As of Thursday morning, documents seized by United States Forces on the May 1st, 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden have been released by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.
Over 6,000 pages, including Arabic written as well as English translated documents give a rare and unsightly look into the life of the once most wanted man in the world.
The quotes released show Bin Laden’s thought process on how to bring down the U.S. nation from the inside out.
“Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make [Vice President Joe] Biden take over the presidency,” Bin Laden wrote in a message to one of his top lieutenants, the Washington Post noted. “Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis.”
According to official administration however, there was a major breakdown in the leadership and and communication with Bin Laden at the helm that disallowed the advancement of such attacks .
Towards the end of his control of the extremist group, there certainly seemed to be a lack of communication that effected the effort as a whole, eventually leading to the demise of the leader.
“Bin Laden would come up with an idea but it was a very broad aspirational idea,” an administration official told NBC ahead of the West Point release. “And then he’d turn it over to somebody and there was always some sort of disconnect.”
Adding that, “there was certainly a sense of loss in terms of the senior leaders that perished, a sense that the midlevel cadre had been decimated.”
All 6,000 pages, including the “Letters From Abottobad” can be read here.
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