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Precisely my point

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Submitted by Dean M. (United States), Mar 4, 2014 at 11:19

Dr. Pipes,

that is precisely my point. Others who have done similar or worse things have received a lesser sentence. They didn't act the way Pollard has as a kvetchnic, drawing so much attention to himself as the wounded Yid. Oy vey! We do that to ourselves in Gentile society. We make a big fuss like we're so special and bring the wrath of our host society against us.

I'm just observing, having served in the US military intelligence community myself for many years. The prosecution probably promised him the world, and then he acted like such an arrogant ... in various and subtle ways, they decided to throw the whole book at him. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe he is just a humble Jew who was trying to serve Israel? It's the Antisemites persecuting this poor guy? So, let's just send him where he wants to go and let Israel have him? Maybe so.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Pollard is not just what you call a "kvetchnic" but someone with a genuine grievance. He was promised a deal and the government reneged.

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