Theodore's World: New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

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March 02, 2015

New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

More than 1 million documents and files were captured by the Navy Seals who raided bin Laden’s safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May 2011. One year later, in May 2012, the Obama administration released just 17 of them.

While there is some overlap between the files introduced as evidence in Brooklyn and those that were previously made public in 2012, much of what is in the trial exhibits had never been made public before.

The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death. On the contrary, bin Laden is asked to give his order on a host of issues, ranging from the handling of money to the movement of terrorist operatives.

Some of the key revelations in the newly-released bin Laden files relate to al Qaeda’s dealings with Iran and presence in Afghanistan.

A top al Qaeda operative asked bin Laden for permission to relocate to Iran in June 2010 as he plotted attacks around the world. That operative, Yunis al Mauritani, was a senior member of al Qaeda’s so-called “external operations” team, and plotted to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Europe…

…Although Iran and al Qaeda have had significant differences, there is much intelligence showing that the two continue to collude.

During President Obama’s administration, the Treasury and State Departments have repeatedly exposed the formerly “secret deal” between the Iranian regime and al Qaeda that allows the terrorist organization to shuttle operatives around the globe. Some of those operatives included Yunis al Mauritani’s men.

The June 2010 memo to bin Laden indicates that al Qaeda had a significant presence in Afghanistan at the time.

Wild Thing's comment............

Obama is all for Iran a long with his Valerie Jarrett.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 2, 2015 12:50 AM


Bin Laden obviously had a very expansive operation. Interesting his brothers were mentioned. His dad had numerous wives and bin Laden had a boatload of brothers, half brothers etc. I wonder how well they are being watched.

These captured documents are a treasure trove and I hope we are sharing/comparing them with European intelligence agencies. Who knows. Maybe some of al-Queda has been quietly "knocked off".

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at March 2, 2015 02:59 PM