May 02, 2011

life in general: not enough for osama bin laden to be eliminated

It is good that Osama Bin Laden, who committed several terrorist acts against innocent people in multiple countries, is no more. He was killed in a US raid in Abbottabad in north Pakistan today.

But this is not enough in any true fight against terrorism. For one, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York, were not just the handiwork of Osama Bin Laden. There were elements within the George Bush administration which were also involved in the hijackings of the plane, the pinpoint crashing of the planes on the twin World Trade Centre towers, collapse of the two towers, the collapse of smaller tower no. 7 in the vicinity etc.

These other elements have also to be bought to justice. Further, terrorism in its truest definition involves still many more people, some of them being government officials themselves in several countries. Justice will eventually reach them too, I have no doubt.

Anyway, below is a snapshot from wikimapia of a map showing the location of Abbotabad in north Pakistan and the surrounding cities & towns in Pakistan, India & Afghanistan. I have marked Abbotabad in a red circle. Click on the image to see it enlarged. Here goes: