Tuesday, May 4, 2010
THE world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, has been living a relaxed and comfortable existence in an apartment in Iran since at least 2003, according to a new documentary.
The al-Qaeda leader is healthy, surrounded by his wife and a few of his children and has only four bodyguards in Tehran, where he is living under the protection of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, according to the documentary Feathered Cocaine, FOXNews.com reported.
It presents a very different picture to the one the world is most familiar with since bin Laden disappeared in 2001 – that of the terrorist living in a damp cave in northern Pakistan.
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Alan Parrot, the film’s subject and one of the world’s foremost falconers, makes the case that bin Laden, an avid falcon hunter is pursuing the sport relatively freely in Tehran.
Parrot, who was once the chief falconer for the Shah of Iran and who has worked for the royal families of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, used his contacts in Iran to talk about bin Laden’s life there. One of those contacts, described as a warlord from the north of Iran and disguised in a balaclava, reveals in the film that he has met bin Laden six times on hunting trips inside Iran since March 2003.
He says the world’s most wanted terrorist is relaxed and healthy and so comfortable that “he travels with only four bodyguards.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 6:48 am