MagazineMay 2, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Is Dead Celebrations
There is no hiding from this news today. Even if you live in a cave in Tora Bora you will know by now that US soldiers have finally managed to kill Osama Bin Laden. The Most Wanted man in the world and the terrorist leader they've been after for a decade. He was killed in a military operation lasting not even 40 minutes in the Pakistani town of Abbotabad. The compound he was staying in was roughly 8 times larger than the houses surrounding it. The walls were 4-6 meters high in places, no phone or internet connections and even the trash was burnt on site. Clearly it belonged to man with something to hide. Well, they got him and spontaneous parties erupted throughout the USA. Let's not forget though that Osama Bin laden is just one man. A man with a plan and 9 years to put that plan in place. The battle may be won, but the war is by no means over.
Revelers cheer outside the White House in Washington late May 1, 2011, after U.S. President Barack Obama announced live on television the death of Osama bin Laden. REUTERS/Jason Reed