Bin Laden? Bin Shot. - The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal
Bin Laden? Bin Shot.|
I think there's a bit more practical result to be seen here in the form of limiting AQ, primarily on the financial front. I think they just lost access to a couple of metric shit tons of money, and that's going to hurt them pretty badly as an organization.
On a somewhat tongue in cheek note, I am remembering a passage from a novel set in the Byzantine era, where one character is teasing an Arab friend:
"O, many vices! O many sins! Greed! Avarice! Gluttony! ...alas, cowardice is not among them."
And I think there's a sliver of a kernel of truth to that statement. AQ is going to grieve OBL's death, and they may be disheartened a bit by it, but they're not just going to curl up and die.
I don't dance, and I can't drum worth a damn, but I'll pour the drinks for ya.
It's a major blow to their morale - I'm sure a lot of them were all like, "Ha! America can't do anything. Look at Osama!" And now, whoops. They'll have other methods of finding chinks in America's armor, but this one at least is finally plugged.
That is pretty much the only "good" thing in this as far as I am concerned. Yes, we finally cleaned up our chore list (although I never cared much for the chores on it) and showed that yeah, we're not totally ineffective. That is all.