Bin Laden Obsessed With Conspiracies, Documents Show

Osama bin Laden kept a clutch of English-language books indulging his interest in conspiracy theories about the United States in the Pakistani compound where he hid from American intelligence agencies for years after the 9/11 attacks, newly released documents show. The books were found in his compound in Abbottabad after Navy SEALs raided it and killed him in 2011. Those books — titles like "Bloodlines of the Illuminati," "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" and "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve" — were part of a trove of documents titled "Bin Laden's Bookshelf" released by the Director of National Intelligence Wednesday. Spanning the terror chief's private life, the documents include personal letters, internal al Qaeda messages and even an al Qaeda job application with questions like "Who should we contact in case you became a martyr?"

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