I woke up at noon on Monday 2nd May after a much needed girl’s night out to discover that news of the death of Osama Bin Laden had already seived through the various media outlets. So being the social networking butterfly that I am growing to become (although I prefer the term New Media expert); I logged onto Facebook and Twitter for verification ( forget CNN and SKYNEWS!) Osama dead? Nooooo, surely not! It was a little surreal. Lastly, I tuned into the telly; of course (BBC News). I mean Yes; he remained
America’s nemesis the world’s most wanted man but the last time I w atched Aljazeera checked the news Qaddafi was still the one being chased! WTF?
My initial reaction was ‘whatever; drag his body on the streets for proof’ à la Saddam Hussain spectacle, they (
world powers US, UK, France) wouldn’t miss out on a public humiliation opportunity surely? Surely? (high pitch voice). Nothing; just blooded sheets…( scratches head)
American congressmen expressed victorious sentiments on the news;
“..our brave American service members brought Osama bin Laden to justice. Nearly a decade has passed since he engineered the murder of thousands of Americans on Sept. 11, and I hope that this will finally bring the families of his victims a measure of peace,” Yucca Valley Assemblyman Paul Cook.
Others praised America’s intelligence agency’s unequivocal success in exterminating the vilain;
“The people of the world have seen once again that no matter who is president, America will be resolute in defending our citizens and fighting against terrorism. The death of Osama bin Laden will not end the terrorist threat, and we understand that we must remain vigilant and determined …” Congressman Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands
Luckily at least this dude saw something..
There are plenty of conspiracy theories but the most resonant ones are :
- Osama died in 2001
- Where is the body? (by me)
- Orchestrated death of Bin Laden to boost Obama’s re-election chances
- America wants to control the oil in Pakistan
I cannot help but wonder when the glorious day comes where we witness Bush and Blair being made accountable for partaking in the 9/11 attacks. Conspiracy theories and skepticism put aside (the Lord knows how much I doubt all this ‘news’) -it feels to me that the real war against terror is about to begin!
Yes, Al Qaeda also has links in Africa; although Bin Laden exerted no direct command or control over the various groups. I wonder if Africa will also become ‘a better place’ along with the rest of the world as president Obama expressed in his speech.
Thankfully for most tax payers, the world’s most expensive hide and seek game can be put to rest. Most importantly, the families who have lost a loved one can have some peace and closure.
Jubilant crowds gathered at Ground Zero to celebrate
But what about the rest of us? Perhaps this book can give us some answers. Understanding your adversary is the first step towards victory! I am soooo going to look for it; seriously! – I amuse myself sometimes lol 🙂
Is it too premature to declare ourselves victorious? Who will be getting on public transport and who will choose to get a cyclist’s license? – Bus, train, tram, heck; even planes, they’re public enough right?
Talk to me; what are your views? Are we safe now that OBL is dead?