Osama bin Laden was killed on Sunday by US Special Forces. It has been reported that he was living in a house in Pakistan with his family in the last 5 years hiding from all those who were hunting for him.
The Navy Seals killed him in his bedroom in the early morning raid. The US has been looking for him since 9/11 when terrorist used two planes to hit the then two twin towers in New York.
The Americans say they killed and burried him in the sea in a Muslim way.
Color me happy. For the first time in over 10 years, crowds of Americans are waving flags and singing the Star Spangled Banner, celebrating an American victory – the death of bin Laden. Who’d a thunk? Just when I felt progressives had succeeded in turning America into a self-loathing, guilt ridden, multicultural sycophant to world opinion, I see hope that maybe our nation will be able to retain the pride in our accomplishments that has been under assault for so long. How about those Navy Seals?
I’m happy because it appears our military and intelligence agencies haven’t yet succumbed to political correctness and bureaucratic meddling. Instead of agonizing about Muslim sensitivities, they decided to take the kill shot and finally meted out justice to the man responsible for the deaths of thousands on 9/11. I’m smiling.
I’m so happy that I don’t even mind Obama taking credit for the operation that resulted in bin Laden’s death. I’m glad that I was wrong in my opinion that Obama would never willingly appear to offend any portion of the Muslim population. Obama’s statement, “Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan,” isn’t even offensive. Finally, he took a stand. Granted, it was a no brainer, but at least he appeared, for a moment, to be presidential. Finally.
I don’t even mind Obama’s patent fabrication when he told the nation late Sunday night that he had made the capture or killing of Osama Bin Laden a “top priority.” We all know of his propensity to revise reality but at least this latest revision doesn’t harm America. Today, I’ll even give Obama a break.
Today, America is united. A common enemy is a very potent and unifying factor. For the moment, at least, the enemy has been identified and vanquished. All you rich guys out there can rest easy, at least for awhile.
Just in the nick of time, America has received a reprieve from the extreme idiocy and rampant manipulation that has come to characterize our government. Thank you, Navy Seals. Thank you for restoring a portion of my faith in America’s greatness.
I’m happy because, for at least a week, it will be possible to talk about how great America is without risking being called a right-wing nut. For the next week, Americans have carte blanche to point out America’s strengths and revel in, gasp, pride. We can even wave American flags without being sneered at.
I’m happy because when the usual suspects start with their inane questions about the justness of America’s actions, they will rightly be regarded as panywaists.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes before the national spin machine starts to object to the outbreak of pride that so many Americans are feeling. CNN already started – in their coverage of bin Laden’s death, they referred to him as a victim. And the Washington Post’s Petula Dvorak described the sight of American college kids celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden outside of the White House gates on Sunday night as ”almost vulgar.” Yawn.
Good luck to the media in trying to spin this victory. I expect that even the professional victims so beloved by the political and media elites are experiencing the first twinge of patriotism they have ever felt.
Today is a good day. America, at least for the moment, has retained its position as world leader. For awhile, at least, pundits and American apologists will take a back seat to the huge wave of popular sentiment and pride in America that is erupting across the nation.
I’m also happy that Americans have gotten a temporary reprieve from talking about Trump’s hair and who said what to whom. For now, I am experiencing a tingle up my leg when I think about our courageous Navy Seals. Real men finally taking center stage? I’m smiling!
God bless our great country and all our military men and women.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for conservative news site RightBias.com, She lives in South Carolina, USA
The UN Human Rights Council has passed a sharply worded resolution condemning the Syrian authorities’ use of violence and calling for an investigation into human rights violations in the country.
“This is a strong message to the Syrian authorities to put an end to all violence and to those responsible for the attacks and human rights violations that they will be held accountable,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
The UN Human Rights Council held a special session on Friday to discuss the dramatic situation in Syria. The meeting was chaired by Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva Bente Angell-Hansen.
The Council passed a resolution by a solid majority calling on the Syrian authorities to put an end to all violence, respect fundamental human rights, release all prisoners of conscience immediately and allow access for humanitarian aid. The resolution is in keeping with the views expressed by Norway at the special session.
The resolution also requests the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently dispatch a mission to Syria to investigate serious human rights violations perpetrated in the country in recent weeks. The purpose is to establish the facts and circumstances of such violations and ensure that all those responsible are brought to justice.
The resolution also urges the authorities to allow access to the Internet and telecommunications networks and to lift censorship on reporting, including by allowing appropriate access by foreign journalists.
By the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Duty Press Officer
The long awaited tour of Nyanza Province by the Deputy Prime Minister who is also the Finance Minister, Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP, William Ruto has been hit by wrangles and could as well be called off.
During the recent luncheon in a Nairobi hotel which was hosted by Uhuru Kenyatta and a group of Luo professionals led by Freedom and Democracy Party Supremo Onyango Oloo, it was agreed that the tour be slated around Mid May.
But speaking to this writer on telephone, former Agriculture Minister William Ruto point man in Nyanza a Mr. Mbuta said the former Minister told him while in an overseas trip in Malaysia that he has not been informed of the event contrary to press reports.
The former Minister is shocked to hear that and whoever is saying otherwise is mistaken; buta quipped.
Contacted for comment, Freedom and Democracy Party eader, Onyango Oloo thundered that plans to host the duo and over 120 MPs will go on as planned irrespective of attention seekers who would like to destroy the arrangement.
It has however emerged that before the historic tour f the region, a group of respected Luo elders and opinion shapers are scheduled to go to Gatundu Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard to do a gigantic and intriguing task of reconciling Luos and Kikuyus before the next polls. This bad blood and suspicion between us must be harmonized and I have done all the logistics to ensure the reconciliation agenda is achieved; Oloo said in an interview.
Oloo added that all tangible economic benefits which has eluded the community for decades has been agreed upon between him and his allies emphasizing that his is politics with development devoid of rhetorics.
Keen political pundits led by Mumias Sugar Sales Executive, Peter Hongo who is also hopeful for Kisumu County Governor seat however told Oloo and his allies not to personalize their campaigns but instead popularize their party which is still a green horn.
As a community we won’t allow divisive under tones to derail our quest a head of 2012; Hongo said.
The main theme of the controversial tour is to preach peace and unity in the region and to fund raise for all women and youth groups. The two leaders will also hold a meeting with some stakeholders to identify key moribund economic outfits to be revived according to inside sources.