Skip to comments.U.S. Preparing to Release Convicted Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard, Officials Say
Posted on 07/24/2015 3:02:00 PM PDT by MadIsh32
The Obama administration is preparing to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, according to U.S. officials, some of whom hope the move will smooth relations with Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal.
Such a move would end a decadeslong fight over Mr. Pollard, who was arrested on charges of spying for Israel in 1985 and later sentenced to life in prison. The case has long been a source of tension between the U.S. and Israel, which has argued that a life sentence for spying on behalf of a close U.S. partner is too harsh. For decades, Israel has sought Mr. Pollards early release only to be rejected by the U.S.
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He’s not groveling. He’s throwing him a poisoned bone.
He has no need to appease Bibi, who at this point can only complain.
This is more a quintessential “I did it my way” Obama move. He’s doing it because he can.
Because espionage against the United States is ok with Baraq as long as it achieves a political goal.
Pollard is a traitor and releasing him is typical for Obama.
the “Some administration officials hope freeing spy may smooth relations with Israel after Iran nuclear deal” heading for this article is outrageous.
We look like Israel’s lackey. Which we are
To create a future US diplomacy problem for Bibi?
I don’t think any future administration would make a stink over Obama doing it. It will be one of those ugly history things by then.
Trying to pave the way for himself and Hillary.
Not groveling at all. It is a carrot held out until November so the Iranians get the Russian and U.S. Defense systems in place to prevent Israel from hitting Iranian nukes. It is an attempt to put political pressure on Netanyahu in Israel. All this does is prove how much they fear an Israeli strike.
Typical Obama move. A unilateral action that will gain nothing for the United States. Obama does everything because he believes it will make him ‘look good’. In reality, it makes him look like a putz.
If Obama were consistent he wouldn’t want this, because being Islamic he would not want to look like Israel’s lackey.
But Obama just hates America so much he will humiliate it any way he can.
Because he wants to be a putz.
Obama will then once again announce he is Israel’s best friend they ever had in the white house.
More like making the US the lackey of anyone who comes around. It is a hatefest.
Okay. Instead of having him rotting in prison, we’re sending him home to Israel, where he’s going to get nuked.
Y’all don’t understand politics. In politics two wrongs make a right. And also something about cannoli and a gun.
so the admin is CONDONING divided loyalty where the USA is not a factor?!!!
This after they alter the citizenship oath!!!
He ALSO spied for freaking PAKISTAN.
He accepted payment.
After offending Israel in so many vicious and wanton ways, the way Obama comforts Israel is by slapping a DAGGER in Lady Liberty’s BACK.
He should have been executed by firing squad in 1985
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