Don't Celebrate

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we have taken as much pleasure in the death of Bin Laden as he took in taking our nation’s lives, our country has not progressed. If the 9/11 attacks were Al Qaeda’s response to a perceived wrong committed by the US against them, let’s take a second to think about the possible repercussions now that the US is actually responsible for the death of their leader, and on top of that, is in possession of his body, thus making it impossible for them to honor him with all of their religious death traditions.

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    I think it's reasonable to be relieved that the leader of an organization like Al-Qaeda is gone. But people are happy for the wrong reason. I feel like people wanted revenge more than they wanted to see Afghanistan freed from a extemist muslim regime. If we manage that, it's cause to celebrate. Killing Bin Laden didn't undo the damage from 9/11, nor did it revive any of the soldiers we've lost in the middle east. If anything, we've probably riled up Al-Qaeda. I see no reason to celebrate too much until these nut-jobs are out of power.

    Finally some common sense!
    - DarkicoN13 May 3, 2011, 2:06 am
    Thanks man. Hate to self advertise, but I'm only doing it since you and I are Canucks. I made a post to dicuss election results, if you're at all interested.
    - CrazyJay May 3, 2011, 2:09 am
    Ah cool i got to find out the results for school anyways and idk where to look
    - DarkicoN13 May 3, 2011, 2:33 am
    I am not celebrating the fact that a human being has died i am celebrating the fact that an individual with both the means and the motivation to commit mass murder is no longer in the world. Say what you want about the war on terror but one of the major reasons that there have been no more attacks on US soil or many other places for that matter have been because all those lunatics, and there is no other word for people who blow themselves or children up to prove a point, has been because we are hunting them down
    - Tremp20k May 3, 2011, 3:24 am
    I don't know where you've been Tremp20k!

    Quote: "Say what you want about the war on terror but one of the major reasons that there have been no more attacks on US soil or many other places for that matter"

    What about Mosul, Baghdad, Delhi, Mumbai, London, Madrid, Moscow, Orakzai, Kabul, Istanbul, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Lahore, Alexandria...... the list goes on
    - Math May 3, 2011, 3:35 am
    not on the level that they want
    - Tremp20k May 3, 2011, 3:41 am
    Check that link and get your calculator out.
    Oh and while your at it add 1 in for my brother in law.
    - Math May 3, 2011, 3:43 am
    look im not saying they havn't done damage but stop and think about how much worse these attack would be if people weren't hunting them down, instead of trying to hide and carry out attacks hte would be free to stockpile all sorts of weapons and carry out even bigger attacks
    - Tremp20k May 3, 2011, 3:47 am
    they were freed from alqaeda years ago. the first time we invaded afganistan after 9/11. remember all those people shaving their beards and listening to music? (which was previously illegal; punishable by death) i dont recall any celebrations for that.
    - c8r15 May 3, 2011, 4:57 am
    Not to mention everything in Ireland with the IRA, and that was long before anyone in the US knew anything about Bin Laden.
    - CrazyJay May 3, 2011, 3:21 pm
  • 3

    The way I see it, is that Al Qaeda has already declared an all out war on us, dedicating pretty much their entire existence to destroying everything about us.

    If they have already dedicated their whole lives to destroying us, how much more damage can they do if they get a little more pisssed? You can't raise the stakes when you are already all-in.

  • 2

    This is the way I see it.

    When the twin Towers were destroyed certain middle eastern countries were out in the streets celebrating and when this appeared on the news the western world was abhorrent. Although I can see why you were celebrating, is this not how the middle east will see your celebrating?
    I think it would have been best if all the "USA USA USA" chanting and champagne spraying was not reported on the news as this can only serve to endanger our armed forces and foreign nationals even more.

    • Math
    • May 3, 2011, 3:21 am
  • 1

    Shit happens.

  • 1

    Let's take a minute to stop lurking on sharenator and start posting again. How about it? hmmmm?

    • Disco
    • May 2, 2011, 5:28 pm
    Agreed. I'm tired of all these posts about Bin Laden. I think we get the point that he's dead. But, we shouldn't celebrate his death.
    - XxDaminalsxX May 3, 2011, 3:17 am
    You missed my point. mienftw was once a highly contributing member who almost always posted original content. Now he lurks and posts once in a blue moon.
    - Disco May 3, 2011, 9:36 am
  • 1

    I don't think people are really taking pleasure in his death but more celebrating the justice that is finally being served. Not only that but think about it this is not the win but is a huge victory over there. We just needed some good news in this fight and we finally got it.

  • 1

    I'm happy because it probably made the Al-Qaeda mad, and i love making people mad..... But in all seriousness, I took joy in the fact that he is dead, by the mere fact that it is a MAJOR morale boost for the troops over there, and will get them more pumped up to get the rest of Al-Qaeda out of hiding, as for their reaction.... they already declared an all out war on us, they probably were already planning another attack before we got him.... in their rage over his death they will try to get hasty in a retaliation and will most likely fail due to them being blind sighted by rage. But in the end, the man responsible for so much sadness has been bought to justice well and true, and thats what matters today

  • 1

    I'm happy that this will weaken terrorism and end the war sooner. That's worth rejoicing over.

  • 1

    Wasn't he dumped at sea? If I'm not completely ignorant, I think muslims need to be buried within 24hrs or before the sun sets. Honestly I can't even believe he is actually dead, but why shouldn't people be relieved that the #1 most wanted criminal is dead?

    If a man raped & murdered your mom wouldn't you be happy if he was dead? Or maybe you would be happier with a little revenge? Or are you emotionless & just want him in jail & 'till the day he dies, let him have proper burial rights?

    "I'm mad that he died."
    Makes me sound like a follower of his.
    "I don't care if he died."
    Makes me sound ignorant.
    "I'm happy that he died."
    Now I'm an asshole for being happy.
    - thekitkatkid May 3, 2011, 4:05 pm
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    We are happy because we don't need to worry as much anymore end of story...

    tn tumblr l9qoch63s81qzzud0 - don't celebrate

  • 1

    I thought we dumped his body in sea for 2 reasons
    1. to honor the Muslim religion of if a person dies he must be buried within 24 hours which we did
    2 he was buried at sea so that not one the world's Muslims can honor him and the body wont be in a specific country
    if we kept his body and put it all over the enws,internet,etc the U.S. would not be at peace at all

  • 0

    I am really tempted to just leave sharenator for a while until all these political debate/osama/terrorism/iraq afghan war posts just stop.

    This shit is getting rediculous. CNN, Foxnews and MSNBC is made for posts like these. I miss the old Sharenator where we posted funny shit and shit that actually took my mind off the shitty real world. But I'm really considering just leaving here if all we're going to do is debate religion and war and politics and human morals.

    The site can't just be adapted for one person's enjoyment. Whereas you enjoy 'funny shit', others enjoy political debate and discussion.
    - NoShitSherlock May 3, 2011, 11:18 am
    Anything can be adjusted for Wrapped, he's rank friggin' 8. Besides, he has a point, it's getting old. And I'm including myself in this criticism, I've made my share of debate posts.
    - Ertrov May 3, 2011, 1:23 pm
    I'm not saying adjust anything. Im just saying that if you want porn or NSFW, go to one of those sites. If you want political debates, go to cnn.
    - WRAPPEDinBACON May 3, 2011, 3:27 pm
    And nobody wants political debates
    - MalverdeAl100 May 3, 2011, 3:28 pm
    I figured, but I felt like egging him on :)
    - Ertrov May 3, 2011, 4:18 pm
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