Bin Laden Unarmed When Killed – So What?

Talk to the hand!

I read today how the book written by a former US Navy SEAL who was on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden includes the ‘shocking’ and ‘controversial’ disclosure that Bin Laden was unarmed when he was killed. So what? Unarmed? So were the 3,000 who died on 9/11. So were the hundreds who died in the US Embassy bombing in Kenya. Bin Laden and his ilk encouraged those who bombed Bali and the dead and wounded there were all unarmed at the time they died, blown to smithereens by some misguided zealot. Palestinians killed in Israeli reprisal raids for HAMAS rocket attacks were as unarmed as the Israeli civilians killed by HAMAS. I could go on but those that get my point have no need for me to belabour it and those who don’t will never understand.

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
John Stuart Mill
English economist & philosopher (1806 – 1873)

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