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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-11 07:34 AM
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246. Going out on a limb here, but I'd be scared shitless if an entire planeload
of passengers suddenly went wild w/glee/anger or anything else. If I were the Captain of said plane, I would have calmly announced the news over the PA and left it at that.

As far as the death of bin-Laden, I can find no empathy for a man whole seems to have found as his only source of enjoyment the death of others at his direction, (kind of sounds like bush come to think of it). bin-Laden was a coward that brought much misery upon the world after financing and plotting several devastating attacks in the name of a religion who's name equates to "Peace"...pretty difficult for me to get past that. I do not support cold blooded murder in any of it's various forms, but bin-Laden didn't get murdered, he was as legitimate a target as would be any combatant in the situation that transpired.

President Obama took full responsibility for the action taken, only he could approve the mission that essentially would be the death of bring the death of-bin-Laden, for that, I give him great credit. He could be walking around pounding his chest and looking like a fool...he isn't, he's showing concern for the decision he made, that earns my respect for the man. Few people would act the way PO is under the circumstances.

You made the statement that death brings more death, this is true, and the death of bin-Laden was brought about by his actions, no one else's. If he would have taken a different tack in spreading his message, he would not be dead, but just marginalized from his religion. There may well be reprisal acts, time will tell, but I hope none occur.

I did not/will not "celebrate" his death, but I'm not going to bemoan it either. The man was a coward who got others to make sacrifices he refused to make himself, he brought about much misery...one thing I am not miserable about is his demise.
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