President Obama has announced the killing of Osama Bin Laden in a Abbottabad compound in Pakistan, the news came as a complete surprise to the world, it heralded a new dimension to America’s fight for the eradication of terrorism and the Al-Qaeda group. Bin Laden’s killing is a big achievement to Americans, who came out in their thousands to celebrate this massive achievement. President Obama gave a strongly worded speech to announce America’s victory after 10 years of searching for the dreaded Al-Qaeda warlord.
The killing of Bin Laden is an impressive accomplishment for the military forces of America. It also brings so much relieve to the relatives who have lost members of their families and friends in the September 11, 2001 massacre masterminded by this highly dreaded evil man. The killing has been said to be a boost for President Obama’s second term ambition after authorising the commando style operation, he has achieved in 2 years what the military strategy in George W. Bush administration could not in 7 years. President Obama's popularity has now soared, American’s are happy and thousand’s of them trooped out to the streets of New York and Washington to celebrate this massive achievement.
Feedbacks have been pouring in from all over the world, many are happy that America have achieved the aim of getting rid of the most wanted man in the world and hope this ushers in long period of peace all around the world. Others have also queried the way Osama Bin Laden was killed and his body dumped in the Sea within 24 hours of his death. Questions are being asked as to why America has not shown the corpse or pictures of the killing to the world as was the case when Saddam Hussein was killed. Many believe America have something to hide, and request for more evidence to support the alleged killing has been growing. Americans have explained that Bin Laden was killed, while President Obama watched the video of the operation live as camera was fitted on the soldiers performing the operation, he was buried few hours later according to Muslim rites and to avoid having his grave turned into a shrine of worship by his Al-Qaeda followers. Also report has it that no country was ready to accept his corpse in their Land, they quoted Saudi Arabia and Pakistan as some of the countries that rejected his corpse. The world are still waiting for more answers from America on the operation and the intelligence that led to the killing of the most wanted man in the world.
The question we all need to ask now is; what is the effect of the killing of this man to our world today? Many of our questions might go unanswered and this killing might just fizzle away like others before it. Though Bin Laden’s death is considered a good news in the western world, Al-Qaeda particularly believed that one of their own has been killed and would not stop until his killing is revenged. This latest threat I believe, may add another dimension to the battle, where many countries now have networks of Al-Qaeda style Jihadist. This calls for the security forces all over the world to brace up and improve on their security intelligence to forestall any unexpected breakdown of the law and killing of innocent people.
Al-Qaeda made the vow to avenge the killing of Osama Bin Laden, a Muslim Jihadist named Assad al-Jihad2 has been on the online Jihadi chatroom to condemn the killing of Osama Bin Laden and promised that the holy war is far from over, he wrote in the chat; “Woe to his enemies, By God, we will avenge the killing of the Sheik of Islam. With the Al-Qaeda announcement, America and British are now intensifying their security. Also meetings have started all over the world on ways of improving security, because Al-Qaeda’s threats cannot be overlooked.
Security warning have also been issued for all of us to be more vigilant, avoid unnecessary gathering, watch out for any funny looking luggage or parcels, call the police immediately if you site anything thing or persons suspicious. Not speaking out if you see anything suspicious might make you the victim. If you notice any suspicious discussion or activities in your neighbourhood, do not just brush it aside as nothing, report it. We live in a world now where we have to be at alert and ready for any unexpected, this is not to say we should live in fear, but events in recent past have really changed the cause of history and except we start to be our brother’s keeper and watch our back’s, we may end up a victim ourselves.