President Obama gives an address on the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Kayhan, Islamic Republic of Iran

Obama Seeks to 'Vindicate Bush'


In his speech after the alleged capture of al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, did President Obama confirm that he plans to pursue the 'war on terror' the way George W. Bush did? This editorial from Iran's state-run Kayhan newspaper warns that like Bush, Obama has shown that he is 'hell-bent on reinforcing U.S. hegemony and preserving a uni-polar world.'




May 3, 2011


Islamic Republic of Iran - Kayhan - Home Page (English)

Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast (above) said yesterday that with the death of Osama bin Laden, the United States has no excuse to remain in the region.

PRESS TV, IRAN [STATE-RUN]: Dispue between U.S. and Pakistan Accelerates, May 3, 00:03:55.RealVideo

Osama bin Laden, hunted as the “alleged mastermind” behind the supposed terrorist attack on U.S. soil, was reportedly killed in a firefight on Sunday, May 1, at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The United States claims that the attack was carried out by the Joint Special Operations Command under the CIA. The U.S. also claims that DNA testing confirms it was bin Laden.


Pundits have already begun analyzing the implications, which initially center on how this seminal event will be used to justify American policies and its so-called war on terror. When breaking the news Sunday night, U.S. President Barack Obama said that this isn't the end of the conflict and that “the cause of securing our country is not complete.” He further said, “There’s no doubt that al-Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must - and we will - remain vigilant at home and abroad.”


This announcement signals a clear intent to vindicate the decisions of the past decade (read: crimes against humanity in the name of the war on terror), and to continue on a similar course in places like Iraq, where Washington continues to sow the seeds of discord among Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds, in order to justify the presence of its forces beyond the agreed upon deadline for withdrawal in 2011.


In other words, Obama used the reported death of a single individual to justify the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East. He also remedied all legal and moral defects connected with a decade of using enhanced interrogation methods and extraordinary renditions, and validated the open-ended waging of global warfare under false pretexts by the criminal Bush Administration.


In the near term, the reality of this retrospective confirmation will have serious implications. The Bush and now Obama Administration's used their illegal war as a justification for undermining the most respected principles of international law. They gave the world nothing but abuse of human rights standards, detentions, the murders of thousands of men and women, the condoning of torture, and the permanent occupation of Muslim lands.


So make no mistake, the U.S. “war of terror” won't end with the death of a single individual. America is hell-bent on reinforcing its hegemony and preserving a uni-polar world, and it will do so at any cost and in collaboration with its Western allies, Zionist stooges and regional puppet regimes.


But that doesn’t mean that the rest of the international community will sit down and watch. In fact, the Muslim world in particular has already begun a regional struggle against U.S. hegemony. Men, women and children from across North Africa, the Middle East and Persian Gulf have been taking to the streets over recent months with one legitimate purpose in mind: restoring their dignity and pride by ousting pro-U.S. puppet regimes.


With the ouster of tyrants in places like Egypt and Tunisia (and soon Yemen and Bahrain), American hegemony has lost its influence. But it’s still too early to assume that the Muslim World's transition to democracy will be easy. Quite the contrary, in fact.   



The brutal crackdown in Bahrain and Yemen by remnants of tyrant governments and in collaboration with other illicit regimes like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman serve as further proof that the hegemonic powers still aren't ready to give up their illicit “privileges.”


The unfortunate slaughter of pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain and Yemen, as well as the ongoing terrorism and carnage in Iraq and Afghanistan, suggest that the future of the Muslim world will be just as contentious as the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.


But things aren’t just doom and gloom. God Almighty says in his Holy Quran that the future belongs to the righteous, which are those who wish to attain the promised victory: “Those who believe in him [the Holy Prophet Mohammad, Peace Be Upon Him], respect him, support him and followed the light that came with him are the successful ones.” [Quran 7:157].



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Frontier Post, Pakistan: Osama Episode Puts Safety of Nuke Assets in Peril
El Pais, Spain: Obama 'Decapitates' the al-Qaeda Hydra
Folha, Brazil: Bin Laden's 'Second Death'
Folha, Brazil: Death Won't Kill Osama's Violent Ways or Speech
Dawn, Pakistan: The Urgent Importance of Showing 'Mutual Respect'
The Independent, U.K.: Killing of bin Laden 'Huge Blow' to Islamist Terror
The Telegraph, U.K.: OBITUARY: Osama bin Laden
Telegraph, U.K.: Taliban Commander Vows to Avenge bin Laden's Death
Guardian, U.K.: Hamas Praises bin Laden as Holy Warrior
Telegraph, U.K.: Death of bin Laden is Rough Justice, Wild West-Style
Dawn, Pakistan:
Pakistanis Hold Rally in Honor of bin Laden
Dawn, Pakistan: Pakistan Asks U.S. Envoy to Avoid bin Laden 'Spin'

Xinhua. China: Six Children and Two Wives of bin Laden Arrested By Pakistan
Daily Star, Lebanon: Prime Minister Hariri: 'Bin Laden Got What He Deserved'

Daily Star, Lebanon: Lebanese Muslim Preachers Hail Osama for U.S. Attack


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