Wannabe terrorist-hunter Gary Brooks Faulkner is “not insane; he’s not psychotic; he’s as normal as you and I,” his brother, Dr. Scott Faulkner, insists. But just in case, Pakistani authorities are asking a psychologist to evaluate the 50 year-old, part-time construction worker, arrested yesterday on his one-man mission to kill Osama Bin Laden.
“Gary Faulkner was born in California, and his family moved to Fort Collins [Colorado] in 1968. He spent several years in Central and South America, building schools and churches. He traveled with a Bible and a devout belief that he needed to exact revenge for 9/11,” the Denver Post reports.
“My brother understood God has got his back,” Scott Faulkner tells the paper.
Faulkner — who never has served in the military — has been arrested several times in Colorado over the years, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records. He served prison sentences in Cañon City at least twice, in 1981 and 1986, on burglary and larceny convictions, according to CBI records….
This was Faulkner’s third revenge mission. The Pakistani police seized the 40-inch sword, Chinese pistol, dagger, and night-vision goggles he planned to use to stalk Bin Laden in one of his likely hiding grounds. Faulkner was also carrying “Christian literature and a small amount of hashish,” according to the Associated Press.
“It was a logical plan,” Scott Faulkner says. “I felt he had a good chance.”
With his “long, bushy beard and passable language skills, Faulkner was able to get weapons and move around the countryside with relative ease,” the Post notes. According to his brother, “it’s not surprising that he purchased a sword.”
“It’s Pakistan,” Scott Faulkner said. “Many people there have swords.”
Best of luck to this crazy fucker