Obi-Wan Kenobi is to Bin Laden As Darth Vader is to…..

OK this is one of the most creative ventures I’ve seen in some time.

It a mock news report from the Galactic Empire Times reporting on the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi of Star Wars Fame.

I’d suggest reading the whole thing here but there’s a snip below.

“For over two decades, Kenobi has been the Jedi rebellion’s leader and symbol,” the Lord of the Sith said in a statement broadcast across the galaxy via HoloNet. “The death of Kenobi marks the most significant achievement to date in our empire’s effort to defeat the rebel alliance. But his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that the rebellion will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi ’s demise is a defining moment in the stormtrooper-led fight against terrorism, a symbolic stroke affirming the relentlessness of the pursuit of those who turned against the Empire at the end of the Clone Wars. What remains to be seen, however, is whether it galvanizes Kenobi’s followers by turning him into a martyr or serves as a turning of the page in the war against the Rebel Alliance and gives further impetus to Emperor Palpatine to step up Stormtrooper recruitment.

Very creative and it reminds me of the old Pogo cartoons in tone. “We have met the enemy and it is us?”

I’d also like to remind us that one of the central themes of Star Wars is forgiveness. Luke and Vader certainly have that moment. Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker (Vader’s alter ego) also do.

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