As if blowback from U.S. military might weren’t bad enough for the al Qaeda leaders, bin Laden’s attacks against the U.S. is creating radical American extremists:
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A middle-aged Californian, on a self-proclaimed mission to help American troops, armed himself with a dagger, a pistol, a sword, Christian texts, hashish and night vision goggles and headed to the lawless tribal areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan to hunt down, single-handedly, Osama Bin Laden.
Faulkner’s sister, interviewed in Colorado, said her brother has polycystic kidney disease that has left him with only 9 percent kidney function and needs dialysis.
But Deanna M. Faulkner, of Grand Junction, Colo., told The Associated Press that she didn’t think her brother’s illness was his motivation in going to Pakistan.
“I don’t believe this was, ‘I’m dying and I’m going to do a hurrah thing.'” She said her brother is “very religious” but declined to elaborate.
Khan said the man told investigators that he was angry after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.
“I think Osama is responsible for bloodshed in the world, and I want to kill him,” he quoted him as saying.
Khan said Faulkner was also carrying a book containing Christian verses and teachings.
When asked why he thought he had a chance of tracing bin Laden, Faulkner replied, “God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him,” said Khan.
A former fetus, the “wordsmith from nantucket” was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1968. Adopted at birth, wordsmith grew up a military brat. He achieved his B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (graduating in the top 97% of his class), where he also competed rings for the UCLA mens gymnastics team. The events of 9/11 woke him from his political slumber and malaise. Currently a personal trainer and gymnastics coach.
The wordsmith has never been to Nantucket.