Justice and Revenge

It took nearly a decade but the air is just a little bit fresher this morning knowing that Osama Bin Laden isn’t sharing it.

However, the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist by US forces leaves me with a boatload of unanswered questions this morning.

What’s the rush to get rid of his body? I realize he was shot in the head and that’s not going to be a pretty scene but we’d still like some sort of proof. The 9/11 conspiracy theorists will be crying foul again. Surely a Navy Seal or two pulled out a smartphone and took a photo. We aren’t barbarians who would parade his corpse through Manhattan but there are skeptics among us especially after enduring years of sightings and near-misses.

Does anyone else think it’s a really lucky break for Stephen Harper to be the face of the news to Canadians the eve of a federal election? Personally, it won’t affect me – I voted in the advance poll and I don’t have an allegiance to any one party.

Why all of the wild goose chases to other countries when intel always said he was in Pakistan and there he was, in Pakistan?

Will any of his followers be pissed that he was taken down in a mansion? If I were one of his faithful I think my reaction might be, hey, I’m living in a cave, haven’t had a shower in 6 months and I’m craving microwave popcorn – what is he doing in a million-dollar mansion?

And finally, who decided to bury Osama Bin Laden at sea? It just sounds like a bad idea all around. I just hope he doesn’t wash up somewhere. After all, everyone knows that crap floats.

3 thoughts on “Justice and Revenge”

  1. As I understand it, Osama Bin Laden was actually killed several days ago but before any announcement was made DNA tests were done to confirm that it was him. He was burried at sea because no other country wanted his body and I’m not even sure that the sharks will either.

  2. While I don’t necessarily subscribe to the timeline Allan suggests (although truth and details are slow in coming), there’s another theory as to why the burial at sea: so his gravesite doesn’t become a place of worship.

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