The New Republic: Leon Wieseltier- ‘Osama Bin Gotten’


Source:Josh Lyman– Americans celebrating the assassination of Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden, in Washington.

“A few days after September 11, 2001, my wife and I walked down to the White House. The city was stilled with grief and fear. It was not yet clear that the danger had passed. The airport was closed. On television the doomed planes kept crashing into the towers and the doomed towers kept collapsing, until the horror began to feel a little unreal. The flood of words, the immediate eruption of understanding and analysis, the unseemly triumph over shock and silence, was having a similar effect. To preserve the sting of reality, we left the house for the nervous city. Lafayette Park was almost deserted. The quiet knew nothing of peace. The empty sky was an emblem of dread. There were snipers on the roof of the White House, which suddenly had the aspect of a target. We sat on a bench as a small expression of resolve, as an act of solidarity with the normal life that seemed under threat, and with the struggle that was to come. The American insulation had come undone. It was one of those moments—our strong and lucky history has spared us many such grim epiphanies—when you recognize again how much your country, how much this country, matters.”

From The New Republic

The killing of Osama Bin Laden the most dangerous terrorist in the world, was a justifiable homicide of a global serial murderer, who’s responsible for the murderers of thousands if not millions of innocent people. Including Muslims and Arabs, people Bin Laden claimed to love. The killing of Bin Laden closes a big chapter the first chapter in the War on Terror. A chapter that people around the world have been reading about for over nine years.

The first chapter of the so-called War On Terror included the World Trade Center in New York one of the greatest cities in the world, being blown up, because of planes being intentionally crashed into them. Which gave new meaning to the term kamikaze mission. Except it wasn’t a pilot taking his own life, but the life of thousands of others where people who were guilty of nothing other than going to work that, what look like a beautiful hot Tuesday morning, September 11th, 2001, but we’re caught in the middle of Osama Bin Laden’s battle on America. And we’re the innocent victims of Bin Laden’s war.

Some of the victims of 9/11 being so desperate, that they took their own lives, instead of waiting to be burned to death, by jumping out of the World Trade Center. As well an another suicide flight into the Pentagon in Washington, the symbol of our American military. Again, people there being guilty of nothing more than just going to work that day. And of course another suicide flight in Pennsylvania. Eliminating Bin Laden closes that miserable chapter in American history and gives Americans the opportunity to move forward with the rest of their lives.

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