Declassified Osama bin Laden Letter to Wife Shows Concerns Over Tracking Device in Tooth
A declassified letter from Osama bin Laden to his wife shows the former al-Qaeda leader’s questioning her over a tooth filling she received in Iran.
The letter reveals that bin Laden was concerned a chip might have been implanted when she received a filling.
“I was told that you went to a dentist in Iran,” bin Laden wrote in the letter.
“Let me know in detail about anything that bothers you about any hospital in Iran or any suspicions that any of the brothers may have about chips planted in any way,” bin Laden wrote.
He then continues on to explain to her the dimensions of such a chip, saying it would be about the length of a grain of wheat and the width of a fine piece of vermicelli.
“I need to know the date you had the filling, also about any surgery you had, even if it was only a quick pinch,” bin Laden wrote.
He also warned his wife that a chip can be planted under the skin.
The letter is part of 113 declassified documents released on March 1 that were obtained in a raid in May 2011 in Pakistan from bin Laden’s compound. The former leader of the terrorist group was killed in the raid by U.S. special forces. The documents were translated and released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. There have been several prior batches of documents released.
In the letter bin Laden also said he was making arrangements to see his wife. Saying that arrangements were difficult because his security personnel have been exhausted.
“I have been living for years in the company of some brothers from the area and they are exhausted-security-wise-from me staying with them and what results from that,” he said.
“It is hard for them to do some of the things I ask them to,” the former leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group wrote.