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Published:May 2nd, 2011 10:27 EST

Osama bin Laden Killed By American Heroes! Americans Rejoice!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Osama Bin Laden was killed not by a drone strike, but up close during a firefight with U.S. troops Sunday. He was not living in a cave when he died, but in a million-dollar mansion with twelve-foot walls less than 100 miles from the Pakistani capital.


The U.S. had been monitoring the compound in Abbottabad for months after receiving a tip in August that Bin Laden might be seeking shelter there. He had long been said to be in the mountainous region along the Afghanistan, Pakistan border, hiding in a cave as the U.S. sought to kill him with drone strikes from above. Instead, he was in a house eight times larger than its neighbors, with walls more than 12 feet tall and valued at $1 million. The house had no phone or television and the residents burned their trash. The house had high windows and few points of access, and U.S. officials concluded it had been built to hide someone."

Everybody remembers where they were when they heard about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I was in a small office with computers, but no Internet access. The young lady who sat next to me told me that her father had just called to tell her the horrible news. Her scoop was so unbelievable and dreadful that I refused to believe it until somebody turned a radio on and we all sat there stunned trying to make sense out of the madness.

I was at work last night when I heard the wonderful news that Osama had been killed. I heard about the death of Osama on the Internet, where I work there are hundreds of computers with Internet access, and almost everybody has a smartphone with Internet. Today it`s almost impossible for an employer or a government to keep people from having instant access to the latest headlines.

If the terrorist leader had died of natural causes it would have been a victory for Islamic terrorism. The Jihadists would have claimed that Allah had protected Osama from the wrath of the Great Satan, and that the US was impotent to act against him.

Osama`s final image in this world was of an American soldier taking dead aim at him. I`m glad the monster was killed up close and not be a drone strike.

Americans and people throughout the world have a right to rejoice at the death of this evil man. The evil that men do lives on after them, and we must continue to be vigilant, there will always be a Hitler, Stalin or Osama. The euphoria over the death of Osama will wear off, but we must never grow weary of confronting and destroying evil.

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