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Colorado man went on solo mission to kill bin Laden

Posted in Associated Press, Crazy People, Google News with tags , , , on 2010.24.06 by w3bguy

Via Google News

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 Pakistan 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.

“A lot of kids grow up and say, `I want to be Rambo,’ you know? Well, he is,” said Faulkner’s brother, Scott Faulkner, 43….