Scott Faulkner, brother of so-called Bin Laden Hunter Gary Brooks Faulkner, fully approved of his brother’s “plan” to track down the terrorist mastermind in the mountains of northern Pakistan. He even gave his brother a ride to the airport.
“Gary’s an adult,” said Scott Faulkner, a Colorado doctor, on the Today show this morning. “And he wasn’t harming anyone else, he was not engaged in illegal activity. So the rest of us felt, if that’s what he needed to do, that’s what he needed to do.”
Gary Faulkner was arrested this week in Pakistan with weapons, night vision gear, and a Christian religious book. Asked about the fact that Gary Faulkner has serious kidney problems and needs dialysis to live, Scott Faulkner said that as a doctor he still condoned the plan.
“Knowing my brother, being a physician, I understand that people have to have a passion in life, to live. And he was not crazy, he had a plan. It was a logical plan.”
He went on: “He knew his health was failing, he wasn’t sure whether he was going to make it alive. In fact that’s what we talked about on the ride to the airport — I asked him what his final wishes were if he were to come back home in a body bag. But this was not a death wish and he did not want to become a martyr.”
Scott Faulkner also noted that his brother has survival skills from his days hunting — animals, presumably, though he did not specify — in the Colorado mountains. “Given the fact that our military is in Afghanistan, really not in the northern mountains of Pakistan, I felt he had a good chance,” he said.
Watch the interview: