The lengths (and lies) some will go to get what they want...
Osama Bin Laden is in Iran, asserts Alan Howell Parrot, the director of The Union for the Conservation of Raptors (UCR), who for many years served as a Falconer for the rulers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and members of Saudi Royal family. In that capacity he was a regular guest in the seasonal Falconry-hunting camps and had access to all participants. Parrot has been offering evidence of Bin Laden's sighting in Iran since November 2004 to a great number of U.S. government officials at the Department of Defense, the FBI, Senators and even to the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gen. Michael V. Hayden. Government officials who asked to remain nameless confirmed Parrot's contact with the government. Still, no one responded.
So let me get this straight: A guy named Parrot, who works with the Saudi royal family's falcons, wants us to believe that Bin Laden is playing around with falcons in Iran and even though Parrot negotiated with Iranian officials to bring Bin Laden to the Saudis (why? the best person for this job was a guy in charge of falcons?), no one in the US cared about his story. Ehrenfeld doesn't bother to explain why a Iranian-Saudi extradition would require US intervention nor why Parrot himself might have a wee bit of a credibility problem. My buddy Cernig did a little basic internet searching and discovered that Parrot has posted on a right wing site that not only has the Saudi royal family unsuccessfully tried to have him killed several times, he also holds some fairly bizarre Islamophobic notions:
Muslims are extraordinarily averse to admitting self-fault, and accepting blame. This is a UNIVERSAL feature among devout Muslims. Why?
For many years I have watched the cultural phenomenon of “Majelis”, where strict protocol governs how a person publicly relates to the sheikh or the prince, and everyone’s actions are more controlled than in Louis IV palace of Versailles. There are many, many subtle things that have to be done just right, to qualify as an honored guest in Majelis. Westerners always offend Majelis protocol, even when the Westerners think they know the system backwards and forwards; their Arab hosts forgive these Westerners, with a smug deductive conclusion that their Western guest is an uncivilized “barbarian”.[..]
Certainly that perception among Muslim leaders (that Westerners are simple and naïve), is behind their ability to manipulate our media and some of our political leaders. When they succeed in manipulating us to achieve their own Islamic agendas, at the same time these Islamic colonialists spit on the ground and revile us even more than before.
Oh, that sounds REALLY credible. Gosh, can't imagine why he wasn't taken more seriously at the CIA. Isn't it convenient that the number one bogeyman is located in the enemy country du jour for the Neocon/Netanyahu group?
Obviously, they subscribe to the notion of the BIG lie being more believable. It's just a shame to see it go unchallenged at Huffington Post.