Today (May 2nd, 2012) mark the one year anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death.
I thought about how the death of Osama Bin Laden is a lesson of the irony of those who boasts boldly apart from the Lord, will be humbled.
Way before most Americans knew of Osama Bin Laden, before there was September 11, and Operation Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden granted an exclusive interview to ABC John Miller on May 28th, 1998 following several years of Al Qaeda’s war against America. Ironically, most Americans were not aware that a shadowy group existed which declared and carried out a war against their own country. Perhaps the most famous lines in this interview was the remark Osama Bin Laden made about American service members being “Paper Tigers”:
The youth were surprised at the low morale of the American soldiers and realized more than before that the America soldiers are paper tigers. After a few blows, the Americans ran away in defeat.
After a few blows, they forgot about being the world leader and the leader of the new world order. They left, dragging their corpses and their shameful defeat, and stopped using such titles. They learned in America that this name [i.e., God] is larger than them.
It turn out that thirteen years after his comments about American soldiers being paper tigers, the US Military might have been more than paper tigers. In fact, since 9/11, the American military has been in war for ten years in the middle east, and no doubt every individual members of the NAVY SEALs behind the operation to get Bin Laden has been forged in the heat of battle for years before they even exited the helicopter that night on May 2nd, 2011.
It turned out that the paper tigers were really something.
And it was not a smart bomb, not an attack helicopter but the very Paper Tigers that got him.
You can’t write that as a story book–or is there an Author writing this story?