Guam – Governor Eddie Calvo is “celebrating” the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden.
In a message following President Obama’s announcement that a U.S. Operation had found and killed the notorious terrorist who claimed credit for the 9-11 attacks, the Governor recalled the many who have died in the fight against terrorism that bin Laden launched in 2001.
“Countless citizens of the world” have died said the Governor, including 39 sons and daughters from Micronesia “who gave their lives for our freedom.”
Read Governor Calvo’s statement in full below:
“A decade ago, I received midnight news of the attacks on America, and I joined every citizen, saddened and heartbroken by the loss of so many innocent lives.”
“Tonight, I’m on the East Coast, it’s midnight again, and I’m celebrating the end of the mass murderer who brought a decade of terror upon the world.”
“Tonight, parents across Guam and around the world can raise their hearts in hope that an era of peace will come to our children and grandchildren. Osama bin Laden is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans, including Guamanians, from the fall of the World Trade Center to the ongoing War on Terror.”
“Countless citizens of the world, from freedom fighters to innocent children, died in the crazed and extremist agenda of a mass murderer. Our sons and daughters in combat fought and died to end the terrorism bin Laden led. Let us all pray that the U.S. fight against terror can begin coming to an end, so we can bring justice to those who lost their lives to end the terror on us all.”
“To each of the families of the 39 sons and daughters of Guam and Micronesia who gave their lives for our freedom: this day will join the memory of your loved ones for eternity. And to all Guam’s sons and daughters, and their brothers and sisters in arms throughout the country, who fought and are fighting in this war: thank you for your courage and for your love for freedom. This day would not have come without you.”