Why the Sympathy for Pollard?

In the Jewish Daily Forward’s “Reporters’ Roundtable” podcast, Washington correspondent Nathan Guttman and staff writer Gal Beckerman join host Josh Nathan-Kazis to discuss “the newly invigorated push from Israel to spring convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from the American prison where he’s incarcerated.” One gets the distinct impression that it’s a push toward which the three journalists are sympathetic. There is little or no mention of the details of the case or of the serious damage Pollard did to American security, as outlined in the Winter/Spring 2011 edition of Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies. In his analysis of the arguments for Pollard’s release, M. E. “Spike” Bowman, former Deputy of the National Counterintelligence Executive, writes:

Pollard pled guilty to violation of 18 U.S. Code §794. That code section provides that a person convicted of that section “shall be punished by death or by imprisonment for any term of years or for life.” This code section is different from other parts of the espionage codes which do limit sentencing to ten years. What is different about §794 is that it is restricted to espionage offenses of a particularly serious nature – i.e., disclosure of information that results in the death of an agent of the United States or which “directly concerned nuclear weaponry, military spacecraft or satellites, early warning systems, or other means of defense or retaliation against large-scale attack; war plans; communications intelligence or cryptographic information.”

In contrast to the Forward staff’s compassionate treatment of Pollard, Bowman concludes his cogent argument against Pollard’s release by saying:

In the final analysis, Jay Pollard is not a sympathetic character when one is given the full picture of his activities against this country. He was neither a U.S. nor an Israeli patriot. He was a self-serving, gluttonous character seeking financial reward and personal gratification. Without doubt, he is intense and intelligent, but also arrogantly venal, unscrupulous, and self-obsessed.


  1. #1 by spktruth on 01/27/2011 - 9:34

    Isnt this the most outrageous commentary from two zionists you have ever heard. My God this electrocuted the Rosenbergs without any of the evidence we had on Pollard! Maybe Pollard has more information they want? Maybe the zionists want him out fearful he may drag some other zionists into this spying. I find no group except zionists who want this man out of OUR prisons. If they got him into Israel he would be treated as a hero and given a mansion in the middle of East Jerusalem. Lets see if the Clinton zionist cabal will really spring this guy from our prisons while they fill the US prisons with muslims who have been tortured and then a case is built around their “confession”. You gotta love the chutpah of some jews.

  2. #2 by Greg Bacon on 01/28/2011 - 9:34

    If OMBOMBER gets reelected in 2012, then you can bet Pollard will be released late 2016, when outgoing US presidents free many convicted criminals, to payback certain parties or to get a BIG cash bonus deposited in that Cayman Islands account.

  3. #3 by Doug on 01/28/2011 - 9:34

    Just as Steve Rosen has turned on his fellow jews at AIPAC, Pollard could have some sensitive information left in his bag of tricks. That would mean honest investigators from the Department of injustice and the Federal Reserve Bureau Of Instigation, would have access to him. At this point, I think that highly unlikely.
    It’s just the jew world order flexing their muscles. Consider it another notch in their handle.
    My humble opinion.

  4. #4 by KimWSSmith on 02/05/2011 - 9:34

    There should be no sympathy for this TRAITOR of for his family. Every one should be executed while he watches his entire seditious family go first. Treat them all just like the “haji’s” are treated in Iraq and Afghanistan. This “total war” policy of the US empire should apply to all it’s enemies which includes the Zionist spies and terrorists headquartered in Jerusalem.

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