Skip to comments.Report: US to release Pollard in Barghouti swap deal
Posted on 04/15/2006 4:31:49 PM PDT by Sabramerican
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I have three questions for the governments of the U.S. and Israel:
1. Why do you place less value on the innocent lives of those who are killed or maimed by terrorists, when the victims are Jews?
2. Why do you insist on pursuing and killing Islamofascists...unless they happen to be "Palestinian" Arabs?
3. Why do you coddle "Palestinian" Arab Islamofascist terrorists?
Apparently, the sources "think" the release of the terrorist will somehow help negate Hamas, but I am at a complete loss as to how that is expected to work!
TAMPA - Capping an ordeal that spanned more than a decade, former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian has reached a deal with prosecutors, agreeing to be deported after admitting involvement with a terrorist organization, an attorney involved in the negotiations said.
"My understanding was that he was to plead guilty" to conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization, said William Moffitt, who represented Al-Arian until a judge allowed him to withdraw from the case last month. The deal calls for Al-Arian to receive a sentence roughly equal to the time he has served behind bars since he was arrested in February 2003, Moffitt said.
Bush is representing all of his REAL supporters well.
He rewarded MBNA's $2 million in campaign contributions with a bankruptcy bill to make eternal slaves of millions of Americans.
He rewarded Bono woth $30 billion in "aid" to African dictators in the guise of AIDS support (and just wait for the big African debt bailout).
He rewarded his Saudi masters with the "Road Map" to Israeli vivisection.
And the list goes on. Bush is doing a great job servicing his true constituency.
That is just silly. If the article is on FR, people can't be expected not to comment on it.
What does that mean? mishandled a single classified document? Give me the whole story.
The Bush Administration, Rice, State, get to engage in some more, unending, Mideast fantasy.
Release a Fatah murderer to compete with the Hamas murderers.
What we really get is unending war: as we have gotten from similar policies for more then half a century.
faster for you to google it than me to google it for you and type it out.
The Vegas odds are 50/50 either way.
no one knows the whole story, officially at least.
There's a big difference between commenting on something and assuming, without evidence, that it is true.
be have been hung.
Yes. Esther spreads this rumor about once a year.
Love your graphic.
What one country on Earth is today, in every way measurable, better off then it was on Sept 10, 2001?
Notwithstanding 15 of 19 of their citizens?
"What, quite frankly, does the UNITED STATES get out of this reported idiotic exchange? Appalling."
Do we think he is a counter-balance against Hamas?
Not to some people. But you knew that.
That's exactly what they think. They think the Palestinians love Barghouti and that he will defeat Hamas by popular support. It also means they think Abbas is dogmeat and they need another leader.
Trouble will stir and Abbas will call for new elections and Bargouti will come to the rescue as a populist winner of the new election.
You never know. He has been in Israeli prison now for many years. He could be a double agent by now. (just a little bit joking).
More seriously, it's clear Israel is serious about 'introvergence' and that in the absense of Israelis the Palestinians need some kind of serious leadership. The west have nothing in Abbas and no respect for Hamas so... big change.
Hey, long time no see!
I understand what you're saying and the article as well, it's just that I cannot fathom this working.
If it is anti-Bush it must be true.
Israel is set to offer the proposed prisoner swap deal in the next few months
Just wishful thinking on Israel's part.
This sounds absurd.
So, what has changed since 2004? This sounds fishy (r perhaps it's a trial baloon). I'd like to know more about the details. If true, the Bush Admin owes needs to explain the reasoning behind this strange move.
We have Iran on the verge of becoming a nuclear power and declaring they will destroy Israel. America may be their only friend in stopping this. Why pick now to start throwing political fire crackers at the White House?
Article notes "Officials in Jerusalem" and "Army radio" --- no names, VAGUE.
I doubt it's accurate.
Trying to politically ham-string a President under assault from all sides, who may be the only leader in the world with the commitment to come to your aide with Iran, just doesn't seem smart to me.
And it seems deliberate.
THAT is what I find most troubling.
Would you also be in favor of the death penalty for OUR spies who are caught? Here's a news flash for you: Everybody spies on one another. It's a game. In the spy game, you jail them until such time as a good trade comes up (not that this particular trade, if true, qualifies).
Traitors should be summarily executed in every case, with hout exception. I would also add terrorists to this list.
Yes, I would have preferred Hanson put to death.
Pollard was an American citizen spying for a foreign nation...he's a traitor.
you will never get the truth about this case.
Why would we want Marwan? (if we cant properly interrogate him).
There are exceptions to every rule...What would the Iranians or Palestinians do if they caught an American Spy on their soil?
Or shot, or perhaps both.How many Americans did he help kill?
Why the heck would we want Barf-Gouli free? Dead perhaps, but free?!
Makes no sense at all...
Agreed. US citizens who spy for foreign powers are traitors who should be summarily executed,
Israel already decided in the last elections that pensions are more important than foreign policy.
Why would Bush want Israel to release a multi murderer terrorist? I thought he was leading a war against terror.
Pollard was not convicted of treason.
Passing on national secrets is treason, no matter what the plea bargain.
John Walker Lyn (sp?) who did take up arms against the USA for an enemy in a time of war got a sentence less than the time Pollard has already served.
Barghouti is the enemy of Hamas.
Thanks, Tom. I figured we were on the same page.
No it is not. Treason is an offense committed on behalf of an enemy during war. Israel is not an enemy and we were not at war at the time.
John Walker Lynd was not employed by the US government in a sensitive position handling national secrets. He was a goofy teenager fighting for a goofy cause. If we can't differential the two, we might as well give up.
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