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Foreign Cartoonists on bin Laden Killing

Americans forget that the death of Osama bin Laden reaches well beyond our borders, and touches the lives of people around the globe. The world’s cartoonists are no different then their American counterparts, and have their own opinions about the death of the mastermind of 9/11.

Patrick Chappatte, the cartoonist for The International Herald Tribune, brings us full circle on bin Laden with his cartoon:

Speaking of circles, Dutch cartoonist Hajo sees the bin Laden killing as a full circle of life:

Meanwhile, Israeli cartoonist Shlomo Cohen sees two certificates helping Obama in 2012:

Austrian cartoonist Petar Pismestrovic closes the book on bin Laden:

While Australian cartoonist Paul Zanetti thinks things haven’t changed much for Obama:

Slovakian cartoonist Martin “Shooty” Sutovec thinks hell might not be ready for bin Laden:

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By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

17 replies on “Foreign Cartoonists on bin Laden Killing”

He looks so peaceful in the Chappatte cartoon, as if he were dreaming of 50 virgins leaping about. Certainly he seems to have found peace at last. Poor, tortured, insane little creature. Born with an indifferent intellect, forever to be excluded from the Saudi inner circles (his Dad was a poor boy who made good), and never able to absorb much education. Had he been born and raised in the United States, he undoubtedly would have been a frustrated Tea Party person.

He looks so peaceful in the Chappatte cartoon, as if he were dreaming of 50 virgins leaping about. Certainly he seems to have found peace at last. Poor, tortured, insane little creature. Born with an indifferent intellect, forever to be excluded from the Saudi inner circles (his Dad was a poor boy who made good), and never able to absorb much education. Had he been born and raised in the United States, he undoubtedly would have been a frustrated Tea Party person.

I can’t empathize, the way you seem t0. I was 5 blocks from the WTC on 9/11/2001. I saw the murder done, and he was doing his damndest to murder some more. Now he’s gone. That’s all I need to know.

Was it really necessary to compare obl to tea party persons? there are survivors living with burns on 90% of their bodies.. your intolerance for other political views has no place here

Lots of cartoons offend and so do cartoonists. Maybe you should stick to Bible study.

Cool cartoons. I’ll be happy when I get my freedoms back. But there’s one I can still use.

Human beings want to air their opinions. They can’t stop. They can’t help themselves. Sometimes, when they really can’t help themselves, and they get too passionate, you have an Osama bin Ladin. Some humans can’t distinguish between the reality in their heads and the reality outside, and they think their opinions actually mean something, and that they are valuable, and that others should and MUST agree, and you get an Osama bin Ladin.

And some quietly express their opinions in other ways, and you get a dead Osama bin Ladin.

And others will continue to express their most treasured and valued opinions (I am doing it now) and question everything that everyone else does and says, knowing that their own personal opinion is the most valuable and treasured – of course it is, it is theirs and it is closest to their own hearts and minds. And the world will go on, beautifully providing all that is needed for the survival of human beings who fight and argue, and do so in the name of non-fighting and non-arguing.

Sorry, I couldn’t help it. Peace. Harmony. Life. Whatever happens, happens, and it’s really all good. For we are the Gods, themselves, and we are here to live as we please, and to get along, or not.

Look at all the religions of the world – from what they teach, we are God, Himself, and when we discover the illusion, it will end, and then what good will that be, when God, Himself, has gone to such great lengths to create this wonderful, fantastic, beautiful illusion? Who are we to deny God His Grand Illusion? Or to deny it to ourselves?

Can you laugh with me?

Strange musings …
9/11 now finally brought to a close, how many people remember the world before 9/11?

On one side we are celebrating the death of the devil. The simple minded are cheering in the streets. On the other side millions are mourning the death of a hero brave enough to stand up to the great Satan. The Satan that through its puppets has robed and cheated and murdered them for decades. Every villain sees themselves as a hero. Every hero ends up knee deep in the dead, in the blood they have to shed to win. We didn’t just kill one Bin Laden, we also killed 600,000 plus mostly innocent Iraqis and others – at a kill ratio of at least 400 or 500 to 1. (The kill ratio in Vietnam was 60 to 1)

I remember that Bush wanted to invade Iraq before 9/11 and Bin Laden gave him the thing he wanted most in the world, he didn’t care if it destroyed Americas reputation later.
The sad thing is that Obama has made the same mistake, didn’t even realize that killing Bin Laden could make it look even worse – if killing looks like assassination. No choice in the heat of battle or cold (hot) assassination? I’m not saying that assassinating Bin Laden was a bad thing but assassination is the hallmark of the terrorist and people are calling it justice. Isn’t that what Bin Laden said about us.

Is he even dead or locked away in some hidden CIA torture centre? is he still out there? Changing the story again and again and different people giving different conflicting versions are the best way to make people distrust the official line and form conspiracy theories.

I worry that America and the west needed an enemy, that with the death of Bin Laden we’ll need a new enemy. The trouble is that after Bin Laden no one in the world is going to want to be our enemy. We all know that our societies on the way down, everything slowly falling apart but for a few year fighting a real material enemy can make most of us feel better and pull together. Humans are predators and hunting and killing are a primary program. Which is wrong celebrating over the assassination of an enemy or decrying death when it is our own people who are the victims. Especially when they who died are part of that corrupt ultra elite who are actually destroying our whole society and world.
(Believe it or not Bin Laden actually expected America to celebrate the deaths of those in the towers, because of things like Ruby Ridge and Waco Texas, because many of us had identified the World Trade organization as the primary enemy of democracy and freedom. Remember the New World Order. )

Sorry if that’s not very clear, proofreading was never my strong point. Esp at 6:30 am

it might be easier to laugh with ou if we had ben smoking with you before you started typing

He asn’t talking about a cartoonist, just the guy who did compare a murdurous animal to people who don’t want to be taxed to death.

“Isn’t that what Bin Laden said about us.”

The difference is, he was wrong.

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