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LETTERS 4-3-13

Lobbyists And Their Agenda

Dear Editor,

Since politics is a frequent subject in your letters column let me give Obama credit for something quite significant: he has refused to cave in to the i$raeli lobby who have been demanding the release of the convicted dual-loyalty spy Jonathan Pollard. For the readers who are too busy listening to Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh on am radio or perhaps more interested in eating popcorn and watching Dancing With The Stars, Jonathan Pollard is a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who began spying for i$rael in 1984 after being approached by an i$raeli official. He was discovered 18 months later and sought refuge in the i$raeli embassy in Washington but was refused entry. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment. i$rael granted him citizenship in 1995 and has been pressuring the U.S.A. to release him. Jonathan Pollard delivered suitcases of highly sensitive documents to our best-friend-in-the-whole-wide-world, enough documents to fill a 10×10 room from floor to ceiling, documents which endangered the lives of the sources of information and WERE THEN SOLD TO THE SOVIET UNION..$$$$$. Under intense pressure, much to Obama’s credit, he has refused to release this man whose true allegiance is to another country and the almighty dollar.

On the other hand, George W. Bush quickly pardoned Scooter Libby who was imprisoned for leaking the name of a CIA operative and then lying about it. For an insight into the life of Scooter Libby and how Washington and the i$rael-first lobbyists operate, a must-read is Scott Ritter’s book, Target Iran. Scott Ritter is a retired U.S.M.C. officer who tried to tell Washington that the excuse for the Iraq War was a lie, there were no weapons of mass destruction.

Choosing between the Democrats and Republicans is like trying to decide who has the best French fries and hamburgers: Burger King or McDonalds since we live in a plutocracy, not a democracy. But I feel that Chuck Hagel said it best: I put the interests of the United States first and not the interests of i$rael and that was why he was so recently demonized in our carefully-filtered press.

Very Truly,
John A. Daugela