I recently came across this article on Yahoo.com about a plot Bin Laden had before he was killed. ABC News can confirm that bin Laden wrote to others in al Qaeda about a plot to kill President Obama and General David Petraeus, then the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, writing: “The reason for concentrating on them, is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make Biden take over the presidency. … Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis. As for Petraeus, he is the man of the hour … and killing him would alter the (Afghanistan) war’s path.”
A national security official downplayed the plot to ABC News, saying that bin Laden “clearly had bold ambitions to kill as many innocent people as possible. But al Qaeda’s capabilities did not match Bin Laden’s intent. Leading up to and since bin Laden’s death we know that al Qaeda’s capacity to pull off those types of complex attacks has been greatly diminished, and that Bin Laden himself spent much of his time brooding and providing guidance that often fell on deaf ears.”
Intelligence analysts “have spent countless hours reviewing documents, correspondence, video and other items taken from bin Laden’s compound. The United States is working to declassify and make public as much of that information as possible, however that won’t be completed for some months,” the official said.
- Rebranding is the Last Refuge of Terrorists (motherjones.com)
- Think Finding bin Laden was tough? Try finding the records! (theartofaccess.com)
- Bin Laden or bust? (politico.com)