Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jonathan Pollard Should Leave Prison, But Only Inside a Box.

The Israelis want Jonathan Pollard released.

Screw him. He is right where he deserves to be. Pollard, as an American citizen, spied for a foreign power. Makes no difference to me whether or not the foreign power is a firm ally, a moderately trustworthy partner or an adversary.

Worse, Pollard was the poster-child for those who felt that American Jews cannot be trusted with secrets, that Jews would be loyal to Israel. You may not know this, but during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, there were some serious high-level discussions about denying Jewish officers and senior civil servants access to classified data on the fear that it would be passed to Israeli intelligence services.

Spies get traded, they die in prison (or they get hanged). Unless the Israelis have something really good to trade for him, Pollard is where he should be.

1 comment:

john hawkins said...

gee you did not suggest a missile from a drone. That only requires government action no lawyers, judges involved.