Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What does Osama's death mean to Me!

Well, to be very very straightforward, nothing.

Before anything, we have to start with an assumption that Osama Bin Laden is actually dead. It's a big thing to assume considering we have no evidence. All we have is Barack Obama's word for it. Now we know how reliable that is, don't we? :)

So we assume he is dead.

So what?

How does it change things around us?

I read a tweet by a journalist which said  something like this 'The joys of journalism. I thought it would be slow Monday but woke up to Osama's death.'  The media has found something they can go on and on about. Good for them.

It's a win for the fight against terrorism you say? Well, you killed just 20 odd people. Some of them innocent. That'll solve everything now, won't it?

Osama was not even the operational head of the Al Qaeda. He was just a name which people had learnt because it was easy to pronounce for people of all accents. How many people can  say Mahmood Ahmadinejad? He's the President of Iran and was in the eye of the storm till very recently. I am telling you, its all in the name.

Indian government is very happy now. They said that now they can put even more pressure on Pakistan. Pakistan was under pressure? From India? Are you sure you are not talking about the World Cup 2011 Semi-final?

Obama is happy. He'll be re-elected. All his speeches will now end with the line, '...we killed Osama Bin Laden.' and the votes will keep tumbling in, just like the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

Get ready for a lot of Osama jokes from people. This one's going to last a month atleast.

On a more serious note:

Just killing one terrorist isn't enough. It's just a start. We have to continue our anti-terrorist activities. Terrorists are not limited to Al Qaeda. Although, the US government will want you to believe otherwise.

So well, basically, its the same old world for people like me. We live. Just like the pre-osam-ic times.

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