"Maj. Shawn Pine, commander of the 300th Military Intelligence Company of Austin, Texas, holds dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and received his top security clearance in 1990 until it was revoked this summer.
While Pine says the reasons are rooted in anti-Semitism, the army says it's just implementing a simple rules change.
Pine's story, which first appeared in the Jerusalem Post, brings up concerns of heightened sensitivity in the U.S. armed forces to officers with Israel connections.
Pine was born in the United States and immigrated to Israel with his family in the late 1970s. Like other Israeli citizens, he entered the Israel Defense Force, serving in the elite Golani Brigade."
He went to the Jerusalem Post with his story.
To: Patria One
Do you imagine a fact as easily as you imagine what the Law is? When you nake the bold claim, "He went to the Jerusalem Post with his story.", can you back that up? Perhaps the Jerusalem Post contacted Mr. Pine. It is something called "News", you know. Or is it that in your imaginary world there is no news, for you are the God of it?
posted on 11/24/2001 5:27:02 PM PST
To: Patria One
I seem to recall something a while back about some government official (or candidate for appointment) who was denied his security clearance because he had dual U.S. and *Irish* citizenship, if you can imagine that. It was in the context of an article talking about how dual citizenship was becoming trendy, but that people didn't realize there is a potential downside, since some people in our government don't want to take any chances with dual loyalties. (Sure, the Irish seem pretty innocuous today, but who knows what might happen? After all, we used to think the French were our allies.)
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