Email fraud and claims against Pollard

The  Obama-Clinton E-Mail (self) server fraud compares unfavorably with the fraudulent claims against Jonathan Pollard

Barouch Levy

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Most of the American Jewish voting public has not delved deeply into the works and wisdom of the great Torah sages. It would bestow upon them the ability to discern between truth and falsehood in this most confusing world, where the power of evil today utilizes fraud and deceit. The current e-mail  misuse affair, of the presumptive candidate for the Presidency, Hillary Clinton,  provides a golden  opportunity for those who learn and try to live by the teachings of the righteous, to make such distinctions in this period of uncertainty and  choice. 

This articled will try to make a clarification between what is true and what is false, in the context of the Clinton E-Mail affair and the Jonathan Pollard affair, which share certain  commonalities.

As has been recently publicized, James Comey, head of the Federal Bureau Of Investigation in the United States, revealed the results of the investigation which that organization conducted on Hillary Clinton's e-mail  transmissions while she served as of Secretary of State. Among the findings that he reported, were that numerous e-mail chains,  containing  sensitive information, were found in Clinton's e-mail transmissions. This included eight chains, which contained information designated as "Top Secret". In regard to  assessments of damage to national security.

Comey stated, "We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact." Comey also stated "…we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.". Notwithstanding, Comey decided that there was no intent by Clinton to act illegally, and therefore he  found it appropriate to label the conduct of Clinton and her staff as merely "extremely careless" and  not justifying criminal prosecution.

Former Secretary Clinton indeed caused  significant damage to American security interests. Comey, reporting that Top Secret" and "Secret" information which she had an obligation  to protect, was indeed accessed by and was made potentially accessible to elements sophisticated and hostile to the U. S,. is self explanatory

In comparison, Jonathan Pollard served thirty years of a life sentence on publically unverified claims of security damage. cloaked in the secrecy of ostensible security demands. His actions, passing classified information ,to a foreign power, Israel, it was claimed, gravely compromised American security.  Even today, Jonathan Pollard is experiencing unusual and repressive parole conditions. Public exposure to any investigation, is still being denied. This is, based, no doubt, on the desire of those representing the present government in the matter to further punish Pollard and to continue to  portray him  as a major criminal.

Furthermore, according to what as has been publically stated by the government in the ongoing judicial proceedings, these parole requirements are necessary and justified for an additional consideration. This, they contend,  is necessary since  the classified material Pollard had access to more than three decades ago, and which they claim is remembered by Pollard as of the year 2016,  continues to constitute a national security hazard.

The nature of the Pollard affair and the Clinton e-mail affair are somewhat similar.

-They both involve matters of American national security, in that the central figures involved are the subject to claims and allegations of mishandling sensitive security information.

-A parallel claim is clearly made against, both Pollard and Clinton. It is said that both removed this type of information from where it was properly safeguarded, and allowed it to exist in a domain, from where this information fell into the hands of enemies of the U.S., or potentially could have, or may yet  do so in the future.

-They are responsible for compromising and \or causing serious damage to the security of the United Sates, so say the claims.

In the case of Pollard, he is held responsible for intentionally transferring information from U.S, intelligence storage to Israel, which from there, was ,or could have been obtained, by hostile powers. In the case of Clinton, she is held responsible for careless negligence of e-mail use which did result in allowing security material to be obtained by American adversaries. and may later be confirmed in the future to have caused such information transfer.

A comparison of the responses to these intelligence episodes, is quite revealing. Of particular interest are the responses of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

At the outset of President Obama's visit to Israel, in March 2013, during a period  of growing Jewish and Israeli calls for Jonathan Pollard's release, Obama stated,the following "He has committed a very serious crime" here in America. This  coincides well with the  sentiments of those demanding harsh sentencing, from the presiding judge, on to most notably former Secretary of Defense, Casper Weinberger, during the hearing which preceded Pollard's life sentence verdict.

In stark contrast, this same President Obama expressed his view on the Clinton e-mail case, in October of 2015, on the "60 Minutes" television show, stating: This “is not a situation in which America’s national security was endangered.”  Again, indeed  a mere several hours after the FBI clearly indicated Clinton's responsibility for serious national security damage in the Comey report, Obama is totally unperturbed. He sings the praises of Clinton, joins her presidential campaign trail, calling the public to  entrust in her in the role of one who would  bear the highest responsibility for national security matters, as President of the United States.

Obama, highly critical of Jonathan Pollard, and significantly responsible for his continued incarceration extending until last August, is mostly likely  setting the tone for the Justice Department's repressive parole conditions. However. he has never, nor has  anyone else made a public accusation, against Pollard, attempting to prove with verifiable information,why the gravity of those accusations, including his. should be accepted by the public. HIs remarks are in deed, above public scrutiny and criticism. This is because almost anyone desiring to counter the accusations against Pollard, is denied the effective ability to do so, due the public information black out, procured by Pollard's detractors, as mentioned above. Thus, President Obama, could, and has spoken, about Pollard with a great amount of impunity, in his accusations of Pollard's criminality, in regard to national security damage. These charges of his and others, are supposed to be accepted on face value, and to a great degree are.

If Obama were  to  back his position and criticism of Pollard  and his deeds with any substance, he could very well be confronted by one of the very few in a position to successfully debunk his stance. One such person is Professor Angelo Codevilla, member of The Senate Intelligence Committee that dealt with the Pollard affair.

"Is there some harm that Jonathan Pollard has done to America that we just don't know about?" Codevilla is asked in a telephone interview broadcast on Israel radio, several years ago. Codevilla, replies flatly, "No".  "That is something I can be absolutely certain about. Because I know what the classification system …in U.S. intelligence, allowed Jonathan Pollard  to see, to have and to give…. He was after all merely an analyst, and analysts do not have access to methods and sources of intelligence" ("Light a Candle for Jonathan Too", Israel National News, December 22, 2014)  .

Thus President Obama and his spokespersons who are reticence about the details  of the Administration's position  vis-à-vis Pollard are quite astute. Any unnecessary talk on their part would enhance the ability of the few people, like Codevilla, to show that President Obama's criminal accusations against Pollard as  causing great damage to American security, are baseless and false.

Unlike Codevilla, who has no platform in which to inform the public of the significance of the intelligence institution's information compartmentalization of classified intelligence information, James Comey does. He indeed did bring to the public's attention, the significance of this classification system, in his latest castigation of Hillary Clinton's  e-mail usage. As mentioned above he  reported that intelligence material classified, "Top Secret" and Secret, among others, was carelessly displayed in her e-mails, to the detriment of American national security.

Obviously, President Osama is aware of this compartmentalization system and is very much likely thus to be cognizant of the type of security damage that can ensue from the abuse of information classified as such. Yet Obama, continues to relate to Hilary Clinton, as he has since this issue first became a public concern, as having no relevance as to how Hillary Clinton is suited to perform in a governmental role of the  highest sensitivity and gravity. President Obama and his fellow political travelers continue to present Hillary Clinton to the public as so favorably suited to assume the highest office of the land in spite of the Comey report,  it indicates quite strongly, that Obama and his whole partisan political entourage are hypocrites.

Rabbi Nachman writes, that one who endeavors to free a Jewish captive, merits to distinguish between  truth and falsehood. Jonathan Pollard has been such a captive for  many years. indeed his captivity and ordeal are not over .

Hopefully the readers of this article will be motivated to help Jonathan Pollard.

Hopefully, they will see the fraudulency of his detractors, significantly, many of which, but by no means all , currently occupy positions of power and are continuing to maintain and increase their hold, on positions of authority.

With G-d's help,  and their devotion to Torah, they will understand, who are people of truth, and desire the kingship and who are frauds                            and have no right to rule.