The Wicked Witch is dead.
Osama bin Laden
March 10, 1957- May 2, 2011
“Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? (Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden) The Wicked Witch! Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.”
The Wicked Witch is dead. But unlike Dorothy, we can’t click our heels, and go home to Kansas.
The homeland has changed.
The infamous mass murderer’s denouement was accomplished by a team of US Seals brilliantly deployed by the US Special Operations Command under the very noses of the Pakistani officials who were “oblivious” to this mass murderer’s presence on their soil.
President Obama’s televised statement last night announcing the termination of the alpha terror leader of the day was pitch-perfect.
Having worked the problem since last fall when the Intel first emerged, rapidly maturing to an “actionable” quality, our new president eventually gave the green light, and America got lucky.
Osama bin Laden’s death is symbolically significant in the war on terror (more accurately the western resistance to jihad). If it is to be more than that, this president’s run of good luck will need to continue.
A cautionary note to democratic politicians: The first Iraqi War, a brilliant diplomatic and military accomplishment by President G H Bush, left the first President Bush so high in the polls in 1991, that he seemed unbeatable.
But unemployment was “high” at 7.5%l and Bush 41 became a one term president.
Into the Briny Deep
Osama’s cold body was dumped into the cold sea, reportedly submerged with all appropriate dignity…and gravity.
Why there, you ask? [I would have preferred a HALO drop over his birthplace, but that’s just my nasty side talking.]
Osama’s Life Accomplishments
Founded al-Qaeda on August 11, 1988 to carry out a terrorist jihad against the decadent, infidel Western democracies.
While in hiding, directed scores of attacks on the USA and its interests, four of which were notably “successful”:
1993 World Trade Center Bombing 1998 Bombing of US embassies in Africa 2000 USS Cole bombing 2001 September 11 attacks – World trade Center, Pentagon and the aborted attempt to destroy the White House (or Congress).
But it seems that under Osama’s inspiring leadership al Qaeda has repeatedly exploited and murdered children. The victims of the 911 attacks averaged 40 years old, but the body count included toddlers from 2 though kids 11 years old. A recent Freedom of Information act Disclosure to Judicial Watch revealed a deliberate campaign by al-Qaeda to recruit juveniles and launch terrorist attacks against children. This information was pried out of the Obama administration’s bureaucracy, when the FOI request by Judicial Watch yielded two Joint Task Force Intelligence Information Reports compiling debriefs of detainees at Guantanamo.
What would Jesus Recommend?
The most widely known Jewish sage of all time, a certain first century rabbi (Jesus of Nazareth) counseled that we love little children; and he warned that anyone who would break the trust of “the little ones” would better have a great millstone fastened around his neck and drowned in the depths of the sea.” [Compare Matthew 18:6, Luke 17: 1-2, Mark 10:13-16.]
The practice of dumping a body at sea is allowed by Islam in extremis, but not preferred. Any earthly interment of this evil monster would have been a jihad pilgrim magnet, so the disposal at sea option may have been motivated by practical considerations alone.
But I prefer to think of it as the uniquely Christian option. If a millstone was not available, I’m sure the US Navy found an adequate substitute.
The author is a well known California attorney who served as the Alameda County Public Defender before he left his “life of crime” to write pieces think this one. His “Lost Souls Coffee Shop” is available as a downloadable e-book from Amazon or Barnes and Noble — http://jaygaskill.com/AboutTheLostSoulsCoffeeShop.pdf .
 Minus the Osama insert, the quoted lyrics are from the 1937 film, The Wizard of Oz, song composed by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg.