Skip to comments.Henry Kissinger Calls On President Obama To Free Jonathan Pollard
Posted on 03/07/2011 2:40:06 PM PST by Nachum
As the calls for clemency for Jonathan Pollard continue to intensify, Henry A. Kissinger, an elder statesman, well-respected diplomat, and experienced member of the United States intelligence community, has become the latest American governmental leader to issue a public call for Pollards release. Pollard has spent more than 25 years languishing in a federal prison for passing classified information to Israel, an ally of the United States.
Kissinger, who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, sent a letter to President Obama requesting that he commute Pollards sentence to time served (the full text of the letter appears below and a copy is attached).
Like former Congressman Lee Hamilton, who also recently called on the President to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard, Kissinger has served as a member of the Presidents Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which is a nonpartisan and independent body of the Intelligence Community that has full access to the complete range of intelligence-related information. Kissinger was a member of the Presidents Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the time of Pollards sentencing.
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Never. Die in prison scum.
Israel tries to get intel we have about their Muslim neighbors and aren't sharing with Israel. The spying is for a good purpose, but it's still spying, period. I we didn't want Israel to have the intel, it was for a good reason (and it's not like Israel never hid intel from us).
“Free” should read “Fry.”
“What did Israel do with the intelligence...sell it to the Chinese?”
As Buchal said, “No, to the Russians.”
I think to open up immigration of Russian Jews to Israel. So, maybe to Israel, a noble effort. But to us? Not noble at all!
Apart from Woolsey, most other intelligence officials have been adamantly opposed to the release of Pollard, a Navy intelligence analyst who provided thousands of highly classified documents to his Israeli handlers. Former CIA Director George Tenet reportedly threatened to quit when the Clinton administration considered it.
From here: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/spy-talk/2011/03/kissinger_release_israeli_spy.html
So most of the intelligence community is against it, too.
I'm going to go with "no", unless there is something I'm missing.
He stole voluminous amounts of highly classified material from WITHIN an American intelligence agency. The case was cut and dried. He should have been executed.
The only think you’re missing is that Kissinger has gone public with it. If, he is still near the top of the policy food chain than it might be something to pay attention to.
Could be just some bait to push Israel into doing something stupid. IMHO, this is not an accident.
It's already a done deal. Need bets on what day & time.
Slip a 9mm behind his year and send the body home.
SOB can rot.
Either one is good.
Pollard compromised the Agency’s RASIN manual. He thought it was only going to Israel, a heinous act of treason all by itself, but one of the Israeli recipients passed it on. The manual ended up on the internet. At the time, it was a security disaster. Now, most of the information has perished, but it gave away our state-of-the-art knowledge of our enemies’ signals. Ask any current or former Agency employee if this guy should be released. You will get a resounding “NO!”
why didn’t Reagan pardon him? George H.W. Bush? George W. Bush?
Pollard caused the most damage over every other spy. Who the hell is pulling this string?
More damage than Aldrich Ames? More damage than the Chinese scientists that Clinton let go who passed on nuke secrets to the Chicoms?
I say no! The law must apply equally to all. There must be a reason why George W. Bush, the greatest friend in the WH Israel ever had, did not pardon . The Israeli gov’t isn’t too keen on pardon either. I would be interested in knowing the reason.
If Obama does pardon this convicted traitor, it will be because he thinks it will help him recapture the Jewish vote, which he has somewhat lost.
All this Kissinger/Bilderburger (I’ll have mine well done on a toasted roll, please) is absurd. More kook stuff? We need facts not wacko conspiracy theories!
Yes, he was the worst. I can’t tell you why but he was the worst.
Worse than Aldrich Ames who single handedly shut down the CIA's "eyes and ears". In 1985 the names of every "human asset" that the U.S. had working for it in the USSR.
He sold the KGB the names of twenty-five "sources." These twenty-four men and one woman, all Russians, were immediately arrested and ten were sentenced to what the KGB euphemistically referred to as vyshaya mera (the highest measure of punishment). The condemned person was taken into a room, made to kneel, then shot in the back of the head with a large caliber handgun so his face would be made unrecognizable. He compromised every CIA operative in the Soviet Union. -
So, you are telling me that Pollard was worse than that?
Ames, Walker, it does not matter who you name.