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Jonathon Pollard Should Be Hung Not Released

By Mahmoud El-Yousseph

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, April 6, 2014

He is responsible for leaking names of US agents and giving enough top secret US info to fill a 6X6X10 foot room to Israel - for which he got a citizenship to that country - to go free over Passover.
Jonathon Pollard is a US citizen who was napped by the FBI outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1985 when he was trying to flee the country. Pollard was a former US Navy intelligence anaylist who pleaded guilty to espionage and was sentenced to life imprisonment two years after his capture.
Contrary to his supporters claim that the espionage was carried out to help " a small and vulnerable ally" better defend itself, Pentagon investigators believed that he was only motivated by money. Pollard reportedly offered to sell his information to other countries such as: Pakistan and then under apartheid South Africa. 
According to former CIA Director William Casey, Israel has traded the stolen information with the former Soviet Union in exchange for expedited emigration of more Russian Jews to Israel. 
It is no wonder why for the last quarter century,every Israeli Prime Minister and every major Jewish American organization in the U.S. have lobbied and pressured the White House for Pollard early release and or a pardon. 
Israel has repeatedly harmed US interests and is not an ally. Who can forget the Israeli assault on US Liberty in which 34 sailors were murdered and another 174 were maimed for life in international water.
Pollard stole our nuclear secrets, sold them to Israel, and now Israel is using this extortion tactic to have him freed for the sake of continuing the peace process. That is what our "special relation ally" offers.
Pollard stole top U.S. secrets, compromised our national security, and exposed the names of all US agents in the former Soviet Union. He should have been hung.
Mahmoud El-Yousseph
Retired USAF Veteran




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