A videotape released by Al-Jazeera TV featuring Osama Bin Laden broadcasted in Britain. (Photo by Getty Images)
UPDATED 2:01 PM PT – Sunday, August 22, 2021
A 2010 letter written by Osama bin Laden commanded al Qaeda to specifically not target Joe Biden because his presidency would be a disaster for America. The letter was discovered at Bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan after he was killed by U.S. forces in a 2011 raid.
The letter has been available to the public through the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. The contents revealed Bin Laden commanding his followers to spare the life of then U.S. Vice President Biden and instead concentrate on taking out Obama as it would lead to a Biden presidency.
The other target was former CIA director David Petraeus. Bin Laden referred to Petraeus as “the man of the house” throughout the war and said his assassination would impact the U.S. war mission in favor of al Qaeda.
The 9/11 mastermind added no assassination attempt would be made on Biden because he was “totally unprepared” to take the post of presidency, which would “lead the U.S. into a crisis.”