Monday, May 02, 2011

The Death of Osama

May people might celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden. That is merely a reflection of satisfying the need for revenge.
In many ways, this was something the U.S.A had to do, it needed a sense of closure on the horrendous events of 9/11. Many will think that this means the end of the need to worry about terrorism or more specifically Islamic terrorism. They couldn't be more wrong.
Think of Islamic jihad as Pandora's box.
When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus' brother. With her, Pandora had a jar which she was not to open under any circumstance. Impelled by her natural curiosity, Pandora opened the box-jar, and all evil contained escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the lid, but the whole contents of the jar had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom, which was Hope. Pandora was deeply saddened by what she had done, and was afraid that she would have to face Zeus' wrath, since she had failed her duty. However, Zeus did not punish her, because he knew this would happen.
What OBL has unleashed is an evil ideology that cannot be dismissed by the event of his death. The evil and bloodthirsty Islamic jihad has been unleashed on the world and it will be a long time if ever at all before the evil can be returned the the Pandora's box.


Jeannie said...

I haven't checked the news yet so I only learned through blogs of Osama's death. And really, it left me cold. I suppose because, as you say, it will matter little to how life continues.

Anonymous said...

It is something that needed to be done, not only for revenge, but to send a message to terrorists that the USA will NEVER FORGET.

Imagine a lifetime spent looking over your shoulder.

Of course, most jihadists don't think that way. But if we continue to send this message, I think it will have an impact. Truly, the bigger message is that democracy will ALWAYS trump terror. They may win a few battles, but they will not win the war.

Lex, have you seen any news on the ongoing revolutions in the ME? Seems to me that the spirit of democracy is catching like wild fire.

This is the perfect antidote for radical islam.

Lexcen said...

Jen, the interesting thing about the current unrest in the ME is that it opens up opportunities for radical Muslims to get into power. Remember what happened in Iran when the Shah was shafted?