Osama Bin Laden is apparently dead. A big credibility gap could be claimed that they buried him at sea within 24 hours, but this is not why I have chosen to mention his death. There have been huge celebrations everywhere at the news of this murder. US President Obama — Nobel Peace Prize recipient — appeared on TV to announce the news and his speech was full of self-delusion. “Peace” is a meaningless world.
It’s very sad indeed when we celebrate anyone’s murder, no matter who they are or what they have done. And I wonder of those who celebrate this murder, do they ever ask themselves who has killed more civilians — Osama Bin Laden or the Bush and Obama administration? In Iraq alone since the invasion, there has been over 1 million civilians killed and many millions more are refugees. There are 3 wars the US is engaged in and their drones are bombing Pakistan and killing civilians, many of them children. This—> http://www.collateralmurder.com is almost an every day event according to one US soldier. If all this were happening in the US backyard there would be a huge outcry. This celebration of murder just exposes further our deep-seated pathology — our love of and addiction to violence. The US and its allies are a war-mongering imperialist/racist/Islamophobic machine lead by the US military industrial complex. We need to wake up that we are the threat to world peace, and cease the finger pointing and stop patting ourselves on the back that we are some bastion of all that is good. Nonsense.
I encourage those who are interested to watch “The War You Don’t See” by journalist John Pilger. Find details here http://www.johnpilger.com and you can see excerpts of it on vimeo.