I've Bin Thinking...
On Thursday night, 25 Nissan, 5771 (April 28th, 2011), a special event took place at the grave of Yehoshua Bin Nun in the villiage of Timnat Heres in Samaria. A record of 15,000 people went to Yehoshua's grave that night, including a number of dignitaries.
On Sunday night, 28 Nissan, 5771 (May 1-2, 2011) - a mere three days later - Osama Bin Laden ימ"ש is liquidated by United States Navy Seals.
Could there be a connection between the 2 events?
I'm going to theorize that there is.
Notice that Yehoshua's name is Yehoshua "Bin" Nun, which is unusual as denoting the son of someone is always "Ben" Ploni - not "Bin" Ploni. (See how the Bnei Yissaschar explains the reason for this.) I don't know how many people nowadays have "Bin" as the first word of their last name, but if there are many people, Osama Bin Laden is by far the most famous/infamous.
Yehoshua Bin Nun was one of 2 spies who did not speak against the Land of Israel. The punishment for the Jewish people's acceptance of the spies bad tidings was that 15,000 people would die per year in the desert (see Rashba"m Bava Batra 121a - as 600,000/40 = 15,000). Now that 15,000 people visited the grave of Yehoshua Bin Nun this year, and this number has been only increasing every year, perhaps, a Tikkun was achieved in which the Jewish people rectified the sin of the spies. Perhaps we can say that this Tikkun helped achieve something that has eluded the world for almost a decade.
Osama Bin Laden was killed on the 13th day of the Omer. Kabbalistically, this corresponds to יסוד שבגבורה - the Yesod of Gevurah. Yesod is the Sefira that corresponds to Yosef Hatzadik. Yehoshua Bin Nun comes from the tribe of Ephraim, the son of Yosef. Gevurah is the attribute of unmitigated justice. Osama got his due in the week of Gevurah, but on the day of Yesod because of the visit to Yehoshua's grave.
A week ago, Ben Yosef Livnat הי"ד was murdered by PA police while visiting Kever Yosef. As Yehoshua Bin Nun is an aspect of Mashiah Ben Yosef, this event may have also been a trigger in the demise of Bin Laden. We can perhaps say זה וזה גורם - they both caused it.
As the verse says:
Now that Hashem has killed the Amalek of our day in Yehoshua's merit, we are waiting for the further weakening of his people. May that happen speedily in our days, Amen.ויחלש יהושע את עמלק ואת עמו לפי חרב.And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.