Philosophical Analysis on the death of Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind behind the September 11 bombings in America which left the entire America shaken. He also masterminded the 7th August 1998 in Kenya and Dar es Salaam where the American embassies were targeted. Osama is the main face behind the Al Qaeda terror group and when it was announced that after years of hunting him down, Osama had finally been killed by the United States government, there could not be any better news of the year than that. There was celebration and jubilation the world over.

But what does it mean now that the leader of the largest terror group has been killed? Is it going to be peaceful now that he is dead or will the Al Qaeda group attempt to avenge his death? This discussion takes a philosophical analysis on the death of Osama Bin Laden. Afghanistan which had suffered various terrorist attacks that were planned by the Osama led group of Al Qaeda could not help but show their joy on the death of Osama. Both the president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and his counterpart president Barrack Obama of America described the killing of the Al Qaeda leader as victory not only for Afghanistan but also for the rest of the world as well. It is now hoped that Afghanistan which has had to contend with wars and terror attacks for many years will now enjoy lasting peace. But is this really so? It has been argued that members of the Al Qaeda terror group are much angered by the killing of their leader. For this reason, it is anticipated that they are likely to stage even more attacks to avenger for the death of their chief. Furthermore, even without revenging, it is important to remember that the Al Qaeda group is wide network of terrorists and thus killing their leader will not necessarily mean that the terror attacks are over.

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The killing of Osama however was a good move because the members of the Al Qaeda are now aware that they are likely to nabbed and this may act as a discouraging factor for them to continue pursuing their ulterior motive. Coincidentally, the death of the leader of the largest terror group in the world came just a day after the Al Qaeda had vowed fresh attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. A cross- section of people seem to be having doubts regarding whether Osama Bin Laden was killed or not. They argue that since the ratings of President Barrack Obama had dropped significantly since he took office early 2009, that this was a political gimmick that would see him get all the praise for having killed the world’s most wanted criminal. However, looking at the weight with which terror attacks by Osama have always had on America, it is obvious that such an issue would not be the subject of a political gimmick especially for America that has always remained under threat from this terror group.

Confirmed reports show that DNA tests have been carried out on the body of the fallen Al Qaeda leader for purposes of verifying that indeed he is dead. The whole world is watching with baited breath to see what happens from now on and whether the Al Qaeda will be cowed by the death of their leader.


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