Report: Bin Laden’s Hit List Included Obama, Petraeus, And A Major U.S. Sporting Event

ABC News Martha Raddatz is quoting unnamed U.S. officials who are claiming that Osama bin Laden had the desire to celebrate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with another attack on the United States, and had a “hit list” which included Barack Obama, General David Petraeus and included plans for crashing a small airplane into a major U.S. sporting event causing mass casualties.

Writing for, Raddatz reports:

The hit list was discovered in the “treasure trove” of information seized from Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound after the Navy SEAL raid that killed him in May. Officials say he was intent on an attack on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, though the plot was only in the “discussion phase.” He also remained obsessed with using aircraft to kill.

Officials tell ABC News that bin Laden wanted to fly a small plane into a sporting event to cause mass casualties.

“We have so many small airports, you could fly below radar,” said Brad Garrett, former FBI special agent and now an ABC News consultant. “That’s possibly doable.’

Raddatz continues to report that the main target on bin Laden’s hit list was Obama and that the al Qaeda leader was “trying to hatch a plan to kill President Obama by shooting down Air Force One or Marine One” during one of his trips abroad. Read the full report here or watch Raddatz report on GMA this morning, courtesy of ABC News.

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