Public enemy #1 Osama Bin Laden is no more!
Where were you when you head the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed?
I was sitting in Applebees with friends after the evening church service. We were talking about random other topics, when all the TV’s in the restaurant tuned into various news stations. I called my parents right away and told them to turn on the news because history had just been made! It’s a great day to be an American.
At first, I was trying to decide whether I wanted to believe the news or not. Perhaps it was just a lie; a decoy; something to distract the world while more plots of terror were brought to fruition. But it was confirmed: public enemy #1 Osama Bin Laden has been killed and his body is in American hands!
Apparently there was a lot of speculation on whether or not it was an air strike or a drone strike, but it’s also been confirmed that Bin Laden was killed in a ground attack operation by special forces. Can I just say that I am proud to be an American!
And 9/11 was an inside job? I’m glad the record’s straight now for all who believed that wacked-out idea. Did everyone else see the video clip where Osama gloated and boasted about how the results of Al Qaeda’s attacks on the twin towers were above and beyond anything they had hoped would happen?!
I keep seeing all these status updates on facebook where people are saying that we shouldn’t rejoice over Osama’s death because he was a person with a soul and will spend eternity in Hell. Bible verses such as Proverbs 24:17-18, Ezekiel 18:32, Ephesians 4:15, Matthew 5:44 and Luke 6:27. And to that I say: Osama was murdered mass amounts of people – men, women, children – without a just cause. He waged war on the United States of America, sent boys to do “his job” while he cowered away in caves and rat holes. He strapped bombs to women and sent them into public marketplaces to wreak havoc on innocent lives. So forgive me, please, if I’m slightly ecstatic that justice has been served on the greatest enemy America has had over the past 10+ years.
I realize that it’s not all over yet. I realize that we’re still in a war, and that Osama’s death will probably cause the militant extremist terrorist groups to strike out again in heavy attacks. But the leader is dead. The one who started this whole ordeal is out of the picture. I wonder how he’s enjoying those 70 virgins…
President Bush posted the following on facebook regarding the news of Osama’s death:
May 1, 2011
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.
Can I also just say that I wish I still had a Bush/Cheney yard sign to stick in my front lawn. :]
Also, I want to say that I listened to a full speech by President Obama for the first time since he campaigned for or has been the president of this country. While I thought it was one of the best speeches that he’s given, I also thought it rather ironic that he would take credit for this whole ordeal. Well, instead, I say thank you to our men and women in uniform. You do America proud.
May we never forget the day the world turned dark here in America: 9.11.01. May God continue to bless America.
You may find this little tidbit of information interesting: Hitler announced dead May 1st, 1945. Bin Laden announced dead May 1st, 2011. 66 years apart.
It’s late (after 1:00 AM to be exact), my mind is tired. And my thoughts are scattering like chicken feathers in the wind. If this post doesn’t make a bit of sense or sounds a bit like a midnight rambling session, I apologize. With that said, I’m going to call it a night. Answer me these questions though:
- Where were you when you first heard the news of the terror attacked on September 11, 2001?
- Where were you when you first heard the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden?
- What are your thoughts regarding September 11, 2011: inside job or terrorist attack?
- What are your thoughts about Osama Bin Laden’s death?
- How exactly should Christians react to the news of Bin Laden’s death?
Posted on May 2, 2011, in News and tagged America, Death, History, Killed, News, Osama Bin Laden, President George W. Bush, President Obama, Questions, September 11 2011, Terrorism, Terrorist, War, War on Terror. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.