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Bin Laden ordered Obama attack - report

2012-03-16 22:06

Washington - Before his death, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had ordered his followers in Afghanistan and Pakistan to attack the aircraft of President Barack Obama, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

The report, which cited documents seized at the Pakistan compound where bin Laden was killed by US forces, said the al-Qaeda leader also sought to kill General David Petraeus, who then headed international forces in Afghanistan.

Bin Laden wanted to kill the US president because "Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make (Vice President Joe) Biden take over the presidency," according to a document purported to come from the compound.

"Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the US into a crisis. As for Petraeus, he is the man of the hour, and killing him would alter the war's path in Afghanistan."

The scheme was described in one of the documents taken from bin Laden's compound by US forces on May 2 2011, the night he was killed, and made available to Washington Post opinion writer David Ignatius.

"They have been declassified and will be available soon to the public in their original Arabic texts and translations," Ignatius wrote.

The documents said bin Laden hoped the attacks on Obama and Petraeus would be carried out by Pakistani militant Ilyas Kashmiri, who is believed to have been killed in a US drone attack last June.

The report said US analysts see little possibility that the plots could have been carried out.

Comments
  • Jameel - 2012-03-16 22:23

    How do you expect us to believe this when you couldnt even show us his body or atleast evidence of his death...

      Snotty - 2012-03-16 22:51

      Maybe you should ask one of his 3 wives who where with him when he was killed They would confirm that he was shot in the head while hiding behind his 5th wife who is old enough to be his daughter at 28 .These 3 women are now in a Pakistani jail waiting to be tried for illegally being there.Why will you want evidence when the Pakistanis have bulldozed his home and all the documents including Bin laden's porn collection was seized in the raid.What an evil dirty old man!!!! good riddance

      Jacob - 2012-03-17 02:44

      Sheeple are you listening to your puppet master?

      bluzulu - 2012-03-17 07:16

      Hearsay...Propaganda and most indoctrinated fools would believe this just like they believed BUSH & BLAIR about the "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION"........These are the real terrorist dividing the Black cultures of this world.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-17 12:57

      Jameel, they found the evidence for this in a pile of wreckage from 9/11, right next to the unburned passport of one of the attackers which survived all of this. It's more fake than baloney.

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-03-16 22:44

    This is just another fabrication of a story to sooth USA citizens. Obama is very dangerous to say the least.

  • gouws2 - 2012-03-16 22:47

    What an absolute lie! stopping milking the cow America! your imaginary enemy is at the bottom of the sea! Geeeeeez!

  • Hoosen Essa - 2012-03-16 22:53

    in the last news 24 article on Osama, every1 said the guy was mentally distorted due to dimentia and ageing, which resulted in other al qaeeda players not taking him seriously, now u tell us he planned attacks of this nature, and u take it seriously.... what do u take us for???

  • Martin - 2012-03-17 00:11

    LoL - Send Obama,Bush, Blair and Cheney to the Hague

      Ian - 2012-04-28 09:06

      and zuma and malema and the entire anc and and and

  • Motho - 2012-03-17 02:09

    Too good to be true!

  • Jacob - 2012-03-17 02:43

    Sheeple are you listening to your puppet master?

  • Jako - 2012-03-17 07:18

    wait wait wait, do you mean to tell me that Osama bin Laden wanted the US President dead? Unbelievable!

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