Friday, January 02, 2009

Jonathan Pollard - A Non Apologetic Letter to the President of the United States of America


Honorable President George W. Bush:

I write to you pleading for the release of Jonathan Pollard.

Jonathan Pollard gave intelligence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq to Israel.  This intelligence should have been shared as per a prior agreement between Israel and the USA.

I don't believe that Jonathan Pollard was disloyal to America.  I do believe that America betrayed Israel by failing to supply her with intelligence that Israel needed for her security. 

I also believe that the USA is currently betraying Israel by endorsing and promoting a  Palestinian State. Millions and maybe billions of dollars is flowing into Fatah with the delusion that Fatah will use it to fight Hamas. This infusion of support and funds for Fatah is putting the security of Israel in grave danger.   Fatah is out to destroy Israel. They believe in diplomacy to achieve their goals.  They have no qualms about using their money, weapons and military training against America's ally Israel.  In the past, money, arms and training given to Fatah ends up with Hamas against Israel or simply used by Fatah against Israel.

With similar logic, another terrorist regime led by Saddam Hussein was being given weapons of mass destruction to fight the Islamic Revolution. In the 1980's, Bechtel, an American company was building a power plant in Iraq under the disguise of producing fertilizer. Israel intelligence noticed that it looked suspicious but was reassured  by America that it was nothing.  After seeing that America was withholding this crucial intelligence that compromised Israel's security, Jonathan Pollard decided to become a spy for Israel. Jonathan Pollard was able to supply the intelligence revealing that the plant was not so benign. Maybe at the time America felt it was justified to supply Saddam Hussein with the wherewithal to bring down Islamic fundamentalism.  It is noteworthy to remember that just a few years later in 1991, America went to war with Saddam Hussein, in order to fight the axis of evil. America was grateful at that time that Israel had knocked out the nuclear capabilities of Iraq years earlier even though at the time America was not consulted and had  retaliated by withholding intelligence, the same intelligence Jonathan had supplied Israel with.

Jonathan Pollard has publicly shown remorse.

He is being advised that this is the only way that he will obtain freedom.  In the past he was advised to plea bargain in return for the promise of freedom. We all know where that led him. Life Imprisonment.

When a person deprived of basic human rights is told that expressing remorse is the only way out, what would most normal humans opt for? Most people would express remorse. 

But behind closed doors what is he saying to himself? 

How could he have responded differently?  He was in a moral dilemma.  Should he have withheld intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction from Israel after it was clear that his superiors refused to share the intelligence in spite of a prior agreement? Had he spread the beans of America's refusal to share intelligence, who would have stood by him against America's perceived national interests.  Israel's security takes 2nd fiddle to what is perceived to be what's best for America. 

Yet, if a friendly country would have had intelligence of 9/11 and not shared it with the USA wouldn't we have held them indirectly responsible for the horrific tragedy of 9/11.

Would Jonathan Pollard been able to live with his conscience, a sentence worse than the one he is in, had an attack been launched against Israel using these weapons of mass destruction with results far deadlier then the impact of a few airplanes of 9/11?????

Please review the facts of the Jonathan Pollard case and use the power of your office to release Pollard. His case cries out loudly for an apology and payback for his torture and suffering in jail. Please recognize as well that any support for Fatah and a Palestinian State is support for terror and has been the catalyst to advance terror, terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism.

If Jewish organizations and Jewish Leaders and influential Jewish Rabbis have not been openly critical of a Palestinian State and the Roadmap, please be aware that this is not how they feel privately. Privately they know that the Land of Israel belongs exclusively to the Jewish Nation. It is G-d's Divine promise  to Israel and G-d's Covenant with Israel for the benefit of mankind as written in our Holy Torah.

Mainstream Judaism is very concerned to speak out critically against American Foreign Policy.  They worry about how that might affect their non for profit status or their funding.  If they are influential politically, they do not want to jeopardize their influence or harm close political ties they might have fostered.

Jews have learned the hard way that their only hope is in their trust in the Creator of the World. Peace and prosperity can only come about with world recognition of Israel's entitlement of the Land of Israel. 

 Israel is the Chosen Nation by G-d to inherit the Land of Israel and to observe the commandments of the Torah in the Land of Israel.  

This and only this will bring peace and prosperity to mankind.


Robin Ticker
Brooklyn, NY

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