Gary Brooks Faulkner, a 50 year old “Bin Laden hunter” arrested in Pakistan, after he was discovered carrying a 40″ sword, a pistol, and night vision goggles, was motivated by his desire to punish Bin Laden for the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Faulkner was picked up by Pakistani authorities after he was found traveling towards the Afghanistan border. Authorities initially did not believe Faulkner’s claims that he was on a solo mission to kill Bin Laden, but began taking the claims more seriously after he was found to be carrying weapons, and a small amount of drugs.
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According to reports Faulkner is a Colorado resident who became obsessed with the 9/11 attacks, and took a number of steps to carry out his mission of killing Osama Bin Laden. He is being held in Pakistan, but he has not yet been charged with any crime. It is being reported that the U.S. State Department, as well as counterparts from the Pakistani equivalent of our State Department, are trying to determine how best to handle the situation.
Faulkner has taken a number of trips to Pakistan since 2002. He supposedly obtained the weapons that he was discovered with in Pakistan. Faulkner’s family also has stated that he has a kidney condition and requires dialysis at least three times a week. Ironically, it has been widely reported that Bin Laden also requires regular dialysis treatments for kidney issues.
So, what do you think should happen to Gary Brooks Faulkner, the Bin Laden hunter arrested in Pakistan? Should he be returned to the U.S? Should he be released and told to go try and carry out his mission, or should he be kept in a Pakistani jail? It is most likely that Faulkner will be returned to the U.S. where he will undergo psychological evaluations, and most likely will be prohibited from travel outside the country. Hopefully Mr. Faulkner can get some help for his issues, but according to his family his only issue is that other than an unhealthy obsession with killing Bin Laden, he does not have mental health issues. I find that hard to believe, but I’d love to hear your thoughts.