The documents seized from Osama Bin Laden in the attack that ended his life, now just a year ago, have begun to be published by American authorities. The texts in Arabic and its translation in English, began to be put online this Thursday on the website of Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, also responsible for publishing analyzes of these documents to contextualize.
The documents, some of it handwritten, features a dedicated bin Laden urging militants of Al Qaeda to focus on a major attack against the United States, while demanding an end to indiscriminate attacks also have Muslims as victims . Until his death he was obsessed with a plan to kill the U.S. president and a change of name of Al Qaeda, who believed discredited among Muslims. "I plan to issue a statement about what we are beginning a new phase to correct the mistakes we made. In doing so, reclaim, God forbid, the confidence of long segment of those who have lost confidence in the jihadists' Bin Laden wrote in 2010. In addition, he instructed his subordinates to recruit an agent who had a valid Mexican passport in order to get in, legally or illegally in the U.S.
Washington will not publish all the material collected in the house of Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Bin Laden was. A spokesman for Robert Cardilo, director of national intelligence, did not specify what percentage of the seized documents see the light. Some of them will remain a classified for security reasons. The material comes from five computers, dozens of hard drives and more than a hundred memories transportable content in both text and audio and video.
The most striking aspect of the content so far revealed had been released in recent weeks thanks to the privileged access they had some American media. For example, the fact that bin Laden was planning to kill Obama by shooting down his plane from U.S. soil. In a plan with little illusory overtones of being able to run, the leader of Al Qaeda wanted to end the life of U.S. President as well as that of General , then commander of the allied troops in Afghanistan and now director of the CIA. Mission had to deal the Pakistani terrorist , who died a month after Bin Laden for the attack by a U.S. drone.
"Please say the brother Ilyas send me the steps taken in their work", ask the leader of Al Qaeda in a letter to his lieutenant. "Ask the brothers in all regions if they have a brother who can operate in the U.S., who lives there or who can be easy to travel there." According to officials of security agencies in Washington, at that time Bin Laden "lacked the capacity to plan, organize and execute complex attacks and catastrophic" as those who also wanted to push for the tenth anniversary of the 11-S.
Among the documents disclosed, with syntactic constructions probably because they were defective instructions given verbally and written down by one of his wives, there is no hint that Bin Laden count on coverage of the Pakistani authorities. He speaks of "trusted Pakistani brothers," but does not identify anyone. However, if the seized material had been any specific reference, would have remained classified.The analysis of documents suggest that Bin Laden did not control the jihadists.
Osama Bin Laden did not control jihadi groups around the world and was concerned about the "incompetence" of these fighters, according to analysts say the Center for Combating Terrorism after studying the documents found in the Abbottabad house where he hid the terrorist leader. "According to the 17 declassified documents, bin Laden was not, contrary to what many people thought, who pulled the strings that controlled jihadi groups around the world," says the report of the organization. "For Bin Laden worried about his incompetence," he adds.
The terrorist leader was particularly concerned about Al Qaeda in Iraq, mainly because after the U.S. invasion was killing Shiite civilians. Bin Laden also wanted to keep out the Somali insurgent group al Shabaab because he disliked their disorganization, mismanagement and brutality. The report also notes that relations with the Pakistani Taliban, was so tense that this group was about to have a "direct and public confrontation" with the central leadership of Al Qaeda because of its indiscriminate attacks against Muslim civilians.