The worldwide press has one headline today and that is the death of Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed during a US special forces assault on a compound in the town of Abbotabad. Bin Laden, 54, has since been buried at sea.
So there is the end of Osama bin Laden, a man whose star has been very much in the descendant since that appalling day in September 2011. In hiding for nearly ten years his influence has decreased and his organisation Al Qaeda has drifted far from the vanguard of islamic militancy. Retribution was a long time coming for whatever reason (and these will be discussed at great length in the press, the blogosphere, at water coolers and so on) but it has finally come and America rejoices.
For my own part I am extremely glad that is is now dead and feeding the fishes. Regardless of the views of the likes of that scumbag Ward Churchill et al, the 9/11 atrocities were not some form of justice against an evil imperialist monster; they were acts of craven cowardice.
Ideally I would have liked to have seen Bin Laden face trial but that was never likely to happen.
What more to say about this but to hope Has Been Laden rots in hell.