Bin Laden Criticizes Biden in 2010 Letter
A letter from former Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden reveals a plot to assassinate former President Barack Obama and former CIA Director David Petraeus.
As the United States continues withdrawing from Afghanistan, a letter from former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden resurfaced, in which he warned al-Qaeda not to target then-Vice President Joe Biden.
Back then, Bin Laden clarified that in case Biden inherited the presidency (if something were to happen to Obama), this would "lead the US into a crisis," deeming the democrat as "totally unprepared" to lead the United States.
This letter was a part of the documents obtained by the United States Army Special Forces when they raided his home in Pakistan in 2011.
The Daily Mail reported that Bin Laden "penned the 48-page missive in May 2010 to an aide identified as 'Brother Shaykh Mahmud'," whose real name was Atiyah Abd al-Rahman.
Bin Laden expressed his intent to form two death squads; one in Pakistan and another in Afghanistan, whose jobs would have been to assassinate then-President Barack Obama and then-CIA director David Petraeus.
"The reason for concentrating on them is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make Biden take over the presidency for the remainder of the term[...] Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the US into a crisis," Bin Laden said.
"As for Petraeus, he is the man of the house in this last year of the war, and killing him would alter the war’s path," his letter added.
This document was first published in 2012, and it lately resurfaced as the United States was withdrawing from Afghanistan amid a state of chaos, which sparked criticism against the Biden administration.