Like, Oh. Em. Gee. I don't believe it -- at ALL! I mean, c'mon. Either he was dead eons ago (imagine: America's search for him since 2001 .... a little over 11 years later, and the guy finally falls dead? Naaah!), or this is all a scam.My first response when I heard about it was a laughter. Really. He cannot be dead. He's too powerful to die. I can almost guarantee something very precious to me (anything but my niece, k?) that a few months or years later, the media will be required to retract its word.
My main question remains, though: Why did it take us this long to finally kill him? What was different about today that made it possible for Bin Laden to be killed today and not 10 years ago, or not 5 years ago? And, ahhhh ... how to ignore the millions of people we have killed in the process of seeking Bin Laden? But, hey, at least now we can't be going around killing innocent children and mothers and fathers and elders and other humans with the excuse that we intended to kill Bin Laden instead, right? Wrong. We're going to need another Bin Laden now. I wonder who it shall be.
Importantly, the more I read into the media these days, the more I start to notice that this is not a war against a particular individual or terrorist; it's a war against a people. And we all know who they are. I mean, pause for a moment and ask yourself why only a particular group of people are always being killed and why only this one particular force is always in charge. Why? Who put them in charge? And why is it that this particular force has a particular ideological, religious, political, and social system -- one that completely opposes the system of its victim? I don't think I need to speak more about this. But do do a little thinking about it, and it'll start to make sense. Well, me, I started realizing this in 2006 after they killed Saddam Hussain, but each time something else happens, I want to laugh at the fact that few actually realize who's playing this game and how it's won.
k, I got work to finish, so more on this another time.
For now, let's hope that we don't see people burning cars and homes and themselves and others in celebration or in protest of this killing, assuming Bin Laden is really dead. But remember: we'll be having another Osama bin Laden soon. Very, very soon. In the mean time, enjoy.
P.S. Who saw this? :p "Obama" bin Laden is dead, according to NPR! Teehee? No. Not funny at all. Fortunately, they fixed the error almost instantly, 'cause when I went to re-check it, it no longer read "Obama bin Laden" but "Osama bin Laden."