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If you were president of the United States, there is probably no greater pleasure that you’d be the one to announce the death of al-Qaeda mastermind Osama ben Laden. We are seeing images of people surrounding the White House in anticipation of the President’s statement, shouting “USA, USA”, singing the American national anthem, cheering the news of the death of America’s most wanted criminal.
The White House took its time in formulating a statement. President Obama walked to the podium of the East Room to deliver the news that Osama ben Laden had been killed, and recalled the day that changed America on 9/11. He spoke of the grief wrought on the U.S. by the attacks, and the feeling of oneness that emerged from that pain. He beckoned the American people to make an effort to regain this feeling of unity toward the end of his announcement.
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The body of the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, is in US possession. He was apparently killed today and the impact on news organizations is widespread. He represented al-Qaeda's spirit, the beacon of anti-Western sentiment, and the man who orchestrated attacks on United States properties around the world both on the ground and the sea.
Though he was credited with the 9/11 attacks, he had initially denied responsibility. However, ben Laden was the main target when the US launched an attack on Afghanistan and almost had him captured in Tora Bora. Over the years, we have seen his face on our TV screens making declarations against Western interests and threatening the US with additional attacks. There were spin-off al-Qaeda branches that settled in the Maghreb, and more recently, in Yemen.
There are more questions at this very moment than answers, as we wait for President Obama to make a statement.
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