Monday, 2 May 2011

Is this the end of terrorism??

I received an email a few weeks ago from lovely Mr. A, it had a bunch of short little notes just commenting on the state of society or events in history.  One said

DearDear World,
Please stop freaking out about 2012. Our calendars ends there because some Spanish d-bags invaded our
country and we got a little busy ok?
Sincerely,
The Mayans

Another said
Dear America ,
You produced Miley Cyrus. Bieber is your punishment.
Sincerely,
Canada

and still another said

Dear Osama Bin Laden,
Marco....
Sincerely,
United States

I must said the produced some giggles from me.  I enjoy funny emails, but if you didn't know the context of these jokes they might not be funny.  How funny would it be if Bin Laden had responded

Dear United States
Polo.......
Sincerely,
Osama Bin Laden

And now we are dealing with the death of Osama Bin Laden.  How do you feel about it?

I am personally relieved, but it was not something I was thinking of every day.  Every once in awhile some rogue thought would enter my head and it would trigger the question, "where is that guy?", but it was not the most pressing issue I was considering.  I guess that is how it goes with life.  We have things that take center stage for a few minutes because they are such epic events but since they don't directly affect us every minute of every day they fade into the background and we stop thinking about them.

I am glad that the task force that went into get Osama did so in a way that let us know for sure that he was dead and was not a mission that could kill a large number of innocent people.  I am sure it will come out that some innocent people were killed in this attack, but it wasn't 3000 people who went to work or got on flight that had to pay for the actions of a country.  People that did not have a direct say in the actions the government took, yes they had an indirect say but they did not have a direct say for what they paid for in retaliation. 

I am by no means throwing stones while I stand in my country's glass house. I know that blame can be traced back to this action or that action.  The blame goes back and forth between all nations all the way back to the time of civilization. 

Maybe this won't solve anything, but it was a more precise mission that was successful with as few civilian casualties as possible at least based on news reports. 

I am hoping that this won't lead to more retaliation, I am hoping that this will be a place where the world together says,"it's time we put our differences aside and let bygones be bygones."

Only time will tell!!!

1 comment:

  1. Lots of people have been bouncing around so many different ideas regarding what happened. I too am glad it came at minimal injury to everyone. One of the ideas mentioned to me that was food for thought was that they Osama has been dead for awhile, they were just saving it till now to tell the public bc then they can use it to make President Obama and the states look like they were the big heroes. I don't know what I think about that but it's an interesting idea anyhow.

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