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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 10:12 AM
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138. True, however I'm not shedding a tear
Yes, killing Bin Laden will solve nothing. Al Queda, if it even still exists, is toothless and crippled. From the sound of it, OBL wasn't exactly directing anything at his compound. As the talking heads said, it was pretty much just him and his bodyguards at that compound yesterday morning.

And it is ghoulish at best for folks to be cheering in the streets outside the White House. Not too different than the Palestinians dancing in the streets when 9/11 happened. We definitely can't take the stance that we're better than them now.

HOWEVER, even though I am against the Death Penalty, there was no such hope of capturing OBL alive. Anyone who read his writings knew he wasn't going out like that. Why? When you can die as a martyr and have all those virgins?

I'm glad he's dead, but its time to stop the celebration of more death.

For those who think they feel safer, think again. Like the Hydra, you cut off one head and another three pop out.

As long as we are addicted to oil, expect to face Bin Ladens. The Saudi Kingdom was in all respects in the stone age when they discovered oil. They went from stone age to computer age in 50 short years. Just like when a teenager becomes a rock star and has all that money, drugs and sex around - the Saudis were no different, believing they could start about some worldwide caliphate of regression.

If we are truly interested in National Security, we have to get off oil. Not just 'foreign oil' but oil, period. We need a renewable resource to become the standard. Then and only then can we afford to ignore the caliphate-minded Saudis, and let them go back to the rubble from whence they came.
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