Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead

Watched live as president Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden is dead. Obama in a different speech took majority of the praise for making the decision to make the hunt for Bin Laden his number on priority and ordering of special operations team to get Osama without informing Pakistan officials.

Reason not to inform Pakistan officials was a good one as now we know that Osama was staying in an old Pakistani intelligence safe house surrounded by senior military officials. For me I thought that he was already dead or in Pakistan. Not sure how the military officials in Pakistan will react internally but expect positive response in the Public media. US gives pakistan 1.6 billion dollars in military aid in 2011 and more then one billion in economic aid. This brings up question was Pakistan hiding Osama or keeping him to be used as an ace for TPTB.

This is being portrayed as a major win for Obama and adds to momentum of the white house correspondents dinner in which Obama came out well and his main competitors in the 2012 elections took a real beating.

In terms of threat of terrorism I am sure another bogeyman will be publicised so that some people wont be able to sleep well at night thinking they may be the target of terror attacks. Where the real terror should be their declining property values and prices of gas and food.

The press release that Osama was buried at sea for Muslim is actually being condemned by muslim clerics as Sea burials can be allowed, but only in special cases where the death occurred aboard a ship. Reason being is muslims should be buried with their head pointing to Mecca. I actually don't believe he was buried in sea but needs to be portrayed like this so that the relatives' don't claim the body. You just don't get rid of the most wanted man in US history after a few hours.

I am happy that for all the people that lost their lives and limbs looking for Osama can now have more peace. Osama Bin Laden Dead and for me thats a play in the right direction.


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