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Right now we are finding out what was on Osama bin Laden's mind in his final days letters taking taken during the raid on his hideout last year.
Are posted on line.
They reveal bin Laden worried about dysfunction in the al-Qaeda network and feared he was losing the trust of Muslims.
The documents also showing he was focused on attacking Americans and coming up with plots to kill US leaders.
Let's talk about all this with general Jack -- he's a retired four star general former vice chief of staff of the army.
Also a Fox News military analyst these are only seventeen.
Of the 6000 documents that are Navy SEALs.
Seized but what do you take out of them what what have you seen.
From these few documents general.
You're right it's such a small dose of what's will eventually follow probably and thank god our intelligence services have all -- information to exploit.
But I -- my takeaways are a couple one is how we're invulnerable he he felt that the -- -- for ten years that he maintained so much information.
On his organization and -- people who -- -- -- the second thing is -- Florida strategy -- -- to -- he wants to -- attacked the United States.
-- -- attack on 9/11 while tactically brilliant and you have to give them credit for that.
Was a strategic failure.
Because it has brought about the defeat of his organization which we are now on the cusp of -- that solely.
Is not what he wanted what he wanted is because he believed.
He could defeat the American people by such a devastating attack that we would pull out of the region.
And therefore he would be able to exploit -- autism in the region and defeat the authoritarian regimes.
In the region.
Actually -- -- strategy.
Has been much more successful.
Attacking the United States in the region using proxies.
In Kuwait in Saudi Arabia in Iraq and we have pulled away.
From a lot of those relationships that that we have had so which shows that his thinking about America and is on the stand end of the American people and our character and on nature.
Is it's very superficial he doesn't truly know us and the thought that he could re attacked again.
And and do something to us but to drive us out of the region is flawed he was.
Credited with being the leader and founder of al-Qaeda but there are a lot of suggestions in those documents that he didn't have a lot of followers is still you know heeding his call.
-- -- there was an iconic figure.
Especially after 9/11 given the worldwide.
Fame that he.
That he enjoyed and I -- -- and help them with recruiting and to some degree with.
Financial resources but in time he had no operational.
Control over the organization.
And listen you've got to give our intelligence services credit.
Debt in terms of what we did to them -- on them right from the beginning we have been percent.
And we pushed him back on the heels this guy spent most of his time -- -- place.
Try and not to be killed that's the reality of a -- therefore he did not have much operational control of his organization.
Although he maintained contact with the.
General -- you know Fox News military analyst and just -- to let our viewers know if you'd like to read those documents.
We have translations of them available for you the link is there on foxnews.com.
General Keith thank.
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