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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Free Jonathan Pollard!

OK, this poster is way over the top. But it does make a point. The continued captivity of Jonathan Pollard is unphantomable.

"Jonathan has served more than five times the usual sentence for the offense he committed, including seven years in solitary confinement," - said his wife, in a statement issued by the Justice for Jonathan Pollard group.

Supporters of convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard have rented space on the sides of Jerusalem city buses to place posters of Bush flanked by Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. The posters compare the imprisoned Pollard to three Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah and Hamas and call for the immediate release of all four.
After 22 years of Pollard rotting in an American prison, it's time to say - enough already. The only reason he was given the sentence in the first place is because of vindictiveness and insecurity of this man: Caspar Weinberger.

And now, he ended up spending 22 years in imprisonment, partly because of the continued spineless of successive Israeli governments who refused to advocate his release.

And what was his horrible crime in the first place?
Pollard became upset because he did not believe the United States was sharing all the data with Israel that it should. Later Jay would remark bitterly that Soviet military equipment was “quietly entering [the Middle East] unnoticed by the Israelis, who were depending upon the U.S. intelligence community for warning of such activity.”

In the United States constitution, treason is defined as “levying war against them (the United States), or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” Pollard never acted on behalf of an enemy of the United States.*
Time to let Jonathan Pollard go.

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