E-WASHINGTON - U-Osama bin Laden, i-mastermind eqaqambileyo emva kwe-11 Septemba, i-2001, uhlaselo lobugrogrisi olwabulala amawaka abantu baseMelika, wabulawa kwindawo yakhe yokufihla intloko ePakistan ngeCawa kumlilo kunye nemikhosi yase-US, ephelisa i-hunt eyathatha ishumi leminyaka ephazamisayo.



Ubulungisa buyenziwe, uMongameli uBarack Obama watsho kwisibhengezo esimangalisayo sasebusuku kwi-White House.

Isihlwele esizele yimincili samawakawaka sihlanganisene ngaphandle kweWhite House njengoko kwakusasazeka ukubhubha kuka-bin Laden. Amakhulu angakumbi acula kwaye awangawangisa iiflegi zaseMelika kuGround Zero eNew York - apho amawele eenqaba ezazikhe zama njengemiqondiso yamandla ezoqoqosho aseMelika zathotywa phantsi ngabaphangi baka-bin Laden kwiminyaka eli-10 eyadlulayo.





Enye inqwelomoya ephangiweyo yabetha kwiPentagon ngaloo mini yayingenamafu, kwaye eyesine yayalelwa ngabakhweli abayinyanzelayo ukuba iwise emhlabeni - ngeendleko zobomi babo - ngaphambi kokuba ifikelele ekujoliswe kuko eWashington.

I-United States yahlasela i-Afghanistan kwiinyanga nje ezimbalwa, ilandela i-al-Qaida, kwaye uhlaselo lwase-Iraq lwalandelwa njengenxalenye yemfazwe yehlabathi yolawulo lukaBush.



Amagosa ase-US athi i-CIA ilandele umkhondo u-bin Laden kwindawo yakhe, emva koko imikhosi ephezulu evela kwi-Navy SEAL Team yeSithandathu, iyunithi ephezulu yomkhosi wokulwa nabanqolobi, yabhabha yaya kuzifihla ngeehelikopta ezine. UBin Laden wadutyulwa entloko kumlo owalandelayo, la magosa athi, esongeza ukuba yena noonogada bakhe baye baxhathisa abahlaseli bakhe. Abasebenzi baseMelika bamchonge ngokubonwa kobuso, igosa lathi, liyala ukutsho ukuba uhlalutyo lweDNA lusetyenzisiwe na.

Iqela lase-US lathatha amathambo ka-bin Laden, apho amagosa aseMelika athi aphathwa ngokuhambelana nesithethe samaSilamsi. U-Obama uthe akukho bantu baseMelika okanye abantu abenzakalayo kulo msebenzi.



Amadoda amathathu amadala nawo abulawa kugqogqo lwangeCawe, kuqukwa omnye woonyana baka-bin Laden, amagosa angazange achaze igama lakhe. Omnye woonyana baka-bin Laden, uHamza, lilungu eliphezulu le-al-Qaida.

Ukufa kukaBin Laden kubonisa uloyiso lwengqondo kumzabalazo omde owaqala ngoSeptemba 11, ukuhlaselwa kwe-2001, kwaye kubonakala ngokuqinisekileyo ukunika u-Obama ukuphakanyiswa kwezopolitiko. Kodwa impembelelo yayo yokugqibela kwi-al-Qaida ayicacanga kangako.



Esona soyikiso sikhulu sobunqolobi e-US ngoku sithathwa njenge-al-Qaida franchise e-Yemen, kude nombindi we-al-Qaida ePakistan. Isebe laseYemen liphantse lehlisa inqwelomoya ebotshelelwe e-US ngeKrisimesi ka-2009 kwaye yaphantse yadubula iziqhushumbisi kwiinqwelomoya ezimbini zase-US ekwindla yokugqibela. Loo misebenzi yenziwa ngaphandle kokubandakanyeka ngokuthe ngqo ku-bin Laden.

U-Obama unike iinkcukacha ezimbalwa zolu tyando ngaphaya kokutsho ukuba uye wayalela ukuba lwenziwe. Amanye amagosa athi iyimfihlo kangangokuba akukho magosa angaphandle aye axelelwa kwangaphambili, kwaye kuphela isangqa esincinci ngaphakathi kulawulo ebesazi malunga nento eyenzekayo kwisiqingatha sehlabathi.



Kodwa kwiiyure nje ezimbalwa emva kokubhengezwa, amagosa asePakistan kunye nengqina bathi abalindi baka-bin Laden bavule umlilo kuphahla lwesakhiwo, kwaye enye yee-choppers yawa. Isandi seziqhushumbisi ezibini ubuncinci sashukumisa idolophu encinci engasentla-ntshona ye-Abbottabad, apho inkosi ye-al-Qaida yenza khona okokugqibela.

Amadangatye abonakala emva kohlaselo lwesakhiwo, esasimi malunga neeyadi ezili-100 ukusuka kumasango e-academy yasePakistani yasemkhosini - ngokuqinisekileyo ukuphakamisa imibuzo malunga nokukwazi kwe-al-Qaida ukwakha indawo yokufihla eyenziwe ngokwezifiso kwindawo ekufutshane.

I-Abbottabad, ejikelezwe ziinduli kunye neentaba ezikude, ingaphantsi kwesiqingatha sosuku lokuhamba ukusuka kumda we-Afghanistan, apho uninzi lovavanyo lobuntlola lwalukholelwa ukuba uBin Laden wayevalelwe.

I-White House yathi u-Obama ubize ubuncinci iintlanganiso ezisithoba kunye namagosa aphezulu okhuseleko lwesizwe ekukhokelela kuhlaselo lwangeCawa.

Umongameli uchithe inxalenye yosuku kwibala legalufa, kodwa wanqumla umjikelo wakhe ukuze abuyele eWhite House kwintlanganiso apho yena nabancedisi bezokhuseleko besizwe abaphezulu baphonononga amalungiselelo okugqibela ohlaselo.

Kwiiyure ezimbini emva koko, u-Obama waxelelwa ukuba u-bin Laden uchongiwe.

Umlawuli weCIA uLeon Panetta wayejongene ngqo neqela lomkhosi ngexesha lomsebenzi, ngokutsho kwelinye igosa, kwaye xa yena kunye nabancedisi bakhe befumana ilizwi kwikomkhulu le-arhente yokuba uBin Laden ubulewe, kwaqhambuka uvuyo malunga netafile yegumbi lenkomfa.

Kwisiqingatha sehlabathi, eAbbotabad, elinye ingqina lachaza uhlaselo lomkhosi olwenziwa phantsi kobumnyama.

Ndeva isandi sokududuma, silandelwa sisithonga sokudubula. Emva koko kwayeka ukudubula. Emva koko kwaduma ngakumbi, kwalandela ukudubula okukhulu, watsho u-Mohammad Haroon Rasheed. Ekuseni xa siphuma siye kubona oko kwenzekayo, kwakukho ingqushu yehelikopta ilele kwibala elivulekileyo.

Igosa lasePakistani edolophini lathi abalweli ababephezu kophahla bavulele ii-choppers ngeebhombu eziqhumayo. Elinye igosa lathi iihelikopta ezine zindulukile kwindawo yomoya yaseGhazi kumantla ntshona ePakistan.

I-US kunye namagosa asePakistan athetha ngemeko yokungaziwa ngenxa yobuntununtunu bolwazi.

U-Obama uthe wanika umyalelo wolu tyando emva kokufumana ulwazi lobuntlola angazange aluchaze ngakumbi.

Owayesakuba nguMongameli uGeorge W. Bush, owayesesikhundleni ngomhla wohlaselo, wakhupha ingxelo ebhaliweyo encoma ukufa kuka-bin Laden njengempumelelo ebalulekileyo. Umlo wokulwa nobugrogrisi uyaqhubeka, kodwa ngobu busuku iMelika ithumele umyalezo ongathandabuzekiyo: Nokuba kuthatha ixesha elingakanani, ubulungisa buya kwenziwa, utshilo.

Amagosa aphezulu olawulo athi lo ngqondo-ngqondo ufunyenwe ngaphakathi kwindlu eyakhiwe ngokwesiqhelo enamasango amabini okhuseleko. Bathi kubonakala ngathi yakhiwe ukuze igcine into ekujoliswe kuyo yexabiso eliphezulu kwaye ngenxa yezizathu ezingachazwanga, amagosa akholelwa ukuba indawo yokufihla yayiyeka-bin Laden.

Ukuphela okumangalisayo kweyona nto ibukelwe kakhulu kwihlabathi yafika kwiinyanga ezimbalwa ngaphambi komhla we-10 we-11 Septemba ukuhlaselwa kwe-World Trade Centers kunye ne-Pentagon, eququzelelwe yi-al-Qaida, eyabulala abantu abaphantse babe ngama-3,000.

Uhlaselo kwiminyaka elishumi edlulileyo belubonakala ngathi luphuma ndawo, nangona i-al-Qaida yayikhe yahlasela iithagethi zaseMelika phesheya.

Abanqolobi baqweqwedisa iinqwelomoya, babhabhela enye yazo kwenye yeeTowers ezimbini zaseManhattan-kwaye, emva kwexesha, bangena kwenye. Zombini ezi zakhiwo zadilika, zavaleleka ngaphakathi kwaza kwasuba ubomi babacimi-mlilo nabanye ababeleqa ukuya kuzinceda.

Inqwelomoya yesithathu yabetha kwiPentagon, ibonakalisa uphawu lobusuku bomkhosi waseMelika. Amagosa aqikelela ukuba inqwelomoya yesine ibisiya kwiCapitol yase-US okanye mhlawumbi nakwi-White House xa yantlitheka ePennsylvania.

Ngokusekwe kwiingxelo ezinikwe ngababanjwa baseMelika, amagosa ezobuntlola sele esazi iminyaka ukuba uBin Laden wayethembe umthunywa we-al-Qaida ngokukodwa, kwaye bakholelwa ukuba unokuhlala naye ezimele. NgoNovemba, amagosa ezobuntlola afumanisa apho wayehlala khona, indawo enkulu enqatyisiweyo kwindawo yabafumileyo yase-Islamabad. Yayibiyelwe ngeendonga eziphakame kangangeemitha ezili-18 ukuphakama, ifakwe ucingo oluhlabayo. Kwakukho amasango amabini okhuseleko kwaye kungekho fowuni okanye i-intanethi engena endlwini.

Amagosa ezobuntlola akholelwa ukuba eli khaya lesigidi seerandi lenziwe ngokwesiqhelo ukuze kugcinwe umnqolobi omkhulu. Iingcali zeCIA zahlalutya ukuba ingaba ngubani na omnye umntu, kodwa amaxesha ngamaxesha, baye bagqiba ekubeni ngokuqinisekileyo yayingu-bin Laden.

U-Obama uthethe noBush kunye nowayesakuba nguMongameli uBill Clinton ebusuku ngeCawa ukubazisa ngophuhliso.

Umongameli wabetha ithowuni engaphantsi kuneyokuqhayisa kwisibhengezo sakhe esifutshane, nangona wathi ukusweleka kuka-bin Laden yeyona mpumelelo ibalulekileyo ukuza kuthi ga ngoku kwiinzame zesizwe zethu ukoyisa i-al-Qaida.

Ukufa kwakhe akusosiphelo somzamo wethu. Akukho mathandabuzo ukuba i-al-Qaida iya kuqhubeka nokusukela uhlaselo ngokuchasene nathi. Kufuneka kwaye sihlale siphaphile, wongeze watsho.

Kwimizuzu emva kokuba u-Obama ethethile, iSebe leSizwe labeka i-ambassade yase-US kwisilumkiso kwaye yalumkisa ngokunyuka kwamathuba obundlobongela obuchasene neMelika. Kwisilumkiso sohambo lwehlabathi jikelele, isebe lathi kukho amandla angakumbi obundlobongela obuchasene neMelika xa kujongwa umsebenzi wokulwa nobunqolobi ePakistan.

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