“Osama bin Laden was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people…. The forces of peace were successful last night. International terror has not been defeated. We’ll all have to remain vigilant,” said a spokesman speaking on behalf of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Last night, Sunday May 1st, President Barack Obama announced to the American people that Osama bin Laden had been killed by the U.S. forces. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in in a firefight with a team of US operatives who raided the compound where he had been hiding. Bin Laden had eluded US forces that had invaded Afghanistan following the 2001 attacks on the US, escaping across the mountainous border with Pakistan. After years of searching, last August the US picked up his trail in Pakistan and after months of investigation he was tracked to a compound in a city north of Islamabad.
With the ten year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks approaching, the news has affected people across the country in different ways.
President Barack Obama said on Monday that the world is now a better place after the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but is it?
Osama bin Laden was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people, therefore many americans who have lost loved ones on September, 11 have now found closure. Justice can finally be served after many lost years, however what happens next? Will the al Qaeda retalitate? Is it too soon to be relieved and calm?
“Al Qaeda is going to try and get revenge and the consequences can be much bigger than the incident of 9/11” stated Romana Chobey, junior at New Dorp High School.Tweet