Sorry about how the worlds Jewish community feels about this one.
Pollard should have been hung as a spy and traitor.
He is in prison for LIFE which is the least he deserves.
As for the worlds Jewish community?
Is the Jewish community really that concerned about Pollard, or is this just written to help “gin up” concern? At any rate, my bet is on a pardon closer to the election.
Justice for Jonathan Pollard would have entailed a short rope and a long drop.
Make it a big one so Hanoi Jane can join them.
John Anthony Walker began his 26th year in prison for espionage earlier this year. Should we let him out, too?
Justice for Pollard would be execution. He is lucky he has avoided justice for 27 years.
Every year we get the same sad story about this person. He is still breathing, eating on my dime. He has done this for 27 years, 26 more than he should have. Any sane country would have hung him and been done with him. After the initial protest, Israel would never have worried about it again.
But Obami will probably try to buy Jewish votes with his pardon next year. Typical Democrat action, buy votes by giving the suckers what they want.
Don’t push Obama. He’s exchange Pollard for Palestinian prisoners.
Just hang Pollard or give him the Firing Squad; same for that little liberal excuse for a solider who handed over SIPRNET/Classified information to Wikileaks.
After September 11th the DNI was created.
The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), is the United States government official subject to the authority, direction and control of the President, who is responsible under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 for:
Serving as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security;
Serving as the head of the sixteen-member Intelligence Community; and
Overseeing and directing the National Intelligence Program.
“Ames reportedly blamed Pollard for some of the agent deaths caused by his own espionage. “
This is pretty amusing. Defending Pollard because another traitorous spy might have blamed him for something.
Pollard is right where he belongs. Those that would try to use charges of antisemitism against those who favor Pollards continued incarceration are vile racist pigs.
That seems to be the only consistent argument for releasing Pollard - that he’s Jewish.
Tired of some conservatives apologizing for this traitor. Pollard deserves to die alone and miserable in prison.
This has not been a case of great interes to me over the years, but as I undersand it, the man did spy on the United States.
He got a sentence, and is serving it. What makes him entitled to special treatment? Would one of the Jewish friends on this forum please explain it to me?
I back Israel as strongly as anyone around here but this POS spy is damned lucky he wasn’t put up against a wall and SHOT!
“Justice for Pollard” would have been a firing squad. That his life was spared was a show of mercy.
Traitors don’t engender a lot of sympathy, at least among conservatives.
If true this is a huge mitigating factor and Pollard should indeed be released immediately. Ames should be executed.
Dear jackass Caroline Glick,
Even if Israel is an ally, Pollard betrayed his country, and if there was any justice in this world, such as he would be hung by his neck until dead.
Go to hell,
Pollard is damn lucky he hasn’t gotten justice.
At least, not yet.
Pollard should have been shot as a traitor to his country.
Don’t do the crime if you can’t do duh time....
if your risk isn’t acceptable...
“Repeatedly referring to Pollard as a “traitor,” Biden said, “It would take the Third Coming before I would support letting Pollard out.” “
Biden is a proven liar, coward, and bully. He is a liar because he said the man who killed his wife in a car accident (in which police found no evidence of alcohol involvement in either driver, and apparently not even a moving violation by either driver) a drunk driver. In other words, he falsely accused a man of a felony (killing somebody while driving drunk). The falsehood matters because the man has a daughter who had to hear and see her father being falsely accused of a felony by a public figure.
He is a coward because he made this accusation after the man died, and it is not possible to legally libel a dead person (not legal advice, I am not a lawyer).
He is a bully because he used the resources of the U.S. Senate, specifically his Senate Web page, to propagate this falsehood.
An analogy would be somebody who loses a family member and then calls the doctor who treated the person a quack (in complete absence of any proof that the doctor was negligent or did anything wrong). The person’s grief is understandable but that does not entitle him to levy a false accusation of that nature against another without evidence, and Biden has no evidence whatsoever that the driver who killed his wife committed so much as a moving traffic violation let alone drunk driving. If anything, his wife was at fault because she pulled out from a stop sign and did not see the oncoming vehicle, although she did not actually run the stop sign.
It seems that Israel does not have much cause to complain here. “After his partial confession, Pollard was surveilled but not taken into custody. He and his wife then attempted to gain asylum at the Israeli embassy, only to be rebuffed by the Israeli guards and taken into custody by FBI agents who swarmed the perimeter as soon as Pollard set foot off embassy property.”