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Submitted by brendan doran (United States), Apr 27, 2008 at 22:39

Intelligence agencies share intel-that's most of their job, deeds of daring-do aside. So I would be wary of prosecutions unless it's rank treason, which Pollard was.

Israel and the US undermine each other enough without starting a pissing contest about...nothing.

Remember as well there will be no outrage and little media notice (unless it's to piss on Israel) on the US side. No one here will care about the fate of Yosef Amit. Pollard of course unwisely keeps coming up in negotiation because it's a big deal in Israel. The US does not take lightly espionage, especially if they push to conviction. It's a big deal over here, remember the bipartisan outrage when Wen Ho Lee got off on technical grounds.

It's worth nothing to Israel to push back. It would gain nothing but ill will amongst the General Public, we will never release Pollard. As the above implies, there is already a great deal of ill will amongst the elites (CIA in this case). Don't tick off Ma and Pa America over a snitch.

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