Honestly, I forgot he even existed until today, and as for how I feel. I'm pretty indifferent. The US spent so much time and money searching for one person, but the so called problems we have won't end. I mean we were put on High alert after ""the most dangerous man in the world"" was killed. So we're still afraid of something.
You make a very good point. Nothing really is going to change. Yes, he is dead. No, his death did not eradicate terrorism from this planet. It's still here. If anything it's more of a "justice was served" act because of the events on 9/11.
I can understand the hatred that the United States had for Bin Laden, but Every time I hear that this is the greatest achievement we've ever had, and yes I've heard a lot of people say it, I always ask how this can possibly be the greatest achievement we've ever had. It has cost the US over 1 trillion dollars and ten years to do so. Not to mention that over 1 million people have died. So at what point is it no longer worth finding someone?
I think it's the fact that over 1 million people have died because of him (that's a lot of people! I hadn't heard that many!) that he was why he was searched for with such ferocity. I mean you could say the same about Hitler. He killed so many people... do you think they should have stopped looking for him and allowed the holocaust to continue? (I say that knowing that we didn't kill him...)
Those are mostly just things to think about.
It really isn't the greatest achievement that America has ever had. I mean think of all the great and helpful things that we've done for the world. I mean come on... baseball. All joking aside, I'm kind of embarrassed for the people saying that. I just want to tell them to read a book and to ask them how they think that killing a man is greatest thing we've ever done.
And you are right, this is just going to piss the terrorists off and I can only guess they will do a small scale attack somewhere in the world and then another large scale attack when we (the U.S.) get lazy and forget about them again. We all know it's inevitable. Because if we think about them everyday it's only going to drive us all crazy and give them what they want. So either way, they get what they want. Sadly enough they aren't stupid people and I'm sure the second in command is brewing up something terrible.
Sorry. That was bad wording on my part. It is over 1 million people world wide that have died because of this, we've only lost a few thousand, and I'm not saying that we should have stopped looking for him, or Hitler. If we hadn't found him, so much more could have happened. Bin Laden had tons of money, there is no telling what he could have funded. I was just saying where would the line be drawn at. Another ten years, another trillion dollars, maybe a few more million people.
I'm glad you agree with me about people saying this is our greatest achievement. I also wanted to tell them to read a book, but I live in a very rural area, so the people around me are mostly farmers that are super bush/war supporters, you can imagine what gets said when it comes to the war we're in.
Also I'm not wanting to start a bush/war flaming session so please excuse the last thing I said.
Well when I heard he had died I just figured Kidney disease had finally gotten to him, and laughed when I found out that "American Navy Seals" had got him. So there are a few theories rolling around in my head. But I'll never know so it doesn't matter.
I just think if they had really wanted to find him they would have a lot quicker. However I am very glad that we no longer have to worry about him, we do however have to worry about where his money went and Al Quada still.
In regards to finding him quicker, I agree. Something could have and should have been done a long time ago. Something fishy is going on here. But, his death does not mark the greatest achievement. What does that say about us as a country if we foolishly believed that? You and Terry make excellent points for discussion. I appreciate the concern you two have :)
They buried him at sea because his country would not accept his body, and it was the quickest route (it needed to be finished within 24hrs.) At that point, burial at sea is practical and standard.
But really, I'm personally becoming frustrated with all this celebration over the death of a man. The amount of glee and righteous justification that people around here have been spewing is getting to me. I understand our people feel that justice has now been served. These past ten years, we've all been instructed to pin our anger, hurt, and confusion on a select few, (and to a lesser degree, a nation as a whole,) and led to believe that those select few are to blame completely for our dead and wounded family and friends, casualties of the long war we still wage. And I certainly don't feel that he is free of wrongdoings. We've all lost people to this whole ordeal, and I'm no exception. But when my television screen blew up a video of our nation's people dancing in the streets at the news, I was brought back ten years, to everyone's shock and distress to see muslim children dancing in the streets in September of 2001. And it's all just stupid.