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Monday, May 2, 2011

Z is for ZEALOT


Well this will be a strange post for a blog called "pirate knitting", but it is the only blog I have and today's letter is "Z" and a zealot of the worst kind has been killed.

Osama Bin Laden caused death and pain to whomever he and his organization Al Quaeda targeted. Webster's Dictionary defines a zealot as a "fanatical partisan" which certainly defines Mr. Bin Laden. However, one is never quite sure what cause he was a zealot for. He caused the deaths of Muslims, Christians, anyone in his path, and it always remained unclear to me where exactly he was intending his path to go.

The amount of hatred that he had for the United States that caused 3,000 deaths on September 11, 2001 and on the U.S.S. Cole prior to that was viral. I almost don't want to talk about the pain that this caused us because pain and heartbreak was what he intended for us. The 10 years of war that followed these attacks has hurt the U.S., our allies and the world economy. I wonder did he hate the whole world also. I think he probably did.

A zealot is not always a bad person, there are many people who work zealously for the environment, caring for the poor and for peace, Osama Bin Laden was not one of them. He was a wasted man. A person who was actually quite intelligent, obviously a master strategist and incredibly warped. He was a waste.

The years since his attacks on us have been hard. My son was in Iraq for two tours and fortunately suffered no physical harm, but that was not the case for thousands of American military personnel, it was not the case for thousands of Afghans, Iraqis, British, and the list unfortunately goes on.

I suppose Mr. Bin Laden would be proud to be remembered as a zealot, right on the list with Hitler, Pol Pot, Charles Manson and other fine murderers. Tonight I (God forgive me) am proud that Americans were able to take his life.

9 comments:

  1. Pamela, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

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  2. Good riddance to bad rubbish as my mother would say.

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  3. This hits really close to home because of my husband's work -- the past 10 years for us as a family has been defined by the effect of his cruelty. I'm so proud of all of our soldiers, sailors and airmen -- everyone who has participated in bringing him and others like him to justice.

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  4. I meant to say, dedined by the effect of Bin Laden's cruelty. My husband works against terrorists. LOL

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  5. While I don't spend a lot of time wishing death on anyone or being glad when someone passes, Osama is one that is a relief and gives me a great deal of pleasure and I can only hope that the zealot suffered terribly!

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  6. I'm torn. I understand and respect the grieving people who have had their lives tron apart my Bin Laden's actions, but am a little sickened by the street celebrations. They look very much like the ones I've seen on the news when citizens of other countries celebrated as our people perished.

    No doubt, though--the world will be a wee bit safer without Osama Bin Laden.

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  7. He was definitely a zealot. And many other, more horrible, things.

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  8. I'm a liberal, yet I've been shocked at some of the statements I've seen over the last couple of days from my bleeding heart friends and associates. One woman even felt he should have gotten a trial rather than a bullet - because every person deserves a fair trial. LOL Please. This was a mass murderer who admitted his crimes. Good riddance.

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