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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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.
btt.... this article still applies
Free Pollard now.