Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Bin Laden family checks in

If you're in need of a good giggle, check out the "communique" sent by the sons of Osama Bin Laden to the New York Times. It's a long screed that first claims there's no proof that good 'ol daddy is actually dead, then goes on to say how wrong it was to kill him. If you like, you can read the entire thing here. Forgive the grammar and punctuation, since I don't think English is their first language.

They also decry the shooting of a woman in the raid (because Middle Easterners and Islamic societies are famously respectful of women, you know) and go on to complain about OBL's burial at sea. Because, of course, the families of OBL's victims at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and aboard Flight 93 were all able to review their loved one's bodies and give them proper burials, right?

The best part comes at the end, when they threaten to put a posse of lawyers together so they can get to the bottom of this whole mess:

"Failure to answer these questions will force us to go to International forum for justice such as International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice and UN must take notice of the violation of international law and assist us to have answers for which we are lawful in seeking them. A panel of eminent British and international lawyers is being constituted and a necessary action may be taken if no answers are furnished within 30 days of this statement."

Really? The International Court of Justice AND the UN? That's a great plan guys. Why don't you also file an appeal with Hennepin County Traffic Court, Judge Judy and the Commissioner of the NBA? Somewhere, someone has to feel sorry for you, right?


  1. sepandii@hotmail.comMay 11, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    If Bin Laden could have been arrested because he was not putting up a fight with dangerous weapons, then he should have. Period. There are no ''ifs' or 'buts.' In other words, he should've been treated like anybody else.

  2. Right!! Because the guy has so much respect for anyone else!! So, let's arrest him and let Holder give him an ACLU lawyer and we'll televise his civil right to a trial by his peers here in the US! Oh, wait!!!! He's a terrorist - - NOT an American citizen - - he has NO rights here!!!! He was treated a whole lot more humanely than anyone in the World Trade Center, Pentagon or Flight 93. Not to mention how he and his regime treat their own citizens - - especially women!!!

    TFMH :{

  3. I think he was treated like anyone else - he had the chance to surrender, and he did not take it. Everyone has choices, but what I do not agree with, from a Christian standpoint is the rejoicing everyone did on account of his death. No matter who the death is, a human being killed by another is never something to celebrate. We can be happy that someone who hurt others won't be directly hurting them again, BUT in the Hebrew Bible, the Lord's Ten Commandments state: Thou shalt not kill. Also, the eternal question...WWJD?