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Osama Bin Laden Killed, WHOO HOO!

annis
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Post by annis » Mon May 2nd, 2011, 9:12 pm

I think we have to see Bin Laden’s death more as a symbolic victory, given that Al-Quaeda is not the force it was 10 years ago, and that as Love History points out, Bin Laden had more or less retired. Some commentators, like Robert Fisk, feel that Al-Qaeda was no longer in touch with the will of many people in the Middle East, which is towards a more democratic style of government. This event will almost certainly exacerbate an already volatile situation in the Middle East.

There will definitely be some questions being asked about how BL could be living in comfortable seclusion in the middle of a Pakistani garrison town - a classic example of hiding something in full view.

Unfortunately there will always be radical fundamentalists (and not just Islamic ones), and it would be well to remember the story of the legendary creature, the Hydra, which grew two heads for every one cut off.
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Post by Telynor » Mon May 2nd, 2011, 11:59 pm

All I can really say right now is that I am happy that bin Laden is now ever so much fish food, and as a survivor living in NY, well, it's quite a bit of closure in some ways.

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue May 3rd, 2011, 11:23 pm

I saw an article that said young people in Pakistan are gathering and holding signs saying Osama is alive. Not the best idea. You can't avenge the death if you're denying it happened.

Bin Laden was living quite comfortably. He came from money, as did all of the higher ups. Then they recruit the poor and miserable to do their dirty work. They exploit the lower class as much as the Middle Eastern regimes they want to remove. It's a shame the foot soldiers of the organization can't see how they are being used and oppressed by these men who claim to want the oppression of the poor ended.

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Post by princess garnet » Tue May 3rd, 2011, 11:42 pm

First off a thanks to the Navy SEALS who completed a dangerous mission and all those who were involved in the operation.

I agree backlash and reprisals is a good possiblity. To echo what MLE has said, I saw an article about Pakistani Christians being in dangerous position.
Pakistan does have a few questions to answer...

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Post by Telynor » Wed May 4th, 2011, 6:02 am

[quote=""princess garnet""]First off a thanks to the Navy SEALS who completed a dangerous mission and all those who were involved in the operation.

I agree backlash and reprisals is a good possiblity. To echo what MLE has said, I saw an article about Pakistani Christians being in dangerous position.
Pakistan does have a few questions to answer...[/quote]

Yes, those people who went into that mission deserve a great deal of praise.

I think that what really outweighs the death of bin Laden, is all of the intellegence that they gathered on that mission on the disc drives and hard discs. I hope that it will go a long way towards preventing any more attacks by al-Qaeda.

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Post by Divia » Wed May 4th, 2011, 8:08 pm

I heard that some are upset that they used the code name Geronimo :rolleyes:

Only in this country could one of the greatest things happen and someone has to get their knickers in a knot over a stupid codename.

PC nonsense.
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Fri May 6th, 2011, 2:37 am

It is refreshing to hear people with brains talking (er, typing). Thanks everyone for being your lovely and honest selves.

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