Monday, December 17, 2012

The CIA Assessment

The newly declassified CIA document on Jonathan Pollard contains this interesting bit of information:-

A long biographical section suggests that Pollard had a troubled emotional history based in part on anti-Semitic encounters during his youth in South Bend, Ind., and was a serial fabricator.  "He has tried to justify or rationalize his espionage as an effort to help a beleaguered Israel so that it would 'win the next war' against the Arabs," the document says. "The Intelligence Community believes the Israelis readily would accomplish that objective ['win the next war' against the Arabs] without Pollard's stolen intelligence."

Well, that would seem to be an assessment that, while military-based, is more of a political observation, actually.


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