Osama Bin Laden kept close tabs on 9/11 conspiracy theories and recent American foreign policy and had an interest in the illuminati, according to a list of English-language books found at his compound that was released Wednesday.
Bin Laden had more than three dozen English-language works at the compound, many of them focused on America’s efforts abroad, according to a list released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Works include books on the illuminati and freemasonry — and works on 9/11 conspiracy theories including the book “Crossing the Rubicon” and the web story “Website Claims Steve Jackson Games Foretold 9/11.”
Journalist Bob Woodward’s “Obama’s Wars” makes an appearance, as does “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers” by Paul Kennedy.
The terrorist leader’s reading list included works by leftist intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and Michael Scheuer as well as conspiracy theory works like “Secrets of the Federal Reserve” by Holocaust denier Eustace Mullins and “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” a book by a former financial consultant who claims to have helped the U.S. manipulate underdeveloped foreign countries.
The material, collected after commandos killed Bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011, includes some of the terrorist kingpin’s own letters.
“’How will you win a war whose leaders are pessimistic and whose soldiers are committing suicide? If fear enters the hearts of men, winning the war becomes impossible. How will you win a war whose cost is like a hurricane blowing violently at your economy and weakening your dollar?” bin Laden asked in one.“The 2030 Spike,” by Colin Mason.
Other material found on-site has been listed as “probably used by other compound residents.”
Those include a few pages from the 2008 children’s version of the Guinness Book of World Records, a suicide prevention guide, and a videogame guide for Delta Force Xtreme 2, a first-person shooter game that ironically is based around U.S. commandos’ efforts to hunt down terrorists.
Source: The NY Daily