for the devil

In the name of god, merciful to all, compassionate to each!

Tarif Khalidi (translator), The Qur’an


As the raiding party closed in on the last unsecured room in the compound, Bin Laden, who according to the White House had no weapon, was shot dead.

US officials say—and there is no independent verification of this fact—he was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the head. “Done in by a double tap—boom boom—to the left side of his face,” wrote Marc Ambinder of the National Journal, a beltway insider’s journal. Word of the kill went up the chain of command. Thousands of miles away, at the CIA in Virginia and at the White House, cheers erupted.

Declan Walsh, Esther Addley, & Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian, 2011-05-03


Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 146