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Locals weigh in on events surrounding Bin Laden

May 3, 2011

In light of recent events surrounding Osama Bin Laden, Borger firefighters took time Monday to honor their comrades who were lost in the events occurring on Sept. 11, 2001. [PHOTO BY DON RICE]

There were many Americans who rejoiced and feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off their shoulders when the death of Osama Bin Laden was announced on the night of May 1,2011.
It’s been almost 10 years since the tragic events of 9/11. However, asking the community of the Hutchinson County area what its opinion on the matter and their reactions when they first heard the news was of a similar beat.
Logan Carrillo of Borger stated “God bless the Victims of 9/11 and the USA.”
Erin Acosta was pretty much on the same level, stating that when she heard of the news she thought “Finally!” She also said, “What is this really going to change in how this war is fought?”
However, she also went on to say, “Who cares what it changes, it gave millions of Americans, soldiers, victims and victims’ families of 9/11 hope. And not only did it give us hope but also the people trapped under Bin Laden hope too. It gave hope and restored the faith that good will triumph over evil.”
She concluded her thoughts by saying, “And that hope and that faith mean so much more to people then what this may cause or what changes with the war.”
Richard Rowe, also of Borger, commented that “For everyone affected by 9/11, now we can start the healing process, justice is done, God bless the U.S.”
Lynn Hopkins said,“I was doing some church bookkeeping and the TV was off last night when Monica (my daughter in the USAF) texted me and said to pray for our troops and specifically a couple of her friends in harm’s way. My first thought was of the retaliation that will be faced by our soldiers and knowing our GOD will continue to protect and stop the forces of evil.”
Joseph Byrd of Borger said, “Personally I believe killing is wrong. Yes, I felt sorrow for the families and friends of those lost on 9/11. But this war wasn’t about finding one person. Otherwise we would have pulled out the moment he was dead. I’m not saying it was wrong to seek revenge, but I also do not see this as being justice.
“Many have died on both sides. I would hope that BOTH of our peoples could find peace but there will not be. This killing will only make things worse for our troops overseas. I don’t mean to offend anyone, it’s just how I feel.”
Despite the differing opinion, it is safe to say a large percentage of American people think a major victory has been won.


‎"I mourn the loss of

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‎"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr

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