The killing of Bin Laden claimed by the U.S. President, Barack Obama, was just a few months short of the ten year anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers and the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan. Just in October 2001 with the action called “Operation Enduring Freedom” by U.S. troops and “Operation Herrick” of the British, aided in the plot to act in “self defense” to promote, together, the invasion and occupation of this ravaged Arab country.
The death of bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, came on the morning of May first, passed through U.S. commandos operating in the city of Abbotabad, north of Pakistan, a country believed to be sheltered from foreign invasion.
It is believed that the death of Bin Laden, no doubt, takes on symbolic power and attributes a supposed triumph for the U.S. government, however, much less yield means that the Taliban in their fight “against foreign forces and any other invader,” as said Abdul Salam Zaeef, former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan. Just now, as in previous years, have announced their traditional spring military campaign that involves an intensification of suicide attacks and the assault on bases of the invading troops.
While there is the announcement that the withdrawal would begin in July of the first contingents of American troops it would end in 2014, the mystery of the moment about whether the United States abandons Afghanistan becomes clear with the statements of Hillary Clinton who said the Bin Laden’s death “is a milestone in the fight against terrorism” but that the battle against Al-Qaeda does not end. For its part, NATO Secretary in charge of the mission in Afghanistan Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he has achieved “significant success” for security of the Allies, but at the same time, expressed his desire to continue in charge of that country. On the other hand, while Obama could exploit the situation to retreat once the pretext to invade Afghanistan has gone, this decision goes through to have strong support from the Pakistani regime, considered a U.S. ally in its “fight against terrorism, “support that cause uncertainties to the extent that, for many years, was safe haven for bin Laden, in addition to information regarding their joint work with the intelligence service to attack Taliban forces and members of U.S. soldiers Afghan puppet government. Furthermore, it is in between the risk of losing the positions reached by the imperialist alliance that would require programming and run a new invasion with the political costs it represents.
The aftermath of the terror and armed confrontation between the Taliban and the invaders are not close to ending the death of Bin Laden. The scene of devastation and death in Afghanistan continues, leaving a toll of at least six civilians were killed and eight wounded on average per day. This shows that the persecution and death of the leader of Al Qaeda was merely a pretext for the imperialist powers to consummate a brutal invasion in order to maintain control of that part of the world.