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Old 05-01-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
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Osama Bin Laden is dead. God Bless America

Osama bin Laden is dead, US says - World news - South and Central Asia - Afghanistan - msnbc.com
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:28 AM   #2
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:09 AM   #3
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Just got a news update on my iPod. Seems as though they "buried him at sea." Hmmmm. Makes me wonder if they ever had him in the first place.

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Just got a news update on my iPod. Seems as though they "buried him at sea." Hmmmm. Makes me wonder if they ever had him in the first place.

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I speculate that they buried him at sea in order to keep his supporters from making a shrine or anything that promotes such terror and hatred or make him into a martyr.
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I speculate that they buried him at sea in order to keep his supporters from making a shrine or anything that promotes such terror and hatred or make him into a martyr.
That's probably exactly the thinking behind it.

I have to say, however, that the videos of people cheering and celebrating his death will paint Americans as more than a bit hypocritical in the end (and in some ways, no better than those who attacked us).

I am and glad he is dead. The world needs less lunatics, but I am more of the mind of a Dr. King quote in these instances:

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

I saw a 9/11 widow saying how his death brings her no peace and nothing can--it doesn't bring back her husband. I can see that.

And this "cutting the head off the snake" metaphor is incorrect, IMO. It was more like "pulling the tail off a lizard." It will grow back.
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Well, since we are fighting ideology and not a person, per sea, someone will rise to take his place.
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