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To: Shalom Israel

The exact nature of the harm is irrelevant (even though American agents in the Soviet Union died because of Pollard's actions). When you get a security clearance you swear not to disclose the secured information to unauthorized persons. The Israeli agents he gave the info to were not authorized and he was not in a position to freelance the decision.


20 posted on 03/20/2006 8:30:53 AM PST by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: RKV
The exact nature of the harm is irrelevant

I didn't raise the question: the poster to whom I replied did, when he asserted that "incalculable harm" was done.

When you get a security clearance you swear not to disclose the secured information to unauthorized persons. The Israeli agents he gave the info to were not authorized and he was not in a position to freelance the decision.

Granted. Others have been convicted of passing information to allies before. None of them got life sentences; in fact half of them were sentenced to less than 4 years.

25 posted on 03/20/2006 8:50:30 AM PST by Shalom Israel (There's a reason cows ain't extinct.)
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