Regular readers of this blog know that I love Brad Thor and his Scot Harvath book series. I’ve already called him the “best thriller writer of our time.” Now, I know Brad is really into research — it’s what makes his books so good. As you’re about to hear, he even hangs out with Navy SEALS. Heck, I’m sure his cereal consists of bullets with whole, unpasteurized milk. But I’m a little concerned.
While getting ready to post his interview with Glenn from yesterday regarding the death of OBL, I noticed something odd on the YouTube thumbnail:
What!? Look at it! He’s wearing a keffiyeh, a.k.a. terrorist neck scarf. Brad, please, tell us it isn’t so.
Now, I’m actually very skeptical of those who claim the keffiyeh is always symbolic. People around New York wear them all the time, and I can assure you they don’t do so because they support terrorists. But there are those who think it clearly means you’re making bombs in your basement, enjoy terrorism, or at least are sympathetic to anti-Americanism.
Now, I said I’m skeptical, not someone who outright denies it. (Scott has put me in my place before.) So with that said, I believe we all deserve an answer from Brad about his kefiyeh-wearing. Is he undercover? Channeling a character? Is he cold? Need to keep the sand out his neck? Did he just kill a terrorist with that kick-ass gun in his hand and the scarf is his trophy?
Please, Brad, whatever you say, tell us you’re not a terrorist. Please.
Oh, and here’s his great interview with Glenn:
By the way, Brad’s new book “Full Black” comes out in July.