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Lawrence reacts to bin Laden's death May 2, 2011

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Abdu Omar 2 years, 11 months ago

"Perhaps you mean that his death won't stop the deaths that Islam visits upon itself and others around them."

Sorry to rain on your parade, but Islam has nothing to do with Bin Lauden. He was certainly not a Muslim in any sense of the word. Muslims do not kill innocents and non-combatants. They kill the enemy only when they are attacked. OBL didn't follow that rule. He killed who ever he wanted and didn't care about collateral damage. If he were Muslim, he wouldn't have done that. OBL did many things that were against Islam. He cannot be called a Martyr.

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devobrun 2 years, 11 months ago

So which is it, beerguy: Isn't going to make a difference, or help advance agendas.

Perhaps you mean that his death won't stop the deaths that Islam visits upon itself and others around them. Quite right. However, Bin Laden wasn't just one man. He was at least a symbol and therefore he is a martyr for those who believe his message.

He also served as a stable director of a group of wild and violent people. His loss of leadership will result in more violence in a less directed way. Even if his followers become more adamant about resisting the west, they might not be as organized and start fighting amongst themselves.

We'll see.

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Neomarxist123 2 years, 11 months ago

Ironic the original intelligence came from Guantanamo.

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Beer Guy 2 years, 11 months ago

He's just one man, part of a larger system. Killing him isn't going to make any difference. This is going to help advance political and military agendas more than its going to help stop terrorism.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 11 months ago

Very few would have any regrets at this event, Bin Laden was a criminal who rivals Hitler for the distillation of evil. I do have some reservations about the claims that he was brought to "justice". He was tracked down and killed, which in the minds of most rational people is fine and dandy, but there was no judicial proceedure. Had he been captured and hauled to Guantanamo with his other cohorts, there would have been a many years long debate on what to do with him with millions of dollars spent on his detention and security and just who could try him in a court of law and where this would happen. We have watched this confounding debate rage with the current inmates at the Cuban prison. But this event should not be confused with the workings of a judicial system, no "rights" to a fair trial were given (nor shold have been) and the end rusult saved the U.S. taxpayers a lot of money. Now, of course, there is all this crap about Quadaffi and whether he should be targeted. Of course his is killing his own countrymen and not Americans except a few journalists who happen to get in the way, which does not seem to place him on the most wanted list. But he and his government were behind the bombing of the airliner above Lockerbee, Scotland and the British returned that criminal to his country to be hailed as a hero by his leader. It is time to go get this Libyan murderer.

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LoveThsLife 2 years, 11 months ago

Celebrating the death of someone is pretty weird...even if they are a mass murderer. I'm not sure how I feel about those images.

I am grateful he was found and brought to justice. Thanks to all of our military and their families who make sacrifices on a daily basis for our country!

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2 years, 11 months ago

Definitely not staged. My friends and I were walking to Harbour Lights when we saw the flag wavers at about 11pm.

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Gary Anderson 2 years, 11 months ago

Where did everybody get flags in the middle of a Sunday night? The pics seem strange to me...kind of staged.

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James Sneegas 2 years, 11 months ago

Kiled in Afghanistan?? How about Killed in Pakistan...Come on Journal World!! You know the old saying......." He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword ". I hope his burial at sea was a long and well earned fall into oblivion.

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