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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010 02:41:26 pm    Post subject: American claiming to be hunting bin Laden arrested Reply with quote

i think the story would have been way better if this article stated he was successful in actually doing so...with a sword!!! LMAO!! Laughing

i guess he's just a sick and tired as i am that some dumb ass hiding in the mountains still is out there.

a 40 inch sword, Laughing Laughing Laughing

ARTICLE <---- on Yahoo!

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By RIAZ KHAN and MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press Writers Riaz Khan And Munir Ahmed, Associated Press Writers 1 hr 22 mins ago
PESHAWAR, Pakistan An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch (102-centimeter) 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, identified as 52-year-old Californian construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner, said he wanted to cross over into the nearby Afghan province of Nuristan because he had "heard bin Laden was living there", according to officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.

Faulkner was picked up in a forest in the Chitral region late on Sunday, he said.

"We initially laughed when he told us that he wanted to kill Osama bin Laden," said Khan. But he said when officers seized the pistol, the sword, a dagger and night-vision equipment, "our suspicion grew."

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

Faulkner told police he visited Pakistan seven times, and this was his third trip to Chitral, which is a mountainous region that attracts adventurous Western tourists and hikers. Unlike much of northwestern Pakistan, it is considered relatively safe for foreigners.

Chitral and Nuristan are among several rumored hiding places for the al-Qaida leader, who has evaded a massive U.S. effort to capture him since 2001. The focus of that hunt has been along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

Bin Laden is accused of being behind the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, as well other terrorist acts. Washington has offered a bounty of $25 million for information leading to his capture.

Khan said Faulkner was also carrying a book containing Christian verses and teachings.

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.

Faulkner arrived in the Chitrali town of Bumburate on June 3 and stayed in a hotel there.

He was assigned a police guard, as is quite common for foreigners visiting remote parts of Pakistan. When he checked out without informing police, officers began hunting for him, said Khan.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Richard Snelsire said the mission had received notification from Pakistani officials that an American citizen had been arrested. He said embassy officials were trying to meet the man and confirm his identity.

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Ahmed reported from Islamabad. Associated Press writer Gul Hamad Farooqui in Chitral contributed to this report.




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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2010 05:29:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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wow. it sounds like a good plan, right? i'm sure if you found the guy, you'd be able to walk right up to him with a 40" sword and a pistol.

his heart was in the right place i suppose, just not sure he thought through all of the logistics. lol. Laughing


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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2010 02:14:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is an update...now it's a 40 inch sword and plastic handcuffs Laughing

ARTICLE <----- on Yahoo!

my favorite quotes are:

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A devout Christian with a prison record...

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learned some of the local language, and even grew a long beard to blend in...

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"Our military has not been able to track Osama down yet. It's been 10 years," Scott Faulkner told reporters in Denver. "It's easier as a civilian, dressed in the local dress, to infiltrate the inside, the local people, gain their confidence and get information and intel that you couldn't get as an American soldier, Navy SEAL, whoever you might be."

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"He's as normal as you and I," Scott Faulkner said. "He's just very passionate."


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obtained his weapons inside Pakistan and only took with him a Bible and plastic handcuffs.

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police confiscated a small amount of hashish, enough for a single joint, from Faulkner.

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Khan said when Faulkner was asked why he thought he could trace bin Laden, he replied, "God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him."


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