That may well be the case but if you were Obama, wouldn’t you want an outside source ”â someone without any allegiance to the Star Spangled banner ”â to confirm this too?
In the age of Photoshop, photographic or video evidence is worthless. Why leave room for doubt?
It’s Hitler’s bunker all over again”Â¦ we’ve no choice but to accept the ”Ëofficial’ version of events ”â especially with the media dutifully towing the line.
I’m in no mood to celebrate so as always my thoughts turn to those who have lost their loved ones to terrorism. And now, as we look to an even more uncertain future, with those whose unenviable task it is to try to prevent reprisal attacks which will cost very many more lives.
It’s funny to think that Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”. Because over the past 24-hours my fear is he’s done the exact opposite.
LTW – The news of Bin Ladens death prompted one LTW blogger to stay at home HERE