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article imageBin Laden alleged to have wanted small cities as targets

By KJ Mullins     May 12, 2011 in World
According to new media reports Osama Bin Laden had planned to attack small cities in the United States. The details have emerged from what is alleged to be his personal journals written by hand.
Experts say that it will take time, possibly several months, to go through the journals that were taken from the Pakistani compound where Bin Laden was killed May 1.
The information about what is written is being leaked out by U.S. officials talking to A.P. on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly.
The writings are chilling. The terrorist is said to have written that trains and planes were targets as well as Los Angeles or smaller cities. The goal of the attacks, which would according to Bin Laden have more impact on significant dates like the Fourth of July, was to kill as many Americans as possible. He wrote that by killing more Americans in a single attack would drive the US from the Arab world.
Aware of US counter terrorist defenses Bin Laden taught his followers how to work around them. Using flash drives Bin Laden was able to spread his messages far beyond the compound were he hid from global authorities.
The journals show that he was indeed the head of al-Qaeda with his hand in every major recent plot. No new plots have yet to be uncovered according to the officials.
It's thought that al-Qaeda could fragment with Bin Laden dead. Some sects in Somalia and Algeria already have shown different goals than the main group focusing on local problems.
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