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/axCuSeless than a minute ago via web

@HerbCarmen BP's plan is to ask #GaryFaulkner to swim to the sea floor and plug the hole with his fist. #freegaryfaulkner #oilspillless than a minute ago via web

"The bin Laden Hunter: My Life As A Patriot" by Gary Faulkner (Viking, 2011).less than a minute ago via HootSuite

If you aren't stalking the hills of Pakistan with a sword, you aren't serious about GWOT.less than a minute ago via Echofon

Another exclusive photo! Osama hunter Gary Faulkner leaving Pakistani custody: http://bit.ly/aFlZyLless than a minute ago via web

going to have to talk to my friends at the Pakistani Embassy in DC about expanding their Purpose of Visit section on their visa appless than a minute ago via web

I am submitting a $300m contract bid to hunt Bin Laden with lone unemployed construction workers armed with melee weapons. @afpakchannelless than a minute ago via web

#GaryFaulker, a reaaaal American heeeeero, fixed the BP oil spill by threatening it with a sword.less than a minute ago via HootSuite

#GaryFaulkner does not eat. Food understands that the only safe haven from #GaryFaulkner's sword of death is inside his own body.less than a minute ago via web

Petraeus apparently collapsed upon hearing our only hope in Pakistan has been arrested. #garyfaulknerless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Gary Faulkner is what happens when too much reality TV meets a decade of war http://yhoo.it/bIyfj0less than a minute ago via web