“It’s plainly wrong to celebrate someone’s death” said Maxie Hardy (USMC retired) in Ventura County. “Actually, his son is worste than he is, so its just one problem after another. Maxie had served in the United States Marines since the first gulf war, and every major American conflict to include 9/11 so its no surprise for a veteran to understand that it doesn’t end just because Osama bin Laden was killed. There is another local who had a perspective of his own – Elie Sechback of ESNEWS, in Los Angeles mentioned in his video how he was sent to Israel right after 9/11 to do a series about life with terrorism and quickly found out the many ways America has changed since with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). It’s obvious that the strengthening of TSA operations is a reflection of how Americans are more cautious nowadays. “One decade too long but it was worth the wait”, “9/11 was a set up”, says another.
It’s no doubt that Americans once again raised the bar when in comes to justice being served but many had hoped this day could have been sooner. Perhaps 9 or 10 years sooner. Since 9/11/2001, The American economy declined, especially after the subprime mortage rates in 2006. It might take a miracle to get the economy back on its feet with the same optimism held by Americans in 1999.
Confucious once said: ” There are 3 Elements essential in the matters of State – Food, Military Equipment, and Confidence of the people. Of these 3, Military Equipment is the least important, Food being the second important, and Confidence of the people being the MOST important. All men would rather die in starvation than in war, but nevertheless all men do die of old age. Lacking Confidence from the people a state cannot survive.”
With that being said, The American economy hasn’t picked up since, could the death of Osama bin Laden be the first step in waking the sleeping Giant?