Osama Bin Laden is Dead

Unless you’ve been living under a very large rock you’ve probably heard this news already, Osama Bin Laden has been prounouced dead:

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan, President Barack Obama has said.

Bin Laden was killed in a ground operation outside Islamabad based on US intelligence, the first lead for which emerged last August.

Mr Obama said after “a firefight”, US forces took possession of the body.

Of course conspiracy theories will arise from this because instead of being smart and displaying the body apparently we decided to just discard it:

A US official quoted by Associated Press news agency said Bin Laden’s body had been buried at sea, although this has not been confirmed.

If that’s the fact I believe it was a very stupid move. Beyond that I really don’t have much to say on this subject. This is probably because I don’t see much changing. Most of the actions taken by Osama lead to reactions by our country that we will likely continue living; the PATRIOT Act, FISA, the TSA, a nebulous word on a tactic known as terrorism, the war in Afghanistan etc. In my opinion proper justice will not be served until we repeal many laws passed in the wake of 9/11 that stripped American citizens of many rights that our government was supposedly tasked with protecting.