Woke up this morning, as did most Americans and many countless others from around the world, to the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in his “secret” compound in Pakistan. Now I ask this question: How does it feel now that he is dead? Are we magically healed from pain, and instantly even?
I don’t understand all this misguided and misplaced celebration… How is this comfort? How does his death = victory? And I find it extremely hard to believe, as has been reported, there is no one else qualified to replace him. An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind (Ghandi)…
The September 11 attacks in NYC, DC, and PA are not somehow avenged because Bin Laden is dead. His death is not closure. He comes from a very strong network. And while I detest in every way possible what he has helped to manifest, I do not believe his death has solved anything. On the contrary (along with the help of the following newspaper headlines), may have brought about more trouble for the future of Americans, Pakistanis, and many other innocent victims. It doesn’t stop here. Please be sure to check yourself with these additional words of wisdom,
“Celebrate death and He may mistake your exuberant joy as an open invitation to visit your house next.”