I have to admit it’s a bittersweet moment to finally see this guy dead. I know everyone in Jordan should be cheering but I’m saying to myself so what? And I think in the days to come a lot of people will say the same thing.
As a terrorist who attacked our country and caused massive damage to our neighbours to the east I personally feel that a US air strike was not the way I wanted him to go. I really wanted to see the guy captured and brought to Amman and executed. If anything, it would’ve brought about a greater sense of justice. And I think that’s what I feel is missing from this guy’s death today…a sense of justice.
Apparently it was a joint US-Jordanian operation that involved Jordanian intelligence but it will obviously be seen as a sole US victory over the terrorists. Some major news outlets haven’t even bothered mentioning it.
Either way, as has been said, cutting off the head of this beast does not make it any less lethal. Iraq is still occupied and the flood gates for terrorists such as Zarqawi to enter have been open for quite some time. AlQueda in Iraq will most likely not subside. In my opinion, the killing of Zarqawi and the fact that Jordanians were involved in the operation will only strengthen the belief that Jordan must be attacked. There is likely the possibility for retribution, which makes us a prime target now more than ever.
All that being said…I hope he has a pleasant time in hell.