Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Sublime Actions of the United States

Watching and hearing the news of the killing of Osama Bin Laden this past week has been heartening and chilling.  Just as, after 9/11, I watched the bloodthirst swell in our nation and I predicted on 9/12 that we would be in a war with another country within 18 months, the images that are making it to Finland of the young people chanting in the streets, holding U.S. flags and shouting "We're number 1" have chilled me to the bone.
As a nation, we have been stunned and angered by the images of the youth of other cultures celebrating when they have successfully carried out a terrorist attack.  We find their celebration of the death of our leaders and our military to be cruel and unjust.  We think this because we reside in the U.S.A.
I can't say this any better than this journalist already did.

Celebrating death: Isn't that what terrorists do?

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