Here's Osama bin Laden's letter to the American people

Osama bin Laden’s undated letter to the American people is one of 113 documents declassified by the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday.

The letter, which was seized in the May 2, 2011 raid on bin Laden’s Abbottabad hideout, begins, “To the American people, peace be upon those who follow the righteous track.”

The document is part of a second batch translated and released by US intelligence agencies. The first set of papers was declassified in May 2015. 

In the 4-page letter, bin Laden writes, “The way for change and freeing yourselves from the pressure of lobbyists is not through the Republican or the Democratic parties, but through undertaking a great revolution for freedom …It does not only include improvement of your economic situation and ensure your security, but more importantly, helps him in making a rational decision to save humanity from the harmful [greenhouse] gases that threaten its destiny.”

Here is the full document:

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