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To: Dilbert56

At this point, he will be held in custody longer than any spy who gave info to the Soviets. Is there really any justification for imposing a harsher sentence on someone
for giving info to Israel, than for giving into to Russia?

(I mean, you can give info to China--like Bill Clinton--and not even do any time at all. . .)


9 posted on 07/22/2005 11:04:40 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight

The justification is that he committed a crime, violated the great trust placed in him by others, and has been sentenced in accordance with Federal law. The relative length of others' sentences is a mistake, they should also spend their lives behind bars.


10 posted on 07/22/2005 11:23:28 AM PDT by usafsk ((Know what you're talking about before you dance the QWERTY waltz))
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To: CondorFlight
At this point, he will be held in custody longer than any spy who gave info to the Soviets.

You have a good point. Release him from prison like the Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg were.

12 posted on 07/22/2005 11:41:28 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: CondorFlight

True. Pollard has been held longer than the Rosenbergs, who were executed. If there had been a federal death penalty at the time, he would have been a likely candidate.


14 posted on 07/22/2005 11:55:26 AM PDT by joylyn
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To: CondorFlight
At this point, he will be held in custody longer than any spy who gave info to the Soviets.

Spies for the Russians weren't released for their benefit. They were usually traded to the Russians for American spies which were caught. Thus the Russians had something of value to trade. Maybe if Israel had something to offer for Pollard we could consider it. Instead they just send us another $2 billion bill for "our part" of them leaving Gaza.

16 posted on 07/22/2005 12:05:50 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Bork should have had Kennedy's USSC seat and Kelo v. New London would have gone the other way.)
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To: CondorFlight
“It seems that this defendant believes that if he keeps repeating the words to this court, ‘This case does not involve the Soviet Union,’ that your honor then will swallow the position that he is taking that he caused no harm to the national security when he sold those thousands of pages of Top Secret and code word documents. . . Now, in taking that position, this defendant is saying, ‘Jonathan Jay Pollard is right but the Secretary of Defense, in his sworn declaration to the court, is wrong when he states that as a result of Jonathan Pollard’s activities enormous damage has been wrought to the national security. Jonathan Jay Pollard is right but the President of the United States, when he issued Executive Order 12356, was wrong when he said that the disclosure, the unauthorized disclosure, of Top Secret information to any nation, would cause or could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.’”
17 posted on 07/22/2005 1:49:17 PM PDT by notigar
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To: CondorFlight
At this point, he will be held in custody longer than any spy who gave info to the Soviets. Is there really any justification for imposing a harsher sentence on someone for giving info to Israel, than for giving into to Russia? """

No. Giving info to Russia - or China - should get you an equally long sentence.

19 posted on 07/24/2005 7:26:06 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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