Declassified documents that were retrieved from inside Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound in 2011 revealed that he wanted to assassinate then-President Barack Obama to make “totally unprepared” Joe Biden the next president of the United States, predicting that Biden would lead the U.S. “into a crisis.”
In a letter, bin Laden wrote to a top Al-Qaeda official that he was instructing the Islamic terrorist organization to create two groups to watch for and to target U.S. aircraft visiting the region that could be carrying Obama or then-CIA Director David Petraeus.
Bin Laden specifically instructed the terrorists to “not to target visits by U.S. Vice President Biden.” Bin Laden wrote:
The reason for concentrating on them is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him will automatically make Biden take over the presidency for the remainder of the term, as it is the norm over there. Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the United States into a crisis.
Fox News noted that at the time that U.S. forces were ready to strike bin Laden’s compound in 2011, Biden was not sure if U.S. forces should have gone forward with the operation.
“Mr. President, my suggestion is, don’t go,” Biden claimed he told Obama. “We have to do two more things to see if he’s there.”