Osama bin Laden was an avid reader of 9/11 conspiracy theories, according to documents from the Al Qaeda leader’s Abbottabad, Pakistan, hideout released Wednesday by the U.S. government. The release includes a sizable list of English-language works.
Bin Laden had texts from Bob Woodward and Noam Chomsky, as well as PDFs related to 9/11 and Illuminati conspiracy theories. The texts are only those found in Adobe Acrobat PDF files, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said, according to the report.
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“This release contains a list of primarily English-language materials that the U.S. Intelligence Community assesses informed Usama bin Ladin’s understanding of the West, and thus informed his strategy to impact the West’s decision making—a collection of documents we nicknamed ‘Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf,’” DNI spokesman Jeffrey Anchukaitis told BuzzFeed. “U.S. Intelligence Community analysts believe Usama bin Ladin’s English-language proficiency was more than sufficient to read and comprehend these documents, and other open sources suggest the same.”
Most of the files, Anchukaitis said, were scanned PDFs of Arabic-language newspapers al-Hayat and al Quds al-Arabi. Another file, a suicide prevention guide, is also present on the English-language list, though analysts believe that it belonged to bin Laden himself, perhaps a family member.
The list also includes several articles and materials related to France’s economy and military.
“The release contains two sections. The first is a list of non-classified material found in and around the compound. The second is a selection of now-declassified documents,” Anchukaitis said in a statement to the media.
The full English language list, as provided by DNI, is as follows:
The 2030 Spike by Colin Mason
A Brief Guide to Understanding Islam by I. A. Ibrahim
America’s Strategic Blunders by Willard Matthias
America’s “War on Terrorism” by Michel Chossudovsky
Al-Qaeda’s Online Media Strategies: From Abu Reuter to Irhabi 007 by Hanna Rogan
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast
The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Anthony Sutton
Black Box Voting, Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century by Bev Harris
Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier
Bounding the Global War on Terror by Jeffrey Record
Checking Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions by Henry Sokolski and Patrick Clawson
Christianity and Islam in Spain 756-1031 A.D. by C. R. Haines
Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies by Cheryl Benard
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Committee of 300 by John Coleman
Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert
Fortifying Pakistan: The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance (only the book’s introduction) by C. Christine Fair and Peter Chalk
Guerilla Air Defense: Antiaircraft Weapons and Techniques for Guerilla Forces by James Crabtree
Handbook of International Law by Anthony Aust
Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky
Imperial Hubris by Michael Scheuer
In Pursuit of Allah’s Pleasure by Asim Abdul Maajid, Esaam-ud-Deen and Dr. Naahah Ibrahim
International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific by John Ikenberry and Michael Mastandano
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II by William Blum
Military Intelligence Blunders by John Hughes-Wilson
Project MKULTRA, the CIA’s program of research in behavioral modification. Joint hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, August 3, 1977. United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence.
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies by Noam Chomsky
New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 by David Ray Griffin
New Political Religions, or Analysis of Modern Terrorism by Barry Cooper
Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward
Oxford History of Modern War by Charles Townsend
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy
Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower by William Blum
The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Hall (1928)
Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Eustace Mullins
The Taking of America 1-2-3 by Richard Sprague
Unfinished Business, U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century by Michael O’Hanlon
The U.S. and Vietnam 1787-1941 by Robert Hopkins Miller.