Skip to comments.Spy Jonathan Pollard to be Released by US as Israel and Palestine Extend Peace Talks
Posted on 04/10/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT by ColdOne
A deal has been reached between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to extend US-brokered peace talks, according to Middle Eastern news outlet Al-Arabiya.
As part of the deal, Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is to be freed from his 27-year detention in the US while the contentious fourth set of Palestinian prisoners are to be released.
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Every computer in Langley is now booted up with guys typing their resignation letters.
Unbelievable treachery to release this guy.
why the frig do we have to release someone for something that involves two other countries. friggin retards.
This SOB should have been hung for treason.
Because that’s what Israel wants.
A lose-lose proposition that only a Zero could come up with
Obama, yet again bowing to foreign interests.
Every administration bows to this foreign interest.
Huge mistake to release Pollard.
Somebody wiser than I wrote this comment a while ago about negotiating, and I like it: “Trade words for words and action for action. Never, ever trade action for words.”
Releasing Pollard to keep talks going is exactly that: Trading action for words.
This is evil.
Not as evil as releasing hundred more murdering terrorists with blood dripping from their finger.
EVERYTHING obama does either:
a) Weakens America/AmericansI have yet to have anyone raise a single substantive counter example in several years of posting this.
b) Distances America's allies
c) Strengthens America's enemies
d) Serves Islam
e) Harms Israel
Or some combination of the above.
It weakens America. It proves to the world our system of justice can be nullified at the whim of a corruptocrat. And that our laws are anything but set in stone.
Jerusalem Post said a few minutes ago nothing is yet agreed to concerning Pollard and extending the peace talks.
About time - this guy was thrown down the rabbit hole ‘cause no one in the US or Israel wanted him alive or free. He’s 5x what he should have. When Chinese or Russians get caught we just return them no crime or trial. If you look into his story he spent years and years in solitary and was treated way harsher commensurate with others. We don’t know what exactly he gave to our ally Israel - told it was buckets worth -??? We we’re supposed to be sharing anyhow. Personally I believe it was information regarding illegal activity by both the US and Israel and that’s why Peres and the Americans were ready to lock this guy up for life.
I get people’s knee jerk reaction but there is more to this story than what has been made public or just hang him from a rope narrative.
Forgot to add that what is going to be disastrous is what Israel gives up or concedes to regarding their borders or peace plan that the US is pushing. With the Blood Moons this and next year war will inevitably be the outcome and the US will will not be blessed but further cursed; so in that sense this move still abets the Treasonous one’s agenda squatting in the White House.
Disagree. Check out the testimony of Secretary of State Casper Weinberger and countless others and you will see the enormous amount of damage he caused American national security (not to mention the people he got killed when the Israelis sold the information to the Soviet Union).
To me, the worst aspect of all this was even after Pollard was caught, the Israeli government lied to the United States for a decade about its involvement, before finally having to admit in the late 1990’s that Pollard was indeed their agent working on their behalf.
I don’t care who it is, it is awful to be treated this way by an ally.
When we catch Chinese or Russian or whatever citizens who are employed by their home countriesas spies against these United States, we may imprison them, or PNG and deport them, or attempt to subvert them. When American Citizens spy against these United States for some foreign power, we throw the book at them.
Pollard was an American Citizen, employed as an intelligence analyst by the US Navy, which granted him a security clearance. POLLARD BETRAYED THESE UNITED STATES, of which he is a citizen and which entrusted him with sensitive information. Pollard is a liar, and a betrayer, and he should rot in prison.
The Pollard Fan Club disgusts me even more than 0bama. Why don't you whine for Aldrich Ames to be released, too? Might as well ... they're the same brand of foul traitor.
Weinberger recanted , he lied, others who worked with Cap said he had an unexplainable hatred of Israel. The aids of Weinberger disproved what Cap said.
So America gets a black eye on this one.
I am surprised this is news here at freerepublic.
I don’t believe America wants the story of the whole judicial process to come out. But even worse if Pollard dies in Jail. It will come out anyway. Moral is if you make agreements on Intelligence sharing you must live up to them.
How does it violate A? It doesn’t. And I’m a Jew.
It doesn’t. BUT obama has never done anything to please Israel ever, ever, ever as far as I know.
After all these years the damage to America from releasing Pollard isn’t all that sharp, especially when contrasted to the joy Israelis must feel at the prospect of his freedom.
Yes, but my astonishment is more at doing something that might please Israel. He’s done loads of things that were Israel neutral, and loads of things that were inimical to Israel, but never anything that would favor Israel in the slightest.
I’ll give you that.
I had an Obamabot acquaintance tell me before the first election what a friend Obama was going to be for Israel. Yeah. Sure. Most of my Jewish relatives voted for him twice. Sad. They are clueless.
You know 90% of Israelis are up in arms over the release of over 100 tried and convicted murderers.
Protest with the grieving family members crying have happened in front of the Israeli Parliament
It seems to me Abbas giving these killers 5% of the PA budget in monthy stipends, and $25,000 dollar bonuses, shows the terrorists have a real partner with Abbas.
*sigh* Bind moggling.
Robert Philip Hanssen (born April 18, 1944) is a former US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States for 22 years from 1979 to 2001...After Hanssen married, he converted from Lutheranism to his wife's Catholicism, becoming a fervent believer and being extensively involved in Opus Dei...According to USA Today, those who knew the Hanssens described them as a close family. They attended Mass weekly and were very active in Opus Dei. Robert Hanssen's three sons attended The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland, an all-boys preparatory school. His daughters attended Oakcrest School for Girls, an independent Roman Catholic school. Both schools are associated with Opus Dei.
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Weinberger was an anti-semite. Period. Soviet spies like Hansen and Ames ACTUALLY got American agents or recruits executed by the Soviets, and the amount of harm those two did far outweighted anything that Pollard is alleged to have done.
We don’t know what Pollard gave the Israelis. I defy anyone to provide one classified document from what he gave them. We only have Weinberger’s word which wasn’t worth a damned.
The US, esp. the State Dept. and DOD are deathly afraid of what Pollard will tell us when he is freed. We’ve never heard his side and still might not, depending on the terms of any release.
Pollard was wrong and paid a heavy price for it, but his trial was a travesty.
It would be very damaging to the US if Pollard’s statements that the US was not living up to an agreement with Israel to share certain types of intelligence, were true. It would be even worse if a lack of this information put Israel’s very existence at stake.
Stay tuned for a possible answer, some day, some time, eventually.
Ah, so this is why the BLM is making a show of force to remove cows off federal land. Distraction. Look over there.
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Good grief. He'll be on probation in a year. Israel has never made much of an issue of Pollard, though many Israelis have. Israel releases prisoners by the hundreds just to recover remains. Pollard was a paid agent, nothing else. Who commited a crime, not treason, that today carries a maximum sentence of ten years. This isn't an issue at all.
Israel has been pressing to extend the talks, imo useless, but what can they do. I think releasing killers is a bigger problem.
Abbas, grow a set, release Sirhan Sirhan.
Demand it, you might be surprised.
A century from now this will probably be an embarrassment, minor I hope. Leo Frank. The Al Sharpton pogrom. Both worse.
And for some reason we allow them and the house of Saud to drive a lot of our policy.
It is obvious that bringing up a Pollard release in trade for an Israeli release of Muzzie killers and terrorists is a clever way of screwing Israel doubly. Muslim terrorists get released while conservative support of Israel gets damaged which you can see right here by moronic remarks.....Such as that Israel is telling the 0Zero regime what to do.
Israel gets zero traction under 0bama
“Because thats what Israel wants.”
Its because this is what 0bungu is shoving down Israel’s throat in exchange for Israel setting free dozens of Muzzie terrorists. In any event I don’t think Israel will take this bait which draws out the Ron Paul style Israel haters on Free Republic
“I get peoples knee jerk reaction but there is more to this story than what has been made public or just hang him from a rope narrative.”
Bingo. For someone who gave away secrets to an ally, not an enemy, he has paid for his crime longer than those who have given secrets away to our actual enemies. Also, there is more to this guy’s incarceration than meets the eye. Just can’t quite put my finger on it. Lots of politics in the background here.
It’s a pity that some conservatives develop bad cases of moral relativism when it comes to Pollard.
He’s traitorous scum who sold our secrets to a foreign government for cash.
In any normal world, he should have hung by the neck for what he did. He’s hoping he only leaves his cell in a cheap pine box.
You’re right, though for anti-Israel conservatives, like liberals, he’s just providing an opportunity to vent existing bias. My guess, Kerry also thinks he’s giving cover to Bibi with the Israeli right.
True but even some favorable_to_Israel conservatives....This Obama-Pollard trap moves them a bit anti-Israel unless they can see through this scheming which is fairly clever. Done by who? Samantha Power with John (half-Jew) Kerry? Who knows but State Dept is full of slimy lefties and homos...always has been
Unfortunately, his release will be used to get more concessions out of the Israelis and to shore up Obama's and the Democrats' support among Jews.
Pollard did much more than give away secrets to an ally. He shopped his information and expertise about U.S. Navy threat assessments to three countries before he approached Israel, and approached a fourth country while talking with the Israelis. Pollard is often portrayed as having been motivated solely by his devotion to Israel’s security, but the truth is that he offered to sell what he knew for money.
> The negotiations were on the verge of breakdown after Israel refused to release the Palestinian prisoners and, in retaliation, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas registered with 15 UN agencies against Israel’s wishes.
That’s BS, it was the other way around.
I thought that this trial balloon had been popped a couple of weeks ago. Is anyone other than the “International Business Times” reporting this?
In the cards from Day One.
Anything that cuts you and me, FRiend. That is what The Impostor will do. He is our genuine Enemy.
Not at all -- evil genius. Demoralize the entire intel community. Even George Tenant wouldn't stand for it ..... although I'm sure Leon Panetta would. Leon's a tool, an arch-hack. His purpose in life is to stand for anything that comes down from The Man.
I haven't seen many such around here!
Of course Sun Tzu was correct...