The death of Osama Bin Laden

“Osama bin Laden is dead”, the president of the USA, Obama announced May, 1st in a video. After 10 years of hunting, a team of CIA officers and Navy SEALs killed bin Laden in a firefight. The news has been spread very soon all over the world. Newspapers, the internet and television programs are exploding with news, articles and criticism. But how do the different countries perceive and evaluate the situation?

It looks like while the rest of the world is discussing topics of the truth of his death, the USA does not have any doubts about it. Instead they are dealing with other topics, such as the miscalculation of a sea burial, which is an unacceptable procedure for the Muslim world and the consequences of his death. The fear of upcoming terrorist attacks is a current topic.

Furthermore the US sees Bin Laden´s death as a justice done and does not see any ethnical doubts to eliminate a mass murder by killing. The death of Bin Laden is seen as an extraordinary moment for the American citizens and all who have lost loved ones in horrifying, pointless acts of terrorism. It has been a big moment for the government and the whole country that they have made a step forward in fighting terrorism. The announcement of Bin Laden´s death made has been perceived as lucky news and people even celebrated him being killed and them being the ones who killed him.

On the other hand, the US has said that it will invest their time and money to improve security in Mexico. The Congressman, Henry Cuellar announced that the U.S. government will apply the technology used against Osama “to help Mexico”.

The reaction of the Mexican press to these statements has been the next “Probably, the U.S. government spends more security on the border with Mexico, but they will not do that for the safety of our country, but by his own security. After killing Osama, the possibility of retaliation by Al Qaeda is latent. They may suffer an attack today, tomorrow or in some years. Hence the need to have greater controlled the border with Mexico, which could become the weak point of U.S. security if they do no invest in security in time”.

In any case, Obama has authorized a budget of 600 million dollars to improve border security. This will allow to employ 250 customs agents. The creation of an Operations Center and a Predator unmanned aircraft to monitor the border of Texas with Taumalipas are also contemplating.


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