The U.S. has offered no evidence whatsoever to show that Osama Bin Laden resisted the Navy SEAL's attack. No matter what one thinks of the Al Qaeda leader, this was a cold blooded American plot sanctioned by President Obama to assassination Bin Laden, complete with the disposal od his body. This is not justice or democracy in action but the stuff made from movies.
In the classic film "Apocalypse Now", Willard, played by Martin Sheen, is also given a military "mission to proceed up the Nung river in a Navy patrol boat. Pick up the path of colonel Kurtz' (played by Marlon Brando) at Nu Mung Ba, follow it, learn what you can along the way. When you find colonel infiltrate his team by whatever means available and terminate the colonel's command...Terminate with extreme prejudice."
While the U.S. government plays with the facts of operation bin Laden the movie picks up on the real moral lesson. That comes when Kurtz says to Willard: "and they call me an assassin. "What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassin?" While Osama and Obama may differ in their ideologies their immoral methods are tragically the same. In the end, violence begets only violence.
The death of Osama bin Laden should lead us to reflect on our own eventual death and on the moral responsibility we all have before God. Osama bin Laden was gravely responsible for sowing seeds of division and for promoting hatred and violence in the name of religion. But how often do we do the same - even to the extent of murdering our own flesh and blood through abortion - in the name of personal selfishness and greed?
This should be an occasion for us all to analyze our own weaknesses and prejudices. Ultimately, there can be no world peace until there is soul peace.
With respectful and cordial best wishes, I remain,
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