Osama Bin Laden is dead. I am overcome with emotion. I want to write, but I have no clue where to begin as there are literally dozens of ideas racing about my head so I am going to write a few micro stories and hope to get as many of my ideas out.
Why I am Happy
How does one react to news of this magnitude? Like pretty much everyone, when I heard the news I was excited and jubilant. However, a yelp of excitment or facebook post seemed morbid and strangely innapropriate. Someone died, and no matter how much I did not like him, I don’t believe in celebrating death. But I am celebrating tonight, not the death of Osama Bin Laden, but the justice that has been long overdue for the victims of 9/11.
Can We Trust Pakistan?
Despite the success of this mission to take out Bin Laden, we should all be troubled about the reliability of Pakistan as an ally. Pakistan is effectively a police state. The nice (or not) part about a police state is that they are very good at keeping track of people in it. It may be possible for someone to disapear into the wilderness, but this wasnt the case. Bin Laden was hiding in a suburb of Islamabad, a few miles from the Pakistani military academy. Not only that, he was hiding on a compound with a structure 8 times the size of the houses around it that was completely cut off from the grid. If that did not set off any alarm bells, than the Pakistani secret police are a complete joke.
So im not sure how this happened, but when I published this I had 4 more micro stories that seem to be lost to the ether… While all of this has been hashed out in the mainstream already, the quick rundown of the stories was whether this will allow the US to leave Afghanistan, whether this would lift the national sentiment enough to force the GOP to raise the debt ceiling, whether europe would bare the brunt of the reprisals, and whether the CIA shooting in Lahore had anything to do with Osama. I will try and rewrite them ASAP, but I felt like a fool only having this up