Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Israel Scores One for the Good Guys

Hat tip Investigative Project on Terrorism

Amid all the depressing news about ISIS, Iran, John Kerry and Barack Obama, a bit of good news comes from our friends in Israel. They have reportedly killed a Hizbollah leader who was one of the most vicious killers in the world of terror. The Investigative project on terrorism has the report.

Hopefully, Obama and our State Department will not issue a statement decrying the "loss of life".


Siarlys Jenkins said...

And Jonathan Pollard is being paroled. As a friend of Israel, aren't you happy?

Gary Fouse said...

I never supported Pollard.

elwood p suggins said...

And it has nothing to do with the Iran nuke deal??

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Everyone says not, including Israel, which isn't giving the U.S. any quid pro quo about muffling their own opposition.

Gary, you're not a True Friend of Israel if you don't support Pollard. Bibi has always supported him.

I will add that while I don't think "I was spying for Israel" is a get out of jail free card, I heard a credible account from a Talmudic scholar who is an American citizen and a veteran of the 1967 war that Pollard got a much longer sentence than the facts of his espionage deserved, because Caspar Weinberger (anyone old enough to remember him?) made a sealed presentation to the judge blaming Pollard for the execution of several American assets in Moscow, on the theory that Soviet moles in Mossad got hold of the information provided by Pollard. Only later did it turn out that this was the sort of information provided by the Aldrich Ames ring and by Hansen, which makes sense since it is not the kind of information Pollard provided.

Spying for an ally is qualitatively different from spying for a direct enemy -- ask the people who tapped Merkel's phone, and probably Bibi's too. Of course that's what I said about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg -- at the time, they were spying for an ally, not an enemy.