Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The demise of B.L.

I honestly don't know how I feel about this. Part of me feels glad that they found him and they have put this to rest. Another part of me feels like we should continue to be afraid...maybe even more afraid than we were prior to his demise. Mixed emotions also range around the fact that he was shot, dead and he did not have a weapon in his hands (according to new reports I read online today). While I have limited knowledge on what happened and the methods in which he was even found and things that transpired afterward, I am wondering why they didn't try to get him alive. Maybe that would have been worse. Perhaps his capture would have caused uproar and groups of people attacking our country just to get him out of jail. I don't know. Maybe it's supposed to be this way. I know he did horrible things. I obviously don't like or support him, nor his past actions, and I am certainly not sticking up for him. But I still have mixed emotions about this whole thing. Additionally, I worry about the picture of Americans rallying and cheering after news of his death...I wonder how Muslims in the Middle East viewed the jubilation...do they think we're evil? Do they think we are ignorant or heartless? Do they want revenge? Are our children any safer? Hmmm...I just do not know what to think at this point.


Crystal said...

This is exactly word for word what I have been thinking myself. Thank you for writing this! It is nice to know I'm not the only one that has these same thoughts.

Megan said...

I agree... funny that you should write this. It just gives me an uneasy feeling. I think that it's mostly because I'm a parent now. I don't want Lydia to get the wrong idea about things (celebrating death). I very thankful that they got him but I don't like all the attention to it. I'm thankful that Obama decided not to release the photos of BL. Noone needs to see that.

Anonymous said...

I also hated the celebrating. Death for anyone is not for joy. However, I also saw families that lost loved ones in the towers, etc. and felt relief that such a radical man so full of hate was stopped. I pray that the band will fall apart and our service people can come home. G'Ma Fitz