I died and went to burger heaven today. I got to custom build a burger. It was like subway for burgers.
Just in case it does turn into one of those things where-by people will ask “Where were you when this happened?” I was in bed watching t.v. I’d love to say I was in some exotic location, or at the least in a pub. But its five in the morning…
So yeah, back to the point. If you haven’t already heard the news, Osama Bin Laden has been killed. The operation was authorised by President Obama last week, yet they found and killed Bin Laden yesterday. I just finished watching Obama’s midnight speech about it (not all of which I have seen, but it’ll be all over the news or Youtube or something) and I fully agree with him. This is going to be a great day and one to remember in American history and indeed in the history of the world. Although it is (at time of writing) half past midnight in Washington, hundreds if not thousands of people have gathered outside the White House to celebrate this momentous occasion. Rightly so. Bin Laden was one of the founding fathers of Al-Qaeda and as we all surely know, Al-Qaeda is one of the greatest terrorist threats facing the world. We all remember 9/11. They masterminded this horrific event. For this reason, I, and surely many others out there, are glad this sick bastard is dead.
Also, isn’t it a bit odd that he was hiding in a villa in a town close to the caputal of Pakistan. All those years looking under rocks in mountains and he was found in a bloody villa! Cheeky git.
Yet, there are people, including the President himself, who say the war against Al-Qaeda is far from over. One person they interviewed on the news even said that Osama Bin Laden was simply a face for terrorism and was no longer relevant in the grand scheme of things. And his case was just. Al-Qaeda is not just active in the U.S. or the middle east, they are active and have allies all over the world. It may not be long before they have a new face who young radicals will be all too willing to follow. According to the interiewee, they may not even need a face as the have become “too radicalised”. Again, it is possible that this is true.
I do hope that this doesn’t become the case. I hope that this is a crushing enough blow to Al-Qaeda to slow if not completely stop operations.
But we should rejoice in the moment for now. Remember where you were people. I was in bed. Thought you would like to be reminded of that.