Is was announced on May 1 that Osama bin Laden was killed by American intelligence operatives, but many haunting questions remain. Was it necessary to kill him? Was it even preferable to do so? How will bin Laden’s supporters react? Was it in accordance with Islamic law to bury him at sea? And, perhaps the most interesting question, as posed by the British news agency, Sky News, and several other papers: How can we be so sure that it was bin Laden who was killed?
In other news, we focus on the tragic reality that the United States of America “has to be worried about the prospect of having to officially declare insolvency before too long”; that the Obama Administration is suing Deutsche Bank; and that the Canadian government fell. We continue with the killing of Gaddafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren through an airstrike by NATO and the controversial beatification of the late Pope John Paul II; and we conclude with a piece in USA Today, bringing inadvertently into focus why the USA is in so much trouble today.