The president of the United States has announced today that Osama Bin Laden is Dead, killed by the United States Special Forces Unit in Abbottabad, Pakistan. After a firefight, the US has confirmed possession of Osama Bin Laden's body. This is a major development on the military action from the United States, especially the fact that none of the special force personnel used on this attack was armed. This attack is being credited to JSOC: Joint Special Operation Command. Over the last decade, JSOC has become a division of the US military. The only way Osama Bin Laden could have been captured or killed was by the use of a special force operation.
There has been more than 40,000 US soldiers killed on this effort against terrorism and today it's a major shot in the arm for the United States armed force. This ends a chapter a global war on terrorism. So many soldiers and people have been waiting on this moment, years after years. And now, they have a reason to celebrate a success on global war on terrorism which has tremendously changed our ways of living, the way we travel, the way we have learned about dealing with a word that seemed to be not popular to our everyday dictionary: "Terrorism."
The last decade has been defined as the War about terrorism and the war about Bin Laden. He was considered as a despicable man, not only by the American, but by the entire world. This is a step forward on the fight in Terrorism.
The irony about this: today is the exact 8th anniversary about the "mission accomplished" speech from President Bush. "Mission Accomplished" refers to a banner titled "Mission Accomplished" that was displayed on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during a televised address by United States President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003 and the controversy that followed. Bush stated at the time that this was the end to major combat operations in Iraq. While this statement did coincide with an end to the conventional phase of the war, Bush's assertion — and the sign itself — became controversial after guerrilla warfare in Iraq increased during the Iraqi insurgency. The vast majority of casualties, both military and civilian, have occurred since the speech.
Upcoming Threat Level Changes
The threat level around the world in a short time will be very high since Al-Qaeda could retaliate on this major event to show that they are still alive, even without Bin Laden. The public should expect a tighter security on major gathering areas such as train stations, airports, U.S. bases, and embassies.
End of Terrorism?
Is this the end on Terrorism? Definitely not, but psychologically, this is a major boost on fight against terrorism.
Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (March 10, 1957 – April 2011) is a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family and the founder of the jihadist organization al-Qaeda, most widely recognized for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. As a result of his dealings in and advocacy of violent extremist jihad, Osama bin Laden lost his Saudi citizenship and was disowned by his billionaire family.
Bin Laden is on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation's lists of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Most Wanted Terrorists due to his involvement in the 1998 US embassy bombings.
Since 2001, Osama bin Laden and his organization have been major targets of the U.S. War on Terror. Bin Laden and fellow al-Qaeda leaders are believed to be hiding near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.