Already On The Trail Of Osama Bin Laden
Nearly five years before the United States finally tracked down and killed Osama Bin Laden, many had already known of his location and movements since 9/11. In November 2006, two photojournalists with the Qatar-based news agency Al-Zur, Mohammed ben Kalish Ezab and Omar ben Salaad, had been following the trail of the leader of Al Qaeda’s military wing, Dr. Fasqiyta Ul-Junat. They were able to capture and record Dr. Ul-Junat (who strangely looks like the artist/photographer Joan Fontcuberta) as he traveled with Bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri and fought in Afghanistan. However, it was later discovered that this dangerous man was in reality an actor and singer named Manbaa Mokfhi, who had appeared in soap operas on Arab television networks and was the public face of a Mecca Cola advertising campaign that ran in Algeria and Morocco. It is further revealed that the attacks on September 11 had really been orchestrated by U.S. Intelligence as a means to generate increased spending for the weapons industry.
This is the jumping off point for Joan Fontcuberta and his book, Deconstructing Osama – The Truth About the Case of Manbaa Mokfhi.