Even if OBL was nothing more than a figurehead for Al Qaeda, it seems that the more fanatical Muslims in Pakistan are absolutely outraged that he has been killed. In the coming days we can expect to see more of the demonstrations of rage happening in the various towns within Pakistan. You can expect to see some very bloody and violent clashes with lots of flag burning as well.
However, more important than a group of people who seem to be always angry and outraged, is going to be the response of the Pakistani Taliban. I remind you that the Pakistani who attempted to bomb Times Square was sent there by the Pakistani Taliban. There are literally thousands of these cells all over the world, and hundreds in the USA waiting for orders to strike. The death of OBL might be the tipping point that will see an upsurge in this form of activity. One can only hope that the CIA and FBI have been taking advantage of the Patriot Act and have been tracking them, taking them out before they do manage a successful strike.
What is interesting though, is that in the UK we already see some of the usual suspects, such as the Marxist former Lord Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, making comments that OBL should have been captured and put on trial. Um… I do not think so… killing OBL was the best alternative. It strikes a real blow to the jihadist movement. It is like telling them that they are not invincible. Then there are remarks from the odor-sniffing Bishops without common sense, as seen in this report:
Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt, the Bishop of Winchester, said: ‘The more I consider it the more concerning I find it. The thing that troubles me most is the way some are speaking of justice being done.
‘What has actually happened, only too sadly understandably, is, I think, much more reasonably viewed as an act of vengence or revenge.
‘It’s a failure of the whole world order that nobody in a position of responsibility trusts that we have systems of justice to cope with such a vast set of crimes as this man is responsible for.’
He added: ‘It is too early to know whether the man resisted, whether he could have been captured and possibly brought to trial.
These individuals are concentrating on details such as OBL’s daughter claims that she saw her father shot in the head (not substantiated). As well as trying to set the record straight about the SEALS meeting with resistance.
I honestly believe these people are up themselves if they think that OBL could be brought to trial. It would be like having a trial for Sheik Khalil Mohamed in NYC. There would be an uproar. There would be a series of bombings and there would be an attempted break-out, as well as attempts to get revenge (by Muslims). Let’s not kid ourselves about these people because they see jihad and they see themselves being at war with the USA. People like this Bishop and Livingstone live in a world of unreality.
Also, the latest from News.com.au states that the SEALS thought that OBL was about to lunge for a weapon. They also stated that there were several weapons in the room where they found OBL.