Washington: Osama bin Laden, the 9/11 mastermind, spent years in hiding after the United States invaded Afghanistan. Laden was eventually traced to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was killed by US Navy Seals in a 2011 raid.
The US recently released a sizable amount of documents unearthed form the al Qaeda leader’s hideout. Some of these documents included the list of books Laden was reading when in hiding.
Here’s a list of 20 of the books he was reading at the time, courtesy of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. His full reading list consisted of 39 books.
- 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
- Checking Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions by Henry Sokolski and Patrick Clawson
- Christianity and Islam in Spain 756-1031 A.D. by C. R. Haines
- 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.
- New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 by David Ray Griffin
- Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies by Noam Chomsky
- Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward
- Oxford History of Modern War by Charles Townsend
- 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
- Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Eustace Mullins