This is absolutely outrageous and another act of treason by Obama! Former U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North said U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was not a prisoner of war because he was actually being held “hostage” by the Haqqanis, a terrorist group separate from the Taliban and associated heavily with al Qaeda.
North also said he knew there was at least a $1 million dollar ransom being demanded for Bergdahl some time ago so he estimated the price paid to release the hostage must be close to $5-6 million now.
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“All they ever wanted was money,” the former Reagan aide said of the Taliban on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show. “They never once mentioned in all of the dialogue that occurred trying to get him back earlier, that they wanted anything but money. So somehow, this administration concocted the release of five very senior, very brutal terrorists.”
North continued saying, “I’ve never met [Bergdahl], but I’ve met the family,” he said. “Some have posited that he’s betrayed his country, that he’s defected, that he’s actually taken up arms against them. Look,here’s my take on that. One, none of us who have ever been hostages understand fully what one goes through under those circumstances. That’s number one. The so-called Stockholm Syndrome is a real thing and we’ll leave it at that. Number three, he deserves justice.”
In an interview with Newsmax earlier this week, North speculated that Bergdahl’s ransom was somewhere in the range of $5-$6 million, given that he had heard it was around $1 million at some point in the past. But he didn’t provide any proof to that claim either.
“Someone paid a ransom,” he said. “Whether the Qataries paid it, or some big oil sheik, or somebody used our petrodollars, but there was a ransom paid in cash for each one of them, my guess somewhere in the round numbers of $5 or 6 million to get Bergdahl freed. I know that the offer that was on the table before was close to a million.”
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