I was trying to make the very important point that the friendliness of the country doesn't matter at all when it comes to classified information.
Irrelevant. You altered the quote to call the Minister a liar: he was not.
And you have shown nothing to validate your assertion the friendliness of the country doesn't matter. Cite me some case law. Your gratuitous assertions are just as gratuitously denied.
I stand corrected. There is very little precedent at all for espionage for a friendly country. It seems, however, that every time Pollard's case comes up, a different set of national security professionals re-emphasizes how extensive the breach was. Although I found very interesting the case of the man who spied for Singapore (Singapore!) and got 15 years. If you compare cases, you'll see that there is no correlation between sentences and countries. It has everything to do with the information itself and cooperation with authorities.
Please return the favor. I would like very much to know the specific treaty obligation that required that every bit of information that Pollard passed on be passed on. You know, paragraphs, sections, etc.
posted on 05/21/2007 7:44:13 PM PDT
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