(Image source: The White House

 

BY MALLORY PERRYMAN

ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

 

Declassified documents seized in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden reveal — the al Qaeda leader wanted to assassinate President Obama and send VP Joe Biden to the Oval Office. Here’s ABC and CNN.

 

“Bin Laden wanted to attack Air Force One saying that he hoped to then elevate Vice President Joe Biden to president because Biden is, and I quote, ‘utterly unprepared’ end quote.”

 

“...and ordered that units be established in Afghanistan and Pakistan to target planes carrying President Obama or General David Petraeus.”

 

According to the Chicago Tribune, the assassination wasn’t just an idea — it was a plot with an actual plan.

 

“Bin Laden appointed a trusted commander … to organize and manage the two assassination teams. He wanted frequent reports back on the progress of the operation.”

 

So President Obama made the hit list. General Petraeus made the hit list.  Why did Biden get the snub? A writer for The Daily Beast says...

 

“You know your image management has taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way when, as vice president of the United States, you’re not even considered worth killing by al Qaeda.”

 

And The Christian Science Monitor adds...

 

“...it’s tough when you can’t get respect from your nation’s enemies – especially when the reason you were on the ticket in the first place was your international experience.” 

 

Biden was on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for a decade before becoming VP. The Washington Post notes — the latest info makes it a bit ironic that Biden was opposed to the raid which led to bin Laden’s death.

 

“As the vice president recalled it, he told Obama: ‘Mister President, my suggestion is don’t go.’”

 

The Atlanta Journal Constitution points out — Biden wasn’t the only top official bin Laden wanted to spare. The documents also show that al Qaeda was instructed to avoid killing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen. 

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Bin Laden Planned to Kill Obama, Elevate Biden to Presidency

(Image source: The White House

 

BY MALLORY PERRYMAN

ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

 

Declassified documents seized in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden reveal — the al Qaeda leader wanted to assassinate President Obama and send VP Joe Biden to the Oval Office. Here’s ABC and CNN.

 

“Bin Laden wanted to attack Air Force One saying that he hoped to then elevate Vice President Joe Biden to president because Biden is, and I quote, ‘utterly unprepared’ end quote.”

 

“...and ordered that units be established in Afghanistan and Pakistan to target planes carrying President Obama or General David Petraeus.”

 

According to the Chicago Tribune, the assassination wasn’t just an idea — it was a plot with an actual plan.

 

“Bin Laden appointed a trusted commander … to organize and manage the two assassination teams. He wanted frequent reports back on the progress of the operation.”

 

So President Obama made the hit list. General Petraeus made the hit list.  Why did Biden get the snub? A writer for The Daily Beast says...

 

“You know your image management has taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way when, as vice president of the United States, you’re not even considered worth killing by al Qaeda.”

 

And The Christian Science Monitor adds...

 

“...it’s tough when you can’t get respect from your nation’s enemies – especially when the reason you were on the ticket in the first place was your international experience.” 

 

Biden was on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for a decade before becoming VP. The Washington Post notes — the latest info makes it a bit ironic that Biden was opposed to the raid which led to bin Laden’s death.

 

“As the vice president recalled it, he told Obama: ‘Mister President, my suggestion is don’t go.’”

 

The Atlanta Journal Constitution points out — Biden wasn’t the only top official bin Laden wanted to spare. The documents also show that al Qaeda was instructed to avoid killing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen. 

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