May. 2nd, 2011

cassildra: Let the motherfucker burn (sailor moon: motherfucker burn)
I'm sure most, if not all, of my friends list knows that Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces yesterday, in a firefight in Pakistan. This is a cause for celebration, and believe me, I am very excited. However.

As I type this, I'm sitting in a Bruegger's Bagels in a city known for robotics and technology. I am afraid for the future. There will be a period of uncertainty now, which I understand--it will be a time for Americans to breathe, and a time for Al Qaida to regroup and find a new leader. I'm just afraid that the next leader will be more brutal.

This morning is filled with fear and uncertainty for me. I'm excited, too--the biggest boogeyman of my generation has been killed and buried at sea. But the retaliation--which is kind of inevitable--is coming. And it won't be pretty.

I hope I'm wrong. I tend to overanalyze. But--what next? And how long before we pull forces out of Afghanistan, especially since we've still got troops in Iraq, four years or so after Saddam Hussein was found. (I think that happened in 2007--was it longer ago than that?)

I'm going to take my paranoid self somewhere else. I just wanted to write a reaction post.

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