UN Secretary General urges world to remember terrorism’s victims after Osama bin Laden is Killed, by Ambassador mo

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Remember the victims and remember the future is the Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s message as he spoke to reporters the morning after Osama Bin Laden’s death. The Secretary General also emphasized the commonality of the international struggle against terrorism. Below is the Secretary General’s brief statement: “The death of Osama bin Laden, announced by President [Barack] Obama last night, is a watershed moment in our common global fight against terrorism. The crimes of Al Qaeda touched most continents, bringing tragedy and loss of life to thousands of men, women and children. The United Nations condemns in the strongest possible terms terrorism in all its forms, regardless of its purpose and wherever it is committed. This is a day to remember the victims and families of victims, here in the United States and everywhere in the world. The United Nations will continue to fight against terrorism and will lead this campaign to fight against terrorism. I remember, personally, vividly, the day of September 11, 2001. I was in New York on that dark day. The United Nations is committed to continue to lead this campaign with world leaders to fight against international terrorism. I thank you very much. Personally, I am very much relieved by the news that justice has been done to such a mastermind of international terrorism. I would like to commend the work and the determined and principled commitment of many people in the world who have been struggling to eradicate international terrorism. The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a global counter-terrorism strategy, and on the basis of that, we will continue to work together with Member States of the United Nations to completely eradicate global terrorism. Thank you very much. I need your support. Thank you.” (UN Secretary General May 2, 2011) The parting of Osama Bin Laden from the scene will be relief for most. It is not so much his functional capacity that remained a threat. Rather, as a symbol he stood for a global divide, a role he was eager to embrace and further promote by killing and mayhem whether done by him or in his name.Undoubtedly though with so many who are glad to be rid of him, others on all sides of the global divide will miss his polarizing effect in their efforts to define the world in terms of conflict and intolerance.That may be the best news in this story. More Reports - Osama Bin Laden Killed: A Time for Celebration or Reflection? - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/osama-bin-laden-killed-a-time-for-celebration-or-reflection-by-ambassador-mo/27682 “Combating Terror on Internet” - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/movie/combating-terror-on-internet/24435 “Counterterrorism-Council of Europe & UN Security Council” - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/movie/counterterrorism-council-of-europe-un-security-council/26342 By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey Face Book at “Diplomatically Incorrect” Twitter - DiplomaticallyX

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"Voice of the Global Citizen"- Diplomatically Incorrect (diplomaticallyincorrect.org) provide film and written reports on issues reflecting diplomatic discourse and the global citizen. Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey (@MuhamedSacirbey) is former Foreign Minister Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina at the United Nations. "Mo" is also signatory of the Rome Conference/Treaty establishing the International…

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