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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Re: Jonathan Pollard, Where Has Henry Kissinger Been These Twenty-five (25) Years?

It's hard to believe that after more than a quarter of a century, yes it does sound like a longer time period when using the "c" word, Jonathan Pollard is still imprisoned by the American Government.  Suddenly, more Israeli and American officials are waking up and noticing the injustice of it all.  Why it has taken two and a half decades is beyond me.

The Israeli Government is sending (or allowing) Minister of Communications and Social Affairs, Moshe Kahlon, to visit Pollard, though there's no guarantee that Pollard is medically fit for visits.  I got a good laugh out of a line in Henry Kissinger's letter (hat tip IMRA) in support of Pollard's release.

Text: Dr. Henry Kissinger's letter to President Obama: Free Jonathan Pollard

Justice4JPnews - March 7, 2011

Click here to see the original copy (PDF).

March 3, 2011

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

I would have written this letter sooner but for a long trip abroad, from which I have just returned. While I was gone, I gave much thought to the question of clemency for Jonathan Pollard. At first I felt I did not have enough information to render a reasoned and just opinion. But having talked with George Shultz and read the statements of former CIA Director Woolsey, former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman DeConcini, former Defense Secretary Weinberger, former Attorney General Mukasey and others whose judgments and first-hand knowledge I respect, I find their unanimous support for clemency compelling.

I believe justice would be served by commuting the remainder of Pollard's sentence of life imprisonment.

Respectfully yours,

Henry A. Kissinger

What? Has Kissinger been "abroad" for 25 years?  Pollard has been in jail long enough, much too long for the crime he committed.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

churlish.
how about, 'thanks for coming aboard henry'?
why is there none of this sentiment?

goyisherebbe said...

Churlish yes or no, but Kissinger is not any friend of ours. He is much more similar today to the classic meshummad (person who converted out of Judaism) than one who actually converts out today. The classic motivation in the old days was to get a good deal and the hell with one's people, flesh and blood. Kissinger was a Jew who was raised Orthodox in Germany and in the German-Jewish neighborhood in Washington Heights, NYC, who became irreligious, became a Harvard professor, divorced his first, Jewish wife, partied a lot, then married a non-Jewish woman. Rav Zvi Yehuda Kook zt"l called him "baal ha-goya", husband of the non-Jewish woman. He has an overweening ego which held up the Vietnam peace talks because he felt he was not getting a sufficiently noticeable place at the negotiating table. When a boyhood Jewish friend from the old country, now a distinguished psychiatrist, came up to greet him, he snubbed him completely. If he is suddenly supporting the release of Pollard, it is because he sees that there is some advantage to be gained.

Batya said...

a, where has Kissinger been for the past 25 years? His "apology" is a very lame excuse. And You probably don't know, but it was Kissinger who tried to control the 1973 Yom Kippur War so that Israel would be totally dependent on the U.S.

goyish, thanks

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