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Britain Bashes America on the Osama Bin Laden Murder

Updated on May 11, 2011

It seems that are British friends across the pond, at least, many of the rank and file blue collar members are bashing America and its killing of Osama Bin Laden. The working class seems to have developed an elitist attitude about how justice is and should be. Oddly enough, the British military and many of their leaders seem to have a direct opposite opinion than their lowly subjects they rule over. They, for the most part, are happy America murdered, assassinated, killed, Osama Bin Laden.

America has always loved their older brother. We love their accent, we find their use of words interesting and funny, we loved their main imports: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, the MG sports car, the Secret Agent Man TV show, Sean Connery, and just about anything they toss over to us. But let's face it. Sometimes, the little brother or sibling is superior in certain things and it makes the older kid jealous.

Take Osama Bin Laden. Al-qaeda attacked the US on 2001, murdering 3000+ Americans. It did not happen to the Brits. we declared war on terrorism and like a  good brother does, the British joined us because it was valid. Now that al-Qaeda's leader is dead, the rank and file are acting as if the British are superior in a condescending manner about how Osama was killed.

Across the pond, it is all very trite and sneering circling around legalisms, human rights, even for this mass murderer. I doubt if this superior attitude would prevail there had 9\11 happened on the scale it did over there-crashing into the London Bridge, Downing Street, Parliament, the Queen's palace. Many of them do not celebrate his demise, but bitch about how, as a human being, America should have captured him and put him on trial. Can you imagine that? What a circus it would have been. Some think poor Osama did not have opportunity to surrender. When a BBC newscaster announced that he was elated about the news, he was heckled and booed for sometime from the audience. Yet, when a panelist indicated that the US action made them depressed because it demeans democracy and showed how Obama was an ugly American president by allowing the killing but also torture, the audience cheered and whistled! a member of their Liberal Party claimed that he could not rejoice for he belonged to a country where due process of law is the foundation. Some of their lawyers state that Osama did not have due process and no human rights and even the British should not stoop so slow, and that Osama was not buried according Islamic law further degenerates America. Even in their schools, teachers talk about how Osama was murdered and denied human rights of a fair trial!

 In WW2, when the Facist Mussolini was finally captured, they hung him up on meat hooks to die a slow death and then urinated on him. Now I understand why Alice in Wonderland was written by a Brit.


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    • Gerry Bern profile image

      Gerry Bern 6 years ago from Brighton, England

      Comparing numbers is risky.

      Obviously the loss of life can't be compared; but by the same token, many more have lost their lives in the 'war against terror' than in the act it was purportedly inspired by.

      Similarly, one man's death can in no way atone for the loss of thousands. All the more reason to have shot him with a knockout drug instead of a bullet - the man's information would have done the world way more good than his death, and could have even prevented something like this happening again. Mastermind of 9/11? Naaah - figurehead maybe, scapegoat definitely.

      What I can't forget is that a little boy grew up to be Osama Bin Laden, from a rich Saudi family (strange the US didn't invade them really ;) who are best business buddies with the Bushes. Blame the parents, society, politics, economics, or religion...

      but that little boy is just as much a victim as anyone else in this story.

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      perrya 7 years ago

      The UK version of 9\11 does not compare at all to the US one, IMO.

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      Steven Matherly 7 years ago from Raleigh, North Carolina

      I have to agree with the Brits on this one. Due process and the rule of law protects us all.

      England has had their own version of 9/11. Here's a link to a Wikipedia article about what has come to be known as the 7/7 attacks.

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      perrya 7 years ago

      Really? tell the 3000 souls that lost their life. Two wrongs don't make a right is correct but, hmmm, in this case, who cares. Exceptions to every rule.

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      Gerry Bern 7 years ago from Brighton, England

      It's murder, plain and simple. We all know that 2 wrongs don't make a right, and the USA's actions might have legitimised assassination as a means to political ends. Where will it stop? Don't like someone? Kill them with impunity in the name of your god?


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      perrya 7 years ago

      I so agree!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile image

      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Perrya - I have close family ties in England, (my late wife was English) and this is not the read I get from them, though they may be the exception. But even if it were otherwise, I would say the same thing, "Get over it" it's a done deal and the world is a better and a smidgen safer place.

      Good Article lad. Up and Awesome.

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      perrya 7 years ago

      Ditto. LOL!

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      marellen 7 years ago

      I'm glad they killed OBL...can you imagine the money and you're right the circus we would of seen if he went to trail? Tough if the Brits can't handle it...hell there are politicians and citizens in the US that can't handle it either. Get over it!!!