Thursday, January 19, 2017
The New Bin Laden Files
A perfunctory release of files captured from Osama Bin Laden's base has occurred and yet some one million others have not been released. It is a mystery why - especially as what has been released shows the complex nature of Al Qaida's relationship with its Iranian benefactors, with one 2007 document written by Bin Laden naming Iran as Al Qaida's "main artery" for money, communication, and handling hostages. The documents also showcase the US consistently underestimating the enemy.