Published: May 3, 2011
Millions of people around the world are rejoicing for the death of the world’s most wanted fugitive, Osama Bin Laden. Others may have wanted to see him sent to Guantanamo Bay and eat the ever popular “cockmeat sandwich” (please watch Harold and Kumar 2 to learn about this sandwich) while being detained in a maximum security facility without the possibility of a parole until he dies naturally. I come to think why a small group of US Navy Seals immediately put a bullet into his head instead of arresting him.
Well, of course, he resisted the raid as expected and the Seals were put into a “we-don’t-have-a-choice” option and killed him. It was a very easy exit for Bin Laden because he should be enjoying in heaven with seven virgins as of the moment.
Well, so much for that. The question is, why was he killed right there and then?
First, he is a terrorist and the operatives have an option to kill him immediately without the fear of being court-martialed.
Second, because he the world’s most wanted and have killed thousands of people under his command. Thus, he doesn’t have the right to live anymore. Just after the 911 attack almost ten years ago, nobody wants him alive.
Third, and this could be longer. He was immediately killed because detaining him would still result to hundreds of lives to be put in danger. Had the Seals captured him and brought him to a secured facility, do you think Al Qaeda’s members would sit and watch him be brought to trial (if there would be one) and then hidden in a highly-secure facility? Of course not, they would always find ways to negotiate with the US government. With the hope of freeing their leader, they may even hostage a whole nation or a group of people while setting bombs explode anywhere in the world.
Obama would, of course, say that the US government will never negotiate with terrorists but a hundred lives (or more) in exchange of one would always be a reason to negotiate.
If Bin Laden were not killed, there is a hope he could get away again and terrorize the world. But with his death, Al Qaeda’s members were left no option for negotiation but revenge, which is always expected. But was Bin Laden really killed?
Unless there are official photos of Bin Laden’s remains I couldn’t stop thinking that he is still alive and is hidden in a secure facility somewhere. But let’s wait for the photos…