As a best-selling novelist of political thrillers, Brad Thor is perhaps better plugged in to international events than most of our Congressmen. For example, news is breaking this week that the United States paid a ransom to a “con man” in exchange for alleged deserter Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
— Kelly Sadler (@KellyRiddell) November 20, 2014
Officials said the Bergdahl ransom was an unspecified large amount of money and that the exchange was handled by the Army’s elite Delta Force anti-terrorism squad. The FBI also was involved in the ransom payment attempt and was waiting inside Afghanistan’s border with North Waziristan when the release failed, confirming that it had been a scam.
The Pentagon’s spin on the payment is that the money was not technically a ransom. Instead, defense officials are claiming the cash was intelligence money paid to a source for information that would lead to the release of Sgt. Bergdahl.
In either case, “the money was stolen by the Afghan intermediary claiming to represent the Haqqani terrorist network.”
So how does this involve Thor? Its seems he predicted this “breaking” news months and months ago, and wasn’t shy about discussing the “controversial” swap.
It turns out that he and former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy also called it on “Hannity” back in June that a ransom had been paid.
@BradThor goodie goodie. The pentagon has bankrolled terror
— Shawn (@Shawn_on_Games) November 20, 2014
@BradThor the money would have been better spent sending a Spec Ops team if they really wanted that deserter
— Elliotte Want (@ecwant) November 20, 2014