Monday, May 2, 2011

EDITORIAL: With bin Laden Gone, Our Biggest Threat Is Debt

By Christina Fermin

Politics & Society Columnist

As of Sunday May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama broke the news to the American people that al Qaida’s mastermind Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a firefight where United States special forces were instructed to kill Bin Laden. Osama Bin Laden was buried out to sea early Monday morning according to Islamic law which calls for a speedy burial, because apparently there was not a single country willing to bury the body on land.

A day of reckoning for the families that lost their loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, or are there just more questions left on people’s minds? There is no doubt that many people, American’s and muslims alike, wanted him dead. Osama Bin Laden was a terrorist and admitted to killing many people, his actions against innocent peaceful people were a justification for his death; what will be the fate of his organization al Qaida?

Now that Osama Bin Laden is dead our main objective for war has been completed, in the coming days will we begin to see the end of the wars taking place? With al Qaida’s mastermind dead, we should begin to see the disintegration of his organization. The biggest threat to the United States of America has been eliminated, war must end! Only in the end of the wars will we begin to recover from this depression that has effected so many people.

We must take this opportunity to pressure our elected officials, including President Obama to end the wars and bring home our troops because Osama Bin Laden is dead. Despite the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death, we must not forget the problems that plague our country and we must not lose sight of those who are responsible. Our biggest threat is the debt our country has and the continuing of expensive war which will rob us all of everything if we do not hold the feet to the fire and start creating solutions to our problems.

Peace & Joy,


About the Columnist

With a bachelors degree in political science from Florida Atlantic University, Christina Fermin has always cultivated her love for history, politics, sociology, ancient knowledge and teachings, the outdoors, the ocean and the environment. Christina strives to make our world better by helping us all create a new reality and understanding of all taking place here and now.


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is only the beginning. We thought we knew something about war as we "peeked" into the countries of others destroyed by it, but we're really about to find out the devastation left by war. I can't help but think it was intentional. And burial at sea, to a Muslim, is a disgrace, an insult. They knew that when they did it.

In the words of M.J., "They don't really care about us." That is why we've been left holding the bag. This country is the one that has brought danger to our doorstep and we dare celebrate it.

FDR once said "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." That it why it is so important for us to start caring about who gets elected on the local level and the federal level. We cannot allow special interests to continue ruling our politics. War and acting as the police of the world is absolutely intentional, that is why I write about the these issues that the mainstream media barely touches upon. Bin Laden, they have made him seem bigger than he is, and we have more important issues to concentrate on than worrying about Bin Laden. First and foremost, all of us need to take a more active role in demanding to the President and politicians to end the wars and bring our troops home, the true after shocks of war and just beginning to be felt and the economic crisis is just the tip of the iceberg, and the mainstream media hasn't even touched upon the humanitarian crisis the wars have caused upon nations, cultures, Earth and people.


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