Remember how members of the bin Laden family were permitted to fly out of the United States after the 9/11 attacks even though there was a ground-stop on all non-military air traffic?
There were FBI agents who were chomping at the bit to interview them. But away they went. And other members of his family went into hiding - not to be seen publicly for more than eight years now.
But now a British newspaper is reporting that Osama bin Laden's closest relatives have been found. The paper reports that they have been living in a secret compound in Iran.
Which, if accurate, raises important questions about the relationship between the Iranian government and those who perpetuated the September 11 attacks.