Monday, May 2, 2011
Yesterday American Forces found and killed Osama Bin Laden. Of course, throughout the world there are always skeptics, those who doubt that he was really found and that it was really he who was shot and killed. Well, apparently there are photographs taken after he was shot in the head that show his face recognizably but also show the bullet wound through or close to his eye that reveals blood and brain oozing out of the wound. Officials now question whether it would be too disturbing to the public to see these images. Even after years of having seen individuals with open head injuries with brain exposed, I am always disturbed by the sight. However, in my opinion it is less disturbing than the videos of beheadings, than the sight of young soldiers with dismembered limbs and life-long disfigurements, than the sight of innocent people having to jump to their certain death out of burning, collapsing buildings. We were forced to witness horrific carnage on September 11, 2001 and beyond. Seeing the mortal wounds of the mastermind behind all this demonic terror is far less disturbing than that which was witnessed by many millions on September 11, 2001. Those who do not want to see the image of Osama Bin Laden's mortal wounds don't have to look at them but for those who doubt and those who need confirmation to be able to move on with their lives, seeing is believing.