That seven foot gangly jihadist is dead, and everyone wants to know who (if anyone) will collect the massive bounty. Well, the other 3/4 of it—after Gary Faulkner rakes in his fair share.
EconomicTimes: Gary Faulkner, an American who gained fame as the Osama bin Laden hunter, wants a chunk of the 27 million dollar reward following the terrorist’s death.
“I had a major hand and play in this wonderful thing, getting him out of the mountains and down to the valleys. Someone had to get him out of there. That’s where I came in,” the ABC News quoted Faulkner, as saying.
As the story goes, this man made like Rambo, packed up a samurai sword and headed into the mountains of Pakistan in search of bin Laden. He was apprehended and sent home without completing his mission, but did manage to get within 300 miles of terrorist, turned shark bait, Osama bin Laden.
What’s more delusional, Faulkner thinking he had a shot at completing his solo mission, or that he thinks he played a part in Osama’s eventual slaying?
Maybe we should ride out the euphoria of the completed mission, give the man his $6.75 million and toss him in a movie.
But of course, for Faulker, it’s not him, or the money.
“It wasn’t about me. I wanted to bring him to justice. I’m not greedy, but I sold everything I had and I put my life on the line,” he said.
Greedy, possibly. Delusional, definitely. Either way we’re proud to have Gary Faulkner on our side—he’s the last guy in the world you’d want to cross.