BY SAM FIELDS
You would think that, especially in light of 9/11 and a dozen other terrorist plots, that co-religionists would turn their backs on American-born traitors who have betrayed our country. These are traitors who took a few dollars and a perverted ideology to justify harming America in the worst way they could.
You would think that until you read columns by Rightwing Jews like Steve Kurlander, a Republican operative and writer. His plea for spy Jonathan Pollard’s release in the Huffingtonpost makes clear that his philosophy is “Israel Über Alles”.
If you’re like me, then your blood boils when to see that Pollard supporters like Kurlander want his sentence commuted.
This Jew feels Pollard is a traitor, no matter who he spied for.
Unfortunately the writings of slavish supporters of Israel like Kurlander and his ilk lend credence to a vile libel. That’s the belief that American Jews place Israel over the United States.
What did Jonathan Pollard do and does he deserve our support?
He is an American-born Jew who, along with his wife, wormed their way into the American Naval Intelligence community so that they could sell us out to their Israeli paymasters.
Beginning in 1984, they began slipping Top Secret intelligence to an Israeli spy planted in the United States. Pollard was paid with $10,000 in cash and expensive jewelry. His plan was to flee America and go to Israel where he was unlikely to be extradited.
Among the documents he slipped to his spymaster was a 10-volume set of documents that detailed America’s global electronic surveillance network.
Caught, the Pollards quickly worked out a plea agreement in which they were expected to show contrition and not publicly discuss the details of the material he stole.
Before they were even sentenced they broke the agreement. He gave an interview to Wolf Blitzer in which he discussed our military secrets about Libya, Pakistan and the PLO.
Most galling was their joint interview on “60 Minutes” where Mrs. Pollard proudly proclaimed: “I feel my husband and I did what we were expected to do, and what our moral obligation was as Jews, what our moral obligation was as human beings, and I have no regrets about that”.
She never explained why they also got paid to spy for then-apartheid South Africa and Pakistan.
Ever pandering to anything on the Right, Kurlander wants to see this traitor freed so he can go to Israel and dance in the Jerusalem Square that now bears his name.
He wants President Obama to commute Pollards sentence so he can be immediately released from jail?
The only way Pollard should get early release is on a slab with a shank in his gut.