U.S. Citizen Arrested In Bin Laden Death Plot.(update pg 2)

U.S. Citizen Arrested In Bin Laden Death Plot.(update pg 2)

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    Resupply him.

    They should have given him a case of MRE's, ammo, sleeping bag and a knife and sent him on his way.. cheaper than the billions we're spending.

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    He's a nut job with a screw loose.

    His family was in the news yesterday worried and upset saying that he depends on weekly dialysis to survive a fatal condition kidney issue.

    Never mind that he's a white man thinking to travel to Pakistan and his only cover is looking like Michael McDonald.

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    American Hunting Osama Bin Laden Was Intent on Avenging 9/11
    Family Said They Fear for Gary Brooks Faulkner's Life Due to Kidney Disease

    By LEE FERRAN and MATTHEW COLE
    June 15, 2010

    The American arrested in Pakistan who was on a solo mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden told police he was intent on avenging the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.

    Gary Faulkner was arrested in Pakistan, armed with a sword and pistol.

    Authorities said Gary Brooks Faulkner, a construction worker who lived in Greeley, Colo., was arrested attempting to cross into Afghanistan in the mountainous region of northern Pakistan. He was armed with a pistol, sword, night vision goggles, a map and was reportedly carrying Christian literature.

    Police arrested Faulkner, 50, in a hotel near the Afghanistan border. Police said that when he was arrested, Faulkner claimed he was going to take revenge for al Qaeda's terror attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

    Faulkner's brother-in-law John Martin told ABC News that Faulkner talked openly with the family about his plans to hunt down the al Qaeda leader.

    "He's a very deeply religious individual, very patriotic," Martin said. "It seemed to be his thing. He thought it should be done and he thought he could accomplish it."

    Osama bin Laden has evaded one of the largest international manhunts in history and remains on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.

    Martin said Faulkner was not trained in anyway for a seek and destroy mission and had no military training, though he had been to the region before. Faulkner's brother Scott said he was trained in martial arts and a sword and dagger were his "weapons of choice."

    Faulkner also has an arrest record and spent time in Colorado prisons, according to public records.


    This undated photo provided Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by the Larimer County, Colo. Sheriff's Office shows Gary Brooks Faulkner. Faulkner, armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword, was detained Tuesday in northern Pakistan as he tried to cross the border into Afghanistan on a mission to avenge the 9/11 attacks and kill Osama bin Laden, police said. Faulkner, a 51-year-old construction worker, also was carrying Christian literature and a small amount of hashish.
    (Larimer County Sheriff's Office/AP Photo)

    Family: Faulkner is Not Crazy, Maybe Non-Traditional

    "We initially laughed when he told us he wanted to kill Osama bin Laden," said one official, Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, according to The Associated Press.

    While going on such a mission in hostile territory alone and with no training to find the most wanted man on the planet may have seemed ridiculous to many, Faulkner's brother said he had made several trips to the area to reconnoiter bin Laden's possible location -- and believed he had found the cave where the al Qaeda leader was hiding.

    Scott Faulkner said his brother had "stood at its entrance, possibly within 100 feet" of where he believe his target was living.

    If his brother's mission failed and even if he died trying, Scott Faulkner said his brother would "love" the media attention.

    "It's waking America back up... The fact that it's bringing it back in the forefront of the American psyche, now there's hopefully going to be a renewed effort to get this guy," Scott Faulkner said.

    While he was likely aware of the hefty $25 million reward for information leading to Bin Laden's arrest, Martin said the cause was more important.

    "The inspiration was more important to him than the money," he said.

    Scott Faulkner told CNN his brother is "highly intelligent" and "has not forgotten what Osama has done to this country."

    "I think probably every family member out there has a non-traditional family member," Martin said. "Ours is just maybe more newsworthy than some sometimes."

    Faulkner may be fearless in his attempt to track down bin Laden, but his family is now worried about his health now that he is in custody. Faulkner suffers from a kidney disease that requires dialysis, Martin told ABC News. Martin said the family called the U.S. State Department to alert them to Faulkner's condition "to see if they could maybe interfere and make sure he at least lives through this."

    The U.S. State Department confirmed Faulkner's arrest but declined to provide details.

    "We're going to talk to him, try to figure out who he is, what brought him to Pakistan and we'll go from there," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said.

    Already Facebook groups have popped up declaring Faulkner a hero and patriot -- a faked personal page features an action figure in the profile picture -- but Martin stopped short of agreeing.

    "If he accomplished it, he damn sure would've been tagged that, wouldn't he?" he said.
    The full story can be found at; Colorado Man Gary Brooks Faulkner Arrested in Pakistan Hunting Osama Bin Laden - ABC News

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    Isn't there a bounty out for Bin Laden? Like $25 million or something? So why can't this guy go get him?
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    Why do people think he is crazy? 25 million is a lot of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    Why do people think he is crazy? 25 million is a lot of money.
    Because of this...

    Scott Faulkner said his brother had "stood at its entrance, possibly within 100 feet" of where he believe his target was living.
    To which it is well known and established by past military actions that Osama is very well protected by guards who will and have fought to the teeth...And that such past actions by small teams including CIA operatives have resulted in intense firefights, and that nobody has gotten within 100 METER of Osama's location and lived to tell westerners about it.
    And the CIA has an unlimited budget as well as operatives who actually look the part of natives as well as speak their native tongue.

    As well...

    While he was likely aware of the hefty $25 million reward for information leading to Bin Laden's arrest, Martin said the cause was more important.

    "The inspiration was more important to him than the money," he said.
    Everybody knows there is a huge bounty on Osama's head. You don't have to know the exact dollar value. It suffices enough to say and think of it as being HUGE.
    So this dude didn't care about the money. Okay, so do the job and simply refuse any monies (!) or donate the money to a charity. For a rational thinking person this is a no brainer thought process and conclusion. It takes no effort.

    Further he doesn't even have to do the dirty work!
    All he has to do is provide _information_ that leads to Osama's capture or killing.
    And he thought that he could just sidle up to Osama's living room and pierce his heart with a sword or blade, as while walking past his guards and do so without any effort or possibility of being captured and effectively nullified.


    Now do you see why some folk might think he have a screw loose and be a dime short of a dollar?

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    "Faulkner may be fearless in his attempt to track down bin Laden, but his family is now worried about his health now that he is in custody. Faulkner suffers from a kidney disease that requires dialysis, Martin told ABC News. "


    Maybe Faulkner intended to kill Osama and then preserve his own life by using Bin Ladens dialysis machine?

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    Wouldn't it have been a hoot if he'd have got Bin Laden?
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    Personally I admire the guy. If I were dying I'd like to go down fighting.. what a better way to try to wipe out the most evil living person? Perhaps being successful and to leave the $25M to family or charity?

    IMO there should be more "Faulkner's"!

    With a price tag like that on his head... I'm personally more surprised there aren't other civilian or private bounty hunters looking for the scumbag!
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    Maybe Faulkner intended to kill Osama and then preserve his own life by using Bin Ladens dialysis machine?
    I think it's possible that Faulkner wanted to end it all rather than live his life dependant upon a dialysis machine and saw this as a way to go out as a warrior. Just guessing .

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    Like the US military hasn't tried the same thing? At least he didn't ask for $ billions of funds to try.
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    re: mprp

    Quote Originally Posted by mprp View Post
    Wouldn't it have been a hoot if he'd have got Bin Laden?
    Yup, and also, whose to say he isn't CIA or other with a plausible cover story, "I'm nuts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    Because of this...

    To which it is well known and established by past military actions that Osama is very well protected by guards who will and have fought to the teeth...And that such past actions by small teams including CIA operatives have resulted in intense firefights, and that nobody has gotten within 100 METER of Osama's location and lived to tell westerners about it.
    Really? I hadn't heard this. Aside from bombing Tora Bora, I'm not aware of any reports of the US getting anywhere near 100 meters from OBL.

    As far as Faulkner goes, he's nuts at first glance. But, then, again....this is the stuff movies are made of. $25M is a lot of money, I wish more people would have this kind of motivation. Maybe we'd have gotten him by now.

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