Interspersed between the US claims that they are virtually certain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is living in Pakistan is the occasional wild theory about where the reclusive terrorist mastermind actually is.
Today’s theory comes by way of a documentary filmmaker who has just released a new film about falconry. Unsurprisingly, his Osama theory involves falcons.
According to the filmmaker, one of his employees saved the life of a weapons smuggler from Northern Iran, and being so grateful that smuggler let him in on the world’s most sought after secret. Apparently Osama bin Laden has been hanging out in Northern Iran, and practicing falconry.
Now wait a minute, you may be saying. Osama is the leader of the Sunni al-Qaeda, and has been an arch-enemy of Iran for decades. Why would he be there, of all places?
Well never mind that, it gets better. The filmmaker claims to be in possession of Osama’s falcons’ telemetry information, and has offered to give it to the US government so they can pinpoint his whereabouts. The US government, apparently not quite this desperate for leads, never called him back.