Ex-Navy SEAL on Bergdahl Deal: 'Rescue' and 'Ransom' Not Same

Monday, 09 Jun 2014 04:03 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Trading Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking members of the Taliban imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay will endanger U.S. citizens and military personnel around the world, Steve Robinson, a former Navy SEAL, told Newsmax TV on Monday.

"Every American on the planet is a potential target for ransom," Robinson told guest co-hosts Dennis Kneale and Diane Dimond on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Monday. Robinson says terror groups may now see kidnapping Americans as a means to finance their organizations.

Robinson, author of "No Guts, No Glory: Unmasking Navy SEAL Imposters," said he agrees the United States should not have left Bergdahl in the hands of the Taliban. But he said, "there's a difference between rescue and ransom."

"Yes, we never leave a man behind. We send people in when we have the intelligence to know where a guy is, and the people in charge evaluate the risk to the men going in versus the risk of getting a guy out alive. That's a rescue."

Watch the video here.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Sen. Johnson: Obama Handicapped Effort to Build Coalition

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 13:34 PM

When President Barack Obama took "certain actions off the table' in his speech about U.S. plans to combat the Islamic St . . .

Rep. Brady: Obama's Inaction Leaves US with 'Bad Options'

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 12:56 PM

President Obama waited too long to respond to threats from the Islamic State, handicapping the options for the United St . . .

Doctor: 'Reliable Evidence' Ebola Can Go Airborne

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 11:53 AM

Despite the government's denials, there is reliable evidence that the Ebola virus may be airborne, retired neurosurgeon  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved