The notorious Osama bin Laden is dead. So what? It took the whole United States of America to gun down one guy, and President Barack Obama was quick to declare 'justice is done'! What an idiotic statement it was.
If you think terrorism will be buried together with Osama, you are practically brain-dead. Pakistan and the US will see reprisals from his death. The new leadership of al-Qaeda has already issued out warnings of making amends to his demise.
Malaysia, although far from being a target of terrorism nor a center for terrorist training ground, is taking necessary steps to guard its shores as nobody knows what will unfold after Osama was shot dead by American troops in Pakistan yesterday. Security has been beefed up at various checkpoints and Western diplomatic missions, including that of the Pakistanis.
And I agree with what Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said today that it is important to understand the mindset of the international criminals as they come in many forms, and they are not only limited to Islamic militants (read here).
However, what Obama said as 'justice is done' was emotionally an American-tuned statement. He is no better than George Bush in whatever sense. Such a statement only reflected how strong his despise is against Muslims by repeatedly uttering 'Islamic terrorist' again and again as a reference to Osama and al-Qaeda.
What justice was he talking when he needed the whole country to combat just a man or a small terrorist organisation? The fact that 9/11 is still haunting Americans, what justice has been served to the families of hundreds of thousand of Iraqis who were killed by the US and thousands more in Afghanistan?
What justice was served to the people if Iraq when the whole world has discovered the truth that Saddam Hussein regime did not possess any weapons of mass destruction (WMD), a bold excuse used by the Pentagon to attack and ransake the country in 2003 and Afghanistan a year earlier?
And what just has the Americans done for the people of Palestine for allowing Israel to continuously murder them?
Werent Israeli secret agents actually had their hands on the 9/11 attacks as unveiled by some American experts themselves?
We are also, and still, feel mad about the attacks on the Americans in 2001 but at the same time also feel disgusted at what the Americans did in avenging their vengeance.
What justice has been done to kill almost 1 million innocent people for one Osama bin Laden?