OPINION

Is bin Laden’s end the end?

Charlotte Guedry
Charlotte Guedry

Sunday, May 1, will forever be remembered. It is the day that U.S. Forces in Pakistan found and then killed America’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

The al-Qaeda leader has been a driving force in fear and terror not only across the United States, but across the world.

We all remember the images of New York on Sept. 11, 2001. The pictures of the innocent falling from the Twin Towers complex will forever be etched in our minds. Photographs and stills of firefighters risking their own lives to save the lives of people caught by surprise, will forever stay with us.

Those images made the American people united. They stood side by side, from all walks of life, and joined together in loss. For them, they will always remember the day Osama bin Laden was killed as a great day.

What does it mean for us now, though??Today, many American’s feel elated at the news, but what of tomorrow? This doesn’t mean the terror is over, does it?

Unfortunately the answer is no.

This time is a tender one for America, and her people. We should still be wary, and aware of the state of the world.

Bin Laden was supported by fanatics. These extremists are, and always have been, a threat to societies.

We now live in an America with home-grown versions of men and women who follow extreme paths of political thought.

This reason alone is enough to make us remain cautious.

Brave soldiers have worked diligently to make us feel safer, and today’s news does, in fact, grant some type of hope at the end of what has been a very dark tunnel.

Let us all remember, though, that for them, and for us, the end is by no means near.

As these men and women continue to fight for a braver, newer world, they face a great amount of unrest. Who knows what the followers of a man like bin?laden have in mind.

For us at home, let’s all of us, be thankful for the protection, but aware that is may now be coming at an even higher cost.