It was the night of May 1st 2011 when Obama announced the death of the most prominent terrorist leader, Osama Bin Laden. And here are my thoughts about it.
In my opinion, Osama Bin Laden's death is a moral victory, but does not equal the end of terrorism. As the leader of Al Qaeda, bin Laden's idealogies still lives on and will continue to influence terroristic groups. Jihadists already declared revenge over bin Laden's death on militant forums. One commentator name Assad al-Jihad2 stated:
"Woe to his enemies. By God, we will avenge the killing of the Sheik of Islam. Those who wish that jihad has ended or weakened, I tell them: Let us wait a little bit... The battle between us and international tyranny is long and will not be stopped by the martyrdom of our beloved one, the lion of Islam."
He further added:
"The weight of Sheik Osama is equal to that of the whole United States... Which country managed to attack the Pentagon? Which countries managed to send the most powerful country in the world into decline? The one who did that is a nation called Osama bin Laden."
Source: The Associated Press
Bin Laden is killed, but the war is not over. Although his death means there's progress and justice, I am afraid his death also invites more terrorist acts from his followers. We should take all necessary precautions and be prepared because retaliation is, without a doubt, going to happen. As a last note, salute to the Navy SEALs and all the troops.
Photos from the White House