It’s not about Jonathan Pollard . . . it’s about the loss of America’s moral compass, and the heart and soul of American VALUES.
Jonathan Pollard is not . . . and was NEVER an Israeli Spy. Jonathan Pollard is an American who chose to spy on his own country . . . AND NOT JUST FOR ISRAEL.
What Pollard did was wrong. How the American government chose to punish him might have been excessive, but was within their right, since Pollard did indeed betray his country.
Make no mistake about it . . . plenty of Americans have done worse than Pollard, who have not paid nearly the price. Also – let’s not pretend that America doesn’t spy on her own friends and allies; as was confirmed by Edward Snowden.
There is no question in my mind . . . NONE WHATSOEVER, that America still spies on friends and allies, including Israel. And there is also no question in my mind that America’s friends and allies, including Israel still spies on the US. It is simply the way it is.
This editorial isn’t about whether America should free Jonathan Pollard, who is set for parole next year – it is about America getting into the scum at the bottom of the pond with Islamo/Fascist Arabs and TERRORISTS by using Pollard as a HOSTAGE.
Obama wanted to show the entire world that America is NOT an EXCEPTIONAL country, as he clearly demonstrated through his APOLOGY TOUR.
He wanted to TEACH the world and the American people that America was just like any other country. And on his initiative . . . to push America down to the level of Global mediocrity, at which he has succeeded beyond his vision, by dragging America into the depths of Islamo/Fascism.
For Obama and his horrible Secretary of State (John Kerry) to pursue their DREAM of pushing Israel into a deal with the Palestinian Arabs at ANY COST TO THE JEWISH STATE, they are dangling the FREEDOM of Pollard as a HOSTAGE; for Israel to surrender even more concessions to Arab Palestinian murderers and TERRORISTS.
And if the FREEDOM of Pollard is contingent ONLY upon Israel surrendering it’s more than justifiable rights NOT to sell itself out to these HORRIBLE people, is how Obama and Kerry think America should behave . . . then congratulations to Obama, because he has indeed made America far less than EXCEPTIONAL.
PASSOVER . . . The Jewish Festival of FREEDOM from Egyptian slavery in 1313 BC, begins at Sundown this Monday Night (April 14) with our First Seder (biblical feast) . . . To Christians, it is celebrated as JESUS’ LAST SUPPER.
Do the Jewish people really want to celebrate Passover, our revered Festival of FREEDOM by selling the SOUL of Israel to the new JUDAS (Obama) for Pollard . . . in-place of THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER?
It would in my mind be an incredible mistake for Israel to be pushed into a deal that would FORCE the Jewish State to release more than 400 Arab prisoners who are guilty of planning and participating in acts of TERRORISM against all Jews.
It would be a TRAVESTY for Israel if it succumbed to pressure from Obama and Kerry to release 26 Arab TERRORISTS with Jewish BLOOD on their hands, including Israeli Arab Citizens, so the HORRIBLE Palestinian Arabs will come back to the negotiating table.
And it would be the betrayal of the very FOUNDATION of Jewish FREEDOM to cease building houses for the Jewish people in their own land, so as to BRIBE the Palestinian Arabs to do nothing more than continue uttering THREATS, promoting violence and preaching Jew-Hatred camouflaged in pretend negotiations for a non existent peace.
If at this stage . . . if Israel capitulates to Obama and Kerry by selling out its VALUES and very SOUL, I have to rethink whether Israel, with all its technology and military MIGHT, would really be able to survive the Islamo/Fascist and anti-Semitic European onslaught?
Before Israel RECAPTURED Jerusalem after an exile of 2000 years, in 1967 (Six Day War), at the end of every Passover Seder, all Jews worldwide would conclude with these FOUR simple words: NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM.
I never want to have to say these four words again.
The mark of GREATNESS comes not from capitulation . . . but from COURAGE not to surrender in the face of overwhelming odds.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov