The killing of Osama Bin Laden is a huge news. For some, because he was the face of the worst terrorist actions in the history. (Which has officially lead to this big mess we’re in right now.) For others, he was the face of their fight for their holy cause. Millions are celebrating, many are mourning (millions?). But there is another person involved into this story, which I’ve been wondering about since I heard the news.
Who killed Osama Bin Laden? You will not find it mentioned in any media. There is a person somewhere out there who pulled the trigger and fired the bullet that killed Osama Bin Laden. One person. One human being. One soldier.
We watch all those movies with all those hero stories. Invented, created, constructed stories. The big celebration of the hero. How many times has Will Smith saved the world, shook president’s hand and was jubilated by the masses? All followed by that huge film music.
Somewhere out there, there is a guy who killed Osama Bin Laden. The poor man can’t even call home and say “Hi honey, guess what. I killed Osama today.” He will always stay just one of the hundreds of thousands US soldiers invading some countries somewhere out there in the Near East. No celebrity status. No grand music. Not even his closest will ever know what he’s done. What a job.
But hey, there’s already a movie planed about this. A new fictional hero being born. So we can enjoy all of this while eating popcorn. Will we then wonder who he is?
And maybe, HE will be sitting in the same cinema thinking “Fuck, Hollywood is crap!”