Joe Biden irks Jewish Lobby over Pollard

It seems the Israel-Firster US Vice-president, Joe Biden, has proven not to be much of help to secure Jewish money and votes for the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012. Joe was appointed as head of a group of Obama’s welknown pro-Israel officials, such as Dr. Susan Rice, US ambassador at UN who led the walkout during Dr. Ahmadinejad’s speech at the UN General Assembly last month and Samantha Power, a senior aide at National Security Council.

Last week speeking to leaders of several Jewish organizations in Florida, Biden told them that Barack Obama was considering clemency for the convicted Jewish spy Jonathan Pollard but he told the President: “Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time. If up to me, he would stay in jail for life“. It seems Joe Biden made up the story because Obama wouldn’t give a damn what Biden thinks. Obama is more concerned about Jewish money and their support to win the second term. Under US Constitution, a President has the power to pardon any numbers of criminals.

Strangely enough, Abraham Foxman, national director of ADL, is one the few Zionist Jew leaders who is not offended by Biden’s rant. “He’s seen as a friend,” said Abe Foxman.

Interestingly, in 2007 Joe Biden supported the release of Jonathan Pollard via commutation of his life sentence with some reservation. He claimed that a pardon was not right because a pardon would erase the crimes as if it never occured.

Pollard who will be completing his 26th year in jail – have found many Israel-Firsters in the US, who demand his release and extradition to Israel to a hero’s reception. Some of his supporters in addition to Benji Netanyahu and several Israeli Rabbis, include Lawrence Kolb, former Assistant Secretary of State, Rabbi Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General, Henry Kissinger, Professor Ogletree (Harvard) and Pastor John Hagee. In January 2011, The Washington Post reported that 500 Americans, both Jewish and non-Jewish had written a letter to Barack Obama urging release of the Jewish traitor.

Jonathan Pollard, an US Jewish citizen, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1987 for passing-on 800,000 pages of American secrets over 18 months between 1984-85 to Israeli secret service, Larkam, run by the Israel’s Prime Minister’s office. Larkam was created to help Israel in its secret nuclear program and was known as a “theft contractor” for Israel’s security industry.

The release of the US national traitor has special significance for Bibi Netanyahu, as during his first term as prime minister, he recognized Pollard as an Israeli agent and gave him Israeli citizenship. He later visited him in his jail cell.

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