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American man on solo mission to kill bin Laden detained in Pakistan

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The real difference between crazy Muslim extremists and crazy Christian extremists is that the Muslims are better at murdering people. Granted this could be a very good cover story by a real CIA man. Some how I really don’t think that is the case though.

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Yeah I read this elsewhere and it cracked me up. A gun totin' bible thumpin hashish smoking pay-tree-ah-tick 'merican!

He's got time and money to act like a fool. Nobody is going to help a nutter.

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Doesn't trash Bin Laden have a bounty on his head? Nothing wrong with trying to make about $25 Million extra.

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I thought the bounty was 2mil or so. He's got a slightly better chance of playing the mega lottery or something, and doesn't have to be a one man show along the borders of Pakistan! He should leave it to the intelligence agencies. Its their job and they have better resources than 1 person alone.

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I knew a guy like this once. Crazy? Fool? Nutter? Yeah maybe, but I think people really would be surprised at how effective these kinds of wild weasels are when nobody expects them.

Inglourious Basterds anyone? How many stories have been written where the plot centers around one idea: one man or a small group of men go right after the Nazi hierarchy (usually Hitler himself)? Could it have cut WWII short by months or years?

Yeah he is a crazy lunatic with no chance, but dead leaders keep piling up, don't they? Sadat, George Wallace, Gandhi (two of em!), the Kennedys, MLK, Trotsky... All of their killers had less in the way of resources than this guy had.

He got sick of waiting for other people to take care of the problem. Sometimes it takes a Grant or Sherman attitude to get it done when the McClellans of the world cannot get it right.

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but dead leaders keep piling up, don't they? George Wallace,

Klein2, George Wallace was not assassinated. The attempt left him paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheelchair, but he lived another 26 years.

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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Gary, baby, leave it to the drones, man. That's what you pay taxes for.

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Unreal, all I can say.

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a 25 Million reward with such risks for a guy his age.... I don't find it at all that crazy.

I wonder how people would react if he actually got close, killed or hurt OBL. would he be hailed or left out to dry?

and why is he arrested? What is the actual charge? This also leave to think there are probably many guys out there like this... it is 25 million dollars

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the more reports I read about this incident, the more Im starting to think that Pakistan does know exactly where OBL is located and is helping the terrorist hide what other seek. There have been other reports of others being arrested for the same situation from the Pakistani gov. Makes you think more about what the government is hiding.

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grafton: "(from article)God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him,”

Weren't you saying yesterday that Christians don't use their religion/bible to kill? Guess I was bang on in what I said, and will further more reiterate that this is ONE nut, and not all Christians are murder-hungry psychos.

As for the man himself, he's watched too many Hollywood flicks.

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Anyway, this

“God is with me"

is great, but from all I've read, God is with the Taliban - and against watching the World Cup. Maybe Faulkner and Bin Laden can debate who is right.

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25 Million dollars?!!!!! Ithink I'll take a trip to Afganistan...LOL

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Just another nutter.

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Man, how much dumberer can you get? Read the news, not Fox news, Osama had been dead since '01 from kidney failure. Some people would believe any propaganda fed to them like chicken in a factory ready for slaughter.

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Maybe he was planning to find his grave and shoot him up.

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Kill Bin Ladin? Nope, can´t have that. Suddenly, the Paki police can be efficient. :-)

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Beelzebub. Dead is dead. My statement was correct.

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I did not think that the point needed clarification, but all the cases I mentioned above were PROBABLY lone gunmen who attacked world figures. Yeah. George Wallace lived. I thought I would put him in there to balance out the Kennedys because my list was liberal/pacifist heavy. I could have listed Lennon, the Pope, and Ronald Reagan too. Gerald Ford, twice. Larry Flynt. Some living some dead. Point being that motivated people, even individuals, can be effective.

From the sounds of what this guy was packing, he was better armed than, let's say Hinckley or John Chapman. He was informed and motivated.

I am also wondering if I am the only one who kind of wonders about Pakistan's motivation to end this Bin Laden thing once and for all. Ever since American involvement in Afghanistan in the 80s, they have been the go-to people for military support there. I wonder if they feel it is truly in their interest to find/kill Bin Laden. If they are less single-mindedly motivated than Faulkner, then we need a few more Faulkners going after Bin Laden and fewer Pakistanis, in my opinion.

Faulkner is not a hero. He is probably not even sane. But if he had pulled it off, he would have been paid and given a whole lot more by well-wishers everywhere.

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"But if he had pulled it off, he would have been paid and given a whole lot more by well-wishers everywhere."

He's one of many that have tried this crazy stunt. My friend's borther (and in all fairness a pretty freaky special forces Falklands Vet) got on a plane to Afghanistan shortly after the world trade centre was demolished to collect Bush's bounty and Ossam's head.

He 'aint been seen since the poor sod, and I'm sure he wasn't the only crazy ex-mercanary not to return from such a mission.

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I don't think he stood a snowball's chance in Afghanistan, but stranger things have happened.

Stranger things like...why was he arrested again?

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This guy obviously didn't get the memo: OBL is D E A D! Even FAUX News reported it: http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/osama_dead.html

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I could have listed Lennon, the Pope, and Ronald Reagan too. Gerald Ford, twice. Larry Flynt. Some living some dead. Point being that motivated people, even individuals, can be effective.

Listed above are not missing fugitives like OBL. I'm afraid Mr Faulkner went to Pakistan only to go home empty-handed! Too bad, he shouldn't have been there in the first place.

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grafton: "(from article)God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him,”

Weren't you saying yesterday that Christians don't use their religion/bible to kill? Guess I was bang on in what I said, and will further more reiterate that this is ONE nut, and not all Christians are murder-hungry psychos.

As for the man himself, he's watched too many Hollywood flicks.

Fundamentalist Christians like this one don't watch Hollywood films, they play some sort of role-playing, violent PC games for entertainment. It seems by traveling to Pakistan Faulkner is finally living his computer fantasy. Sad.

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Madverts... see this is interesting. I have not heard of anyone else trying this, but I wonder why the guy was arrested simply for trying to do what he did.

If you don't want people going after OBL to kill him, then why the 25 million bounty? I mean, you give people that kind of incentive, then arrest them? What is up with that?

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If you have someone hell-bent on killing an enemy, wouldn't letting them go into a war zone be a good thing? I mean, who wants to sit next to this guy on a bus?

We all know if we think about it honestly that if this guy had done this on 9-15-2001, that people would be jumping up and down cheering. I wonder what has changed. We all stand in line at airports and wave our flags, but all of a sudden, this guy is a kook and a weirdo. It is clear that HE has not changed. America has. Anyone want to tell me what the mission is today? I don't think anyone knows. It certainly isn't killing OBL, right? Have we moved on to "Afghanistan's vast mineral wealth" already? Is that what happened? Someone please tell me what this guy did that is "wrong"? If you can, try to keep it uncomplicated.

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I can understand the guy's frustration at the lack of evidence that OBL has been captured or killed. Bush had 8 years, Obama's had a year and a half and the CIA's had 9 and a half years to get this done. 'course the rest of the world hasn't been able to get it done it either.

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'course the rest of the world hasn't been able to get it done it either.

This shouldn't permit someone to haunt a fugitive foolhardily.

BUT I think OBL is dead! And if he isn't-- it's a guessing game not worth anyone's buzz.

If you don't want people going after OBL to kill him, then why the 25 million bounty?

Did the informant who tipped-off Saddam's location got his million dollar bounty? Wasn't there some controversy back then about this person's eligibility to get his reward money...

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This man would only have been considered sane if he succeeded (assuming OBL is alive), which may be why the Pakistan gov might have been acting a little fishy in their intelligence dept. Any reason to keep the Americans at war and pouring cash into their country eh?

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I applaud his will to get the job done even though it's a bit foolhardy to think you alone are going to hunt down someone the CIA can't find. The Pakistanis only arrested him for his own protection. If he had come into harms way and used as a video demand on the US government they'd have to answer some questions as to why he wasn't watched in Pakistan. Maybe they should take him along on some of their exercises against the Taliban though.

And really how can anyone say that OBL is dead or not? That's just your speculation.

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mikehuntez said: I applaud his will to get the job done even though it's a bit foolhardy to think you alone are going to hunt down someone the CIA can't find.

I am afraid the one being foolhardy is you. You place so much stock in the CIA, but they have been failing you for how long? A new approach is needed OBVIOUSLY. And God only knows why you would trust the CIA anyway. Its not like they get elected based on trustability, is it? Its not like they have anywhere near a clean record, is it?

And this "own protection" stuff is what? The guy is 51. He can make his own decisions.

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I wonder what he stated as purpose of visit? 'Big game hunting'?

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Sorry Zenny but I do trust that the CIA have been hunting him down just that there are too many obstacles in being successful at it. Namely Geography and Politics.

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@Mikehuntez

Hrm, don 't recall posting on this thread besides one Post.

Must be old age.

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mikehuntez said: Sorry Zenny but I do trust that the CIA have been hunting him down just that there are too many obstacles in being successful at it. Namely Geography and Politics.

You also seem to thing the CIA is capable is this sort of mission. And I have to admit, I agree with you about the politics but we may not agree on exactly what kind of politics are the problem. Geography has got to be one of the weirdest excuses I ever heard. At least the politics you must be able to see a loner is not encumbered by?

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Sorry Zenny. yes it's old age.

Sorry MistWiz if you think Geography is "one of the weirdest excuses you ever heard" but it is a hindrance. Mountains tend to do that. May I also ask that to be better understood you use proper words: "thing" is not "think". Using the word "is" twice in a sentence is confusing unlike this one where I quoted it. Thank you.

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