After Osama bin Laden’s compound was raided and the al-Qaeda leader killed by U.S. Navy Seals, materials discovered at his hideout indicated that the terrorist mastermind was in the process of plotting the assassinations of General David Petraeus and President Barack Obama, regardless of his dwindling number of capable operatives.
Terabytes of data were quickly acquired during the raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. After analyzing the data, a senior U.S. counter-terrorism official with first-hand knowledge shared with NBC News a rare briefing which will be aired Tuesday at 10 p.m. (ET), the official spoke under condition of anonymity. The rare briefing on the raid of Osama’s compound is reflected in the Discovery Channel documentary Inside bin Laden’s Lair.
With recent reports indicating that al-Qaeda’s core leadership is merely a “shadow of its former self,” it appears as if Osama may have been pulling an Adolf Hitler, as he attempted to attack formidable targets without adequate support, much like Hitler’s ordering German divisions to attack Russian positions during the final days of World War II.
Navy Seals recovered ten hard drives, five computers, and more than one-hundred storage devices including thumb drives, discs, and DVDs. Including duplicate files, the haul resulted in a harvest of between 10,000 and 15,000 documents and an additional 15,000 to 25,000 videos, MSNBC reported.
President Obama embarked on a surprise visit to Kabul, Afghanistan last night. While on his trip, which marks the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of Navy Seals Team 6, Obama will meet with Afghan president Hamid Karzai. He is also expected to announce the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement, which will ensure that the United States continues to provide financial and military support to Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. troops.