Bin Laden’s Plans After 9/11 Attacks Revealed
After the terrorist attacks perpetrated by al-Qaeda (banned in the territory of the Russian Federation) in New York on September 11, 2001, the extremist leader Osama bin Laden was planning a series of attacks against the United States using private planes. He also planned to target the American railroads in his attacks.
According to the revelations, bin Laden did not expect the United States to go to war in Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks. He had hoped that the attack on the World Trade Center in New York would force Americans to take to the streets and demand that their government withdraw troops from the Middle East, CBS News reports referring to declassified Navy SEAL documents.
However, instead of withdrawing the troops, the United States launched a war in Afghanistan and a full-scale hunt for bin Laden. In response, the leader of al-Qaeda, while on the run, demanded that his subordinates stage a series of terrorist attacks on American soil. Among other things, he planned to blow up 12 kilometers of railway tracks and hijack private planes.
However, bin Laden ignored the capabilities of the US national security system, which had dramatically increased its vigilance after 9/11.
On September 3, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order ordering the declassification of certain investigative documents related to the September 11, 2001 attacks.