churng wrote:btw celebrate the death of another human being? Seems like there is something wrong in that, no matter the person, no matter their deeds. There was a piece of him in you, and so often people are simply a mirror of their upbringing. Would we have been good friends under different circumstances? I feel a little sad just thinking about it...
In my effort to not be political and say as little as possible, I said too little, and perhaps too much.
I have likely never made a political statement on the forum, and was instrumental in the placement of the "no politics rule" for TeaChat as political discussions on an internet forum often turn ... unfriendly and we are a generally friendly group of TeaFriends.
I will break my own rule. I do not expect agreement on the following statement, but on this day in history, that I feel it is as significant an event as 9/11 itself.
I have no doubt in my mind that the UBL was planning future attacks on innocent American civilians on a scale we often dare not even mention for fear of being correct. He never scaled back, but always looked for bigger and more horrendous ways to attack innocents. Make no mistake, he was not done.
For this reason, and for justice for previous 1000's of victims of his masterminding, I am relieved and even jubilant. I do not celebrate the death nor killing of any man, although I will not fault anyone who would in this case.