One day after President Joe Biden announced that a U.S. strike had killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri, Joe Gallant gazed at the 9/11 memorial built where the World Trade Center once stood.
“We had planned to come here today anyway to honor the thousands who were killed,” said Gallant, 68, who was visiting, with his two nephews, from Bangor, Maine. “So the timing couldn’t have been better that we’re here on the day they nailed one of the SOBs that did it.”…
Others, like Joy Alario Lonibos didn’t even know al-Zawahri was dead. But she was heartened when she learned the news.
“Amen,” she said. “It will never heal or fix what he orchestrated, but there’s a peace in knowing he’s not going to do it to anybody else.”