Evolution of Dispossession

Evolution of Dispossession
How to Steal a Country?

Friday, March 09, 2007

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

I was reading an article about efforts to free Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from his lifetime sentence. Currently, there is a concerted effort to free Pollard by having Pollard supporters call the White House. Evidently, the White House tallies calls topically, and this is supposed to somehow persuade Bush to pardon Pollard.

The Pollard supporters claims that Pollard's offenses were minor. Caspar Weinberger called his acts treason, and sent a confidential packet to the judge that apparently impacted the judge's sentence.

Eric Margolis reported that the info Pollard passed to Israel was then passed to the Russians, and Margolis claims that the info contained the identities of covert US spies in the USSR (at the time), several of which were then executed.

Sy Hersh reported that the info was traded to the Russians for approving/maintaining Jewish immigration to Israel.

I stumbled upon the history of another Israeli spy, Eli Cohen, who must have been one of the best spies ever for what he was able to accomplish. The above link gives his story told by Wikipedia. He was third in line for President of Syria at one point, the article indicates. Interesting read ...

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