While many are celebrating the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden I am not experiencing the feeling of glee that many are experiencing. Osama bin Laden has been credited with orchestrating the 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya along with the September 11th attacks on The United States of America. Sure, I am glad that Osama bin Laden has finally faced justice for the many senseless acts of terrorism that he mastermind, but the what-ifs just won’t let me shout “Oh Happy Day bin Laden is dead!”
What if this isn’t really Osama bin Laden that was killed by the United States Navy SEALs? What if this was just another Osama bin Laden look-alike and before the week is out, another bin Laden video is released taunting the United States and threatening to do harm to even more innocent Americans?
I just can’t get past the what ifs?
I would really like to be happy about a person as heartless as Osama bin Laden being killed…well no, really I wouldn’t. I just can’t rejoice in murder. Please don’t get me wrong, I am in no way in support of bin Laden or any other terrorist, but I just can’t sing, chant and jump for joy over murder. I just can’t rejoice over two murders and a body being dumped into the sea.
The September 11th attacks were devastating for us all, and I do feel a sense of justice fulfilled, but the what ifs just won’t let me feel that it is over.
For many this must feel like the end of a terrible, haunting tragedy that took the lives of their loved ones, but is it really over? I hate to sound so pessimistic, but what if those that support Osama bin Laden and/or other anti-American terrorists decide to retaliate against the United States for the murder of what some of them considered their leader, a respectable man and a man who fought for what he believed in? Sure, to those of us who have sound minds that entire thought process sounds ludicrous but let us not forget that many of these terrorists such as those that were involved in the 9/11 attacks are willing to give their lives just to take the lives of Americans.
I would also like to add, that I have always supported The President of the United States, Barack Obama and will continue to do so. He received my vote for the presidency and I trust that he will make the best decisions for this country. It is truly a shame, that people with high levels of ignorance and equally high levels of racism flowing through their veins would be antagonizing the President over proof of his citizenship while the president has much bigger tasks to be concerned with, such as capturing one of America’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
I do truly hope that the death of Osama bin Laden means that the United States can close this chapter and focus on other things that affect the people of this country. The tragic events of US Embassy Bombings and 9/11 will always be haunting memories for this country. Many will still mourn the deaths of those lives lost in those tragedies, and justice does help to heal those wounds, but is it really over?