Skip to comments.Jonathan Pollard Denied Attendance at Father's Graveside
Posted on 06/20/2011 2:49:19 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Professor Morris Pollard was laid to rest Monday, denied the privilege of having his son Jonathan present to recite the Kaddish the traditional Jewish prayer for the dead over his grave.
Jonathan Pollard sat grieving for his father in his jail cell instead, his mother already having died -- also without his presence to comfort her in her final hours.
Despite thousands of phone calls that flooded the White House switchboard, an appeal to the U.S. State Department by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren and pleas by dozens of Israeli lawmakers, the Obama administration refused to allow Pollard to attend his father's funeral.
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I think you’re right, but that it’s the review of his case for probation at that time that’s automatic. Unless there’s a strong pressure from above on the review board when that happens, he probably won’t be spending the rest of his life there.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Sh*t happens, lots of people miss their parents funerals. Personally, I don't know why we let people out of prison for funerals. Misplaced compassion.
And Australia. OMG! The traitor Pollard spied for AUSTRALIA!
He attempted to. But he failed at that too, though I don’t want to insult your hero too much. The Australians let us know what he tried to sell.
Within two months of being hired, the technical director of the NFOIO, Richard Haver, requested that Pollard be terminated. This came after a conversation with the new hire in which Pollard offered to start a back-channel operation with the South African intelligence service and lied about his father's involvement with the CIA. Instead of terminating Pollard, Haver's boss reassigned him to a human-gathered intelligence operation. This was apparently because Pollard had a friend from graduate school in the South African intelligence service. In the vetting process for this position, Pollard, it was later discovered, lied repeatedly: he denied illegal drug use, claimed his father had been a CIA operative, misrepresented his language abilities and his educational achievements, and claimed to have applied for a commission as officer in the Naval Reserve. A month later Pollard applied for and received a transfer to the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) Surface Ships Division while keeping his TF-168[clarification needed] position.If Pollard had worse a blinking neon sign that said "I'm not trustworthy and will sell your secrets for cash" I don't think it could have been any more obvious.
I remember all the security risks that got TS+, I as studiously avoided being in that mix. It was kafka-esque. I didn't need it. To me it was a badge of shame.
It didn't seem right.
We’ll have to meet at the New York Yacht Club some day in our next lives and discuss who our heroes are. Nice place. Pollard isn’t a hero, Washington is, fwtw.
I’ll have to take your word for it.
“If Pollard had WORN a “
He is currently incarcerated in FCI Butner Medium, a medium-security Federal Correctional Institution, which is part of Federal Correctional Complex, Butner, North Carolina. Butner is most known as the US federal prison inmate hospital facility.
Another prominent inmate of FCI Butner Medium is Bernie Madoff.
Part of the punishment.
Oh well. Shouldn’t have been a spy, I guess.