Tuesday, May 3, 2011

On Osama Bin Laden

They said Osama Bin Laden is the source of the Al Queda ideology that is now terrorizing the whole world. My questions are: where did Osama Bin Laden learned his ideology? Who are the people he worked with before he established Al Queda? Who makes money selling arms to governments wherever there is terrorism? Who makes terrorism as an excuse to invade other countries?


How could Osama Bin Laden have participated effectively in the planning of a well-coordinated terror attack if he doesn't have a phone, internet, and have no sufficient direct contact time with the terrorist cells?

Perhaps Osama Bin Laden is a mere ideology, not an operative, not a direct participant of the crimes of terror. When people began to follow his ideology, people begin forming small cells of terrorists and began planning independent attacks.


I have a hunch that Osama Bin Laden was a puppeteered machinery of the global invaders, created for the sole purpose of smearing dirt on the face of the genuine freedom fighters worldwide. Just like any other collaborators, he died in the hands of his closest allies. Osama has always been on the wrong side from start to finish. He served his purpose until he died.


For me, the highest level of heroism is fighting against injustice, oppression, and poverty without using any deadly weapon.

On the other hand, I believe that the act of assasination, ambuscades, bombing buildings, arson, kidnapping, hostaging, torturous interrogations, unwarranted searches, and killing unarmed people are acts of terrorism and never acts of heroism, whether it is done by governments or anti-governments.

When a person is paid professional fees or salaries to assasinate and kill/oppress unarmed civillians, then he is a mercenary terrorist, regardless of whoever pays him, regardless of whatever his patriotic or heroic cause is. Many terrorists are made through torture and physical maltreatment in their official initiation trainings, they were professionally trained to become tolerant to the sight of human suffering and to follow terroristic orders without question.


Osama Bin Laden, the claimant mastermind of the 9/11 world trade center tragedy, was assassinated by the Americans in Pakistan on May 1, 2011. His body was thrown to the sea.

I remember Abu Sabaya, the leader of Abu Sayyaf Group who succeeded its founder Khadafi Janjalani. Abu Sabaya's was reported dead when his body was never found at sea after a hot pursuit with the Philippine soldiers.


Indeed, the death of Osama Bin Laden is a great satisfaction for USA's 10-year hunger for retribution. But they should also be grateful to him for justifying military spending, which is basically the primary lifeline of the American economy. For us, the rest of the world, well, we hope the US does not have anymore Osama Bin Ladens among its military assets. He had been more globally disastrous than a nuclear leak.


There were three main historical events happened this past week -- Prince William and Kate royal wedding, beatification of Pope John Paul II, and assassination of Osama Bin Laden. I dedicate this blog to my friends who celebrate their birthdays.

Charrie Uba, Carlos Bual, Franz Rhon, Christia Crisel S. Espiritu, Christy Mae Canangca-an, John Eleazar Silorio, Donna Monique Naraja Fugnit, Florie May Maraveles, Dian Catherine L, Hundy DapLin, Marjorie Tan, Jacqui Go, Jade Borja BoyGats, Mary Ann Agustin Imbing, Ak O Ak, May Virtudazo, Nicole Savellano, Mac Evangelista x