By Khalid Imam
There is ambiguity surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaida. The U.S. president announced the news himself, and many factions have accepted it as truth, while many other factions have denied it, especially after the announcement that the corpse was buried at sea. If the assassination is not true, claiming that it is will be political suicide for Obama. If it is true, Obama’s popularity will increase and he will secure another presidential win.
The various reactions to bin Laden’s death — that is, if he truly was killed — are now visible. There were people saddened by bin Laden’s death; they have described him as the “Lion of Islam.” There were also those who were pleased, who gloated about bin Laden’s death and called him the “Killer of History” and the “Arab Hitler.” Between the grief and contentment a third group was dedicated to silence.
The operation to assassinate bin Laden, as viewed by Western media, was massive; it ended a 10-year chase. The question is now what? If the assassination did occur, expect actions of revenge against American interests in many countries of the world. This is widely known. If the assassination did not occur, then America has taken its right from bin Laden, who was accused of masterminding 9/11, which took the lives of 3,000 innocent people. Still, the accusations about 9/11 are strongly doubted. A century could pass without the publication of the facts — a situation similar to what happened after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination 47 years ago.
The whole world doubts the official 9/11 story and still doubts that a single man like bin Laden could commit 9/11. He could very well be an instrument, but the planning and logistics extended beyond his skill and knowledge. Our thoughts take us to the CIA, which already announced its involvement with bin Laden at the time of 9/11.
We will consider that bin Laden killed 3,000 in the World Trade Center in New York and we will consider that his assassination yesterday was a service to justice and retribution. We also want our rights from George W .Bush and Tony Blair, who have killed a million Iraqis in an unjustified and illegitimate war. We also want our rights from Sharon, Obama, Peres, Olmert and Netanyahu, who killed thousands of Palestinians and Lebanese. I demand our rights from every Israeli leader starting from Levi Eshkol, Ben Gurion even Golda Meir and Menachem Begin, who have committed innumerable massacres and stole an entire country. Isn’t that justice, Mr. Obama, if your own goal in hunting bin Laden was to serve of justice? We are waiting for the truth on bin Laden’s death and how justice will be achieved by the righteous.
Al Messa, Egypt
Translated By Hessa Stutzman
3 May 2011
Edited by Nathan Ladd
Egypt – Al Messa – Original Article (Arabic)