Osama Bin Laden arrested at Delhi railway station – The Times of India

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  1. Mohil Patel May 6, 2011

    What I believe on the news of Osama Bin Laden, ALIVE OR DEAD!
    Osama Bin Laden was one of the “Most Wanted Terrorist” for America. He was convicted of doing the 9/11 Twin Tower attack that killed so many people. Also in many other cases, he was been involved.

    Suddenly on Monday 02nd May 2011, I found out in the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed in the shoot out and his body was buried in the sea. I am not really satisfied on this issue and see that if there are reasons that suggest Osama Bin Laden is dead, their can be reasons that imply him been still alive. On the other hand, the way how evidence was presented in the news, it may seem that he is dead.

    Why I believe that Osama Bin Laden still may be live?
    There are few reasons that would still make me personally think that Osama Bin Laden can be alive. They are because quite a few times, I noticed Osama Bin Laden death in news in previous news long time ago. The photo shown is not clear. The operation only took 40 minutes and the body was thrown in the sea. It is hard to believe that he might be in trouble with his bodyguards with his in the defence.
    1) Previously few times it has been mentioned in the news:
    I have always noticed quite a time that in the newspaper and Internet articles, they mention about Osama Bin Laden death. It was obvious, that it just a rumour because to catch someone like him is not going to be easy and also he would not die easily. It can be thee same case this time but, it seems obvious because; the news went on the whole day.
    2) The Photo did not seem clear:
    In the news, the photo was not clearly shown of what Osama Bin Laden looked like. The last time how Osama Bin Laden looked like years ago, he would not look the same because; his face would have changed. Also after injuries, in the photo shown, it did not satisfy me to believe that it would be Osama Bin Laden. The main reason was colour of his beard did not match to the one that he normally would have. There are reasons like this that makes it hard to believe whether it was Osama Bin Laden or not.
    3) It only took 40 Minutes to finish the Operation:
    Searching and tracking Osama Bin Laden was never easy for America or any other nations. Then suddenly, they found him and killed. In contrast looking at so many years of trying to catch him, it cannot be easy for any to do something in “40 Minutes”.
    4) Did they tell Osama Bin Laden to surrender?
    The whole point of CIA to use weapons in the operation is for their self defence. Also, they should only would someone, if they are getting violent. But in this case, they had killed Osama Bin Laden in the head to complete the operation. I do not see point of them shooting him in the place that can kill him. He should be caught alive and court trial should be set to expose the real culprits involved. If they had to shoot, they could have shot him in his leg to control him so at the end of the day, they could take him with him.
    5) Osama Bin Laden was thrown on the sea:
    If anyone is killed, CIA does not have the rights to throw the body away on the sea to dispose it. After someone is been shot or been killed by the CIA, the body has to be taken away of post-mortem. This implies the full examination of whether if that was Osama Bin Laden or not. How can I believe if this was Osama Bin Laden after thrown in the sea?
    6) There would be bodyguard looking after Osama Bin Laden:
    Osama Bin Laden is going to have a lot of bodyguard that is going to be in his defence. I do not see a way CIA would be able to get through to defeat him. Also there would be protection that would surround the building in depths to stop anyone coming through. Also Osama Bin Laden is likely to get the information in advance if the CIA is going to come.
    7) It could Osama Bin Ladens Duplicate:
    It is very obvious that they can be more than one person that would have the same face. The terrorist organisation does understand how important Osama Bin Laden is for them. As a result, they would not risk him and he would be staying elsewhere secretly where nobody would any anything. This could be a lot safer for him and would misguide the CIA. Can that not happen?
    Why I believe that Osama Bin Laden may be dead?
    On the other hand, I would believe Osama Bin Laden would be dead on news that was presented. The DNA sample and family getting caught shows concrete evidence. The place where he was found contains terrorist camps and there he was killed.
    1) In the news it was shown very obviously:
    The news introduces live pictures from where Osama Bin Laden was killed. It was not just one news channel, but more that one news channels showed the same the news and in the same style to depth. This implies that it can be real and evidence was introduced in depth on how the operation was taken step by step.
    2) The DNA Test Sample:
    The DNA sample would introduces symptoms that Osama Bin Laden would have and could match it with what they have and see if it concurs. The DNA Sample would make it much obvious. This can imply if it was Osama Bin Laden killed in the shoot out.
    3) One of the family members is caught:
    Wherever Osama Bin Laden would go, it would not just be his bodyguard; but his family would follow as well. As a result, in this operation, one of his family members were killed and injured. Also during the investigation, anyone caught from his family can reveal truth.
    4) The USA president Barack Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden specially:
    USA president Barack Obama had specially come to announce what had happen and this makes it obvious because; he would know first. Also the president in any nation would be trusted easily and would come out with information that exists. Moreover, it would have been the president that would have sent the CIA to accomplish the operation.
    5) Most of the terrorists/terrorist camps are in Pakistan and Osama Bin Laden was their:
    In Pakistan, it has been proved that they have terrorist camps and they train them in Pakistan on those activities. Also, it is likely that Osama Bin Laden would have hidden there because it was report that he his residence in Pakistan.
    6) All of Osama Bin Laden guards were killed:
    For CIA to get hold of Osama Bin Laden they would have to kill his bodyguards and that would have happened. This is because; CIA has trained officers with them that can control the situation and that would have helped them to get rid of Osama Bin Laden later. This time, they could have come with better officers and way to approach the operation.

    What happens if Osama Bin Laden dead?
    The General Public:
    If Osama Bin Laden is dead, the people would feel relieved in terms that their revenge is taken. This is because; a lot people had died and their family and relatives wanted justice. As a result, they got it. Moreover, they would also believe that major terrorist attacks would not be carried out and the general public would feel a lot safer in that way.
    Nations:
    Other countries would be satisfied in terms that terrorist would not attack easily because; they would understand the consequence. People that have their relative living in America and if they lost them on the 9/11, they would be relieved just like how the people in America are. Also without the main leader it is not going to be easy for them to prepare anything. In another nation, they would not have any contacts because; it will only be Osama Bin Laden that would have higher contacts wherever they would want to have terrorist attacks on another nation or not. As a result, not just America but other people from other nations would be a lot safe. This introduces positive impact on other nations.
    The Prime Ministers and Politicians:
    One of the major issues for the Prime Ministers and Politicians was to deal with the political issues, which widely involved terrorist attacks and killing of innocent citizens. This would have made a big difference in terms they would not have be a lot worried as it has brought an end to it by the death of Osama Bin Laden. As a result, they can concentrate on other areas that would be beneficial to them and how they can develop the society and community better.
    Other terrorist would be demoralised:
    The terrorists would not be able to do anything without the support of their main person. Also the death of Osama Bin Laden would have put them is a large shock. Besides, many of their people were killed in the operation and they had to face a lot of damages. This shows negative influence as overall and they would need time to regroup and more importantly select who is going to be the “boss” for them. There can be dispute internally and can break the group down a lot more.

    What happens if Osama Bin Laden is Alive?
    The General Public:
    For Osama Bin Laden being alive was never any benefit to the American citizens as to what they had experienced. Also, they would not have gained their revenge or justice for what they had lost. The main drawback to them would be that they may experience another serious terrorist attack if Osama Bin Laden is alive. As a result, the general public life is still in danger and they need to be a lot careful.
    Nations:
    Osama Bin Laden contains several networks around the world. It is not only Osama Bin Laden but, any terrorists from any terrorist organisations would have the network connection in more that one location and other nations. In future, if any terrorist attack is going to happen in another nation, nobody is going to know. That would only be because; the main person that if declared dead happens to be alive for some reason. This implies that several nations would still under the terror threat ad they would not find out who is responsible for it.
    The Prime Ministers and Politicians:
    The Prime Ministers would not be able to focus on other ways how to develop the society and community into a better atmosphere. This would only be because; the main terrorists are still alive and they could do anything to spread disturbance around the world. As a result, it makes it much harder for Prime Ministers and Politicians to put any of their plans into practice.
    Other terrorists would be encouraged:
    Other terrorists would feel confident and they would not have to worry. Also to build larger group, it would be much easier approach. This implies that in all ways they have the benefit and are able to can execute their plan easily of a terrorist attack. As a result, they can intimidate the public and make it really unsafe for the people.

    Pakistan’s Involvements:
    Pakistan has been involved in terrorist attacks many times and proved by secret agencies. The London bombing in July 2005, few suspects from Pakistan were arrested. Also, they have been blamed for the Mumbai attack in 2008 and one of their terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab is arrested in India. It also been shown that Pakistan are running terrorist camps to train the terrorist and suicide bombers. Referring to the history of Pakistan and their politics, I believe that Pakistan was hiding Osama Bin Laden to keep him safe from the trouble and away from America. It may seem that only looking at history, it may not be enough to prove Pakistan involvement but, there are other evidence putting together with the history would make them one of the bigger culprits. On the whole think Pakistan says that they do not know anything, but I totally disagree with this because Osama Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan from a long time and want him to be safe as years ago it was reported by the American secret agencies. This implies that they are hiding the truth and want to get away. If they did know anything in regards to this, they should have taken action in order to help the CIA and America.
    Media’s Involvements;
    Is the Media right all the time? The Media would want influence the story wherever they can to earn their USP (Unique Selling point). Also they have the advance technology to introduce the images and build up on that to make up the story. If the audience response is going to be very highly positive, they are going to earn even more profit. There are some parts of the information’s presented by the media that does not satisfy me and may be other audience. The information shown in the news did not imply clearly how the operation was carried. In this operation they did not mention how many Osama Bin Laden bodyguards got killed by CIA. Also if the statistics were given, they would not be true and would be false. The whole point would be influence the news and make it more appealing to their audience to make then entertained and interested. They also mentioned that American CIA faced least problem. Can this be true? I believe that CIA would have faced a lot of problem but to make CIA look strong, the Media would introduce the news in a different style. More over to introduce their success, they showed how the operation was carried out step by step. This does not prove anything to me as for the media it is a lot easier to put the pictures together and talk on what they believe. As a result, the media are aware the audience in going to be believe.
    Political involvements:
    Do we all know what is going on in the politics? There are two ways politics are going to be played on this issue. The people that believe Osama Bin Laden was a threat and they have got rid of him would believe that what happen was good. On the other hand, the people that want Osama Bin Laden to be alive for future would have played a game and hid in some other place, where he could be a lot safe. As a result, in the place of Osama Bin Laden, they would have someone duplicate that can frame the CIA. In this case, I would not believe just Pakistan, Afghanistan or America because; it would be altogether that want the share. The information can be pasted on secretly and the operation that was meant to be done by the CIA could have been leaked. As a result, they may still have Osama Bin Laden alive somewhere that nobody knows. All those politician and government in favour of Osama Bin Laden want is that the world should believe that he is dead at present. This may give Osama Bin Laden to an opportunity to attack later in the future.
    Media and Politics combined involvements:
    The Media are able to earn more of their USP (Unique Selling Point) by covering the political news. Whether the political news is right or wrong, it would not make any difference and they would show it to the audience. In the case of Osama Bin Laden, it was the same and also was based on the political involvement. The audience watching the news would always be excited to know the news about him. Also America were after the Osama Bin Laden all the way through for the 9/11 attack. Later in the future, suddenly the news show that Osama Bin Laden had been killed and that cherished smiles on the people. From my opinion, that it is one of the ways politicians want to gain the audience attraction and have used media to spread the message across. The success rate of the politician in using the media has been high in terms of how the audience responded and believed that their revenge is taken. Also they would believe that the nation is safe. Not just America, but other nations would see that America would be fighting the terror. It creates better impression of the politician in front of the audience and whenever they come on the news, the audience would blindly trust without knowing the truth.

    Conclusion: My final point of view on this:
    Looking at two different ways, they both counter with each other and do not explore what the truth is at all. This implies that truth is still not revealed and everything still seems to be hidden. To make it obvious and have the truth reveal, it was important for CIA to have the body in front to satisfy the audience. To make it more obvious, he should have to arrested alive. It is not just about bringing him alive in front but, mainly about exposing the real culprit because; the people believe it cannot be just Osama Bin Laden or Al Qaeda behind 9/11 attack as some people believe that it was George W Bush. People believe that George W Bush produced Taliban and Al Qaeda for his purpose. Can he not financially support them to have the political power? I would not personally blame the president but, there has to be someone from American political party that would have created the 9/11 to go on. Just by ending Osama Bin Laden life is not going to give American Citizen Justice as there has to be more names that are yet to be exposed. If anyone thinks to expose the name, that person would be killed so they fear the death. As a result, if the whole plot takes place only one person or a terrorist organisation gets blamed. On the other hand, the main person who prepared the plot would get away by saying that they were not available during the tragedy taking place. This is still not the end of it and there is yet to be exposed. To my point of view, the investigation on this case will still have to continue until the full truth has come in front. Not all the truth has come in front of the people and main mastermind are having a good life, which they wanted.

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