Skip to comments.Why Pollard Should Never Be Released (The Traitor)
Posted on 11/22/2001 7:32:44 PM PST by blackbag
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Saying Israel is not an ally because they have spied on the US is an obviously false argument considering that the US just like most other countries spies on just about every country in the world. The article itself talks of the US spying on Israel and other allies.
Another question to ask: Did his actions actually have any negative effect? Even if information was given to the Soviets, that doesn't mean actual harm was caused other than America losing points in the intelligence game of the Cold War. Also, legally, can the government go back on a plea offer? What did they offer him that persuaded him to plead guilty? Or was he stupid enough to plead with no actual promise?
You are pinging me...why??
And then Israel passed the info onto the Chicoms. Spying is spying. Period.
S.E. Florida here where you from Gator fan?
DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth)
dfwgator, pretty slow here huh gator?
You take care and just watch the Gators in football this year.
It's not up for him to decide which secrets foreign countries should receive. It's up to his superiors, and it's his job to ensure that their decisions are put into place.
But why did he get life sentence when other spies, spies for enemies, have gotten only 20 years or so?
Why did you join today to resurrect this six-year-old thread? Are you associsted with Pollard?
Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in
American History Was Brought to Justice
by Ronald J. Olive
I (VOA) haven't read the book, but did hear the author on BookTV (C-Span2
He gave a very interesting rendition of the tracking down and
capture of Pollard.
And how Pollard's superiors let him run wild (or at least on
an excessively long leash).
I get the impression that Pollard is practically viewed as a saint in Israel. So I wonder what effect the broadcast of Olive's speech on Israeli TV had on public opinion there. If you google him you can see how the pro-Pollard people tried to trash him in the Israeli press.
I'm doing a report on him. ANyway, I didn't realize the dates of this thread.
Why did he get the mazimum? He had committed a crime, yes, but it still was for an ally, not an enemy, and other spies who have been for enemies have gotten a considerable amount smaller of a sentence.
I don't speak entirely in a vacuum - for a time I did a similar job with similar access. There is no excuse, there is no justification, and he can expect absolutely no slack from me. Your own opinion, I am sure, may vary.
Oh...and a belated welcome to FR.
Israel may not be an enemy but some of that information eventually fell into the hands of the ChiComs.
Hanoi Jane and John Kerry should be in the cells adjacent to this traitor.
Still timeless six years later. Also noticed Veronica, the Pollard apologist, is gone with the rest of the Rudybots. Sweet.