[Comparing this alleged letter, supposedly written by the long-dead terrorist, bin Laden, we can easily see that this reputed letter from Abbottabad is a complete fraud. Nowhere in the fake new evidence, produced from the fake Special Forces raid, does this sound like the words of the man who issued his Fatwa against the "Zionist-Crusaders" in August 1996 (SEE: Bin Laden's Fatwa--Aug. 23, 1996). By the way, bin Laden does not even use the Word "Qaeda" at all, in the older example. The fake letter is absent the real bin Laden's reverence for his faith. The new guy doesn't even bother writing a traditional Muslim blessing whenever mentioning the Holy Prophet, such as "Peace be unto Him." In the Fatwa the real bin Laden blesses The Prophet by saying "ALLAH'S BLESSING AND SALUTATIONS ON HIM" (in all capitals) 32 times. The fake bin Laden uses the word "thus" 9 times in his short letter, even though Usama never says the word once in his entire Fatwa.
We are asked to swallow a whole load of bullshit, in order to allow them to flesh-out their imaginary union of international terrorists. As if to reinforce the narrative that we are under attack from an international Islamist entity, the neoconservative Henry Jackson Society recently released a 700 page report called, Al-Qaeda in the United States: A Complete Analysis of Terrorism Offences, which purports to document years of overlooked "terror attacks" which supposedly have happened since 2001. We have allegedly been overlooking countless terrorist events, writing-up terrorist as regular crimes. Like everything else in this phony terror war, the image of "al-Qaeda" is created by mislabeling crimes by other people who have nothing to do with the imaginary terrorist international, as "al-Qaeda related." The rhetorical neocon tome is supposed to open our eyes to what we have overlooked or misunderstood. It is nonsense, intended to make its argument by sheer weight. The pdf available at the link given is, thankfully, only 107 pages.]
This report is a study of 17 de-classified documents captured during the Abbottabad raid and released to the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). They consist of electronic letters or draft letters, totaling 175 pages in the original Arabic and 197 pages in the English translation. The earliest is dated September 2006 and the latest April 2011. These internal al-Qa`ida communications were authored by several leaders, most prominently Usama bin Ladin. In contrast to his public statements that focused on the injustice of those he believed to be the “enemies” of Muslims, namely corrupt “apostate” Muslim rulers and their Western “overseers,” the focus of Bin Ladin’s private letters is Muslims’ suffering at the hands of his jihadi “brothers”. He is at pain advising them to abort domestic attacks that cause Muslim civilian casualties and focus on the United States, “our desired goal.” Bin Ladin’s frustration with regional jihadi groups and his seeming inability to exercise control over their actions and public statements is the most compelling story to be told on the basis of the 17 de-classified documents. “Letters from Abbottabad” is an initial exploration and contextualization of 17 documents that will be the grist for future academic debate and discussion
This letter was authored by Usama bin Ladin and addressed to Shaykh Mahmud (`Atiyya Abdul Rahman) on 27 August 2010. Mahmud is specifically directed to tell ‚Basir,‛ who is Nasir al-Wuhayshi (Abu Basir), the leader of al-Qa`ida in the Arabian Peninsula, to remain in his role (presumably in response to a request from Abu Basir that Anwar al-`Awlaqi take his position), and for him to send ‚us a detailed and lengthy‛ version of al-`Awlaqi’s resume. `Atiyya is also told to ask Basir and Anwar al-`Awlaqi for their ‚vision in detail about the situation‛ in Yemen. References are also made in the letter to the 2010 floods in Pakistan, a letter from Bin Ladin’s son Khalid to `Abd al-Latif, al-Qa`ida’s media plan for the 9/11 anniversary, and the need for the ‚brothers coming from Iran‛ to be placed in safe locations.
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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Praise be to God, Lord of the universe, and peace and prayers be
upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and all of his companions
To the noble brother, Shaykh Mahmud, may God protect him
Peace be upon you, God’s Mercy and Blessings
I hope you receive this message of mine while you, your family,
children, and all of the brothers are in good health.
– With regard to what you had mentioned in a previous message,
that some brothers may go to Iran as part of a plan to protect
the brother, thus I see that Iran is not suitable. Also, when
choosing the areas where the brothers will be inside Pakistan
it’s necessary to take into consideration that they are not
areas that encountered floods or may encounter them in the
– With regard to the brothers coming from Iran, thus I see, at
this stage, that they be at safe locations outside the areas
– Regarding what’s related to Pakistan, thus I didn’t take a
look at the report you mentioned. However, the opinion in
general is to be concerned with calming things down and focusing
efforts on the Americans.
– With regard to what pertains to appointing the brothers in the
administrative positions, thus I see that they pledge an
allegiance that would include some points, which would protect
the work and its secrets. Therefore, I hope that you all
deliberate concerning the matter and inform me of your opinion,
and amongst the proposed points, for example:
1- Listening, obedience, and Jihad so as to bring back the
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2- Protect operational secrets.
3- Protect the work he is going to be responsible for, and
provide advice to the leadership.
– Regarding what brother Basir mentioned relating to Anwar al-
‘Awlaqi, it would be excellent if you inform him, on my behalf
in a private message to him, to remain in his position where he
is qualified and capable of running the matter in Yemen.
Therefore, he shall continue, by the blessings of God, as he has
the characteristics that makes him capable of that.
Additionally, the presence of some of the characteristics by our
brother Anwar al-‘Awlaqi is a good thing, in order to serve
Jihad, and how excellent would it be if he gives us a chance to
be introduced to him more.
– Also, I hope that he be informed of us still needing more
information from the battlefield in Yemen, so that it is
feasible for us, with the help of God, to make the most
appropriate decision to either escalate or calm down. And with
regard to informing us of the situations by them, thus I hope
that brother Basir writes me his vision in detail about the
situations and also asks brother Anwar al-‘Awlaqi to write his
vision in detail in a separate message, as well as brother Abu-
Sufyan Sa’id al-Shahri, to send his vision in detail and
How excellent would it be if you ask brother Basir to send us
the resume, in detail and lengthy, of brother Anwar al-‘Awlaqi,
as well as the facts he relied on when recommending him, while
informing him that his recommendation is considered. However, we
would like to be reassured more. For example, we here become
reassured of the people when they go to the line and get
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Also, I hope that brother Basir be informed that the media
appearance is his task, and in general, they should reduce the
appearance during this period unless necessary, and if necessity
calls for one of the brothers to issue a speech, thus Basir
should review it before it’s broadcasted in the media. It shall
be pointed out, whereas you didn’t point out, that the speech of
brother Sa’id al-Shahri that was issued about the apprehension
of one of the sisters in Saudi was not appropriate at the time.
With regard to what you mentioned in a previous message,
regarding your opinion to reduce the correspondence, thus we are
concerned with the security aspect, yet I have a tape for the
nation that includes instigation of the people of Iraq and
preaching to the Awakenings to return to the Mujahidin. I am
going to send it, God willing, the next time, thus you can
arrange with the courier to have the card that’s going to
contain this statement delivered to the media section directly,
and if a necessary matter develops, we are going to attach to
you a message that will be sent to you by the media section.
– Attached with this message is a visual statement to the
American people that I hope a copy of it be given to the
International Al Jazeera and the Arab Al Jazeera. I also hope
for it to be translated (voice over) to English and to be
delivered to the Al Jazeera channel prior to the anniversary of
9/11, to be broadcasted during it. Also, two copies of it are
attached, one of which is recorded and the other written.
– We sent you, along with the messages that preceded this, a
statement regarding the floods of Pakistan. Its broadcasting to
media was delayed, thus perhaps it’s for a good reason. However,
in any case, I had attached the content of this card to this
– Note: Please broadcast the flood statement before the American
People statement, as the American People statement to be during
the anniversary of 9/11.
– Attached is a message from my son Khalid to brother ‘Abd-al-
Latif, and a message to the brothers in the media section.
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In conclusion, I ask God, the Glorified and Almighty, to protect
you and to make you successful towards what He loves and is
satisfied with, and the last of our prayers is praise be to God,
Lord of the Universe, and peace and prayers be upon our Prophet
Muhammad, his family, and all of his companions.
Peace be upon you, God’s Mercy and Blessings
17 Ramadan 1431 Hijri (TN: 27 August 2010)
(TN: End of translation)