Skip to comments.Israel rules Pollard not prisoner of Zion
Posted on 01/16/2006 8:10:56 PM PST by HowlinEdited on 01/16/2006 8:30:39 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
JERUSALEM, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Israel's high court ruled Monday against convicted spy Jonathan Pollard's request to be deemed a prisoner of Zion and repatriated from the United States.
Pollard, a civilian U.S. Naval intelligence analyst pleaded guilty to espionage on June 4, 1986, and received a life sentence and a recommendation that he never be paroled.
He was granted Israeli citizenship in 1996 after Israel recognized his status as a spy and pledged to fund his legal expenses, the Jerusalem Post reported.
However, in court the government argued that Pollard cannot be granted the status because Zionist organizations and activities are not banned under U.S. law.
Pollard's wife, Esther, told Army Radio she found it "unbelievable" that Israel would work to release killers in other countries but let Pollard stay in prison.
It is a troubling matter.
I still support Israel.
Call me superstitious.
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
The fact that even an unprincipled, mentally dysfunctional sh!t like Bill Clinton wouldn't grant a pardon to Pollard ought to tell you something.
I know you don't really justify the attack an that you want what is best for America. I just wanted to make a point. I also don't think we should stand against Israel. I actually think we should stand with them for the most part. I just get frustrated when people act as if Israel can do no wrong and that the U.S. should support all of their policies.
Some people in this country and on FR seem to think U.S. and Israeli intersts are the same thing, but they are not. It is insulting the way Israel has acted as if we have wronged them by arresting this traitor. Pollard should be thankful he wasn't executed like countless other spies captured by America in the past.
It's pretty surreal seeing and hearing biblical references from that from people here in the U.S., who give these Old Testament citations far more weight than most Israelis do.
One Jew = an idea.
Two Jews = an arguement
Three Jews = a Revolution.
Israel= A conundrum for the world.
Gosh, after reading this thread I really should be regretting all of those religion courses that I took back in the 70s.
What's that supposed to mean? He is a treasonous traitor to the US and he should be executed, not thrown a parade.
Who said anything about a parade? What's your problem?
"...and I firmly believe the any Nation which goes against them is in for trouble."
Exactly. Though sometimes the best thing we can do is allow a nation to stand on it's own and let nature take it's course. If Nixon had done the smart thing and not come to the aid of Israel, they would've been pushed into letting loose the nukes. Then, with tens of millions of Muslims already dead, there would've been no reason not to finish the job and the oil tankers coming from the Middle East today would be flying the Star of David.
exactly my point
It appears you voted for Clinton.
If it weren't for Nixon, Communist China might have dried up on the vine and resembled North Korea today.
I have a problem with anyone that tries to excuse someone that did DISASTOROUS damage to US Intelligence by intimating that since it was done on Israel's behalf, it's all ok. It's not ok. He is a traitor and if it were up to me, he would be a dead one.
Of course no foreign country's interests can ever be completely aligned with that of another. If they were, then they would be the same country, but historically Israel has the best record of voting with the U.S.(in the U.N.) If any country is basically on the same page as the U.S., then it is Israel.
As to Mr. Pollard, you seem to think that all of Israel is demanding special treatment for him. Many convicted spies and traitors have not been executed, and many spies have not recieved life sentences. Many have actually had their sentence reduced.
Yeah I voted for Clinton.
Why don't you actually read my posts on this thread? I stated that not pardoning Pollard was one of Clinton's better moments. If I think not pardoning a traitor criminal is one of his better moments, it is quite obvious that I don't think he was a very good president. You are quite perceptive.
Did you even read the post to which I was replying before you made your original post to me? Why don't you do that before you go spouting off.
I've never seen anyone advocate that this guy be let go. Or released to Israel.
I'm not exactly sure what your point is. The majority of Israelis are not religous. There is a minority that are. But, regardless, what does ones faith in the Bible have to do with what Israelis believe?
Yeah, it tells me there was nothing in it for him.