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Osama bin Laden wanted Joe Biden to be US president

Osama bin Laden sent the letter to one of his aides identified as 'Brother Shaykh Mahmud' in 2010 when Barack Obama was the US president

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Slain al Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden had backed Joe Biden for the post of US president in 2010, saying that the Democrat leader would “lead the US into a crisis”, says a confiscated letter. The 48-page missive recovered from a series of documents from the mastermind behind the 9/11 attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center has shown that Osama bin Laden had prevented al Qaeda from assassinating Joe Biden since the rogue believed that the now-senile politician would be an “incompetent president”.

‘Osama bin Laden wanted Biden presidency’

Osama bin Laden sent the document to an aide identified as “Brother Shaykh Mahmud” in 2010 when Barack Obama was the US president. According to DailyMail, bin Laden had outlined a plan for then-President Barack Obama’s assassination and had sought the need to build two hit squads, in Pakistan and Afghanistan, to plot attacks on Obama and ex-CIA director David Petraeus.

On page 36, Osama bin Laden says, “Obama is the head of an infidel and killing him automatically will make Biden take over the presidency for the remainder of the term, as it is the norm over there. Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the US into a crisis.”

The letter was recovered from a trove of documents at the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan where US special forces killed the terrorist in 2011. While it was first made public in 2012, it gains significance amid the widespread criticism surround Joe Biden’s ‘chaotic’ Afghanistan pullout.

In June 2020, Donald Trump Jr had highlighted a scrap of the document on his YouTube program “Triggered”. In the months leading up to the US presidential election, Donald Trump Jr had stated that Osama bin Laden wanted Obama assassinated since it would put an “incompetent” Biden in charge of affairs. “He wanted to assassinate President Obama because it would put Joe Biden in charge, and essentially he’s so grossly incompetent, it would lead to the destruction of America,” Trump Jr said on 18 June 2020.

Biden receives flak for Afghanistan crisis

Laden’s letter forewarning of an American ‘crisis’ under Biden’s Presidency comes as fury mounts against the US President for ‘abandoning’ Afghans. Joe Biden has not only been blamed for his ‘failed’ evacuation plan in Afghanistan, but for passing several ‘insensitive’ comments against the state of Afghan citizens amid the Taliban takeover.

In his first interview after the Taliban overran Kabul, the US President defended the country’s pullout from Afghanistan saying that the overall process of withdrawal ‘could not have been done without any chaos’. He then drew severe backlash for not knowing when the video of Afghans falling off a US military plane leaving Kabul emerged.

Later it was revealed that a dozen diplomats sent a confidential memo to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on 13 July, warning that the Taliban was rapidly gaining ground. The document revealed that the US knew as far back as in July that the capital city of Kabul was vulnerable to collapse, the Wall Street Journal reported.

However, Biden has responded to the chaos saying that “the crisis was inevitable”. “There was no way in which you could have gotten out without seeing what you are seeing today,” he has claimed.

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