Mitt's (Last?) Major Mistake: Israel & Pollard

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    That would be Jonathan Pollard...

    "Jonathan Jay Pollard (born August 7, 1954, Galveston, Texas) worked as an American civilian intelligence analyst before being convicted of spying for Israel. He received a life sentence in 1987."

    What nation does the CIA consider the biggest counterintelligence threat in the agency's Near East Division, "the group that oversees spying across the Middle East"? (It's not Iran)

    Should we ask Mitt?

    "If Mitt Romney wants to utterly bungle his visit to Israel, and he might, he ought to call for the release of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard .

    "Pro-Israel types, wheeling out John McCain on their side, are already pressuring Romney to do so. And Romney, a relative ignoramus on foreign policy matters, might actually be thinking of playing the 'Pollard card.' Reports the Jerusalem Post :

    "In his only public comments about Pollard so far, Romney told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in December that he was 'open to examining' the case.

    "While one Jewish leader said afterward that he was confident that Romney would see the justice in Pollard’s case once he studied it, another Jewish leader present at the meeting said he was disappointed Romney did not call for Pollard’s release.

    "If he does, most of the U.S. national security community will come down on Romney like, well, a ton of halvah."

    Romney, Pollard and Israel: The Next Big Gaffe? | The Nation

    Maybe Mitt should stick to Missions in France?
     
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    buckeye45_73 Lakhota's my *****

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    Well I'd have to disagree with Romney on that....but he's still better than Obama.....The Nation.....Is Katrina Vandenhuevel still running that rag, David Corn wen to Mother Jones....what a bunch of nitwits
     
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    What's your impression of AP?

    "WASHINGTON (AP)—The CIA station chief opened the locked box containing the sensitive equipment he used from his home in Tel Aviv, Israel, to communicate with CIA headquarters in Virginia, only to find that someone had tampered with it. He sent word to his superiors about the break-in.

    "The incident, described by three former senior U.S. intelligence officials, might have been dismissed as just another cloak-and-dagger incident in the world of international espionage, except that the same thing had happened to the previous station chief in Israel."

    Romney, Pollard and Israel: The Next Big Gaffe? | The Nation

    Maybe more nitwits should care about a US "strategic asset" that wouldn't exist without the US taxpayer biting the hand that feeds it?
     
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    Israel wantin' their spy released...

    Netanyahu reportedly asking US to release Pollard to Israel
    November 19,`15 — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the United States to allow convicted spy Jonathan Pollard to return immediately to Israel upon his upcoming release from a federal prison, a pro-government Israeli newspaper reported Thursday.
     
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    Pollard finally released...

    Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard freed from U.S. prison after 30 years
    Nov. 20, 2015 -- Jonathan Pollard, former U.S. analyst convicted of sharing classified intelligence with Israel, was released from prison after 30 years Friday.

     

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