May 03, 2011

Bin Laden's Death Ultimately Means Little

For most Americans—including progressives that suddenly seem okay with violence directed at someone other than conservatives—Bin Laden's death was a source of both relief and satisfaction. At the same time, those of us grounded in reality—and some aren't—know that neither al Qaeda, nor the Taliban, nor greater Islam's barbaric normalism has suddenly ended because of one man's death.

Osama Bin Laden was just one of thousands of committed warlords in 1,400 years of Islamic history that dedicated his life to the destruction of all ideas that were not lock-step in line with his own. Islam has not been diminished by his death. It's constant bloodlust and history of oppression is not subdued as a result of his passing. Osama Bin Laden's death is just one of a millions that can attributed to the world's most violent death cult. He is merely one of the more recent martyrs.

The war between good and evil, light and dark, the rest of the world and Islam, will continue.

There can be no peace as long as Islam exists. Every second of their history since 632 AD confirms that sad fact. You cannot "coexist" with evil.

You kill it, or it kills you.

And so the war continues.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 3, 2011 01:28 PM

In the end, though not permanently for some, we are all dead. This death is better sooner than later.

Posted by: Tregonsee at May 3, 2011 02:55 PM

I wish that our "mentally superior" liberal leaders would understand such a simple concept. Islam is the free world's dedicated and true enemy.

Posted by: gDavid at May 4, 2011 05:37 AM

Consider now the possibility of a release of a UBL "death" photo.

It has all the same procrastinating and indecision that were part of the original mission. I have to wonder if they think they can continue the "glow" by dragging it out with a promised "photo" that appears to always be "over the horizon" (like communism). They did exactly that with the "birthers," so why not do a repeat ?

As for the sensitivities, doesn't anybody think that killing him was insensitive enough. After screwing with the narrative, they now even have it looking like they shot down a defenseless UBL ... like a mad dog. I don't think the "he may have had a bomb under his clothes" story line is going to cut it.

If they really want UBL to be forgotten, let him go. Release the "death photo," convincing those who can be convinced that UBL is dead, and close the bloody thing out. Instead, they have made a political calculation that they can bask in the glow of a killing, like a KKK mob after a lynching, and somehow show that they are "sensitive" by not releasing the bloody "photo." Oh, please.

Posted by: Neo at May 4, 2011 09:31 AM

The killing occurred during Obama's watch. Big deal! Giving him credit for it is like giving Truman credit for VE Day after Churchill, FDR, Stalin, and their troops had done all the dirty work against Hitler.

If BO deserves credit for this kill, then Andrew Johnson deserves credit for saving the Union and destroying slavery. The day Lincoln died, General Johnston's Confederate Army of Tennessee was still in the field, as were General Kirby Smith's Trans-Missssippi forces. Pitched battles continued through July 1865, and the 13th Amendment wasn't passed until Reconstruction, during JOHNSON's presidency.

Posted by: Stand Watie at May 4, 2011 03:48 PM

"Bin Laden's Death Ultimately Means Little"

I second that for the same reasons - said as much on one of the other very popular 'conservative' blogs, got flamed, and IP blocked... somehow it blocked me from all pages (including yours)... On the positive side, I can change my IP in less than five minute now.

...Got that off my chest...

Historically, the Royal Wedding will have more footnotes. Bin Laden, after 2001, is now just dead.

Posted by: Drive BY at May 4, 2011 10:05 PM