Bin Laden Dead: Be Thankful, Be Careful

I hesitated to write this post because of the many lives lost on 9/11. I felt my words would not do this historic moment justice. My deepest sympathy to the families affected by this senseless and tragic event. I decided to press forward with my message of caution.

Last night, President Obama delivered a message we all have been waiting for. The world’s most wanted man was shot dead. A flurry of thoughts rushed through my head. The twin towers up in smoke, the heroic passengers taking down Flight 93 headed to Washington, weeping uncontrollably as the thought of all the lives lost overwhelmed me.

If you are traveling, be extra aware as Bin Laden followers might lash back because of his death. If you see anything suspicious, report it to the authorities. I found a helpful article called Surviving a Terrorist Airplane Hijacking for your information.

By now everyone knows Bin Laden is dead. However, while looking for more information on the internet, be careful. Reports are springing up that viruses and malware are increasing to take advantage of unknowing information surfers. Immediately delete any suspicious email and do not click on any suspicious web links. It amazes me, but I shouldn’t be surprised, that there are people out there who will take advantage of any situation, even one of historic proportions.

It took almost a decade, but at least we finally got our man. Be thankful, but also be aware of your physical surroundings and in cyberspace.

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12 Responses

  1. krantcents says:

    I don’t know if this changes anything! It does not make me feel safer or better about the future. Does it give comfort to the families who lost someone in the twin towers on 9/11? If so, good!

    • Buck Inspire says:

      I believe you are right. Reading tons of articles saying Osama was just a figure head and tons of Osamas in training are waiting to take his place. Sickening. Also read a family who lost a loved one say they don’t know how to react. Sadly, it doesn’t bring back their son. I really hope it does soothe the pain a little.

  2. MoneyCone says:

    Finally! Good to be cautious though.

  3. Let’s get deep for a sec. Now Bin laden is dead. Are we happy? Is it a joyous occasion? Do you know what rights you gave up to get him?

    • Buck Inspire says:

      I’m sure a lot of people are happier. A parent of a victim said it doesn’t bring their son back. I can’t even imagine what they went through. On the world stage, at least we followed through. Many people must have questioned, “How can one man escape capture from our full blown search?” It’s ironic that we got the big break from a careless courier’s mistake.

  4. I don’t think the lash back is going to be any worse than what they are planning already. I’m glad we finally got the guy.

  5. Hunter says:

    Yes, we need to be extra vigilant. Terrorist cells are deeply imbedded within our society. Some associated with BL, others that are completely independent. Let’s hope they are dissuaded by his death, and not motivated.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Good point. If the other cells are not dissuaded, let’s hope our security agencies have improved over the past decade with stopping threats sooner. Plus we need to be more aware as well and can’t just rely on our government.

  6. optionsdude says:

    I am sure that there will be attempts at retribution. Will they be more aggressive following his death? Will their plans have been carried out regardless? Hard to answer those questions. I guess it is a reminder that the world is a more dangerous place than it was.

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