By Sidrah Zaheer:
In search of Osama bin Laden, the United States went on a manhunt not seen in history. The Allied Forces, and in particular America, should be thankful that Adolf Hitler committed suicide or else there would had been more death and destruction to hunt him down too. Still to this day, there are articles, books, and documentaries based on a conspiracy theory that Hitler somehow managed to deceive the world about his death and it was a cover-up for going to a permanent hideout.
However, Osama, being a brave “holy-warrior” that he self-claimed to be, did not see suicide at as end to being hunted down. Instead, America assured the world that after almost ten years, under Obama’s persistent stand on the issue despite all deaths and destruction of innocent lives, civilians, animals and environment, Osama had been killed in a secret operation in the middle of the night, partially invading Pakistan’s territory in doing so, and breaching its sovereignty. The latter though was not new as drone attacks are constantly doing just that, causing deaths untold. But has this assurance of getting the most-wanted man in recent history, and killing him, did any good to America, or the world and its security? The answer is obviously and logically a resounding ‘No’.
This negative result is what history has taught us too. But perhaps America is not a learner from the past. It tends not only to repeat its mistakes, but go on worsening them. Had Hitler’s death resulted in peace in the world? Has Nazism been completely wiped off this face of the earth? Does racism, narcissism and nihilism do not exist anymore? The answers are clear. The Obama administration has in essence failed to deliver on the dreams they came in on, of hope and change. Nothing changed and still there is no hope. And basing that hope and change on a death of an unarmed man, that when shot at was not protected, but rather taken by surprise by the US Navy Seals, is actually inhumane.
Osama was not allowed to stand trial. The world deserved to see him answerable for his crimes against humanity. Even the worst criminals get a day in court. It is their constitutional right protected under the law, so that law against their deeds could be implemented. But where was America’s sense of justice on the day that it so frivolously killed Osama. Some conspiracy theorists are so pessimistic about America getting anywhere near Osama, according to some the CIA’s own man, that American has faked his death. The reason they say this is based on the notion that the pictures of his dead body were never shown and his burial at sea was also not documented on film, at least not the on the one shown to the world.
All this leads to suspicions as whether the man was even killed or was it all just a big game orchestrated by Obama’s administration to get a second stint at the Oval Office. Thus, buying more time from the American people to give Obama another chance. At the foreign front, the U.S. is still diplomatically vulnerable. The trillions that it spends on weapons manufacturing in the name of its defense and security could easily be spent on building up the world together, removing the ill that causes the evil. But the war-mongers are the ultimate winners in this game against common man, who needs nothing more than a job security, a safe environment for his posterity that has equality in all phases of life.
Hence, killing Osama was not the end of terrorism. It is the minds that breed hatred and extremism that need to be changed. This change will begin at the very basic unit of a society, which is home. A home environment that provides full recognition to a human being’s welfare and ambitions and that teaches a person not to hate others on the basis of their world views or origin. By shelling terrorism with guns, America has in fact promoted the culture of hate and destruction. For a student of history, America’s performance as a state in the world arena, without any bias, is of a superpower that knew nothing but brute force, which takes down in the history pages as a tyrant country.