- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Osama bin Laden penned a letter “to the American people” asking them to help President Obama fight climate change and “save humanity,” according to documents released Tuesday by the Obama administration.

The letter was among materials seized from the May 2, 2011, Special Forces raid that killed bin Laden at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Reuters reported.

The undated, unsigned letter that U.S. intelligence officials attributed to bin Laden appeared to have been written shortly after Mr. Obama began his first presidential term in 2009, based on the letter’s references to events, Reuters reported.

The late al Qaeda leader hoped Americans would launch “a great revolution” to free Mr. Obama from the influences of lobbyists.

That would enable the president to make “a rational decision to save humanity from the harmful gases that threaten its destiny,” bin Laden wrote.

Another letter featured a writer purported to be bin Laden arguing that “the world should put its efforts into attempting to reduce the release of gases.”

“This is a struggle between two of the largest cultures on Earth, and it is in the shadow of catastrophic climate conditions.”

The letters are among a tranche of 113 documents — dating mostly from 2009 to 2011 and translated from Arabic into English — published on Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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