The coincidence is not casual. The title of Truman Capote's book was chosen on purpose. He describes very well what happened in the case of Osama Bin Laden.
I won't remember Bin Laden History here. The same is very known and it was already very exposed and explored by the media.
The death of the arab very hated has three versions that can be summarized like this: in the first published version Osama was armed, he reacted and it was killed in combat; in the second version published by the American government Bin Laden was unarmed, it resisted the prison and it was died; her daughter that survived the invasion of the mansion affirmed that the father was arrested alive and only later dead. What in fact happened is difficult to know. As any student of Right quickly learns each witness sees the fact his way, each one uses their own experiences and faiths to model and to remodel his version of the fact; with the time the memory of the fact is contaminated by increments, suppressions and distortions.
Some things, however, are very relevant. The air space of Pakistan was invaded without the government knowledge and consent. The White House admitted this violation of the International Right. And some journalists reproduced what the American government said without doing any critical reflection.
The information that took Osama were gathered under torture. The Director of CIA admitted this before the TV cameras. The torture, second some Brazilian journalists, it would have been simulated. This verbal dissimulation is unforgivable. The torture is repugnant and it was banished of the Right since Cesare Beccaria's times. The modern International Right prohibits the torture expressly and the international norms that they deal with this matter were negotiated besides by the USA. The potency behaves as if it was above the International Law. And the journalism is not able to and it doesn't must say amen.
The right to the life is also a corollary of the modern International Right. The Universal Declaration of the Human Rights, that it was also negotiated and signed by the USA, it checks the right to the life the all of the human beings no mattering if they are Christian, Islamic, Buddhists, Hindus or atheists, white or black, men or women, children or adults, honest or criminal, healthy or sick, etc... The War Law only allows to the soldiers to abate their enemies during the combats. When the enemies surrender or they don't offer armed resistance they cannot be executed in cold blood.
The American government alleges that Bin Laden death was legitimate. The last version published by the White House is quite clear: Bin Laden was abated to shots disarmed after an illegal invasion of the air space and of the territory of another country. Therefore, "legitimate" his death cannot be considered. This is a precedent absolutely dangerous. The worst is to see the International Public Right to be played in the garbage exclusively by electoral motivations. This very day (04/05/2011) the TV newspapers announced that the popularity of Obama arose with the death of Osama.
The American authorities alleged, also, that the death of the osama was a self-defense action. Also here and in way absolutely outrageous the International Right was distorted. Self-defense, under the optics of the International Public Right, only happens when a country is invaded and it is constrained to defend his territory with use of the force. When Osama was executed was not in American territory nor he threatened to invade it.
The absurdity committed by the White House turns more evident if we compare the conduct of Russia and of the USA in relation to Osama Bin Laden. It is well-known the importance of his participation in the effort of irregular war that it expelled the Russians of the Afghan territory in the decade of 1980. On that time Osama worked for CIA and it was financed by the USA. In Afghanistan they happened 20.000 Russian drops, 5.000 of the which fatal http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invas%C3%A3o_sovi%C3%A9tica_do_Afeganist%C3%A3o. In spite of these deaths and mutilations Russia didn't try to kill the Americans responsible for the recruitment and financing of Bin Laden. Until the own Osama it was forgotten by Kremlim. Therefore, Russia respected the rules of the International Right and the War Law with more seriousness and fidelity that the USA.
The respect to the Law and the observance of the beginnings of Right is the largest safeguards of the civilization against the barbarism. In a country in that each one just does what wants and it is unpunished no there is nor safety, nor respect, nor trade, nor public order. The relationship among the countries is not different. Only the obedience to the international rules freely negotiated by States is capable to avoid the modern war. The war won't be avoided if a potency arrogantly to act as if it was above the Law and to justify their own actions by mistaken and distorted interpretations of the international rules that it negotiated and it accepted freely.
Instead of they commemorate the death of Osama Bin Laden, of they reproduce what the American government said that he did or of if they limit to consider valid the justifications that the USA presented to violate the International Public Right , the journalists should be a little more careful. It is very easy to do concessions to the barbarism. Difficult it is not to be swallowed by the same when the civilization shipwrecks entirely.
Obama really changed. In the past he was a lawyer that loved Right and the life. Now he is just a criminal with blood in the hands.