Osama bin Laden Expressed Fear of I.S. in 2011

    August 12, 2014
    Brian Powell
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When the death of Osama bin Laden, former leader of Al-Qaeda, was announced in May 2011, the western world was assured that it had rid itself of the last great terror to plague the Earth for quite some time. After all, who or what would be able to cause more devastation than bin Laden when he orchestrated the attacks on the World Trade Centers, ultimately resulting in two wars and the loss of millions of people. Unbeknownst to the western world at the time, though, were bin Laden’s private fears. With the recent discovery of a 21-page article found in bin Laden’s final hiding place, those fears have been reified.

First unveiled by the Daily Mail, a British news publication, Osama bin Laden’s fears in 2011 centered around the rising power of the Islamic State of Israel and Syria (ISIS) – now simply referred to as the Islamic State (IS).

The letter, the exact details of which having not been released yet, was apparently written by one of bin Laden’s top officials, cites IS’s extreme violence as the reason why bin Laden feared the group so much – acts such as the use of chlorine gas, mosque bombings, and the brutal massacre of Christians. In fact, Osama bin Laden was so worried about the reputation of IS ruining the already-tarnished reputation of Al-Qaeda so much that he pushed for the two organizations to part ways and cease support of one another – a move which Al Qaeda finally made earlier this year.

On June 29, 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of IS, proclaimed a caliphate for the organization and was named its caliph. As it currently stands, IS holds a chunk of land in Iraq bigger than the nation of England and has some six million people under its control. The objective of IS is to bring as much land and people under its caliphate as possible, with Syria and northern Iraq being the group’s immediate targets.

The United States has responded to the threat of ISIS by sending air strikes to northern Iraq in hopes of protecting the US embassy nearby. However, President Obama has stated that the bombing will not expand past the area of northern Iraq.

If Osama bin Laden was worried about the evil, brutal nature of the IS, then perhaps the United States should be, too.

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  • fatpenis33

    mel gibson is high on cocaine.. don’t ask me how i know

  • Gregg Bell

    Hes not dead. U.S. is using him to infiltrate all of the arab world.

  • Kevin

    The Iraq War…the war that keeps on giving. We’ll be dealing with the fall out from that war for decades to come. Saddam Hussein might have been an oppressive dictator, but the people he was oppressing are the people we are now and will continue to be fighting. He didn’t particularly care about America, would have left us alone, and would have gone right on enforcing brutal secularism in Iraq at gun point.

  • Michael Miller

    They’re all a bunch of savages.

  • al sheldon

    Somehow, even after all these years, people like Obama and friends don’t get it. We are at war. It doesn’t matter whether or not we want war. We have war. The genocidal psychotics of the world, IS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda have declared war on everyone who refuses to join their insane cults, and they have told us repeatedly they are not going to stop. They love it, they love killing, they love dying, they live and die to enjoy genocidal war. The bottom line, after all the arguments are in, is that we will kill them or they will kill us. The rest is pretty much irrelevant. Only the naive refuse to understand after 60 years of this insanity.

  • Renfrow

    Here is what is happening with the Muslim Brotherhood behind the scenes in the United States. Hint: it isn’t good.

    The brutal and horrific tactics of Radical Islam. (warning: graphic) Culture of pure hatred

    It should be noted that 15-25 percent of all Muslims in the world are considered “extremists.” That means 75 percent are peaceful Muslims just wanting to raise their families. However, there are 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide which is the equivalent of more than 250 MILLION radicals. For perspective, the United States has just under 350 Million in total population. Watch the fantastic brief explanation below.

    Start this video at the 1 hour 41 minute 20 second mark. It cannot be explained any better.