Osama Bin Laden is one of the most hated terrorists in the world, mainly because of his execution of 911. However, this man, after so many years, had been finally annihilated during a crossfire by the US Navy Seals in Abbottobad on May 2, 2011. Many think of this as wonderful, whereas others deem this to be something depressing. It all depends on which part of the world you are in and what values you have.
Osama was in his compound in Abbottobad, along with his family and some of his courier members. Osama had essentially a personal courier so that he could communicate with others without being caught. The US had been gathering intelligence on the whereabouts of this man by interrogating other people Osama may know, such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, the alleged operational leader of the al-Qaeda. Eventually, the US Navy Seals, along with the members from the CIA, were able to figure out the location of Osama Bin Laden. Once US President Obama approved of raiding the compound, within 38 minutes, Osama was killed, along with his 12-year-old daughter, and some of the members from his courier. Most women and children were secured and left to be dealthy by Pakistani police.
The death of one of the most wanted man in the world may seem like a victory to North America, but to Middle East, it seems like a day of mourning. The al-Qaeda responded to his incident by saying they will avenge his death. To many people, particularly in the Middle East, Osama was a hero figure, and having him die saddened many. But, of course, in North America, after the 911 incident, almost everyone wanted this man to die. In essence, values and one’s perspective is what influences the response of a major event, such as the death of this man.