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CIA Releases Abbottabad Compound Material

Started by 2Revolutions, Nov 01, 2017, 05:33:37 PM

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November 2017 Release of Abbottabad Compound Material

In an effort to further enhance public understanding of al-Qa'ida, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on 1 November 2017 released additional materials recovered in the 2 May 2011 raid on Usama Bin Ladin's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

With the release of these materials, the information remaining in the collection that has not been released publicly includes materials that are protected by copyright; sensitive such that their release would directly damage efforts to keep the nation secure; pornography; malware; and blank, corrupted, and duplicate files. The entire collection has been available to the US Intelligence Community and Department of Defense organizations for years.

The Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) previously released documents from the collection on 20 May 2015, 1 March 2016, and 19 January 2017 after an interagency review spearheaded by the CIA. The releases align with ODNI initiatives for increased transparency - consistent with national security prerogatives - and the 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act, which required the ODNI to conduct a review of the documents for release.

CIA's 1 November 2017 release includes additional al-Qa'ida letters, videos, audio files, and communications, as well as routine family correspondence. As a result, it builds on the ODNI releases that provided material relevant to understanding the plans and workings of terrorist organizations. The material is posted in the original Arabic and in as close to the original form as possible, modified only so the files cannot be edited.

More at the link -->  https://www.cia.gov/library/abbottabad-compound/index.html

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Did you check out the benefits that you get should you be employed by the CIA ?
Not a lot of vacation time,
but several choices in healthcare benefits ?

Training in a foreign language?
They even immerse you in a (simulated?) foreign culture to pick up the nuances of the language you've chosen ,
even if you never work outside the USA!

Lots of help in paying off student loan debts...

It's the CIA colouring book that won me over...

Gee. thank God I was born in a different generation
when I had to work like crazy to pay for my education, training and healthcare.

A girl could be really tempted by that colouring book featuring Natasha from the  !Rocky the Flying Squirrel cold war cartoon TV show.

Sorry to distract you all,
but 2Revolutions, you asked me NOT to laugh.

I have to respond sarcastically knowing Bin Laden was long dead and not dumped into the sea
in some made up BS  story to allegedly "honour Islamic burial customs".
The USA honouring the man who is accused of destroying the American way of life !
How ironic !
This whole explanation of burial within 24 hours is BS also.
Several Muslims have told me this;
one source was the son of an iman !

Then, this info you are posting is supposedly discovered as a result of that raid?

It is 4:32am here,
so maybe I am not correctly processing this info.

Sorry state of the world
when one of the few places you can get a decent paying job with benefits
is working for a corrupt system.

Let's keep our eyes open and see what other BS gets released.

"Be a patriot; work for a system designed to eliminate not only democracy, but the world  as we know it !"

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Just another thought before I fall asleep...

CIA willing to release this "super secret " Bin Laden info,
but we still cannot see the un-redacted documents about the assassination of JFK
over 50 years following that tragic event?

I'll sleep a little easier knowing I am not in the USA.

(No offense meant, my fellow citizens.
I really do miss the country where i grew up and spent most of my life.
But it no longer exists.               :'(                                                                    )

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Yet another story designed to distract from the JFK.
Tomorrow maybe some fake Roswell Files.

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Bin Laden's disdain for the west grew in Shakespeare's birthplace, journal shows
CIA released journal as part of 470,000 documents collected from Bin Laden's house, showing he visited the UK as a teenager and found it to be 'decadent'

A summer trip to the UK as a teenager and visits to Shakespeare's birthplace convinced Osama bin Laden that the west was "decadent", the late leader of al-Qaida and architect of the 9/11 attacks wrote in his personal journal shortly before he was killed by US special forces in 2011.

The journal is among 470,000 documents collected from the house where Bin Laden died that were released by the CIA on Wednesday. The agency said it had released the treasure trove "in the interest of transparency and to enhance public understanding of al-Qaida and [bin Laden]."

Though there have been previous reports that Bin Laden travelled to the west, this is the first confirmation.

An entry in the nondescript school notebook describes how Bin Laden first travelled to "the west" for an unspecified "treatment" when he was in "sixth grade" and 13 years old.
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The following year the teenager, the wealthy son of a billionaire Saudi construction tycoon, spent 10 weeks in Britain "studying". Bin Laden gives no further details, but he has previously been reported to have taken an English language course at Oxford.

In the journal, Bin Laden briefly describes visiting the home of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon but says he was "not impressed" by British society and culture during his time in the UK.

"I got the impression that they were a loose people, and my age didn't allow me to form a complete picture of life there," he wrote. "We went every Sunday to visit Shakespeare's house. I was not impressed and I saw that they were a society different from ours and that they were a morally loose society.

The journal was bought in a well-known bookshop in Pakistan a few hours drive from the garrison town of Abbottabad, where Bin Laden spent five years with his family before his death.

The journal appears to be partially written by Bin Laden's son, Khalid, who was also killed in the Navy Seal raid, and sometimes takes the form of a question and answer session between father and son.

The journal entries are at times apocalyptic, describing the two men's dreams and visions, including a scenario in which Muslim countries unite after the revolutions and peace is established with the west – a prelude to the end times in some branches of Islamic theology.

At other times, Bin Laden appears more practical, discussing recommendations for al-Qaida's messaging in the aftermath of the revolutions to better capitalize on rising Islamist sentiments and to take advantage of the wave of popular unrest.

Bin Laden's mention of his feelings towards the west after his time in Britain will interest experts. Most accounts of his life say he was radicalised as a student and later when he became engaged as a volunteer organiser for Arab foreign fighters taking part in the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan from around 1981.

The US government has released hundreds of documents over recent years, though this is the largest such release.

The US-based website, The Long War Journal, received some material in advance and reported that the documents give new details of al-Qaida's relationship with Iran.

One 19-page document contains a senior militant's assessment of the group's relationship with Iran, which describes an offer by Iran to provide some unidentified "Saudi brothers" with "money, arms" and "training in Hezbollah camps in Lebanon, in exchange for striking American interests in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf".

It is not known if the offer was accepted – if it was made at all – and the inclusion of the document will raise suspicion that one motive for the release of the new hoard was to place material that casts Iran in a bad light in the public domain.

Mike Pompeo, the Trump-appointed director of the CIA, has a reputation for an aggressively hawkish stance on Iran.

It has been known for some time that scores of senior al-Qaida officials and their families were held in Iran after fleeing there in the aftermath of 2011. However, the relationship between the detained militants and their captors was tense, and no solid evidence of active cooperation on terrorist operations has yet emerged.

Among the material released by the CIA was some which suggested Bin Laden's time in the UK may have had a deeper influence than he may have admitted.

Loaded on one computer was video of the Rowan Atkinson comedy Mr Bean dubbed in Pashtu, the local language in western Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan, and episodes of the animated programme Wallace and Gromit.

There were also more than 30 videos on crocheting.

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