Tuesday, January 28, 2014




  •  On Jonathan Pollard …We were wrong and his release is long overdue              Ltc Howard · · MIlirary Officer 

  •             I have had no connection ever with Jonathan Pollard or with his prosecution. I was not a close follower of the case in the media. My original reaction was “he is a traitor, lock him up and throw away the key.” Also, I was extremely upset at Israeli for utilizing a Jewish agent which gives the anti-Semites in State, CIA, etc. (who are plentiful) the ability to voice the mantra of “dual loyalty”. (Examples:Zionist Spies Against America - Rense Ukrainian Revisionism - Jewish spies against America: a long tradition . 
  • Pentagon: We thought engineer was Israeli spy because he's a Jew 
  • Israeli Spying: The Mother of all Scandals }
  • After 25 years, the CIA has declassified documents that show that the multitude of public" leaks" and Weinberger's accusations against Pollard were all false----Jonathan Pollard never spied on the U.S. for Israel" . The 1987 CIA report reveals that Israel never requested information from Pollard concerning “US military activities, plans, capabilities or equipment.” and that Pollard did not procure secrets about the United States. . Pollard did not compromise agents. He did not compromise means and sources . He did not compromise any information relating to US forces. All the information he transmitted to his Israeli handlers consisted of the information that the United States had acquired relating to Arab equipment, capabilities, etc.
  • IN OTHER WORDS, VERY SIMPLY, HE COMPROMISED “DEFENSE INFORMATION” BUT DID NOT SPY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.
  • The actions of the prosecution were criminal and are a threat to the foundations of America's criminal justice system.
  • *Basic questions relating to the Pollard case are: What was Pollard actually indicted for? What was he actually guilty of?…..
  • In a recent article appearing on-line, Prof. Angelo Codevilla, a staff member of the Senate Intelligence Committee at the time Jonathan Pollard was arrested is quoted:“Having been intimately acquainted with the materials that Pollard passed and with the sources and methods by which they were gathered, I would be willing to give expert testimony that Pollard is guilty of neither more nor less than what the indictment alleges.
  • *Judge Aubrey Eugene Robinson Jr. illegally conducted back channel communications with the prosecution who inflamed Judge Robinson by telling him (falsely) that Pollard had provided security information to South Africa. 
  • * Judge Robinson sentenced Jonathan Pollard to life in prison in 1987, claiming that information provided by Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger showed that Pollard's spying on behalf of Israel had caused significant damage to American security interests.
  • { U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger (long regarded by Israel as antagonistic toward the Jewish state),initimated to the court that Pollard gave information to the Soviets. The assumption was that "means and sources "information was being transmitted to the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union fell we found out that our assumptions that the Soviet Union had penetrated Israeli intelligence and that US intelligence going to Israel was in fact ending up in the Soviet Union were FALSE.--Later, we came to learn that this was the doing of Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames.}
  • *Pollard's Defense (regardless of the level of their security clearances ) were never given access to these charges nor afforded an opportunity to rebut them. As individual accusations leaked out they have been all successfully rebutted. 
  • WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE AND COMPARABLE PUNISHMENT FOR POLLARD'S ACTUAL TRANSGRESSIONS? During the same time period a spy caught working for Saudi Arabia (a Navy officer named Schwarz-not Jewish- where the intelligence did in fact go to an enemy power-and was very harmful to US military interests) received a dishonorable discharge and nothing further as punishment 
  • One of the major reasons for incarcerating Pollard-and thus holding him as hostage-was the widespread belief (spread by Aldrich Ames to cover his own tracks) that there was a 2nd Israeli mole inside the CIA. U.S. officials repeatedly, publicly claimed that Pollard was not working alone when he spied for Israel and the United States therefore should make Pollard's release conditional on Israel acknowledging this"BASELESS." claim. 
  • *What adds to this outrage is that the current administration knows full well the facts and has elected explicitly to continue Jonathan Pollard's imprisonment in order to keep him as Dennis Ross described as a “bargaining chip”.
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  • I was involved in the Kadish case for the DOD and DOJ. They assumed that every document Kadish ever read was compromised. Thus I reviewed the 200+ documents that he had requisitioned. Nearly all were at the "Official Use Only" level. All dealt with logistical support details. None were sensitive. The only documents on "nuclear materials” dealt with the physical mating of the missiles with the aircraft systems (which wire was attached to which wire and which hose was attached to which hose.) Any connection to Pollard was far-fetched. Kadish pled guilty in a deal that permitted him to keep all his retirement benefits and involved no jail time or other civil penalties. At that time I wrote an article which was published on this case
  • (This sensational (not correct) article was typical: "Ex-U.S. ARMY engineer Kadish pleads guilty to spying for israel… Kadish charged with slipping classified documents about nuclear weapons to Israeli consulate employee in 1980s…. by the associated press Dec. 30, 2008 )
  • I am also familiar with the AIPAC/Larry Franklin case. Franklin (not Jewish) was accused of providing “top secret policy materials” to AIPAC (and presumably to Israel). As there was no US policy at that time---we were all circulating drafts attempting to influence US policy--nothing was classified. In fact, I receive 
  • d drafts containing much more “defense materials” from Robert Gates and from Zbigniew Brzezinski .
  • The judge eventually dismissed all charges against Stephen Rosen and Keith Weissman. The judge lashed into the persecution for their underhanded and unethical behavior. 
  • Legal experts said the government was wrong in the first place for trying to criminalize the kind of information horse-trading that long has occurred in Washington. 
  • I WILL LEAVE IT TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY TO ANSWER THE QUESTION: IS THERE A PATTERN OF SELECTIVE PROSECUTION?