Docs seized by Navy SEALS show Osama bin Laden planned another terror attack in US after 9/11

The terrorist mastermind behind 9/11, the late Osama bin Laden, evidently plotted to conduct a second attack on America using charter planes and train derailments according to documents seized by Navy SEALs after they dispatched the murderous Islamist in 2011.

Bin Laden had allegedly decided to use private planes instead of commercial passenger planes for a new attack as a sequel to the one that took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans. And if that didn’t work, he told his followers to remove 40 feet of train tracks that would result in a monstrous derailment that could have potentially killed hundreds. The train angle came to light in 2011 when it was claimed that al Qaeda’s leader had envisioned sending a packed train careening off a bridge into a valley.

“Rather than hijack a plane, operatives should charter one for their next attack on the US. And adds if that’s too difficult, they should target U.S. railways,” Bin Laden penned in a letter, according to Islamic scholar Nelly Lahoud.

“He wanted to have 12 meters (40 feet) of steel rail removed so that, this way, the train could be derailed,” Lahoud noted during a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday. “And we find him, explaining the simple toolkit that they could use.”

“You could use a compressor. You could use a smelting iron tool,” he told followers.

The SEALs seized thousands of Bin Laen’s personal letters and notes, as well as computer equipment, photos, videos, and journals 11 years ago in Pakistan. The letters were declassified by the CIA in 2017. Lahoud has been poring through them ever since, going “line by line” for years.

She says that Bin Laden was shocked at America’s reaction to 9/11.

“Al Qaeda did not anticipate that the United States would go to war,” Lahoud claimed.

Instead, he evidently believed that America would retaliate with a “limited airstrike” but did not believe it “would go beyond that.”

“He thought that the American people would take to the streets, replicate the anti-Vietnam war protests and they would put pressure on their government to withdraw from Muslim majority states,” Lahoud stated.

The scholar also contended that in 2002, when U.S. intelligence feared al Qaeda was planning “spectacular attacks,” the terrorist leader was “absolutely not” running the group and was not in contact with his comrades for three years while on the run. Bin Laden reportedly reconnected with al Qaeda in 2004.

“He’s very eager to replicate the 9/11 attacks in the United States,” she said referring to letters from 2004. “You know he is mindful that now the security conditions are very difficult at airports.”

According to the letters, Bin Laden also planned another attack in 2010 that would have targeted multiple crude oil tankers and major shipping routes in the Middle East and Africa.

“The boats need to carry a large volume of explosives, preferably placed in an arch position, facing the vessel,” Bin Laden wrote in his letters.

“It does not escape you, the importance of oil for industrialized economy today. And it is similar to blood for human beings,” he said. “So, if you cause somebody to bleed excessively, even if you don’t kill him you will at least weaken him.”

Lahoud stated that the Arab Spring appeared to stop that particular attack.

“On one level they were very excited by the fact that the people were able to bring down dictators,” she stated. “But at the same time, there were all these question marks about, ‘What is the value of jihad at the moment?’ And we find this really throughout this notebook. ‘Is jihad still necessary?'”

Bin Laden had previously urged his followers to assassinate former President Barack Obama as a way to up-end the 2012 presidential election but had banned them from taking out President Joe Biden because he believed he would be a weak incompetent leader who would “lead the US into a crisis,” according to The Washington Post in 2012.

“Obama is the head of infidelity 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,” Bin Laden reportedly wrote.


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