American caught in Pakistan Hunting for Osama bin Laden

  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 15, 2010 11:59 AM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37699948/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden, a police officer said Tuesday.

    The man was identified as 52-year-old Californian construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner, said officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.

    He was picked up in a forest in the Chitral region late on Sunday, where he was "roaming in the security zone in a suspicious manner," Khan said.

    He was questioned Tuesday by intelligence officials in Peshawar, the main northwestern city.

    Faulkner was hunting bin Laden because he suffered personal losses in the September 11, 2001 attacks, Khan said...

    When asked why he thought he had a chance of tracing bin Laden, Faulkner replied, "God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him," said Khan...
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    Jun 15, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    Sounds like the peasant who wants to kill Il Duce in Wertmuller's Love and Anarchy.
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    Jun 15, 2010 3:07 PM GMT

    Prediction: Faulkner will return to the US and run for congress as a Republican / Tea Party candidate. He'll fit right in.
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    Jun 15, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    god bless his soul....someone has to do it...
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    Jun 15, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    flieslikeabeagle said
    Prediction: Faulkner will return to the US and run for congress as a Republican / Tea Party candidate. He'll fit right in.


    I was going to respond: "No, he's delusional and irrational."

    But with our current political climate... I think you might be correct.
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    Jun 15, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37699948/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia



    When asked why he thought he had a chance of tracing bin Laden, Faulkner replied, "God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him," said Khan...


    Now if a Muslim said that line, it would be Jihad.
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    Jun 15, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
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    Jun 15, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    I appreciate the sentiment...the method kinda half baked but the sentiment and....i guess bravery (part of me says stupidity) should be admired and appreciated.
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    Jun 15, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    DrNY saidI appreciate the sentiment...the method kinda half baked but the sentiment and....i guess bravery (part of me says stupidity) should be admired and appreciated.


    Not bravery... stupidity and arrogance.
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    A sword? He gets points for style, but not much for brains.
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:50 PM GMT
    Personally, I think the guy rocks. His attempt to go after Bin Laden is far more convincing than George Bush's.

    We should celebrate Gary Faulkner day.
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    Jun 15, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    I'm not real happy thinking about what hey are going to do with him in Pakistan, but hey, you made your bed... Hopefully he knows that this is what assassins have to face all the time.
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    May 03, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    don't be fooled people, true or scam? if Osama is dead why they don't show the body to the American people? buried at sea???. Obama is trying to buy votes for the upcoming elections.