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To: richardtavor
Cap Weinberger is an old dried up fart, seething with Jew Hate and undoubtably will die a lonely death

Mordechai Vanunu is also a Jew and he is also in prison. What is your position on his case?

9 posted on 06/25/2003 7:13:01 AM PDT by A. Pole
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To: A. Pole
I am familiar with the Vanunu case. My problem with the whole Pollard affair is not that he was tried and convicted as a spy, the point was how the apparatus operated then and now. The article mentions the Ames spy case, and a lot of intrigue and coverup with State and the CIA was because of the Ames fiasco. The connection with Ollie North and Pollard is that the State Department and the CIA attempted to cover their tracks by (with Iran Contra and the Ames affair) by setting up fall guys. Pollard was indeed a low level employee who got caught in the trap at the wrong moment and at the wrong time. The difference with Vanunu is that he was not part of a broad attempt by Government to avoid responsibility for misguided strategies---whether you agree with Vanunu or not (I don't,) I believe that he represented his sole opinion, and the consequences of his actions will be born solely by himself. I had the fortune (or misfortune) of hearing a speech by John Erlichman (Nixon's right hand man), shortly after he was sentenced, but before he went to jail. He quoted something which will always stick with me--"The biggest mistakes in the world are often made by honest men with the best of intentions, but whom fail to grasp the long term consequences of their actions." Pollard deserved to go to jail--but he has paid for his actions. Considering the amount of feathers that I have lost due to the flames on this one, I suspect that a lot of people do not agree with the duplicity of the US State Department and the CIA in the Oliver North, J. Pollard and Aldrich Ames affairs. Even though I am a life long Republican, I was truly sickened by Erlichman's statements and the whole coverup of that era.
18 posted on 06/25/2003 9:00:47 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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