R. Lee Wrights

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The killing of Osama bin Laden

The killing of Osama bin Laden

by R. Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (May 3) – It will not be a popular thing to say, but the truth is the truth. I am deeply saddened by the death of Osama bin Laden. His demise is not cause for rejoicing, in my opinion. That is why I am perhaps even more troubled by the spectacle of Americans celebrating and dancing in the street to the chant of "U.S.A, U.S.A," whipped up into a patriotic frenzy and oblivious to the reality that this was an illegal and immoral act which offends the very values which makes us who we are.

I must admit, this is one of the most troubling things I have experienced in my lifetime. The patriot in me wants to breathe a sigh of relief that the war is over and we can go back to life before Bin Laden. But reality ruins the moment as I realize what has happened, and know life will never be the same again. This military action ordered by the President of the United States not only violated every fundamental belief our nation's founders cherished, it may have destroyed any hope that we will ever learn the truth about 9/11.

What happened to the foundation of jurisprudence in America -- innocent until proven guilty? Where is the requirement to produce evidence in order to convict? What about the right to face your accusers and answer charges brought against you? What has happened to the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution? When was the power to convict and execute individuals transferred solely to the Executive branch?

Rather than using a trial to prove to the world that Bin Laden was guilty of the acts the United States accused him of, and that the U.S. was justified in the actions taken in retaliation, the president took upon himself the authority of judge, jury and executioner. He ordered U.S. military forces to kill Bin Laden -- and then dump his body into the sea. No evidence was presented. No arguments were heard for and against. No jury deliberated. No judge ruled. The accused was not allowed to defend himself in any court. I can't help but think that this is the way you act when you have no evidence to convict.

The president even had the audacity to claim that "Justice has been done." There was no justice done, Mr. President. Justice was not only cheated by this act. Justice was not just denied. Justice was raped by this act.

Osama bin Laden may have been the most evil person who ever walked the face of the earth. He may have been guilty of the most horrendous acts of inhumanity every perpetrated by anyone in history. But we will never know. President Obama has made sure of that. His action was not just a rejection of everything this nation stands for; in the name of justice, he has committed a greater injustice.

Bin Laden is dead, but with him may also have died the last hope that the United States can reclaim the moral high ground in international affairs. It's no coincidence that this killing occurred just days after three innocent grandchildren of another person (Gadhafi) who the United States has declared to be "evil" were killed in a military operation aided by the United States.

The death of Osama bin Laden unfortunately will change very little about the war on terrorism. Rather than putting an end to this sordid chapter of American history, this immoral and illegal execution will inevitably result in even greater hatred, and an even greater threat to America and the world. The world is not a safer place because Bin Laden is dead, Mr. President. You have made it a more dangerous place, especially for those who dare to speak truth to power. 

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Comment by Anonymous
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See what I mean? Read my commentary below. The point I want to put across is that there's a lot of them whose sense of reality is not of this world ... i.e, A lot of them really believed that 911 and bin Laden were never connected at all! There were NO HIJACKED TERRORIST-MANNED AIRLINES THAT STRUCK THE TWIN TOWERS AND THE PENTAGON BUILDING!!! What was shown on television on that day of infamy was just Hollywood technology.

Ergo, with his scripted announcement that Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama, fried in his own lard, might bite the dust in the 2012 presidential race! Read what I said ...Comment by: bakadude (#27746)
   Entered on: 2011-05-04 09:43:50

The expectation is that Obama will win his 2012 re-election bid because he had declared Osama bin Laden dead – killed by operatives he formed as Commander-In-Chief to get the Public Enemy No. 1. Applause … applause!

But I disagree. On the contrary – in the heat of the 2012 election campaign -- Obama will be fried in his own lard. If Osama is dead, where’s the dead body? And from today up to the day of 2012 election there is still no dead body showing up, Obama will become the underdog.

Millions of supporters of Osama bin Laden in the U.S. [millions of the enemy within who hate America as "The Evil Empire"] will argue and bring hordes of friends to the polls who suspect that the killing if true was in fact "murder". And still millions of the in-between will counter-ask Obama if indeed it was "murder", where is the CORPUS DELICTI? They want to see the body of the crime … not just the body brought forth by excessive emission of saliva from the president’s mouth.

The prima facie showing of the Corpus Delicti is necessary to establish not just a visual but a moral certainty that bin Laden is dead. I expect Congressman Ron Paul of Texas who is also running for president to bring up and headline this issue. It has been earlier reported that Paul will be running for president again on the same platform he had before that 911 was not the fault of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda terrorists but that of Americans who went to the Middle East and poked their nose on Muslims’ Islamic affairs.

Of course I expect this Libertarian paper-revolutionary favorite from Texas to lose again – and perhaps Paul will never win the presidency at all just to be frankly real -- because he wanted to be president of the United States of America without a central bank [he hates Bernanke and the Federal Reserves run by financial "pirates" and manned by "thieves"] or to be president of the greatest nation on the planet without an income tax; a stay-at-home policy in international relations; expel the U.N. headquarters in New York; abolish foreign aids and just be Americans and live like great Americans inside the country, never mind the other people of the world who only want our dollar; cut down military buildup and if possible declare war unconstitutional and many more that many emotional Libertarians indorse but I as a Libertarian of reason totally disagree, and unconditionally disapprove.

How much will this confuse Obama’s chance of winning the 2012 presidential derby is the subject of worried speculations. Paul can pull millions of his supporters – die-hards who believed him that those condemned Muslim terrorists should not be blamed for 911 – take his millions of followers out of the main candidates’ orbit, and if Al Qaeda retaliates for the reported killing of bin Laden [God forbids!], add to it the fact that Americans have never seen the reported "killing" and body of bin Laden, then Obama is done … his hope of winning although he is a favorite, could be torpedoed by what is called in Poker a "bad beat".


Comment by Laura Potts
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Very correct and well written article. I have been a 911 truther since the day it happened. It took me about two minutes to realize that I was watching a false flag operation , and the "news" reports (propaganda) immediately after 911 reinforced my belief.  I have seen no concrete evidence that Bin Ladin was behind the attacks of 911. But I have seen voluminous concrete evidence that the Twin Towers and WTC 7 were packed with explosives and that their collapse was a controlled demolition. There is no longer a rule of law in this country.  That went out with George W. Bush and a congress that was too immoral to stop him. This nation has occupied and destroyed Iraq, a nation that had nothing to do with 911. It is doing the same in Afghanistan and Libya. These wars are about stealing oil. If you are rich enough you can lie, murder anyone who gets in your way, and steal whatever you want.  Anything goes.  And talk about a gullible public! They would believe anything, not even requesting facts. No, it is not the same and never will be again. 

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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You are quite right that it was not Bin Laden.

Comment by ts quigly
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Mr Wrights,

Do not fret - BinDeadALongTime died in 2001

The reason for the no-fotos etc is because this is, once again, a government hoax.

That was NOT BinLaden who was killed.

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