This is one Hell of a way to wake up: seeing this on the news. So Bin Laden is dead. I cannot say much about it beyond the cliché I am afraid. I thought to title this post "Satan is dead", but that would have been ridiculously pompous. He was no Satan, nobody is, nobody ever was in history. I don't believe in Satan. Bin Laden was just an evil man, a terribly evil man, who got what has been coming at him. It was about time.
I blogged about 9/11 time and again... And again. I wish Bin Laden had been judged for his crimes, but there is justice in his death, especially as it is the result of a military operation. I was afraid he might die of old age. This would have been the greatest, most appalling form of injustice, and of the Western's impotence against Islamofascist threat. I cannot help but feel smug that Barack Obama succeeded hwere the buffoons of the religious right miserably failed, for about nearly ten years. Of course, Bin Laden was only one head of the hydra that is Islamist terrorism. But I think of my American friends, among them a New Yorker, and I feel like celebrating with them.