Sometimes, silence is truly golden.
In the last few days, there have been two news stories that can only warm the hearts of all the good and the free peoples of the world.
First, that nasty little fellow known as Adam Gadahn, that American turned Al Qaeda and a loud propagandist spokesman for Bin Laden, may actually be dead. His vile mouth hasn't been heard from since January and he may have been taken out in one of those U.S. air strikes on an Al Qaeda/Taliban position along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border (See Full Story).
Secondly, that little pompous dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, may have suffered a stroke and may no longer be in charge of that country (See Full Story). He was noticeably missing during this week's grand celebration for the 60-years of the Communist control of that country. That's 60-years of violated human rights; near complete isolation from the rest of the world; and, a total economic failure that has resulted in famine for most North Koreans! What an accomplishment! And, let's not forget this little guy's accomplishment of proliferating missiles and nukes to the other bad guys of this world!
Sadly, there are more than enough bad guys in the world so as to make the loss of these two faces of evil really immaterial in the larger scheme of things. I am sure that some day, another misguided American will join the ranks of Al Qaeda and fill Gadahn's void. Also, there are more than enough gray-outfitted little commies in North Korea to continue on with the twisted aspirations of Kim Jong Il.
The world has always had it's share of evil; starting with Cain in the story of Cain and Abel. The prospects are very slim that we will ever see the day when the earth is free of evil. However, it is somewhat comforting that two less symbols of evil may have been taken away from the world's stage. For that, I'll toast to their demise!
On this day, in the remembrance of the events of 9/11, we should take pause to remember the dead and heroes of that day. But, also, we should never forget the evil that took those lives and the lives of all those who are now our heroes in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. We must be always vigilant. And, most importantly, we must do everything in our power to protect those that we love and all our neighbors in the world from those seemingly endless faces of evil that roam this earth.
Image is a Department of Defense picture in the public domain.