by Justin Kaisse
THERE WAS NO ESCAPE PLAN
1) First of all, there was no escape plan, Period. Paragraph. If Ilana Dayaan (the show's producer where this news aired) had wanted the truth, she could have confirmed this with Pollard's ex-wife, who is in Israel and who also fell victim because there was no escape plan. But Ilana Dayaan was interested in ratings, not truth.
The truth is, during the 3 days referred to (which is the time which Eitan claims Jonathan frittered away and blew the escape plan) Jonathan was already under investigation, and he was being intensively interrogated by Naval Intelligence and the FBI. On orders from Israel, Jonathan was deliberately misleading his interrogators to allow the rest of the Israeli team time to escape to Israel.
His orders from Eitan were to go to the Embassy (AFTER the rest of the team was saved) to seek asylum and Israel would pull him out of the US.
Eitan KNEW that Jonathan would be tailed by FBI every step of the way to the Embassy because he was already under investigation.
All of this is documented on the J4JP website and has been known for years! www.jonathanpollard.org
THE PAROLE PROCESS FAILED
Jonathan Pollard is sitting in prison because of a lie, so say 8 US officials fully familiar with the classified file and the unjust parole process! Why doesn't JTA report this? See Haaretz: Senior US Officials: Charges used keep Pollard in prison "patently false" http://
The 8 officials write in their letter to Obama (copy at http://
" As former officials of the US government who served our country with pride, we take no pride in the ongoing miscarriage of justice which has deprived Mr. Pollard of his right to fair and equal treatment before the law. Mr. Pollard committed a serious offense and justifiably received a severe sentence. Efforts to secure commutation of Mr. Pollard's life sentence began in earnest only after Mr. Pollard had served 20 years as a model prisoner and adequately expressed remorse. It is clear that his sentence is far more severe than others in the US convicted of the same offense. We are deeply troubled that his grossly disproportionate sentence is now continuing into a 30th year of incarceration with no end in sight.
Denying a man his freedom based on a claim of damage that is patently false while ignoring exculpatory documentary evidence and hiding behind a veil of secret evidence is neither fair nor just, and it simply is not the American way. It is precisely for cases like this which clearly deviate from the standard of American justice - and compassion - that our nation prides itself on, that the Constitution grants the president of the United States virtually unlimited powers of executive clemency.
We therefore strongly urge you, Mr. President, to tolerate no further delay in rectifying an injustice that has gone on for far too long. We urge you to act expeditiously to commute Mr. Pollard's life sentence to the 29 years which he has already served. See also:http://
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