When Californian Gary Faulkner set out for Pakistan's Chitral forest to kill Osama bin Laden, armed with a handgun and a 40-inch sword, he probably did not find his mission to be particularly hilarious. But that's what it became when interested Twitter users--especially the terrorism and South Asia analysts who spend their workdays hunched over suicide bombing reports and counterinsurgency studies--made great comedic fodder of Faulkner. Here are some of the best.
I've been given an exclusive photo of bin Laden hunter Gary Faulkner: http://bit.ly/axCuSe
"The bin Laden Hunter: My Life As A Patriot" by Gary Faulkner (Viking, 2011).
If you aren't stalking the hills of Pakistan with a sword, you aren't serious about GWOT.
Another exclusive photo! Osama hunter Gary Faulkner leaving Pakistani custody: http://bit.ly/aFlZyL
going to have to talk to my friends at the Pakistani Embassy in DC about expanding their Purpose of Visit section on their visa app
I am submitting a $300m contract bid to hunt Bin Laden with lone unemployed construction workers armed with melee weapons. @afpakchannel
#GaryFaulker, a reaaaal American heeeeero, fixed the BP oil spill by threatening it with a sword.
Petraeus apparently collapsed upon hearing our only hope in Pakistan has been arrested. #garyfaulkner
Gary Faulkner is what happens when too much reality TV meets a decade of war http://yhoo.it/bIyfj0
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