Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Peace, Patriotism, And Pollard
Along with Ames and Hanssen, Jonathan Pollard is in his own very special category of treason.
Having sworn an oath to the United States, Pollard betrayed that trust with energetic glee. In return, Israel ensured that the American intelligence officer was handsomely rewarded for his crimes. Pollard’s efforts continued without hesitation, until the day he was finally caught, in 1985.
Since then, pursuing Pollard’s release from prison has been a unifying cause for Israeli society. In tune with public sentiment, successive Israeli governments have spent many years petitioning successive American presidents to “do the right thing.” Those presidents have always said no. But now, it seems, that might change.
Yesterday, reports surfaced that suggest President Obama is considering releasing Pollard in exchange for Israeli concessions to the Palestinians. That must not happen.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
Note: I interviewed the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) special agent who investigated, arrested and interrogated Pollard. You can read my piece on Pollard via the below link:
Note: The above photo was provided by the FBI.