I think there is an understanding that friends spy on friends. The USA had a spy in Israel who was captured at the same time. There are people who spy for Taiwan, South Korea, etc. I think they should be punished in all cases but I don’t think it should be more than most murderers get. If Pollard walks out tomorrow, nobody will think he got off easily and be encouraged to do what he did.
I just have a hunch you’re Jewish and wouldn’t mind Israel having all our secrets.
Maybe I’m wrong about that, but the US should be in complete charge of what technology we share with allies. Because once it’s gone, it’s gone, and we can’t control our enemies stealing it from our allies.
What would you sentence someone to if they gave detailed plans to Iran on how to build a nuclear bomb? A couple years?
Do you have any facts to back up that assertion?
I do find it interesting that the Jerusalem City council passed a resolution naming a square for Pollard [an American citizen and spy] just before Bush's visit to Israel. Imagine what the reaction would be in Israel if Washington DC passed a resolution renaiming a square in DC after an Israeli imprisoned for spying on Israel. Pollard is a hero to many in Israel.