Saturday, July 16, 2011

Al-Qaida was planning attack on Obama

Osama bin Laden was plotting to kill US President Barack Obama and Gen David Petraeus, Commander of US forces in Afghanistan, a media report said, citing information obtained from the material seized from Abbottabad-compound of the slain al-Qaida leader. Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan show that al-Qaida spoke of attacking President Barack Obama and Gen David Petraeus," CNN said quoting sources familiar with the materials recovered from the compound.

The documents refer to an attack that would destroy the aircraft carrying Obama and Petraeus in the Af-Pak region. Al-Qaida to attack the president and Petraeus, who will be departing soon as the US military commander in Afghanistan, it said.The former leader of Al Qaeda wanted to shoot down the U.S. President’s jet Air Force One during a trip abroad.

Materials taken from bin Laden's compound have confirmed that he communicated with the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, CNN said, quoting a US official, familiar with the ongoing analysis of the documents. Osama bin Laden was planning a terrorist outrage to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with Barack Obama number one on his hit list.
He also wanted to murder General David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and was still obsessed with using planes to carry out terror attacks.

The terror chief had already begun putting a team of militants together for the attack, according to communications seized by Navy Seals from his Pakistani lair.The plan was to shoot down Air Force one or Marine One, the President’s helicopter, whilst it was in mid-flight by firing a missile or rocket propelled grenade from another aircraft.Former FBI agent Brad Garrett said that despite improvements in security the plan to hijack a small jet and fly it into a sports stadium could work.

Counter-terrorism staff from half-a-dozen U.S. agencies have now raked over the entire bounty collected from the raid, but have had little success extracting any concrete leads from the documents.'The treasure trove has not led to any big takedowns, because the bad guys knew we had it and adapted,' a senior U.S. official told the Journal.
Since the 11 September 2001 attacks al-Qaeda and its allies had moved into the remote Pakistani frontier areas, President Obama said.'Pakistan's government must be a stronger partner in destroying these safe-havens, and we must isolate al-Qaeda from the Pakistani people,' he demanded.

Obama said Pakistan must demonstrate its commitment to rooting out al Qaeda within its borders. The Obama administration has faced significant difficulties repatriating them or finding other places to send them due to concerns about al Qaeda in Yemen.

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