Bin Laden Schemed To Assassinate Obama
While holed up in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Osama bin Laden schemed to assassinate President Barack Obama to trigger a crisis in the United States. Included in his assassination plans was General David Petraeus. Last May when the U.S. attacked the compound where bin Laden was hiding, they found materials that showed that the leader of al-Qaeda was regularly ordering new attacks, including the two assassinations of Obama and Petraeus.
The team that attacked the compound was able to pick up terabytes of information from computers bin Laden had. Five computers were picked up by Navy Seals plus 10 hard drives and over 100 devices for storing such as thumb drives, discs and DVDs. Close to 15,000 documents were included in the data as well as close to 25,000 videos. Many files were duplicated.
Following bin Laden’s death, agents from U.S. intelligence poured through the documents and found out bin Laden was in charge and as dangerous as he always had been even though he was secluded in his compound.
No operational plans were found but broad plans were discussed in the documents about the assassinations of Obama and Petraeus, mass transit and tanker attacks and bombings to be carried out on important anniversaries such as September 2011 the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Documents showed that everything still flowed through bin Laden and that he and his second in command, Ayman al Zawahiri considered the Arab Spring to be a threat to the future of their al-Qaeda group. Nothing found in the compound indicated that the government of Pakistan knew of bin Laden’s compound