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Usama Bin Laden on 5/3/2011 1:42:23 PM

I cannot help but feel that the U.S focused a lot of it's hatred upon a single individual, irrationally trying to represent the ideals of al-Qaeda in him, and him alone. Of course, Bin Laden was a key member (The leadership has long been decentralised), but the hatred of western culture which fired him, and still fires all who followed him, existed long before the existence of Bin Laden or al-Qaeda. While at one point this would have been a significant move in the 'War on Terror', now it is merely a setback for the numerous groups which follow the extreme ideals characterised by al-Qaeda, and is largely symbolic. Indeed, it may prove detrimental, as it will inspire more to take up the cause, at least temporarily, and reprisals are also a significant posssibility.

On a side note, deadly-sinner, thank you for restoring my faith in the human ability to write.

Ender's Game on 4/30/2011 6:19:09 PM

Yes! Anybody who asks me my favorite sci-fi novel, I answer with 'Enders game'. It's a tough contender for overall 'favorite book', too.

Orson Scott Card is a genius, plain and simple.