Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead

News today that has shaken the world: Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan.

President Obama announced from the White House that US Special forces have, on his orders, attacked a compound in the town of Abbatabad some 150 kilometres from Islamabad.

Following a fire fight in which Bin Laden was apparently killed with a bullet wound to the head, U.S forces secured his body and reportedly has shipped it to a U.S. base in Afghanistan.

Obama praised the American people and the military for the almost ten year struggle to find and inflict justice on the mastermind of the "9/11" terrorist attacks on the United States.

General celebrations appear to be spontaneously happening around the world with social network site Twitter going almost into overload as tens of thousands of "Tweets" hit it's website.

It is a hard thing to say, and personally morally hard to accept, but many people, myself included, are truly happy over this event and one has to congratulate the Free World for it's resolve to achieve this outcome albeit at an enormous cost.

I wish that I could not say that I am "happy" over anyone's death but I am relieved that he is dead.

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