Monday, May 2, 2011

May 1 is a Deadly Day

What a day this has been.  Not 10 minutes after I posted Day 4 of my recent trip to see the attempted launch of STS-134 I noticed Twitter lighting up with posts about Osama Bin Laden being killed.  I flipped the TV to CNN and sure enough, we got him!

Watching Twitter was much more informative and entertaining than watching any of the news networks.  One of the facts that came across was that Hitler was also captured, having already killed himself, on May 1, 1945.

Twitter provided many comments on welcoming Osama to the eternal hot place, how we found him due to the iPhone tracking db, how his hacked PlayStation account led us to him, and how this event brings closure to many who lost loved ones on 9/11.

I'm glad we got him but in many ways this is the beginning and not the end.  Terrorism will continue and we will still have to be vigilant against it.

We owe a huge debt to those in our armed forces who carried out not only this mission but dangerous missions every day as they protect us.