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To: rbmillerjr

Someone mentioned to me that the damage Pollard caused was worse that Ames, Jannsen, the Walker Family and others COMBINED.

Crown Jewel type stuff.


22 posted on 06/04/2009 11:46:28 AM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: swarthyguy
Someone mentioned to me that the damage Pollard caused was worse that Ames, Jannsen, the Walker Family and others COMBINED.

That could be true, he's accused anecdotally for damage also attributed to others, but until the basis of the sentence is declassified, we'll never know. You might note my prior posts, the damage assessment on Pollard was done by Aldrich Ames who obviously had a motivation to lie.

23 posted on 06/04/2009 11:51:51 AM PDT by SJackson (in the fight against terrorism, no middle ground, half-measures leave you half-exposed, D. Cheney)
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To: swarthyguy

“Someone mentioned to me that the damage Pollard caused was worse that Ames, Jannsen, the Walker Family and others COMBINED.”

Maybe, maybe not. A couple of things:

1. It appears that Weinberger relied upon an analysis of this case by Aldrich Ames. Gee, might there be something wrong with that?

2. 24 years have gone by since Pollard entered prison. Are these secrets STILL the crown jewels?

3. Others who have done critical damage have had far, far lesser sentences.

I’ll reiterate - my preference is that all traitors should be punished, and I’d like to see very, very severe punishments so as to completely discourage any repetition in the future. But you cannot have people convicted of similar offenses given grossly disparate treatment - such is anathema to our claim to have a “justice” system.


54 posted on 06/04/2009 3:55:57 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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