Monday, May 02, 2011

Uncomfortable

Bin Laden has been 'taken out'. No great loss. Good to be rid of a terrorist.

But you know, I feel a bit uncomfortable about the apparent glee.

The US celebrates after Barack Obama confirms Osama bin Laden has been killed.

Our Prime Minister Gillard says she welcomes the news of the death of Osama bin Laden.

At least ex PM Howard was a little more circumspect. 'The death of Osama bin Laden has removed from the world...'

The ever so foppish ex Tory Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, expressed that we should not rejoice at the death of a fellow human being, but it is an exciting moment.

British PM described the death of Osama bin Laden as a relief to people across the world, and then his government immediately increased the terrorist threat alert!

Call me a bleeding heart if you wish, but I don't celebrate the murder of anyone. Far better to imprison and torture them.

9 comments:

  1. Well it is on record that his team gloated in a most disgusting way about the devastation of the towers collapsing.
    There was a pet store in the WTC shopping arcade and I damn his soul to eternal purgatory for what he did to the pups,kittens and birds there.
    The news says he was hiding in open sight. Makes the CIA look pretty bloody dumb stupid and useless then. Since 11/9, thousands of untrained amateurs have committed successful murders. doh.
    Killing him was such a wasted opportunity. In a cage and on tour round the world.
    would have made a fortune and low overheads too.
    and 'torture' - well it's relative isn't it? What would truly torture a fundie? Force him to sit at the Brownlow Count with Susie TitsOut Edelman and Brynne Edelsten?

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  2. Just the thought of people celebrating and dancing in the street in the US is just as revolting as Paskistani or other Muslims trampling and burning a flag because a cartoon is not to their liking.

    It DOESN'T mean terrorism is over, it could mean a new wave of violence is on its way.

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  3. "I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." ~Martin Luther King Jr

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  4. I'm still wondering if the burial at sea was to conceal the fact that they took him out of cryogenic suspension for the big raid.
    Cynic, Moi?

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  5. shoulda chucked him in Guantanamo & water boarded the bejeebus outta him ;)

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  6. Purgatory is fine with me Ann, but I am not celebrating his death. I like you parade him a cage idea though. How humiliating, and could be profit making. Roll up, roll up....

    Wise words Peter. His death may increase terrorism in the short term.

    Jayne, he was a pretty smart bloke was your MLKJ.

    Jah Teh, while I wasn't thinking along those lines, I too am quite cynical about it all.

    Fen, at least we would be able to see him, albeit for propaganda purposes.

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  7. No point in rejoicing, there are plenty lined up to replace him.

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  8. Yes, I don't think he was particularly influential towards the end of his life.

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  9. Jayne said it or rather Martin Luther King did

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