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An Analysis of Two Articles on Bin Laden’s Death

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The article states The United States’ ultimate goal to fulfill their sense of justice and to a certain point bring to an end the myth of Osama Bin Laden’s strength. However, up to the end of the entire article, this desire is not brought out clearly as being achievable. It is stated that the elimination of Osama may, to a great extent, fail to end the terrorist threat or even weaken the ideological motivation held by Al Qaeda’s supporters.
The strongest argument found within the article states that in the future, the death of Osama Bin Laden may bring much encouragement to the Al Qaeda. The argument points out that more threats shall come from the local affiliates which had already been designed to operate largely independently to organize attacks on America and other places (Clarke, 2011). Their network no longer required Osama and it had been strong with minimal or no directions from Bin Laden for many years. This directs us to the conclusion that the death of Osama Bin Laden did not bring much impact to the Al Qaeda network and that they are more likely to accomplish their goals.
The second article points out the life of Osama Bin Laden as a sacrificial life. He is depicted as a leader of a certain sect in the Muslim religion who gave up his luxury life to fight a holy war (Soufan, 2011). Besides being the leader and the founder of the Al Qaeda group, Bin Laden had also been an idea to them. He organized the terrorism idea which according to the Al Qaeda had appeared the correct version for Islam (Lüsted, 2012). This article has its premises that the death of Osama would be championed. It would be welcomed and celebrated as martyrdom while songs and videos were to be composed. Al Qaeda would consider him a more effective propaganda tool when dead than while alive. This argument does not come in line with the conclusion. In the end, the article brings into light the suffering of Al Qaeda after the elimination of its leader. The group no longer had its best fund-raiser and recruiter. Its new leaders lacked charisma and good connections. This comes out as the best argument in the article since it portrays facts about the tasks undertaken by Osama as the leader of the Al Qaeda group. According to the argument, Al Qaeda is likely to face much hardship following the loss of its dedicated charismatic leader.