Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Rant #496: Let's Not Let This Get Out of Hand
Yes, the U.S. of A. feels real good right now.
We got our man, the guy we have been pursuing for years.
He is over and done with, and we can move on.
Or can we?
I understand the celebrations that were held from coast to coast yesterday, as we disposed of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.
But I think we also have to be realistic.
This terrorism "thing" is not over. And it's not over by a long shot.
When I saw the revelers yesterday, it almost reminded me of what goes on elsewhere when a regime is overthrown. We almost looked like a third world country, without the gun blasts.
Osama bin Laden being dead is good, and it is closure for some people. But let's be honest about it, we must be on the highest terror alert now, and be on that alert for the foreseeable future.
Many people will use his death to make him a martyr. And religious martyrs are truly crazy. They will do anything they believe will revenge his death, and make him a hero again.
And we have people in our own country who believe he is a hero. And that is the scary thing.
So yes, we have done a good deed for humanity. But don't think that good deed will be looked at favorably by many. And they won't just sit on their hands thinking about it.
And what of Pakistan? I have even less regard for this country now than I had before. They have taken pretty much a negative stance on this whole thing, basically saying that they didn't think American troops in their country looking for this killer was a good thing.
You had this guy under your noses for years--who else are you harboring?
Forget the political correctness. Right now, I would consider Pakistan an enemy of the civilized world. Unless they divulge more information on who they are harboring, and unless they cooperate fully with what we are doing, let's take away any money we are giving them. Put them on the same list as Iraq and other non-friendly countries.
Sorry, they instigated this whole thing with their "Hear No Evil, See No Evil" stance.
They've been bloodsuckers. Let's not help them do anything.
And let's be cognizant of the fact that the war on terrorism might have turned a page, but in other ways, it has just started.
Posted by Larry at 4:17 AM