Thoughts from Bin Laden

A new article from the BBC quotes documents purported to be from ‘the man himself’, and give some interesting insights:

The letters reveal that Bin Laden was also sceptical of so-called lone wolf missions by homegrown jihadists.

He urged his associates “not to send a single brother on a suicide operation; they should send at least two”.

He added that in cases when only one militant undertook an operation the “percentage of success was low due to psychological factors that affect the [designated] brother in such a situation”.

Other papers suggest Bin Laden ordered his militants to look out for opportunities to assassinate President Obama or David Petraeus during any of their visits to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mr Petraeus, now CIA director, formerly commanded international forces in Afghanistan.

But Bin Laden warned them not to bother targeting Vice-President Joe Biden because “Biden is totally unprepared for that post [of president], which will lead the US into a crisis.”

OUCH. I guess we’re not the only folks unimpressed by Slow Joe.

link via Ace