Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Way of All Flesh

Just over 24 hours ago, I heard the news that Osama Bin Laden was dead. Some part of me is still trying to grasp that. Killing OBL was something that needed to be done, and I hope some people find a measure of peace in knowing of it. But nothing's really changed. There's still a war on.

Looking back over the past century of so, it seems the US has rarely gone more than a few years without being embroiled in some conflict, often for years. Believing that the nature of people will suddenly change is futile, so even if the combat zones we currently inhabit were evacuated of US service members, it is likely we will be fighting again shortly.

I do not see any dramatic reduction in the threats we as a country will face in the near future. I hope I am wrong.


Holly said...

I think you are spot on. As long as Hizbollah, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood and it's splinter groups exist we will be under the threat of violent attacks.
AS long as groups such as CAIR, ISNA, and MSA exist we need to fight the Cultural Jihad. It is unfortunate that more Amreicans and their elected officials are afraid to speak out for fear of being labeled Islamophobic, racist or bigoted. The racist accusation is specious since Muslims are not a race.

charlotte g said...

Your take on this is one I looked for.Thank you for commenting. I am somewhat bemused at the variety of reactions. I also believe this needed to be done, and I take satisfaction in the effectiveness of the operation. One thread tied up in a whole tapestry.
Meanwhile, hope you were not in harm's way in the recent storms. Stay whole, healthy and happy.

Old NFO said...

Good post JR! They will drop lower an lower on the radar without a head...