Documents seized by Navy SEALs reveal Osama bin Laden’s chilling intent to assassinate President Obama.
The documents were recovered during the infamous raid in which bin Laden was killed. Specifically, he instructed al-Qaeda fighters to murder Obama, so “unprepared” Vice President Joe Biden could be caught off guard, as, in such a case, he would have to step in to govern the US alone.
The documents further indicate that bin Laden planned for one group in Pakistan and one in Bagram, Afghanistan to “target the aircraft” of Obama or Gen. David Petraeus.
The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point examined the documents and have come to believe that bin Ladin wrote the letter in late May 2010, addressing it to “Shaykh Mahmud”, Sheikh Sa’id’s designated successor.
The letter totaled 17 “declassified documents”, 175 pages in Arabic, and 197 pages in English. Although expounding on bin Laden’s complete plans is not possible, the documents are indicative of ideas which the Obama administration has maintained. Such include al-Qaeda’s ongoing “struggle“ due to the killings of some of its “key operatives” and the criticism it continues to receive from Muslims because of its role in “killing co-religionists.”