Jamaica Welcomes Death Of Bin Ladin


News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 3, 2011: The government of Jamaica has lauded as “a triumph” the announced death of the leader of the terrorist Al-Qaeda network, Osama Bin Ladin.

Jamaica’s foreign minister, Ken Baugh, said the death of the US’ most wanted terrorist is not only a triumph for the United States but for people everywhere who cherish peace, freedom, and democracy.

“The Government of Jamaica is satisfied that justice has indeed been served by the execution of Osama Bin Laden by US Special Forces and commends the US Government and military for their resolve and tenacity in the fight against international terrorism,” said Baugh Monday.

“The events of 9/11 represented the most egregious terrorist assault, killing thousands of innocent citizens of the United States and many other nations, including Jamaica. We were united then in our resolve to overcome this scourge and we remain even more vigilant in view of the possibility of retaliatory action from the terrorist cells spawned by Bin Laden.”

He added that Jamaica remains committed to the fight against international terrorism in all its forms and maintains its firm support for united international efforts to foster peace and security around the world.

U.S President Barack Obama announced Bin Ladin’s death in a nation-wide address Sunday night.

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