Jaine *
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celebrate murder?

I am aware of the pain and suffering Osama has caused and yet I find the celebrations of his murder distasteful.  I will not celebrate murder, not even the murder of a murderer.   I couldn't find the words to explain how I feel and then found a person much better than me had already said them:

"I 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

over 9 years ago 0 likes  8 comments  0 shares
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Couldn't agree more.
over 9 years ago
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So true, so true!!!
over 9 years ago
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I have to respectfully disagree Jaine. He was an enemy combatant being hunted down for ten years. He declared war on the US and then carried out multiple attacks on domestic and foreign soil. He was a marked man or else he wouldn't have been in hiding. And then when confronted he does not surrender and fights back, hiding behind his wife like he's hid behind others for so long. Surrender or die were the options before him. The rules of engagement in war are neither military law/justice or criminal law/justice. Having said all that I'd still have preferred that took him alive, but a bullet works for me too. But celebrate? No. The only time I'll celebrate is when there's a peaceful resolution to all this conflict which IMO will be never.
over 9 years ago
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I am a non-violent person by nature and I agree with what you say. They shouldn't have killed him and should have put him behind bars (because we are supposed to be civilised). However I do think they shouldn't have killed him because there would have been more value to him alive, because then they would be able to interrogate him and find out about the rest of the network. Now that he is dead that important lead is lost. :(
over 9 years ago
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Jason, if they put him behind bars, I don't think the taxpayers that would be paying for his keep would be very happy with that. They should have tried him like they did with Saddam Hussein and on the event he was found guilty, which he no doubt would have been, give him the death penalty. Then they could shoot him, hang him whatever. As for interrogating him, I don't think he would have talked. Besides, even if he was to lead the US and allied troops to more people involved with crimes against humanity, there are still more people that sympathise with the cause and would be happy to take their places.
over 9 years ago
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i found the celebrations a jarring note, for the reasons Dr. King gives above. i also found them dangerous, i think they will only incite even more retaliation. dunno what you think of the execution itself, personally i think it was necessary. he never would have stopped & what he was doing was costing innocent lives.
over 9 years ago
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I understand but history has taught us that sometimes it's necessary. OBL is no ordinary man,he incites hatred and mastermind evil acts (by the thousands he had already killed and probably still planning) without so much as blinking an eye. And who is mourning for the innocents and where is the justice?? These are facts and not hearsay evidence. Believe me, even with his death terrorism does not come to a halt for this person has already sown his seeds of evil and we just have to be wary of when they spring forth.
over 9 years ago
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I don't think there is ever a closure when 9/11 happened. I still don't think we have a closure when Ladin is dead. Love the quote from MLK, Jr.
over 9 years ago


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