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Obama [the Kenyan] and the Espionage Act
12/22/08 | Lame Cherry

Posted on 12/22/2008 7:35:37 PM PST by solfour

In a World Net Daily article by Richard Cummings, concerning Jonathan Pollard who was convicted under the Espionage Acts in passing information along to a foreign government, namely the Israeli state, WND has stumbled upon something they have not put together in Barack Obama is guilty in two espionage acts equal to Jonathan Pollard who now sits in federal prison.

Mr. Obama has been noted in WND articles of negotiating and assisting the "Palestinians" before the election. Articles online report that the Colombians were being dealt with by Obama operatives in negotiating policy before he was elected.

Mr. Obama though chiefly had direct communication in information, finances and what appears intelligence information with his Kenya cousin, Raila Odinga. In this, Mr. Obama fabricated the "change Kenya can believe in" genesis statement in bringing down the sitting Kenyan government in favor of his cousin, Mr. Odinga in the same pre campaign strategy he utilized in the United States. Mr. Odinga did not succeed to be President of Kenya, but in riots and ethnic cleansing which involved mass murders he did achieve the granted office of Prime Minister.

In the financial offering, Mr. Obama assisted Mr. Odinga in his American tour via front sources in raising $1 million dollars for Mr. Odinga.

In the intelligence bracket of the Espionage Act, a report by the Washington Times, strangely quotes Mr. Odinga as setting policy for the military removal of President Robert Mugabe, the Marxist thug of Zimbabwe Rhodesia. As Mr. Odinga has no military capable of invading another African state, this indicates promises were made by Mr. Obama for his illegal support for Mr. Odinga to use Kenya as an operational base to attack Zimbabwe in a greater global African objective. In addition, there is the matter of Jerome Corsi which is documented on World Net Daily to have been kidnapped by Raila Odinga on an investigative trip there before the elections which almost caused his death, in order to silence Mr. Corsi.

All of the above are a United States citizen, in negotiations illegally with foreign governments or entities, enlisting funds to change governments, linked to criminal acts of mass murder, sharing intelligence on future United States foreign policy and exchanging various funds, support to intelligence for that citizen's own purposes against the standing policies of the United States government.

That in short is espionage and Barack Hussein Obama is guilty of that espionage from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to Prime Minister Raila Odinga to the Colombian Free Trade Deal to the Canadian NAFTA leak to Zbigniew Brzezinski flying to Syria under Rand Corporation negotiating deals for an upcoming Obama Administration.

If any citizen raised $1 million dollars for President Ahmadinejad of Iran, if any citizen flew to France and supported a Marxist cousin to topple Presiden't Sarkozy's government and then his cousin's allies locked people into a Church and burned them alive, if any citizen had a representative flying to North Korea promising them political agreements and if any citizen flew to Mexico and promised the Mexicans the American southwest if he was elected, they would be in Patrick Fitzgerald indictment hell right now, and yet, Barack Obama doing all of the espionage acts is continuing to walk around making policy which he has no authority to do until January 20th. Think of it if Mr. Obama had approached Vladamir Putin promising he could use Alaska as a staging area to invade Canada to overthrow the Canadian government in exchange for US policy and resources, as that is exactly what Mr. Obama's cousin Raila Odinga was hinting at, and exactly the policy which appears to be forming under Susan Rice of the United Nations behind Hillary Clinton's back.

Jonathan Pollard is a criminal who betrayed the United States in espionage acts far less than what Barack Obama has been betraying America over in the past years of his campaign push. Mr. Pollard had his day in court and it is time a United States Attorney did their job along with all those government agencies who have full knowledge of what Mr. Obama and his operatives have been informing, funding and promising illegally to foreign government.

The Espionage Acts have been broken by Mr. Obama. It is time Mr. Obama be indicted on multiple counts.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald or any other friend of the court either release Mr. Pollard for doing less than Mr. Obama or indict Mr. Obama for doing more than Mr. Pollard ever dreamed.


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KEYWORDS: africa; birthcertificate; espionage; kenya; obama; odinga; pollard
Barack Obama doing all of the espionage acts is continuing to walk around making policy which he has no authority to do until January 20th

Or after January 20th if he is not a natural born citizen.

1 posted on 12/22/2008 7:35:37 PM PST by solfour
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To: solfour

Reaching? Time will tell.


2 posted on 12/22/2008 7:37:17 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: solfour

They could have a video of Obama holding the pillow over ole Granny Toot’s face until she stopped squirming and they would just use it as an example of the One’s “mercy” of the elderly through euthanasia.


3 posted on 12/22/2008 7:40:45 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: solfour

Nice try. The One (piss be upon him) will ascend to His place in the Capitol, and no one can stop Him.


4 posted on 12/22/2008 7:43:35 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: solfour

beside being a posuer, he has committed felonies outlined in the Logan Act when he campaigned in Kenya as a sitting senator.

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
1 Stat. 613, January 30, 1799, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953 (2004).


5 posted on 12/22/2008 7:47:33 PM PST by Vendome
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To: solfour

It is certainly a violation of the Logan act but our GOP leaders are too wussy to have done anything about it.


6 posted on 12/22/2008 7:49:03 PM PST by Kevmo ( It's all over for this Country as a Constitutional Republic. ~Leo Donofrio, 12/14/08)
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To: Old Sarge

“President Damien, the Obamination..


7 posted on 12/22/2008 7:54:22 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Vendome

What are the chances, even if untrue, State Dept says they OK’ed it?


8 posted on 12/22/2008 7:56:51 PM PST by PghBaldy (Why did Obama resign Seat when he did?)
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To: PghBaldy

Oh, they will


9 posted on 12/22/2008 8:28:41 PM PST by Vendome
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To: CaribouCrossing

bookmark


10 posted on 12/22/2008 8:44:12 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: sheik yerbouty; Old Sarge; LucyT; Fred Nerks; pissant; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; ...

11 posted on 12/22/2008 9:11:07 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo

Thanks, PhilDragoo. Good graphic, lol.


12 posted on 12/22/2008 9:20:37 PM PST by LucyT
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To: solfour

BTTT.


13 posted on 12/22/2008 9:54:22 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: solfour

And Obama has no foreign allegiances that violates the U.S. Constitution besides the laws of the country? Uhuh.


14 posted on 12/22/2008 10:09:05 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Okay, where are the 0bama bots?? Come on in, the water’s fine!

They here yet?

No? They’re ignoring this thread, I wonder why...


15 posted on 12/22/2008 11:56:58 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: little jeremiah

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/obama-obama-kenya-visit-2006-video-raila-odinga-odm-party-obama-odinga-campaign-kenyan-government-response-logan-act-violation-petition-to-impeach-expel-senator-obama-obama-kenya-video/

I always thought this was probably his single greatest offense. If this had been a Republican, he would be sitting in prison. Watch the video. Enjoy


16 posted on 12/23/2008 12:09:30 AM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37
This story scares the hell out of the obamabots. They don't know how to defend this. The birth certificate they can just say loony republicans, the Odinga story is well documented.
17 posted on 12/23/2008 12:11:16 AM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

Exactly. They can’t find any phony defense or nullification of this. It’s true, it happened, that’s it.


18 posted on 12/23/2008 12:12:55 AM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: KellyM37; little jeremiah

Give them time. The trolls are in conference getting their new talking points.


19 posted on 12/23/2008 12:18:46 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: solfour

He did all those things under the auspices of the office of the future president elect so he cannot be charged.....

do I really need a sarcasm tag for this post?


20 posted on 12/23/2008 12:48:02 AM PST by usmcobra
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To: Red Steel

The trolls are not totally stupid, matter of fact many I think are realizing that even they will be fingered, in this day and age nobody can hide behind a keyboard forever.

And Obama will sacrifice his army in a heartbeat if he thinks they are excess luggage or a liability on the road to his throne.


21 posted on 12/23/2008 12:57:29 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: PhilDragoo

" Hi, Mom."

22 posted on 12/23/2008 2:42:17 AM PST by Liz (The right to be left alone is the beginning of freedom. USSC Justice William O. Douglas)
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To: solfour
First of all, I want to voice my disgust with our government for keeping Pollard in jail while infinitely more dangerous criminals are set free to commit far more egregious acts against the US for our enemies, Russia and N. Korea. Here re the facts about Pollard and the indicent:
  1. Jonathan Pollard was a civilian American Naval intelligence analyst. In the mid 1980's (circa 1983-1984), Pollard discovered that information vital to Israel's security was being deliberately withheld by certain elements within the U.S. national security establishment.
  2. Israel was legally entitled to this vital security information according to a 1983 Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries.
  3. The information being withheld from Israel included Syrian, Iraqi, Libyan and Iranian nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare capabilities - being developed for use against Israel. It also included information on ballistic missile development by these countries and information on planned terrorist attacks against Israeli civilian targets.
  4. When Pollard discovered this suppression of information and asked his superiors about it, he was told to "mind his own business", and that "Jews get nervous talking about poison gas; they don't need to know."

    He also learned that the objective of cutting off the flow of information to Israel was to severely curtail Israel's ability to act independently in defense of her own interests.

  5. Pollard was painfully aware that Israeli lives were being put in jeopardy as a result of this undeclared intelligence embargo. He did everything he possibly could to stop this covert policy and to have the legal flow of information to Israel restored. When his efforts met no success, he began to give the information to Israel directly.
  6. Jonathan Pollard was an ideologue, not a mercenary. The FBI concluded after nine months of polygraphing that Pollard acted for ideological reasons only, not for profit. This fact was recognized by the sentencing judge who declined to fine Pollard. (See the addendum for further details.)

    Furthermore, on May 11, 1998, Israel formally acknowledged Jonathan Pollard had been a bona fide Israeli agent. This fact wiped out any remaining doubt about Jonathan Pollard's motives. Being an official agent is, by definition, the polar opposite of being a mercenary.

  7. In 1985, his actions were discovered by the U.S. government. His instructions from Israel were to seek refuge in the Israeli embassy in Washington. When Pollard and his former wife sought refuge there, they were at first received and then summarily thrown out into the waiting arms of the FBI.
  8. Jonathan Pollard never had a trial. At the request of both the U.S. and Israeli governments, he entered into a plea agreement, which spared both governments a long, difficult, expensive and potentially embarrassing trial.
  9. Jonathan Pollard fulfilled his end of the plea agreement, cooperating fully with the prosecution.
  10. Nevertheless, Pollard received a life sentence and a recommendation that he never be paroled - in complete violation of the plea agreement he had reached with the government.
  11. Jonathan Pollard was never indicted for harming the United States.
  12. Jonathan Pollard was never indicted for compromising codes, agents, or war plans.
  13. Jonathan Pollard was never charged with treason. [Legally, treason is a charge that is only applicable when one spies for an enemy state in time of war.]
  14. Jonathan Pollard was indicted on only one charge: one count of passing classified information to an ally, without intent to harm the United States.
  15. Prior to sentencing, then-Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger delivered a 46-page classified memorandum to the sentencing judge. Since then, neither Pollard nor any of his cleared attorneys have ever been allowed to access the memorandum to challenge the false charges it contains-a clear violation of Pollard's constitutional rights. The day before sentencing, Weinberger delivered a four-page supplemental memorandum to the sentencing judge. In it, he falsely accused Pollard of treason. Also in the supplemental memorandum, Weinberger advocated a life sentence in clear violation of Pollard's plea agreement. The implication that follows from Weinberger's false characterization of Pollard's offense as "treason" is that the country Pollard served, Israel, is an enemy state.
  16. Pollard was shown the supplemental Weinberger memorandum only once, just moments before sentencing - hardly adequate time to prepare an appropriate defense to rebut the false accusations in it.
  17. No one else in the history of the United States has ever received a life sentence for passing classified information to an ally - only Jonathan Pollard. The median sentence for this offense is two to four years. Even agents who have committed far more serious offenses on behalf of hostile nations have not received such a harsh sentence.
  18. Pollard's attorney never appealed from the life sentence. The time to file for such an appeal was within ten days of sentencing. Years later, with a different attorney, Pollard filed a habeas corpus challenge to the sentence. The Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one decision, rejected the challenge, largely on procedural grounds.

    The majority placed heavy emphasis on the failure to appeal from the life sentence in a timely manner, and on the resulting far heavier burden faced by Pollard in seeking to challenge the sentence via habeas corpus. [Note: "Habeas corpus" is a procedure by which an incarcerated person may bring a court challenge to the legality of his or her incarceration - often long after the underlying case has been concluded.]

    In a dissenting opinion, Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams called the case "a fundamental miscarriage of justice," and wrote that he would have ordered that Pollard's sentence be vacated.

  19. In November 1995, Israel granted Jonathan Pollard Israeli citizenship. The official presentation took place in January of 1996. This publicly signaled to the U.S. Israel's willingness to accept full responsibility for Pollard.
  20. U.S. government sources falsely accuse Pollard in the media of passing "rooms full of classified information" and "hundreds of thousands of documents" to Israel. This volume of information is an absurdity! Pollard would have needed to make numerous "drops" using a moving van to have transferred such a large volume of information. In actual fact, Jonathan Pollard made a grand total of eleven "drops" to the Israelis, using only a small briefcase to hold the documents.
  21. The government used an insidious formula to exaggerate the volume of information that Jonathan Pollard passed to Israel. The formula was: if only one page or a single sentence of a document was passed to the Israelis, it was counted as if the whole document had been transmitted. Even referenced documents and sources were counted as having been transmitted in toto. Using this calculation, a single page could be counted as 50 hard-bound 500 page volumes!
  22. There is no Mr. "X".

    The CIA claim that another highly-placed spy in the U.S. had to exist in order to give Jonathan Pollard his highly specific tasking orders is a complete fabrication. To understand how Pollard was tasked by Israel to secure specific documents, see: Was there another U.S. spy tasking Pollard? - Mr. ‘X' Exposed.

  23. On May 12, 1998 , in the same statement in which the Government of Israel publicly acknowledged Jonathan Pollard as an Israeli agent, it accepted full responsibility for him, and indicated its commitment to securing his release and repatriation to Israel.
  24. Jonathan Pollard has repeatedly expressed his remorse publicly and in private letters to the President and others. He regrets having broken the law, and is sorry he did not find a legal means to act upon his concerns for Israel. (See Remorse Page.)
  25. Jonathan Pollard has been openly linked to the Middle East Peace Process since 1995.

    The Israeli government recognized long ago that Jonathan's sentence was unjust, that the documents he delivered to Israel did not remotely cause the damage that the prosecution claimed but never proved. As a result of this recognition, various Israeli administrations have negotiated, as a matter of basic fairness, to secure Jonathan's release.

    Since 1995, within the context of the peace process, the US has repeatedly exploited the plight of Jonathan Pollard to extract heavy concessions from Israel.

    However despite express promises made by the United States to Israel, Jonathan Pollard remains in jail.

  26. It was the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin who, in 1995, first began openly to negotiate for Jonathan's release as part of the peace process.

    Although President Clinton promised Prime Minister Rabin that he would release Jonathan as part of a Middle East peace settlement, the President refused to honor his promise after Rabin was assassinated.

  27. Rabin's successor, Prime Minister Shimon Peres, continued to link Jonathan to the peace process, and even went so far as to include a spy swap proposal as part of the deal for Pollard's release.
  28. The Wye Plantation summit is a prime example of U.S. exploitation of Jonathan Pollard.

    Both before and again during the Wye summit negotiations in the fall of 1998, President Clinton promised to release Jonathan Pollard. Pollard was the deal-maker at Wye which enabled the accords to be completed.

  29. At the last minute, with the eyes of the world focused on the Wye Accords signing ceremony which was about to take place in Washington, Clinton reneged on Pollard's release, creating a storm of negative publicity for Israel.
  30. How the Wye fiasco came about:

    In September, 1998, just before the mid-term Congressional elections, President Clinton (who at the time was facing impeachment hearings and in need of a foreign policy PR victory) asked Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to attend a three-way summit with the Palestinians at Wye River, Maryland.

    Clinton knew that a successful summit at Wye just before the Congressional elections would be good not only for his image, but would also reap great political benefits for the Democrats in their bid to regain control of Congress. As an inducement to Netanyahu, Clinton promised to release Jonathan Pollard within the context of the summit.

    Understanding the value of Jonathan Pollard for his own re-election bid, and needing him as a sweetener to sell any kind of "peace" deal to the Israeli people, Netanyahu ignored the entreaties of Republican friends like Newt Gingrich and agreed to attend the summit. (Gingrich would later repay Netanyahu by leading the Republican charge of slander and lies against Jonathan Pollard.)

  31. Once the Wye summit was underway, Clinton quickly "forgot" his promise to free Jonathan Pollard and there was little Netanyahu could do.
  32. Talks at Wye broke down over the release of Palestinian murderers with Jewish blood on their hands and over Israel's request for the extradition of Ghazi Jabali, the chief of Police in Gaza who was wanted for his role in planning and executing terrorist attacks in Israel.
  33. To break the stalemate, the Palestinians suggested Jonathan Pollard as the solution. They proposed that Pollard be sold to Netanyahu once again: the US would give Jonathan to Israel in return for Israel's freeing of hundreds of Palestinian terrorists and immunity for Ghazi Jabali.
  34. The US and Israel agreed to the Palestinian plan to swap Pollard for terrorists and murderers.

    President Clinton personally worked out the details of the deal in a late-night private session with a Palestinian and an Israeli representative.

  35. According to the deal, Prime Minister Netanyahu was to receive a side letter from President Clinton the next morning (one of approximately 30 side letters the Americans had promised) guaranteeing Pollard's release for November 11, 1998, one week after the US House elections.

    The Pollard negotiation was the deal-maker at Wye which allowed the summit to be successfully wrapped up and a signing ceremony to be planned for the next morning in Washington, on Friday October 23, 1998.

  36. Only hours before the signing ceremony, P.M. Netanyahu received all of the American side-letters that had been promised to him, except one - the one guaranteeing the release of Jonathan Pollard.

    Netanyahu threatened not to attend the signing ceremony unless he got the Pollard side letter. Clinton said, "Trust me." Netanyahu, knowing he was about to be double-crossed by Clinton over Pollard for the second time, refused.

    Netanyahu demanded that in the absence of a side letter of guarantee, Pollard should be freed into his custody immediately, or no signing ceremony. Arik Sharon supported Netanyahu and they threatened to leave Wye without signing the accords.

  37. In order to take the pressure off of President Clinton, CIA chief George Tenet quickly leaked the news of Pollard's imminent release to the media in a deliberate - and ultimately successful - attempt to torpedo the deal.

    He sent emissaries to Capitol Hill to hold emergency meetings with leading Senators and Congressmen to enlist their support in publicly denouncing Pollard's release. Many lies were told by the CIA emissaries about Jonathan Pollard to convince the legislators to act swiftly and in unison. Believing the lies, the legislators complied and began an unprecedented series of public actions to prevent the release of Jonathan Pollard.

  38. Meanwhile at Wye, under heavy pressure and still fearful that Netanyahu would not back down, Clinton quickly negotiated a private fall-back position with Netanyahu: Clinton would publicly promise to do a "speedy review"of the Pollard Case and he would use that review to free Pollard a few months later, parallel to the release of the 750 Palestinian terrorists who were part of the price Israel had agreed to pay for Pollard.

    Under heavy public pressure and betrayed by his own Minister of Defense, Yitzhak Mordecai*, who closed ranks with Clinton, Netanyahu folded and accepted this private deal. The signing ceremony was held in Washington as scheduled. *(Mordecai himself is now on trial in Israel in 2001 for sexual assault.)

  39. Netanyahu's capitulation at Wye, the public spectacle of his being brought to heel by the Americans, and the lopsided deal he brought home from Wye now that Pollard was no longer perceived to be a part of it, would shortly cost him his premiership.
  40. After Wye, the White House falsely accused Netanyahu of having injected Pollard into the Wye summit at the last moment.

    However, eye witnesses to the Pollard deal at Wye, including the Israeli and the Palestinian who had negotiated the deal with Clinton and the former Israeli Cabinet Secretary, all later contradicted the White House version of events and affirmed that President Clinton had committed himself to the release of Jonathan Pollard as an integral part of the Wye Accords.

    Note: Prime Minister Netanyahu was the first prime minster of Israel to agree to free Palestinian terrorists with Jewish blood on their hands. That is the price the Americans demanded for Pollard at Wye. To this day, this represents a keen embarrassment for Netanyahu and his party, even more so since he did not receive Pollard but the Palestinian murders were released nonetheless. That is why no official source from the Netanyahu government ever wants to publicly admit to it. They keep the details to a minimum, but all concur that Pollard's freedom was bought and paid for by "concessions"at Wye.

  41. When Netanyahu returned to Israel after Wye, he created a firestorm of publicity by releasing 200 Palestinian common criminals from Israeli prisons.

    The Palestinians were outraged, and insisted that these common criminals were not the prisoners that they had bargained for at Wye. The Americans angrily protested. Netanyahu reminded the Americans that the Wye Accords do not specify exactly which prisoners Israel must release. Critics wondered if the Prime Minister had lost his mind to antagonize the Americans this way.

    Only those close to Prime Minister Netanyahu understood that this was Netanyahu's private, pointed reminder to Bill Clinton that if he was thinking of double-crossing him yet a third time over Pollard, he should think again. No Pollard, no release for the Palestinian murderers and terrorists.

    Unfortunately for Jonathan Pollard, Netanyahu's government fell before he was able to act on this.

  42. In a meeting with Netanyahu right after his electoral defeat in the Spring of 1999, Jonathan Pollard's wife, Esther, received assurances from the former prime minister that the new prime minister, Ehud Barak, had been fully briefed about what had been agreed to at Wye and about the fall-back position; that is to say, Israel had yet to free the 750 terrorists with blood on their hands and was still supposed to receive Pollard home in a "parallel gesture" from President Clinton.
  43. Not long after Barak took office, the 750 Palestinian murderers and terrorists walked out of prison as free men. Jonathan Pollard remained in his American jail cell.
  44. In an attempt to justify Clinton's reneging at Wye, a story was leaked to the press that George Tenet, a Clinton appointee, had threatened to resign as head of the CIA if Pollard were released.

    The story, though not logical, sounded plausible and it became popular to cite the opposition of the American Intelligence community as the reason Clinton did not honor his commitment at Wye to free Pollard.

    This was soon exposed as the lame excuse it was when Clinton freed a group of unrepentant FALN terrorists in the fall of 1999, in an attempt to improve his wife's popularity with New York State's Hispanic community in her election bid for the Senate. (See Senate Race Page.)

    To this day, the same lame excuse continues to be used to justify the unjustifiable failure of Clinton to honor his commitment.

  45. In September of 1999, despite strenuous opposition from all of his government advisors and agencies, President Clinton freed 14 unrepentant Puerto Rican terrorists, members of the FALN, charged with bank robbery and various acts of terrorism, including over 130 bombings in the US, and the deaths of American police officers.

    Clinton ignored a solid wall of opposition from the Justice, Intelligence and Defense departments and Congress, invoked his powers of executive clemency and set the FALN terrorists free. In doing so, he unequivocally put the lie to the notion that any government agency might tie his hands or influence his decision in matters of clemency. (See FALN Page and Clemency Page.)

  46. More than two years elapsed after Wye. President Clinton did no review. Jonathan Pollard remained in prison while the US continued to extract Israeli concessions for his release.
  47. Those who still believed the myth that it was the American Intelligence Community that was tying the hands of President Clinton, also clung to the belief he would finally honor his many promises to release Jonathan Pollard - including the commitment he had made at Wye - at the end of his term, when he could do so without fear of political reprisal.
  48. Beginning in 1991 Rabbi Mordecai Eliyahu, the former Chief Rabbi of Israel, and Jonathan's rabbi, offered himself to the U.S. Justice Department as Jonathan's guarantor. The offer was ignored.

    Rabbi Eliyahu repeated the same offer every year after that in private letters to President Clinton.

    Every offer went unacknowledged until the fall of 2000, when Esther Pollard received a letter from the White House indicating that the President was aware of the former chief Rabbi's offer and that it would be part of the President's consideration in reaching a final decision on her husband's case.

  49. President Clinton never kept his promises.

    When he left office in January 2001, Jonathan Pollard was not included among those that to whom Clinton granted clemency:

    • in spite of his repeated express commitments to Israel to free Pollard in return for numerous heavy concessions
    • in spite of his commitment to free Pollard as an integral part if the Wye Accords
    • in spite of the appeals of the Jewish community, and
    • in spite of the gross injustices of the Pollard case which include:
      • a grossly disproportionate sentence
      • a broken plea agreement
      • use of secret evidence
      • a false charge of treason
      • ineffective assistance of counsel
      • ex parte communication between prosecutors and judge
      • a lack of due process
      • a sentencing procedure infected by false allegations and lies

    On his last day in office, Clinton granted clemency to 140 people. Many who received executive clemency had been convicted of very serious offenses, including murder, robbery and drug dealing. Some of those pardoned had served no prison time at all before being pardoned. Among those pardoned were Clinton's brother, and a former head of the CIA. (See Clemency Page.)

  50. In September of 2000, Jonathan Pollard's attorneys, Eliot Lauer and Jacques Semmelman, filed a motion in the US District Court of Columbia to vacate his sentence.

    The motion, supported by documentation, presents a compelling and very disturbing picture of serious government misconduct that went unchecked by Mr. Pollard's then-counsel. As a result of that misconduct, and as a result of his attorney's ineffectiveness Jonathan Pollard was sentenced to life in prison on the basis of false allegations, and under circumstances that violated his plea agreement. (See Legal Doc: Declaration of Jonathan Jay Pollard In Support of Motion for Resentencing. See also Legal Doc: Memorandum of Law in Support of Jonathan Jay Pollard's § 2255 Motion for Resentencing.)

  51. Since he was sentenced in 1987, none of Jonathan Pollard's security-cleared attorneys have been able to see the classified portions of the docket in order to challenge them in a court of law or to defend him in a clemency proceeding.

    In September of 2000, Jonathan Pollard's attorneys filed a separate motion requesting that attorney Eliot Lauer be allowed access to the secret portions of the Pollard court docket. (See Legal Doc: Motion to Unseal the Pollard Record.)

  52. On January 12, 2001, Chief Judge Norma Holloway Johnson denied the attorneys' request to allow Eliot Lauer access to the complete Pollard docket, upholding the government's claim that Lauer's seeing the secret portion of the record poses a risk to American national security.

    Both Lauer and Semmelman hold TOP SECRET level security clearances, which they obtained from the Justice Department in order to be eligible to see their client's full record.

    A motion for reconsideration was filed January 18, 2001. (See Legal Doc: Motion for Reconsideration of Court Order.)

  53. Amicus briefs supporting Jonathan's new legal cases have been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as by top American legal authorities. (See Amici Briefs on the Court Case Page.)
  54. Five Prime Ministers of Israel and three Presidents of Israel have requested Jonathan Pollard's release from the United States. Israel has pledged to be responsible for its agent who has served many years in prison under harsh conditions, and who has fully and repeatedly expressed his remorse. (See Remorse Page.)

    Between close friends and strong allies, that ought to be enough.

  55. On November 21, 2008, Jonathan Pollard entered the 24th year of his life sentence, with no end in sight.

It's time to free Pollard now,


23 posted on 12/23/2008 3:22:17 AM PST by Polarik (quote)
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To: solfour
I don't think that all the lawsuits are going anywhere; our political and "judiciary" systems have entered into a conspiracy of silence and consent on this matter (if "Bush v. Gore" hadn't happened, this might not be so, but appearing to enter into the election process twice in one decade is more than today's Supreme Court will allow; which, ironically enough, shows exactly how political that Court has become). What I will find galling is the fact that Hussein, knowing that history will eventually catch up to him, even if only posthumously (as was the case with Chester A. Arthur), will probably include a "how I did it" chapter surrounding the actual circumstances of his birth in his mega-million dollar (ghostwritten) Presidential "autobiography" (soon to be a major motion picture with Will Smith).

Of late I've often wondered if this wasn't the "bombshell" revelation Hillary's people claimed to have during the primaries, as they grew increasingly desperate. I can see why they could not, or would not, pull the trigger on something like this: it could have hurt the Democrat Party with blacks, with illegal immigrant-loving "Hispanics" and with the Left-Wing base who believe that rules and regulations are only for Republicans.

24 posted on 12/23/2008 3:29:15 AM PST by pawdoggie
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To: pawdoggie

Definitely food for thought.


25 posted on 12/23/2008 7:52:46 AM PST by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: Polarik
It's time to free Pollard now.

I agree with you. His sentence should be commuted to time served! 24 years in prison is grossly disproportionate to the gravity of his crime, and is way out of the range of other sentences handed down to those convicted of espionage on behalf of allies.

Furthermore, he is extremely unlikely to pose any national security threat upon release.

As to the Espionage Act itself, it should be rewritten to make clearer distinctions between different degrees of crime, and penalties should be prescribed accordingly. It's just common sense that espionage on behalf of American enemies and terrorist-supporting nations and organizations has to be punished most severely, as such acts pose the greatest threats to national security.

26 posted on 12/23/2008 8:28:28 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Polarik

If they do not get thrown before a firing squad, traitors should rot for life in prison.

Propaganda in his defense is ignored.


27 posted on 12/23/2008 12:29:50 PM PST by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: mquinn

So are stupid, bigoted statements


28 posted on 12/23/2008 1:09:30 PM PST by Polarik (quote)
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To: mquinn

Is anyone already put together some sort of lawsuit for that? Before all the proofs disappear suddenly? I would love to see it if it is already outthere but...I doubt it..


29 posted on 12/23/2008 1:59:52 PM PST by American Dream 246
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To: solfour

Odinga Pinga!


30 posted on 12/23/2008 2:15:33 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: Polarik

Er, calling someone a traitor is ‘bigoted’ ? Go back to the Political Correctness class, boy. You obviously didn’t pay enough attention to the groupthink.


31 posted on 12/25/2008 1:08:18 PM PST by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: mquinn
How do you arrive at the conclusion that someone is a traitor when the only information he sought was illegally being withheld from an ally, and the release of which would not have harmed the US, and before he even had a chance to take anything?

I wonder what you would say about our intelligence agents who had to secretly obtain information from our Middle Eastern "allies" like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey? I'm sure that you'd be screaming for them to executed, too.

NOT!

32 posted on 12/25/2008 5:19:04 PM PST by Polarik (quote)
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