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Quick Reaction | Links, Tweets and More About the bin Laden Killing

Monday, May 02, 2011

News broke late Sunday evening that U.S. special forces have killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Here's our growing list of resources to coverage online, including the twitter conversation breaking out on a number of fronts.

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Bill Sadd from Queens, NY

Ostensibly, few are as of yet commenting in any concrete way on the (expected and unexpected) consequences of this event, or on the operational significance.

But the symbolic and emotive meaning is tangible and real, and this we see already in our streets. What will be the symbolic meaning for his supporters remains to be seen--

May. 02 2011 11:01 AM
Andy from New Jersey

I just wanted to make 3 comments.

1. A moment that had it , come 10 years earlier , would have saved countless more lives. That said, better late than never.
2. Bring out the Mission Accomplished banner

3. The fact that bin-Laden was so close to the capital, in a resort town frequented by the Pakistani elite, it very much raises the finger of suspicion towards the Pakistani establishment. Strong chances are that the ISI was harboring him this long.

May. 02 2011 10:52 AM

I don't think too many people would argue that Bin Laden was a despicable, evil and dangerous man whose death will hopefully contribute to a better world. I believe killing him was both justified and necessary. That being said, like some others, I feel disturbed by the glee and joy as well as the debauchery on the part of many in reaction to his killing. I don't believe death, even in this case, should be celebrated. I am relieved that he is dead, but it is a tragedy, even though he contributed to his own death. I feel the situation is somewhat analogous to carrying out an execution or putting down a rabid animal. These acts are necessary but should not be celebrated. It is also a tragedy that this damaged man took such an unfortunate turn during his life path. After all, he was once someone’s child and we all have hopes and dreams for our children. It is a tragic waste that he chose to dedicate his life to evil. I would not want Bin Laden back, but let's temper the joy, it is in bad taste, and disrespectful to life and decency.

May. 02 2011 10:35 AM
Paul Joseph from Long Island

Bin Laden was a self-confessed murderer of civilians around the world and was rightly hunted and killed as the unrepentant criminal that he was. At the same time, this only confirms the waywardness of US policy in the "war on terror" under eight years of bombastic and misdirected Bush administration management. The wholesale aerial bombardment of Afghanistan, the deceitful intervention in Iraq, and the use of massive military resources around the world, which squandered US military service lives and killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians is now revealed in all its moral bankruptcy. Kudos to our intelligence services and special military enforcers for carrying out the effective police work that should have been our goal all along.

May. 02 2011 08:54 AM

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