So, betraying your country and the freedom it has given you may negatively impact your freedom to make life’s choices later? I bet he didn’t see that coming.
Actions have consequences. He must assume responsibility for the consequences of his actions. This is but one of them. I have no sympathy for him.
The bastard should be grateful - if the proper punishment were given to him for his treason, his father would have said Kaddish over his grave long ago.
I say good, too.
Sold our secrets to Pakistan ALSO.
And on multiple occaisions.
AND WAS PAID.
After he was imprisoned, over a dozen times he abused his mail priveleges to KEEP doing it..!
He could be out tomorrow if he would tell what he knows.
Since he wants to stay quiet, he can quietly stay.
(And if he didn’t still have some secrets to keep, you wouldn’t have most of these people trying to get him out.)
Pollard Jr should have beaten Pollard Sr to the other side by a couple of decades.
Even hinting that J Pollard did something wrong is anti Semetic!
Maybe Johnny wasn't able to steal one from his jail cell.
Crime has consequences.
No mercy for traitors.
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.
“If Pollard had WORN a “