Osama Bin Laden was grooming his son to take over the Al-Qaeda, documents declassified by the United States of America have revealed. In addition to this the files also show that Bin Laden was extremely scared of surveillance.
Over 100 documents declassified by the US reveal that Osama was planning on making his favourite son, Hamza the chief of the Al-Qaeda. According to the documents, the 22 year old Hamza had written to his father that there was an urge within him to join the fight.
The favourite son:
The documents which were provided by the Central Intelligence Agency states that there was a lot of correspondence between Osama and his son, Hamza. It was clear that he was the favourite son of Osama.
Hamza had expressed his urge to join the Al-Qaeda several times. It has also been revealed that Osama was very enthused about the take over. He had also started grooming his son to be the next chief of the Al-Qaeda.
The documents state that there were two letters, one from Hamza and the other from Bin Laden’s mother. Both letters suggested that Hamza join the Al-Qaeda as soon as possible.
Watch my children:
A letter written by Bin Laden to his wife states, “you have to raise my children properly, and to watch them, and be careful of bad company for them, especially after puberty, especially the girls.”
My daughters shall marry mujahideen fighters if possible he writes. Send my son to the battle field, Osama also tells his wife in one letter.
“ You are very important to me and the most precious thing I have in this world. If you want to marry after me, I have no problems with that. But I want you to be my wife in paradise, Bin Laden also writes.
The tenth anniversary of 9/11:
Bin Laden was planning a major celebration for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. "We are awaiting the tenth anniversary of the blessed attacks on New York and Washington which will be in nine months" Bin Laden also wrote.
Osama had even sent out a lot of correspondence to several persons regarding hosting a major programme to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. He was planning on delivering several speeches via video to speak about the importance of the attack and how more such attacks should be planned, the documents have also revealed.
The fear of surveillance:
Bin Laden expresses fear of being tracked all the time. He warns one of his wives against travelling to Iran and instead join him and take good care of him.
"Before Um Hamza arrives here, it is necessary for her to leave everything behind, including clothes, books, everything that she had in Iran... Everything that a needle might possibly penetrate," the Al-Qaeda leader wrote on September 26 2010.
A passing India reference:
In one of the letters Osama Bin Laden writes:
As for our situation in general, there are renewed concerns and rumors about a possible campaign that will be waged by the army on northern Waziristan, under pressure from the Americans, of course.
However, we were told that the pressures eased after Obama's visit to India and not visiting Pakistan. The Pakistanis told some ofthe students here in the north that unless communications from Miran Shah and Marali stop, the campaign is a possibility.
They are referring to the pressure the Americans are putting on them because of the intercepted communications. Speaking of communications, we put a ban on communications except with a special permission, allowing only some [communication with] families, and so on.
The problem is not with us (the organization) and the disciplined, but rather in those loitering in the markets of Miran Shah and Marali, who are not disciplined, and do not listen to anyone. They are Arabs, Turks, Azeris, even Germans, and many more mixtures.
We always try to advise the group leaders and those who are wise, and we communicate with them to mitigate the bad, and make them understand public interest. Also, we are currently in the process of establishing a Coordination Council for Turkish speaking groups (Turks,Turkmen, and Uzbeks, some ofthem are not part of the Taher Jan group, Azeris, and Bulgarians, probably). Allah is the one who grants success.