What do new bin Laden documents reveal?
Lt. Col. Oliver North weighs in
- Duration 4:45
- Date May 4, 2012
Lt. Col. Oliver North weighs in
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Some fresh insight now into what troubled Osama bin Laden right up until the moment US forces took -- now.
Newly released documents taken from that raid in Pakistan one year ago portray an al-Qaeda under siege from drone attacks.
And from spies as well and for bin -- -- crushing realization that he no longer held sway over other terrorists affiliated with his network.
Still bent on attacking us today we do not know every thing contained in all of the documents that are Navy SEALs seized.
The Obama administration is not releasing everything still.
The sample does provide some important information.
Let's talk about it with lieutenant colonel Oliver North he is a Fox News military analyst it shows that.
Bin Laden was a weak leader at that point if he had any leadership role at all -- they certainly cut off.
And he knew it he looked at his organization fractured incompetent the deputies being lobbed off 11 at a time.
And was very concerned that the perception of his organization.
Al-Qaeda the base was no longer appropriate it wasn't attracting young adherence and recruits that it needed.
To continue to grow so here's a guy who suddenly realist -- -- Adolf Hitler and his bunker.
Just before the fall of Berlin in 1945.
He's cut off he has no control over events.
And obviously deep deeply depressed about also wanting to be back in touch.
With his friends and some of the phone numbers in all -- and the contact points that are in the what's already been released shows that if the administration.
He just waited a few hours.
For the exploitation of that information we might have gotten more of them that they -- in such a rush to thump their chest and take the victory lap right after the raid.
That information was never fully exploited.
There are also some indications in these documents that some of his lieutenants some of his followers were telling him.
Hey you know we're not gonna have and Afghanistan base again at any base any country that welcomes us is gonna get hammered by the united.
-- well of course they didn't know what was in this so called strategic agreement that you think about it.
He had John Brennan in the White House counterterrorism advisor telling us what a great thing these strikes are -- to being launched by.
Unmanned aerial vehicles with the predators and -- -- At the same time that Obama is signing a document in Kabul with Karzai that says we're not gonna do that anymore I think about this.
Here's bin Laden worrying about those strikes we know that he gets taken out by US navy seal team and special operators.
And we don't exploit the information and now a year later we -- the kinds of operations who wants to get him in the kinds that are being run today off the UAV's.
Yeah that is the headline that we wanted to talk to you about paragraph six -- of that HP eight page deal.
-- Obama just signed with the apple with the Afghan government says.
The United States further pledges not to use Afghan territory or facilities as a launching point for attacks against other countries does that mean.
No more drone strikes certainly sounds like it to me and that's why I've been saying for days now.
Stop talking about the atmospherics -- -- theatrics that have been going on with this chest -- hey we killed and we kill them.
We should have expected that to Begin with we got it the -- that it happened that.
Early that morning it's continued on and everything he's done since we're gonna hear about it nonstop between now and the election.
But what that paragraph means John.
If you and higher reading it correctly and I believe we are -- the kinds of operations that were launched to kill bin Laden.
And the kinds of things we're doing right now.
Not just in Pakistan.
But in other neighboring countries the other stands.
Can no longer be done as a consequence.
Of that paragraph of that agreement that's egregious to me that this administration.
Has that clause in there well that's the very thing that these documents show bin Laden -- years.
With missing most important of all John is it that -- and I say this is a political statement.
What the Republicans if they want us to hire -- new commander in chief here in November 6 have got to focus on is not.
How much did it cost for the campaign trip to -- They've got to focus on substance of what we've just found paragraph six -- Of the kinds of things that are not in that strategic document about the force levels in the number of troops their mission their capabilities how much it's gonna cost us.
It's all -- big promise to get the US combat troops out of Afghanistan by them but.
The summer of fourteen.
The reality of it is it's much more restrictive than that you just identified one of those points.
-- extraordinary thanks to all of us -- colonel Oliver North Firefox and military analyst thank you.