May 3rd, 2012
10:31 AM ET

Bin Laden documents published online

The United States published several documents online Thursday that it seized during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last year.

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point published the papers on its website.

They are among the more than 6,000 documents U.S. Navy SEALs seized during their raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011. Among the revelations from that larger batch of documents is that bin Laden worked until his death to organize another massive terrorist attack in the United States, even while steering affiliated groups away from using the terror network's name so they would not attract as many enemies.

The documents were found on the five computers, dozens of hard drives and more than 100 storage devices, such as thumb drives and discs, confiscated from the compound after bin Laden was killed.

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  1. Philip

    @saywhat. It was American oilmen who developed the entire middle east's oilffields. ALL of them. And so one would expect to see local citizens a bit upset that so much of their own natural resources were going to westerners, and so much of their own land being used for pipeline infrastructures to get the oil out of the ME and into foregn lands like , say, China. And so one would expect to see these citizens using the Quran's "repel the invading infidels" and "slaughter infidels wherever you find them" commands as good-enough excuse to take-back that which is theirs.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    ...and all of this as the most violent stretch of real estate on earth sees 15,000 war casualties per year. (Our southern border, "War on Drugs", the most violent War being waged today.
    Our southern border 'blew by' Ronald Reagans' "Gorby! Tear this Wall DOWN!" when it comes to casualties near Walls 20 years ago, and has been setting new records for lives lost near Wall's daily since.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Bin Laden was down in his garden,
    sowing some new seeds of hate.
    As the seal team arrived,
    he tried to survive as they busted down his gate.

    He ran to his house and went upstairs,
    hoping to hide from the force.
    But that didn't work, they found the rat
    and we all know the outcome of course.

    Now he swims the fishes, no vigins for him,
    as he rots on the ocean floor.
    Our men did their job, a job very well done,
    now their out looking for more.

    So for all those wanting to hurt us,
    I'll tell you just beware.
    The seal team is out there watching,
    so terrorize if you dare.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @bc (iah)©:

      Clever poem.
      Did you write this?

      May 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ banasy©

      Yes, This one I can claim as my own. Thank you.

      May 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You've got some talent there, my friend.
      Well done.

      May 3, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    *many of our prescription pharmaceuticals, rather. Last I heard marijuanna hasn't been laced with anything since us kids broke-into the coroners office and stole some embalming fluid and sprinkled it on our 4-finger 10 dollar bag for that extra-medicinal *oompf* anyway.
    What are you @university lacing your Ritilin with nowadays? Abilify?

    May 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Salim Bin Laden was peeved
    For his 5 million bucks did get sleeved
    By a beady eyed dumb twit
    Arbusto weren't worth spit
    Old man Bush, he even grieved.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    ...interestingly, while accounting for less than 5% of the worlds population, we peoples consume over 60% of the worlds illegal drugs, w/ no stats available for the actual % of legal drugs. (though the fact the we/you spend more on mind-altering drugs than we/you do on what's commonly called 'national defense'.
    Off-topic? People have died and long drawn-out battles all the way to the Supreme Court have been faught insuring my right to stray off a bit now and again... to post freely. As in 'unhindered' by anyone calling themselves an authority.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Yes there once was a time

    When worth more than a one solitary dime

    Where this Justice we long served
    Notjust based on one nerve
    Based on due process for all time.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chit

    Dude, I asked whay you were talking about. Defensive much?

    May 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chit

    Stray off a BIT? What is straying off a LOT like?

    May 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    At one time a member of World Court
    Dubya Bush our membership abort
    Truth exchanged for the lie
    (many innocents did die)
    And now executions with no court

    May 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chit

    Bobcat's was better. Sorry, dude.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Marsha Braydybunch o' men.

    Abilify? Nope. Xanax dude.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Marcia

    What a dumb comment.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @Marcia

    Sounds like Marcia might attend an Ivy League school and takes non-prescription Ritilin thinking it will make her smart enough to cram for that exam rather than procrastinating?

    May 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Marcia

    @Marcia: even dumber comment.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
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