Osama Bin Laden is dead. This is great news. In 1998 he was behind bomb attacks on American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania which killed 224 people. He was behind the 2000 attack on the USS Cole which killed 17 US sailors. On September 11th 2001 he was behind the attacks on the Twin Towers which killed nearly 3,000 innocent people 66 of whom were British making ot the deadliest terrorids atrocity in our history. This list is far from exhaustive.
There are worries about retaliation. I am totally convinced that retaliation will come. But it is entirely possible that this retaliation was being planned even before Bin Laden was shot by a team of US Navy SEALs last night.
The perpetrator of the the next murderous attack simply needs to add Bin Laden’s death to the long list of ‘injustices’ he or she will be seeking to avenge. And it is a very long list. Bin Laden’s deputy claimed that 9/11 was, among other things, revenge for the Christian reconquest of Spain in the 15th century. On thing these fanatics are never short of is some justification for their horrific actions. We simply do not have time to worry about all of them.
For now the world is down one evil scumbag. Recall Margaret Thatcher’s words after the Falklands; Rejoice!