Adam Curtis’ documentary The Power of Nightmares questions the evidence for the alleged links between Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden [see other article]. A documentary produced a few years later, Fabled Enemies (2008), takes Curtis’ doubts about Bin Laden one step further. The director is Jason Bermas, former co-director of the numerous versions of the infamous internet blockbuster documentary Loose Change. Bermas asks one big question: is Osama Bin Laden the real culprit behind the attacks on 9/11?
What Bermas believes to be the most telling piece of evidence in this regard is the fact that the FBI only lists the attacks on the US embassies in East Africa in 1998 and the attack on USS Cole in 2000 as Bin Laden’s crimes. This information became known after inquiries by the author Ed Haas. When he contacted FBI Headquarters on June 5, 2006, Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI stated quite conclusively: “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.” Tomb also added: “Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.” This puzzling piece of information was also noticed by Project Censored, which every year publishes a ranking list of what they believe to be underreported cases. They rated it as number 16 of the top 25 cases in 2008.