Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Pollard For Prisoners: NO!

 ב' לחודש הראשון תשע"ד

U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry
With all this talk of the possible release of Jonathan Pollard in connection with negotiations and potential agreements between Israelis and "Palestinians" being brokered by a very pushy, U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry, I started connecting some dots, dots which you may find surprising. (See Tomer Devorah on this issue, and read the comments, too!)

Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu
First, let's back up a bit.

Yet, again, more "Palestinian" prisoners are expected to be included in additional, future "deals for nothing," due to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's perpetual begging and boot-licking of the U. S. Government.

Various sources suggest that Pollard's release would be part of a deal, which would include the release of even more "Palestinian" prisoners. Pollard has spoken through his actions, refusing to attend a parole hearing.

It seems to me that Jonathan Pollard is following the lead of the righteous rabbi the Maran meRottenberg. The Maran meRottenberg did not allow his students to raise money for his release from prison, the misswah (commandment) of pidyon shevu'im, as he believed that this would only encourage even more kidnappings at the hands of the goyim (non-Jews).

Various hakhamim, such as Rabbi Shmu'el Eliyahu shlit"a of Tzfath has also expressed opposition to such a deal.

Although I know that we are all happy that IDF soldier Gilad Shalit has been returned to us, the same argument was used against the inclusion of him in such an agreement with Hamas terrorists.

Jonathan Pollard
Jonathan Pollard has essentially been kidnapped.

The mainstream news media of both the U. S. and Israel always seem to omit the fact that those who have been convicted of espionage in the U. S. have served as little as five years in prison. Jonathan Pollard has been imprisoned for the past 28 years.

Pollard is the only person in US history to receive a life sentence for spying for an ally, and the only American citizen convicted of such a crime to be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Currently, the punishment for such a crime is set at a maximum of ten years, except if it might "result in the death of an agent of the United States" or if it concerns "nuclear weaponry [...] war plans; communications intelligence or cryptographic information." (Wikipedia)

As I have stated previously, I believe very strongly that there are higher-ups in the Israeli government who would rather not be "inconvenienced" by Pollard's release. By inconvenienced I mean by having to run around and either "eliminate" Pollard (God forbid!) or spend vast amounts of time, money, and energy in other ways to hide the money and bury the bodies better, it were.

He is the proverbial man who knows too much.

1 comment:

Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod said...

Thanks for sharing! Your post has been included in Haveil Havalim: a weekly roundup of what’s best from the Jewish / Israeli blog world.

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