The Case Against Johnathon Pollard
Why Pollard Should Never Be Released (The Traitor)
The New Yorker Magazine | :January 18, 1999, pp. 26-33 | SEYMOUR M. HERSH
Posted on 11/22/2001 7:32:44 PM PST by blackbag
Thanks for the article link.
First impression: What the heck was that about the Afghan rebel arms trading? It's nutty but gets short-shrift.
Second impression: Seymour Hersh wrote the article? Why shouldn't I assume it's disinformation then?
Third: The Soviet angle. Seems to be a lot of people saying the Russians "must" have got the info via Pollard. Really? Could that information be gathered from other spies, say Aldrich Ames or other moles? And if Ames had a hand in the "report" given to the judge, that's intriguing.
And Casey tells Hersh, supposedly: "For your information, the Israelis used Pollard to obtain our attack plan against the U.S.S.R. all of it. The coordinates, the firing locations, the sequences. And for guess who? The Soviets."
Hmm.. Why would a naval intelligence officer at Pollard's status have access to that information? Sounds suspicious by overstatement. Nevertheless he's an admitted spy.
Fourth: Pollard comes accross as having mental health issues.
BTW, do you know of any articles stating similar not sourced to Hersh?