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Osama Bin Laden Hitman Detained In Pakistan  
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

DENVER — An American construction worker has been detained in the mountains of Pakistan after authorities there found him carrying a sword, pistol and night-vision goggles on a solo mission to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden.

Catching bin Laden was Gary Brooks Faulkner's "passion," his brother said, noting that the 50-year-old has been to Afghanistan at least six times, learned some of the local language and even grew a long beard to blend in. Relatives and acquaintances said Faulkner is a devout, good-humored Christian who requires dialysis and did time in prison years ago.




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0...brooks-faulkner-osam_n_612310.html

I wonder if he had ever found Bin Laden if it wasn't because he was arrested  

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User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

That's awesome. More power to him.

How funny would it have been, if he managed to do something the US has been unable to do for almost over a decade?


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15796 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

A sword and night vision goggles? Some people are getting pretty serious with World of Warcraft.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Thread starter):
a devout, good-humored Christian who requires dialysis

That's how you'll catch Osama right there.



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6351 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
Some people are getting pretty serious with World of Warcraft.


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

Man ... the dude has stones I will give him that . Quite a humanitarian as well ...built allot of homes for poor people and lived a live of servitude (from another article see WSJ online) . What was he going to do with that sword I wonder .... nicely done man... at least someone is still angry about 911.


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14091 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 4):
What was he going to do with that sword I wonder .... nicely done man... at least someone is still angry about 911.

Isn´t the a "dead or alive" bounty on OBL´s head? Well, it is easier to just bring back the head instead of the whole OBL.
Also, Al Qaeda and the Taliban like to behead people, maybe he was thinking of giving OBL a dose of his own medicine.

Jan


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6748 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

How very Christian of him to hunt a man down to kill him !


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15796 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 6):
How very Christian of him to hunt a man down to kill him !

Well, I think that we can make an exception for Osama. Plus, I highly doubt that this man would actually ever get the chance to kill Bin Laden, since it is generally accepted that Osama's bodyguards have standing orders to kill him if anyone gets too close so he can claim to be a martyr.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7931 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 6):
How very Christian of him to hunt a man down to kill him !

If you could kill Osama to stop 9/11 (theoretically) would you? I think there are some justifable times to kill, but yes, I'd rather detain than kill someone.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 7):
it is generally accepted that Osama's bodyguards have standing orders to kill him if anyone gets too close so he can claim to be a martyr.

Then what is the point of having a bodyguard then??   



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6748 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 7):
Well, I think that we can make an exception for Osama. Plus, I highly doubt that this man would actually ever get the chance to kill Bin Laden, since it is generally accepted that Osama's bodyguards have standing orders to kill him if anyone gets too close so he can claim to be a martyr.

I'm just saying that because I thought Jesus' message was about turning the other cheek, yet the guy is not described as a nice man or something like that, but as a Christian.

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 8):
If you could kill Osama to stop 9/11 (theoretically) would you? I think there are some justifable times to kill, but yes, I'd rather detain than kill someone.

You mean another 9/11 ? Probably, but I'd have to be sure it would stop it, and not convince 10 others to become him.



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User currently offline787atPAE From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 143 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Didn't this guy carry in a Christian bible into Pakistan too? What's the penalty for bringing in a bible into a predominantly Muslim country?

I'm sure in a different part of the country, he'd get the same treatment that Daniel Pearl did.


User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Now this is what is called having some initiative, rather than arguing politics over the internet, More power to this guy!

Could you imagine the embarassment on all sides, had this guy shown up with OBLs head in a bag??


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5880 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting 787atPAE (Reply 11):
Didn't this guy carry in a Christian bible into Pakistan too? What's the penalty for bringing in a bible into a predominantly Muslim country?

I'm sure in a different part of the country, he'd get the same treatment that Daniel Pearl did.

Pakistan has a Christian minority and Churches and Bibles just about everywhere in native language too, as for this chap he was in a part of Pakistan where he would have gotten the same treatment as Pearl, luckily he got saved by being caught.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7931 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 10):

Not scutinizing you, but perhaps he was thinking under a similar mindset



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User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Quoting Mudboy (Reply 12):
Now this is what is called having some initiative, rather than arguing politics over the internet, More power to this guy!

On the contrary this is what you call being absolutely stupid. That is no place for him to be roaming about, he was lucky to be caught by the authorities I think.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Quoting 787atPAE (Reply 11):
Didn't this guy carry in a Christian bible into Pakistan too? What's the penalty for bringing in a bible into a predominantly Muslim country?

As long as he's not proselytizing, he wouldn't have a problem.

People get this sense that people of other religions in Pakistan need to hide or they will be persecuted/killed-that is simply not true.

This Cathedral in Karachi, Pakistan, is basically in the centre of the city..

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a97/historickarachi/Churches/KarachiStPatricksCathedral6.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Cathedral,_Karachi

There are other large churches in other cities as well.

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 15):

On the contrary this is what you call being absolutely stupid. That is no place for him to be roaming about, he was lucky to be caught by the authorities I think.

  ...lucky bugger he was...



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User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 15):
On the contrary this is what you call being absolutely stupid. That is no place for him to be roaming about, he was lucky to be caught by the authorities I think.

You know? A lot of people call jumping out of an airplane into enemy territory stupid, as well as going into combat, as well as giving your life for your country.
Then there are those of us that call doing all that brave!

Someone screwing a hooker without a condom, is stupid!!

[Edited 2010-06-18 02:43:18]

User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6748 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Quoting Mudboy (Reply 17):
A lot of people call jumping out of an airplane into enemy territory stupid

Well, it is in fact stupid if you don't do it in a certain frame, say being a member of the army/marines following official orders, with equipment, backup, etc.

Now personally I like jumping out of an airplane just for fun, some call that stupid too 
Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 14):
Not scutinizing you, but perhaps he was thinking under a similar mindset

One way or the other he's delusional. Believing he can do it, or doing it without believing he can succeed. Especially considering he is not even medically fit.



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User currently offlineoffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 890 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

From the Huftington Post:
DENVER — An American construction worker has been detained in the mountains of Pakistan after authorities there found him carrying a sword, pistol and night-vision goggles on a solo mission to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden.

And from the NY Times:
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An ailing, middle-age construction worker from Colorado, on a self-proclaimed mission to help American troops, armed himself with a dagger, a pistol, a sword, Christian texts, hashish and night-vision goggles and headed to the lawless tribal areas near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan to personally hunt down Osama bin Laden

Arming yourself with hashish? Maybe this guy wasn't so much on a "mission", as on a "trip"?



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31692 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Somehow he knew the location  


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