Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War ~ Julius Caesar

I’ve had very mixed feelings these past couple of days….

And expressing them may make some folks angry.

Oh well, better to get it out.

I am glad Osama Bin Laden was finally taken out, but all of the gloating going on is very distasteful to me.

Terrorism against any nation is a horrible thing.    It is not to be tolerated and all those who engage in it need to be punished.     An act of war was carried out.     A necessary act—I get that.

But the celebrations bothered me.    It looks like there were kids in that compound. Fortunately, they weren’t harmed, but I’m sure they were traumatized.    Who is caring for them now?     What will become of them?     How will they view the world as the grow up?     That kind of stuff was gnawing at me…..

Thank God the administration is being very circumspect:     We did what we wanted to do, moving on.     (As usual, the media is going overboard—enough already).      I hope they don’t release any of the photos—we really don’t need to see the gore.

All of the public’s high-fiving seems too much like thumbing our noses at the rest of the world as far as I’m concerned.     We need to take some responsibility for why we are not well liked in many parts of the world.     It’s that arrogant attitude that seems to permeate everything for the past decade.     We really need to take a humility pill. Yeah—our country has a lot going for it, but we aren’t the only game in town.     It can’t be our way or the highway.     Other ideologies have valid points too, people.

It’ll be time enough for small celebrations when we achieve some kind peace on this planet that is getting ever smaller....    And when all soldiers are returned safely to their families.


  1. Yeah, I'm not thrilled at all the video of everyone celebrating. I bet a lot of those kids don't even know who Osama Bin Laden was.

    I'm glad they didn't use a bomb to kill him. I'm glad they used a brave team to go in and get him. Frankly, I don't care if he was armed or not. There 3000+ people unarmed when he had them slaughtered. I happened to know 2 of them. I hope he knew they were Americans who came for him. I read where he tried to hide behind the one wife who was dumb enough to stay with him. She was injured, but not fatally. I'm glad they made sure, via DNA that it truly was bin Laden who was killed. I'm glad they prevented him from being a martyr by not allowing his followers to take his body. He was a murderer and a sadist and a coward. He had no problem sending his own people to their deaths in order to kill countless others, yet he hid behind a woman when that Navy Seal team came after him. And that is my take on the subject.

  2. I agree. all this celebration is unseemly. we are appalled and incensed when our enemy rejoices in the death of one of our own and yet here we are doing exactly the same thing. how does that make us different?

  3. I didn't see it as celebrating but as coming together as a nation and embracing each other. Like when that horrible event happened...9/11!
    Such an awful day and now a end.

  4. Living in Canada I didn't think the celebrating was anything more than 10 years of knowing and hearing about this man who killed thousands of people was finally caught and punished for his actions. This time wasn't about Bin Laden, it was about all those lost and their families. Justice for a murderer. I do not believe in the death penalty but I think this situation was handled as well as it could of been. I do respect how you feel, I have friends who feel the same way, it is just my opinion...