Well, well I am definitely surprised to wake up this morning and hear that Osama Bin Laden is dead. So now the world’s most wanted man is no more, what will it mean for Islamic terrorism in future? Everyone is now saying his death is a major setback to al-Qaeda, I’m sure it may seem that way but I somehow doubt it. I suspect the former very old and very ill Bin Laden has had little to do with terrorism in recent years. It is a disgrace that such a man has been able to live in relative luxury for many years without anyone knowing he was there mind, it just shows you even the most wanted can live right under authority’s noses without being seen. It reminds of the old adage hide in plain sight, which seems to be the case here.
I am sure it will be a huge relief for many Americans; finally they can lay the dreadful ghost of 911 to rest. Let’s hope Bin Laden does not become some sort of martyr to the cause of terrorism around the world. I am sure everyone is very relieved he was not captured alive, as the media circus that would follow possibly could have been far worse.
It would be good to think that this evil man can be discussed now in the news, and then forgotten about for the rest of history.