So now one more person is dead. After the World Trade Center, Pentagon & United flight 93, plane hijacking that went down in Shanksville, PA, a decade of 2 wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, countless death, destruction & ruination, we have "accomplished the mission" they claimed to have set out to do-- avenge the terrorist attacks. Senseless wars, Iraq unrelated to the 911 incident, and Afghanisitan, where Bin Laden had been living, but was long gone.
I am appalled by the jubilant chanting of "USA" in the streets.
"Americans spilled into the streets for spontaneous celebrations after news spread that Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, had been assassinated. Is it morally wrong to celebrate the assassination of bin Laden in such a festive, patriotic way? ‘This is disgusting. We shouldn’t be celebrating the death of anybody.’ It felt gross.”
Emad El-Din Shahin, a professor of religion at the University of Notre Dame, says the Quran also teaches reverence for every life, even the most repugnant ones.
Do any of us really think there are no more madmen in the world to step up into the "leadership" role of al Qaeda , or perpetuate senseless acts of violence?
If not al Qaeda, then the Taliban, or some other group.
More people have died in the revenge phase, then in the initial attack. Have we had enough killing?
Have we achieved full retaliation?
The only silver lining I can see about this situation is if the US had the sense to pull out of both wars now.
Declare this wretched mess Mission Accomplished, and get out of Afghanistan & Iraq.
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