Pollard’s Iraqi Connection
How very strange it is to review the case of Jonathan Pollard through the lens of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
Pollard asked his superiors in the U.S. Navy’s Terrorist Alert Unit why they had terminated vital intelligence to Israel. They refused to answer and, finally, Pollard felt the urgency was great enough to break his commitment of confidentiality. He told the Israelis. He informed them about the gas, biological and nerve gases being brought from West Germany and elsewhere in Europe and shipped to Iraq, Libya and Syria. He alerted them to the probability that vital information on Israeli military positions and weaknesses were being transferred to Saudi Arabia. From there this information was undoubtedly disseminated to Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Libya. Israel was clearly being prepared as a present day sacrifice to satisfy a host of Arab nations with a battlefield defeat for a hated enemy.
The Grand Jury found that Jonathan Pollard didn’t betray the United States. He did betray the plans of men who were dedicated to the Arab nations assignment that Israel was to be destroyed. Pollard betrayed the fact that Egypt had teamed up with Argentina and Iraq to build what we now know as the Condor II missile. Its range was specified to be able to reach Israel.
Jonathan Pollard broke the back of the plans to weaken Israel so nations like Iraq, Syria, Libya, possibly even Egypt, could coalesce their forces and destroy her.
We know now that Jonathan Pollard did a great service for Israel and helped the United States keep its pledge and written commitment to assist our ally, Israel. That didn’t help him when the powers who served the Arab interests used every bit of their considerable influence within the government to insure Pollard was tricked into a life sentence with no parole. To further insure his silence he has spent the past five years in solitary confinement. The Justice Department claims they are only protecting him and are concerned he will release other U.S. secrets. The secrets are apparently the names of those in high government or former government officials who brought us today’s disaster with Iraq.
As a relevant aside, Jonathan’s attorney has petitioned Judge Aubrey Robinson for a release of the memo sent by former Sec. of Defense Casper Weinberger to Judge Robinson. Although legally entitled to this information, the court has so far refused to release this information even after a lengthy review. Speculation is rife that this memo informs the court that it was the intention of the U.S. government to distance itself from Israel in favor of a closer relationship with the Arab oil nations…including Iraq. If the judge received and acted upon this information, then he has become part of the case as a biased representative of the government’s case. If there is any hint of an anti-Israel bias in Weinberger’s memo, the resulting exposure would be most embarrassing and politically costly.
It would also confirm the fact that there was a deliberate cut off of intelligence as previously agreed to by several successive administrations which also expressed the will of the Congress. If the memo amounts to an exposé of a betrayal of a friend and loyal ally then the relationship between the current administration and Iraq can be more easily understood. Regretfully, it appears that the presiding Judge Robinson can refuse to rule for as long as he wishes. Perhaps it is time to prod the good judge in every legal way possible.
We find that these same men arranged loans to Iraq from Lavoro, a branch in Atlanta, Georgia of an Italian bank. This $3 billion loan effectively financed Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. There are questions being raised as to why Saddam felt so confident the U.S. would not intervene when he made his move to force the price of oil upward. This connects to the price of oil which, if it were successfully forced up by Iraq, would also cause the price of domestic oil in America to rise. There are questions being asked about the connection of the bailout of the S & L’s, which are located mostly in Texas, with the Big Oil interests which are also located in Texas. If oil goes up by $3.7 a barrel, the American tax-payer will pay twice for the multi-billion losses centered in Texas and the Southwest – once for the oil increase and once for the S & L bailout.
Jonathan Pollard tipped off the Israelis because his own superiors wouldn’t listen. What else has been hidden from the American public? Pollard, in retrospect, has done us a significant favor. Perhaps we ought to follow the information back to its source…and, OH YES, pardon Pollard.