Saturday, May 07, 2011

Disapproving noises on bin Laden....

The Archbishop of Canterbury has incurred the wrath of Americans with his reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden. The Archbishop was quoted as saying, "I think the killing of an unarmed man is always going to leave an uncomfortable feeling because it doesn't look as if justice is seen to be done". This led to the Europeans promptly being branded by their cousins across the Atlantic as "cheese-eating surrender monkeys".

Meanwhile, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay wants the facts of the operation to be made available to the UN. She is quoted as saying,"The United Nations' top human rights official called on the United States Tuesday to give the U.N. details about Osama bin Laden's killing, saying all counter-terrorism operations must respect international law. It will be interesting to see whether the US complies with the request.


K.R.Srivarahan said...

If Osama Bin Laden had been captured alive, many intractable problems would have ensued. His followers would have partly discovered and mostly invented "abusive practices" in use while interrogating him. Americans, for a change, were smart enough to deny an opportunity to terrorists to inflame anti-American feelings.

Deepu said...

I wish to share a Noam Chomsky article on the operation I came across