It is impossible to universally state whether it is right or wrong to kill a person, there will never be a defiant answer. Focusing on the death of Bin Laden, leader of Al Qaida – the extremist group who were accountable for the London bombings and 9/11, his killing was somewhat inevitable and has made the world that little bit safer.
As many of you will know, Bin Laden was the worlds most wanted, sought after terrorists. On May 2nd he was killed by US forces in Pakistan during an operation ordered by the US government.
He was responsible for killing thousands of innocent people by devising unlawful attacks and programming their execution. He left behind friends and families of loved ones and spurred on a worldwide man hunt for his capture. So when intelligence finally provide information of his whereabouts, it was in interest to the whole world the he was found and killed.
We will never know the ins and outs of the operation other than he was killed. Of course for the troops involved, it could well have been a case of kill or be killed yourself. I do believe it was the right thing to do, his killing was a minor event compared to the worldwide masscures he helped create through his terrorist actions.
(N.B: These viewpoints expressed are not necessarily my own)
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