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To: Jack Black
According to what I read about the case, Pollard gave information to Israel about US spies in Russia. Israel turned this information over the the Russians (in return for the relaease of Russian Jews) and the Russians executed those spying for the US.

No nation has friends; they have interests. Ours and Israels didn't happen to coincide in this case. Israel cared more about getting the Russians to release some Jews than they did about our assets. We cared more about our assets. Neither the US nor Israel was necessarily wrong but they did have conflicting interests.

Spying for an ally is still spying. We were allied with the USSR during WWII but spies from that time were jailed (and some even executed) for spying for the USSR. No alliance is guaranteed to last.
7 posted on 08/13/2003 10:13:23 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
No nation has friends; they have interests.

And we must never forget.

14 posted on 08/13/2003 10:57:21 PM PDT by Conservababe
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To: Doctor Stochastic
According to what I read about the case, Pollard gave information to Israel about US spies in Russia

Nope. That was another guy. Hansen, I think. But it is a commonly used canard - Canadian communist scribbler Eric Margolis, for example, has spread this lie far and wide (and on purpose, I might add).

28 posted on 08/14/2003 4:08:01 PM PDT by Cachelot (~ In waters near you ~)
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