Killing Bin Laden Has Made Him a Martyr, Benefitted Al Qaeda Recruiting and Will Bring More Violence

Posted on May 7, 2011

For SamHenry, the President’s action in taking out Bin Laden has been perhaps the worst decision of his presidency.  Our special forces entered a country with which we were not at war under unclear circumstances and killed a Muslim icon, Osama Bin Laden.  Inasmuch as Bin Laden swore he would never be taken alive, the only thing to justify his shooting was fear the area was booby trapped.  It was never planned to take him alive.

Now Muslims worldwide have taken to the streets to protest and pray for Bin Laden.  Where does this leave US policy in the Middle East?  Can we be trusted?  What about in Indonesia?  We murdered a man before honoring our Constitution and placing him in the justice system for which we have gone to war to protect.  This act against this man will not just go away. This is just not simply a war against terror; this is a war for the soul of America.

And now we have the unbelievable sight of  Muslims storming the US Embassy in London yelling death to America and the west.  Muslims are living in the west and they are being allowed to try to kill it from within calling for jihad.

Bin Laden’s forces entered a country with which they were at war and dropped the twin towers.  We did not do that.  Sanctuary in a country does not necessarily give you legal grounds to go in to extract a criminal and murder him.  This is the way Islam and its sympathizers will view it.  India was worried that Pakistan would think they were invading and begin a war on the sub-continent.

Obama’s actions have rendered westerners around the world open to attack.  He never saw that the revenge would be against all westerners.  He did not think beyond our borders.  Our military served this up as a scenario but at whose request?  As a people, we need to get to the bottom of this.  Outside UN sanctions and international law, we need to determine for ourselves the true reach of the Office of the President.  Since Obama has occupied it, he has enhanced powers to a point that another constitutional convention may be needed.

Did Obama honestly believe he was doing the west a favor or was this his last attempt to bring it down?  SamHenry would never say this against another President but this one cries for further scrutiny and investigation.  He has been more a danger to us than Bin Laden in both his domestic and foreign policies.  And sadly, SamHenry voted for him.  Read the article below about events in London today:

Violent clashes broke out around the world today as thousands of supporters of Osama bin Laden took to the streets to protest at the Al-Qaeda leader’s death.

While many protests took place across the Muslim world, the most extraordinary took place in London, where hundreds of supporters gathered at the U.S. embassy to stage a mock ‘funeral service’ for the slain terror leader.

The violence erupted just days after the city – often dubbed London-istan because of its reputation for Islamic extremism  – was branded a major recruiting ground for Al Qaeda.
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AND from Reuters:

U.N. human rights investigators called on the United States on Friday to disclose the full facts surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden, in particular whether there had been any plan to capture him.

Christof Heyns, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Martin Scheinin, special rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism, said that in certain exceptional cases, deadly force may be used in “operations against terrorists.”

“However, the norm should be that terrorists be dealt with as criminals, through legal processes of arrest, trial and judicially-decided punishment,” the independent experts said in a joint statement.

“In respect of the recent use of deadly force against Osama bin Laden, the United States of America should disclose the supporting facts to allow an assessment in terms of international human rights law standards,” they said.