Divine Retribution? Only When it's Convenient....
Actually, what I'd like to talk about is how, right after Katrina hit us, some of the America-haters in the Middle East were likening Katrina to that of a divine terrorist sent by Allah to punish America. Well, if a natural disaster visited upon the States and killing around a thousand of our citizens is explained away as "God's will".....how do they rationalize the deaths of 54,000 in a predominantly Muslim nation? Apparently, that's not God's work, but the work of The United States and Israel (uh huh...just like the government blew up the levees in New Orleans).
There's unsubstantiated speculation about the fate of Osama bin Laden, who may or may not be hiding out in tribal territories that were affected by the earthquake. Terrorist organizations, like al Qaeda, are said to have suffered losses from this catastrophe.
Even though Osama is probably inconsequential as far as being in a leadership position to command, he is still deeply symbolic and important to us, and to our enemies. I've on occasion pondered what the capture or killing of Osama would mean to the world. Would it martyr him? Would it give him even more power and honor, should he die fighting against the imperial giant, America? After all, the ideology he followed would live on, and he'd be an even bigger, larger-than-life folk hero.
Well, if Osama died in this earthquake (which again, is mere groundless speculating), and it was provable, I think that would be the perfect way for him to have been snuffed out from this world. The Al Qaeda leader squashed out of existence by a natural catastrophe, would have to be weighed into consideration by those Muslims who believe that the Hand of God flexes its muscle over the world; they would have to come to terms with the possible fact that God took his divine hand and bitch-slapped the holy hell out of Osama and his terrorist thugs, straight from existence: Do not pass "go", do not collect 73 virgins.
Let God kill him, and have the Muslims sort it all out.