Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan

There are not many events in the world that concern the world at large. The death of Osama bin Laden on Monday certainly qualifies to be in this category. I was thinking along the lines of terrorism. After 9/11 certain aspects of our life has never been the same. There is a lot more hassle for travellers nowadays, to name just one major change.

Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. assault on his Pakistani compound on Monday, then quickly buried at sea to prevent his grave becoming a shrine.

May he rest in peace.

Related articles:
World on alert after U.S. kills Osama bin Laden
Obama says world a better place with bin Laden dead
Hishammuddin hopes Osama’s death will bring about universal peace

Death of Osama: Police to boost security in various spots
DNA test on bin Laden show 100 pct match to family
Osama's Islam-violence link weighs heavy on Muslims
After 10 years, what helped give Osama bin Laden away?


  1. One thing i am sure is that,there will be more OSAMA in the making, as long as people see injustice, unfairness, bully and the oppression.

    The world can never be a peaceful place,when you see injustice prevailing,,,,

  2. yeah, my friend told me about the news, and the first thing i thought was "how ironic - he died out of a bomb (which was his good friend)".. guess this is karma right?? but i'm afraid this would create more terrorist attacks following his death..

  3. I believe Obama already knew Osama's whereabout ages ago. Another conspiracy (for the election). Where is the body?

  4. OK I still not sure if Osama is really dead or is this all part of Obama's plan to retain his presidency? Whatever, I dun want Donald Trump to be the next President so it's all good with me, LOL!

  5. The first time I saw the headlines "Osama Killed", I misread and was thinking, "Gosh, another US president assasinated?"


    The death of Osama is only symbolic, but nothing will change.

  6. Now that he's dead and justice is served.. All we have to wait for is another retaliation from another Osama.

  7. Eugene, the world being such, I would have to agree with what you're saying.

    SK, if everyone believes in karma, there'd be more peace on earth. Also, John Lennon's lyrics come to mind:

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace

  8. Ai Shiang, I read that they already knew months ahead and started tracking the couriers that eventually led them to the house. Ironically, the house is located near a prestigious military academy. The house has been there some years now. The land area is much bigger than the houses around it and there are high walls. There's no phone nor internet line.

    The body was buried at sea after Islamic rites were conducted - I read about this. US is now considering whether to show pictures of him worried that it might offend some quarters. If I remember correctly, he was shot in the left eye.

  9. Foong, Donald Trump for President? Why not, eh?

    Shingo, just like goodness, bad will always be there to balance things up. The Yin and Yang formula is the order of the day, perpetually. That's the law of nature.

  10. CES, how realistic that is. Sadly, we have to live life forward and stay vigilant at all times. Thank you for stopping by.

  11. Osama always made me think of Emmanuel Goldstein in Orwell's famous book "1984".

    Perhaps Osama died in December of 2001 as was widely reported. Clearly though, he is only a figure relevant to mythology and propaganda for the politics of war (by many sides), and his passing (if that is what has occurred) will settle nothing.