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'World safer' without Osama bin Laden

2011-05-02 09:54

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said on Monday the world was a safer place without Osama bin Laden and his death brought justice to families of those killed in attacks he masterminded.

"Osama bin Laden was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people, including New Zealanders, in several different parts of the world," Key told reporters.

"While his removal will not necessarily bring an immediate end to terrorist activity, I have absolutely no doubt that the world is a safer place without Osama bin Laden."

Key said that families who lost loved ones in al-Qaeda attacks co-ordinated by bin Laden, including the September 11 2001 attacks in the US, would welcome US President Barack Obama's announcement of his death.

"All those families that lost loved ones as a result of the terrorist actions masterminded by bin Laden, they may now feel that, in some sense, justice has been achieved," he said.

Bin Laden was killed on Sunday in a fire fight with covert US forces in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, northeast of the capital Islamabad.

Comments
  • David - 2011-05-02 10:16

    about time this animal was seen off another few more need the same and maybe things could get back to normal

      Irené - 2011-05-02 10:44

      when you say things could maybe get back to normal- what time are you referring to? I dont rememeber any time in history that was 'normal'. Killing Bin Laden without a trial only proves that the US are as much terrorists as Alqaeda, wheres the evidence that binladen masterminded 9/11?

      Irené - 2011-05-02 10:44

      when you say things could maybe get back to normal- what time are you referring to? I dont rememeber any time in history that was 'normal'. Killing Bin Laden without a trial only proves that the US are as much terrorists as Alqaeda, wheres the evidence that binladen masterminded 9/11?

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:00

      KAAAK !!! THE WORLD IS NOT SAFER

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:00

      KAAAK !!! THE WORLD IS NOT SAFER

      ganjaman - 2011-05-02 12:03

      Irene, do you then think that killing around 3000 innocent people "without a trial" on 9/11 was okay? What about all other aq atrocities that it (osama) had a hand in? What about the rights of terrorism victims to life? This cockroach islamist terrorist scum fully deserved to die for starting the war against innocent people, by murder, kidnapping and other acts of terror. The US has every right to have disposed of this shite in the manner that they did. At least he knew they were coming. Terror victims did not even know why they were killed by some sick islamist scum and his terrorist islamist zombies. You further show your ignorance by questioning it's (osama's) part in 9/11. You have access to the web. Research and educate yourself before spouting drivel. The proof exists and is widely available to the open mind. Try opening your mind.

      ganjaman - 2011-05-02 12:03

      Irene, do you then think that killing around 3000 innocent people "without a trial" on 9/11 was okay? What about all other aq atrocities that it (osama) had a hand in? What about the rights of terrorism victims to life? This cockroach islamist terrorist scum fully deserved to die for starting the war against innocent people, by murder, kidnapping and other acts of terror. The US has every right to have disposed of this shite in the manner that they did. At least he knew they were coming. Terror victims did not even know why they were killed by some sick islamist scum and his terrorist islamist zombies. You further show your ignorance by questioning it's (osama's) part in 9/11. You have access to the web. Research and educate yourself before spouting drivel. The proof exists and is widely available to the open mind. Try opening your mind.

      Irené - 2011-05-02 12:30

      At Ganjaman I have to disagree, I have done my bit of research, watched videos, documentaries etc, and came to the conclusion that the US are hiding a lot from the world. You are the ignorant one for blindly believing whatever the US says. Bin Laden was a heinous criminal, but a democratic country shoudl stick to its own rules, EVERYONE deserves a fair trial, even Bin Laden- and now that he is dead, we will NEVER hear his side of the story- there are many that believe, and with good reason tha the attacks were masterminded by Alqaeda with the help of the US govt. They did not act alone- do you even know that the BUSH and binladen family have a colourful history? Go do some friggen research before you call me the ignorant one- the US are not the Good guys from the old West- they are in many ways, as bad as terror organisations- how many innocent people havet been killed in their air raids? This is not a good and bad guy story, there is a whole lot in between and you choose to ignore it

      Irené - 2011-05-02 12:30

      At Ganjaman I have to disagree, I have done my bit of research, watched videos, documentaries etc, and came to the conclusion that the US are hiding a lot from the world. You are the ignorant one for blindly believing whatever the US says. Bin Laden was a heinous criminal, but a democratic country shoudl stick to its own rules, EVERYONE deserves a fair trial, even Bin Laden- and now that he is dead, we will NEVER hear his side of the story- there are many that believe, and with good reason tha the attacks were masterminded by Alqaeda with the help of the US govt. They did not act alone- do you even know that the BUSH and binladen family have a colourful history? Go do some friggen research before you call me the ignorant one- the US are not the Good guys from the old West- they are in many ways, as bad as terror organisations- how many innocent people havet been killed in their air raids? This is not a good and bad guy story, there is a whole lot in between and you choose to ignore it

      Valis - 2011-05-02 13:06

      @Irene: Well said! @Ganjaman: Did you even know OBL was a CIA asset? Methinks you're the ignorant one.

      Valis - 2011-05-02 13:06

      @Irene: Well said! @Ganjaman: Did you even know OBL was a CIA asset? Methinks you're the ignorant one.

      IceMan - 2011-05-02 15:41

      and so to your day will come David

      IceMan - 2011-05-02 15:41

      and so to your day will come David

      slg - 2011-05-02 20:58

      Irene, okay I get it now, you didn't matriculate.

  • alfred - 2011-05-02 10:21

    If the world is safer, why did they issue a travel alert in the US and why has Interpol said there was a increased risk of terror attacks?

  • Boitshepo - 2011-05-02 10:24

    yes the world will indeed be a safer place and finally all the families who have lost their last one in the Sep 11 attack will start healing and find peace...

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:02

      KAAAK ! SOUTH AFRICA IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN AFGHANISTAN OR PAKISTAN !

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:02

      KAAAK ! SOUTH AFRICA IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN AFGHANISTAN OR PAKISTAN !

      Rustum X - 2011-05-02 13:21

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      Rustum X - 2011-05-02 13:21

      hey have a look at http://www.collateralmurder.com/ or if it gets censored out, try just visit collateralmurder dot com

  • Boitshepo - 2011-05-02 10:26

    I meant who have lost theri loved ones at the hands of this monster will start healing...good riddance to bad trash shame the DEVIL have competition damn Osama is now taking over HELL

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:05

      KAAAK ! MALEMA IS MORE OF A PROBLEM THAN OSAMA BIN LADEN !

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:05

      KAAAK ! MALEMA IS MORE OF A PROBLEM THAN OSAMA BIN LADEN !

  • rakolle - 2011-05-02 10:31

    The affected parties will now have closure ...... about the attacks.

      Irené - 2011-05-02 10:46

      but bin laden didnt necessarily mastermind the attack! there are many respected individuals who believe the US were involved. If this is true, then its terrible that the victims families will never know the truth .

      Irené - 2011-05-02 10:46

      but bin laden didnt necessarily mastermind the attack! there are many respected individuals who believe the US were involved. If this is true, then its terrible that the victims families will never know the truth .

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:06

      KAAAK ! ONCE YOU LOOSE A LOVED ONE YOU NEVER GET CLOSURE ! ONLY TIME HEALS PAIN !

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:06

      KAAAK ! ONCE YOU LOOSE A LOVED ONE YOU NEVER GET CLOSURE ! ONLY TIME HEALS PAIN !

      slg - 2011-05-02 21:04

      Irene, which respected individuals are you talking about? And have you not heard the declarations by al-Quaeda and Bin Ladin himself that they and he did it? Wake up before it's too late ... for you.

  • Mike - 2011-05-02 10:46

    Key you're an idiot to think the world would be a safer place without obl. Its just about to get worse.

  • Bill - 2011-05-02 11:09

    Video of Bin Laden dead here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpQc3Lj0wmI Must have dyed his hair and beard black

  • Snotty - 2011-05-02 11:09

    I am watching all international channels big street parties in USA Bin's villa is still burning Pakis are covering up that they didn't know abt his where abouts pics of the body is show (PUKE)his villa was built in 2005 worth over $1million walls over 2 mtrs around IT IS 100 MTRS AWAY FROM THE PAKI MILITARY BASE it yet nobody knew who lived there strange but true !!!!! BTW I LIVE ABROAD

  • Dazza - 2011-05-02 11:27

    I think its bull, this dude has been hiding for YEARS, he isnt stupid enough to get caught up in some little gun fight!

  • Boitshepo - 2011-05-02 11:38

    A Theist you dont know what you're talking and to compare SA to Afghanistan shows what an airhead you are yes sure we can certainly do without the likes of malema and them but really you just soo emotional about the whole issue that you dont even make sense and FYI its bull that TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS so those families will never heal HOWEVER the death of this monster will give them PEACE and they are now assured that justice does exist yes sure the world will certainly be a much better safer place for all especially those who had suffered at the hands on HIS MAJESTY THE TERRORIST

      Rustum X - 2011-05-02 13:26

      You really do not know much except the crap you are fed, right? On the video footage from the CCTV camera that recorded the first hit, you can see in slow motion that the 1st "plane" to hit the towers, had no wings. Ditto for the pentagon building hit. That alone should have you look critically at the evidence presented.

      Rustum X - 2011-05-02 13:26

      You really do not know much except the crap you are fed, right? On the video footage from the CCTV camera that recorded the first hit, you can see in slow motion that the 1st "plane" to hit the towers, had no wings. Ditto for the pentagon building hit. That alone should have you look critically at the evidence presented.

      slg - 2011-05-02 21:03

      Rustum, I suggest buying Rustoff at the hardware store and spraying it on your brain

  • ocon777 - 2011-05-02 11:52

    Who knows what to believe? Bush and his cronies are evil evil sons from hell. Obama is far superior, but I'm still not quite sure what to make of him yet, although he doesn't seem to be cut from the same cloth as bush. I'm wondering what's behind all the smoke and mirrors. Time will tell.

      slg - 2011-05-02 21:00

      Clearly you don't know what to believe. Hopefully you'll wake up before you find yourself living in Zimbabwe

  • Rustum X - 2011-05-02 13:18

    Haha! The world safer? Now doubt a bunch of retards will swallow this. As long as the Banking Elite controls the world and keep their weapons factories in operation, both their government- and anti-government customers across the world will be killing the people on the street ad infinitum. @Ganjaman stop using newspapers for education. Just roll the damn weed in it.

      slg - 2011-05-02 21:06

      Ah, that explains it ... too much dagga in your head

  • frangelico - 2011-05-02 13:25

    The world at large should not kid themselves that now Bin Laden is gone our world is a safer place.There will always be fanatics out there who enjoy killing & causing pain.For sure his successor has already taken his place.The mayhem is yet to start.Jihad is meant to mean Holy War I THINK Has God not always let us know about peace and love.So why do these heatherns want to kill people in the name of religion,I'm stummped. The only sad thing in all this we have our own Bin Laden living amongst us but he has a lady freind doing some of his dirty work.God help us all if we ever needed His help it is surely now.

  • Katoolsie - 2011-05-02 14:01

    Do I smell retaliation on the US? Prepare or another 9/11

  • Katoolsie - 2011-05-02 14:01

    Do I smell retaliation on the US? Prepare for another 9/11

  • jock van wyk - 2011-05-02 14:02

    well done the marines.now please do the same to bob magabe

  • IceMan - 2011-05-02 15:39

    world will be much safer when the US stops creating war all over the planet

      slg - 2011-05-02 21:02

      Then you'll be living under al-Quaeda rules fool! Maybe you'll wake up then.

  • Alex Millne - 2011-05-02 17:32

    Oh my gosh! Thats awful news! :( My heart goes out to the bin Laden Family! May he rest in peace! I feel for Osama bin Laden. He was just a confused man and he is also just human. I think that's terrible how he died :*( I pray that he'll find some peace. R.I.P OSAMA BIN LADEN

      slg - 2011-05-02 21:07

      Take your handkerchief out of your handbag and dab your sniffles. You're being weird.

  • Madelane - 2011-05-02 18:47

    The world will be safer when the human species finally annihilates itself which it is well on the way to accomplishing. How anyone can rejoice at a brutal slaying of any creature is merely indicative of our savagery.

      slg - 2011-05-02 21:01

      This is well-meaning but ultimately stupid Madeline. When someone attacks you, what are you going to do?

      Madelane - 2011-05-03 09:46

      Perhaps it is a stupid sentiment slg but the 'rejoicing' that attends the death of Bin Laden, whether one is of the opinion that he deserved it or not, still remains indicative of our basic savagery. The icing of our so called civilisation is but tissue paper thin.

  • Alex Millne - 2011-05-02 19:29

    Regardless of his bad deeds... I STILL LOVE HIM. He had such a hard life and it's terrible that he was so brainwashed as a child to do such terrible ugly things in the world. But deep down in his heart I know he is beautiful. RIP Osama bin Laden. Now your with god. Love you.. xxx xxx xx

      slg - 2011-05-03 00:49

      Love you too Alex

      Alex Millne - 2011-05-03 14:32

      slg who the hell are you? You are constantly judging my posts :*( Let me be.... please

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