30:1(accurate estimates are probably MUCH higher) them versus us is not justice. That's just wanton violence and bloodlust. This is another problem I have with all this "celebration." The fact of the matter is that they didn't strike first.
I am also not comforted by his death. As someone who saw the second plane hit the WTC in person and who's father worked there (on vacation that day, thank god) I really thought I'd be happier about it. I mean, I'm definitely not sad he's dead and I am kind of glad it happened but at what cost? On the one hand I like the idea of the US saying if you eff with us we will hunt you down no matter how long it takes and no matter the cost but on the other hand I just wish it would all stop and we could go back to the ignorance is bliss attitude we all had prior to 9/11. Cat is out of the bag though.
We were never ignorant. Even during Gulf War 1, we all knew what was going on. I was just a kid in the 5th grade and we were all cynical about the war being about oil. It's not ignorance, but indifference. We just didn't give a because they were doing the killing over there, and not here. 15 years later, we get a swift kick in the balls because of our tacit approval of what's happening over there.
We might not see another 9/11-like attack in the US within the next ten years, but it wouldn't surprise me if it happened again. Those orphans we made over there grow up eventually...and some will be radicalized. It also wouldn't surprise me if we had the same fucking reaction as this last time.