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Why Pollard Should Never Be Released (The Traitor)
The New Yorker Magazine | :January 18, 1999, pp. 26-33 | SEYMOUR M. HERSH

Posted on 11/22/2001 7:32:44 PM PST by blackbag

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To: blackbag

for reference:

Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in
American History Was Brought to Justice
by Ronald J. Olive

http://www.amazon.com/Capturing-Jonathan-Pollard-Notorious-American/dp/1591146526/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-3752257-9350300?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1174355846&sr=1-1

I (VOA) haven't read the book, but did hear the author on BookTV (C-Span2
weekends).
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).


51 posted on 03/19/2007 7:03:04 PM PDT by VOA
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I saw that guy too. Fascinating. Good speaker.

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.

52 posted on 03/19/2007 9:39:59 PM PDT by wideminded
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I'm doing a report on him. ANyway, I didn't realize the dates of this thread.


53 posted on 03/22/2007 3:20:35 PM PDT by behindthesehazeleyes
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To: Billthedrill

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.


54 posted on 03/22/2007 3:20:35 PM PDT by behindthesehazeleyes
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Please don't interpret it as criticism, but this topic has really been beaten to death on this board. I won't presume to speak for others, but my view is that (1) he knew absolutely what the penalties for releasing that information were when he signed the releases that are mandatory for that sort of classified access; (2) it is immaterial whether he gave it to an "ally" or to his mother or to Vladimir Putin; (3) his sentencing wasn't done with respect to other cases but strictly to his own. He got the maximum because it was the maximum. What others got they got for reasons specific to their separate cases. There is no mandate for "fairness" in sentencing.

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.

55 posted on 03/22/2007 3:30:55 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: behindthesehazeleyes

Oh...and a belated welcome to FR.


56 posted on 03/22/2007 3:37:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Belial

Israel may not be an enemy but some of that information eventually fell into the hands of the ChiComs.


57 posted on 03/22/2007 3:39:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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According to a friend of mine who served in the IDF in the 60’s, Pollard gave Israel information that allowed them carry out the attack on Iraq’s breeder reactors that the French had built for them. The timing of this attack was at a point when most of the money had been spent on the reactor and it was going to be on line in less than a year. Why the United States didn’t provide this information is unknown, and perhaps they did provide it through Pollard. He wouldn’t be the first scapegoat ever used by our government.
58 posted on 05/22/2007 4:13:59 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: blackbag

Hanoi Jane and John Kerry should be in the cells adjacent to this traitor.


59 posted on 05/22/2007 4:22:58 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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The article is timeless and comprehensive. All things lacking from the recent apologist dribble.

Still timeless six years later. Also noticed Veronica, the Pollard apologist, is gone with the rest of the Rudybots. Sweet.

60 posted on 05/22/2007 4:34:51 AM PDT by palmer
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btt.... this article still applies


61 posted on 11/21/2010 9:39:09 AM PST by original Blackbag
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To: Dixie Yooper

Free Pollard now.


62 posted on 11/21/2010 9:42:01 AM PST by bvw (No TSA goon will touch MY stuff)
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