I am not upset at Osama Bin Laden’s death.
He chose that it should happen by fighting back.
However, and with me there is always an “However”, at the risk of upsetting some who may justifiably be feeling a combination of revenge and satisfaction there are a number of thoughts which come to my mind.
“Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12
“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper
darkness to a night already devoid of stars.” Martin Luther King
“Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate.”
Martin Luther King
“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” Abraham Lincoln
“The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good
intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack
understanding.” Albert Camus
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
“After victory, you have more enemies.” Cicero
“Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.” Lao Tzu
“The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.” William Shakespeare
Finally, to put me into context, from the bizarre blog of the very sensible Raincoaster:-
War is not my language