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Bin Laden Operation Celebrated In Two Games

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Posted May 9, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

Osama Bin Laden

This Saturday, Kuma games released their Osama Bin Laden chapter in Kuma War. There's also a Counter-Strike map so players can relive the glorious victory of the U.S. over the terrorist leader again and again in their homes.To be fair, the Counter-Strike map is simply a recreation of Osama's hideout, not a full fledged, "let's kill Osama" game, but it's still interesting, both in terms of how quickly the game and map appeared, and in terms of what they say about how we feel about war.

While I'm as pro-America as anyone, I'm not sure celebrating the death of anyone, even the king of terrorists, is necessarily all that healthy. While we obviously needed to neutralize the guy, and I applaud the people who did it and the people who organized it, I'm not sure it's in anyone's best interests to be too rah-rah about it. I mean, as bad as Osama Bin Laden was, he was still a person, and taking anyone's life (even Osama or Hitler) is a heavy, serious thing to do. I'm not sure celebrating it in video game form is the most tasteful response to have.

Anyway, because you need to check it out, here's video of Osama's death, from Kuma's game:

So what do you think? Am I letting my bleeding-heart tendecies show by being a bit reticent to wave a banner? Or should we be more reverent about Osama's death?

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