I have the utmost respect for the United States Intelligence Community, U.S. Special Forces and the brave men and women of the U.S. Military for all of their hard work that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. bin Laden's ideology and orders led to the death of thousands of innocent lives around the world. Countless resources, whether economic, political, emotional, or human were utilized to respond to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3000 people.
According to NBC news, the compound where bin Laden was staying had 12-16 foot walls and a tremendous amount of security. Interestingly, the structure did not have Internet access or telephones. bin Laden was found due to good old fashion human intelligence. Therefore, Social Media can't take credit for killing bin Laden.
bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. Special Forces. The death of bin Laden will not end the fight against terrorism. To paraphrase a quote from Winston Churchill when he was referring to the British victory over the German Afrika Corps at the Second Battle of El Alamein, the killing of bin Laden "is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is perhaps, the end of the beginning" of the War on Terror.
The U.S. operation that killed bin Laden demonstrates that whenever the United States puts its mind to something it can accomplish it. There is nothing our country can't do. Whether its liberating Europe, putting the first man on the moon, or making the world a safer and better place to live, the United States is a beacon of hope for all around the globe.
One day, the United States may not have the largest economy in the world; however, as long as the United States still has the largest heart and remains a place where the best and the brightest from all over the world come to live, work, and raise their families, we will still be the greatest country in the world.
God Bless America!
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