I don't think they should be released to be used in his martyrdom After 9-11 Obama's video's showed him dressed as a great jihadist, warrior, with his combat fatigues and his AK-47. Other video's have him dressed in the gold robes and such that are traditional Muslim garb, with dyed hair and beard. Now the US is able to reduce him to the status he actually had obtained. A broken, aging, gray-haired man, who was reduced to hiding in one room in a filthy house filled with trash videotaping himself watching video's of himself, while wrapped in plain brown blanket, with a stocking cap and gray beard and hair.
They are also able to deny his followers of his final message.
Do you think this will have an affect on how his worshipers view him?
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:19 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by Charis76 at 10:21 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 10:25 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by aishanabuaisha at 10:29 AM on May. 8, 2011
I don't really care if they release the photo. I just care that our military men and women stay safe and there is no way to guarantee that. His followers want to kill us anyhow, a photo won't change that, it will just step up their efforts. I have no plan on looking at photos of his dead body if they were to release them.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:10 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by guardmp_MOM at 11:37 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 11:42 AM on May. 8, 2011
I actually agree with you, Carpy. I think the best way to handle this is to wipe the dust from our hands and move on with life. To dwell on it, to celebrate it and constantly make it part of every newscast and media-hyped discussion is to draw attention to him. It was that attention that helped him and his followers to thrive. To simply move on after the fact, not look back, and give as little attention to him, his death and his followers as possible--and to just let the images of a broken, aging man linger--might be the best way to reduce the possibility of turning him into a larger-than-life martyr.
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:48 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by DSamuels at 12:48 PM on May. 8, 2011