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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-11-01

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The Deeds Of Jonathan Pollard

Natick, Mass.
11 across our nation, plans
were made to honor Sept.
11, 2001, with solemn
reminders of the suicide
bomber attacks upon a friendly
nation in New York City and
Washington, D.C., that resulted in
the loss of thousands of lives.
Since that fateful day, a wave of
patriotism has resurfaced in our
country, particularly, with the dis-
playing of the American flag both at
home and at businesses.
After the tragedy that struck our
country, we were in a state of war in
Afghanistan and Pakistan — with
our military on the ground and in
the air. All the while, our policing
agents have been combino-b the
world seeking out terrorists and cit-
izens at home are cooperating in
every direction.
Yet, with that sensitive date of
Sept. 11 upon us, the Detroit Jewish
News chose to feature on the cover
of the Aug. 16, 2002 issue, plus a
four-page spread, the Jonathan Jay
Pollard espionage case — the Jewish
spy and traitor who is amongst us.
The timing here was absolutely
the worst and if you wonder, at
times, what creates anti-Semitism, it
is right here and right now. Whilst
our neighbors are waving the
American flag, the Detroit Jewish
News is waving a convicted Jewish

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Col. Sheppard Werner, is retired from
the U.S. Marines Corps.

than 150 years after the birth of
Muhammad, Islam's armies invaded
Spain in the year 711. During 125
years of brutal conquest, Islam
spread from the Indus to the Atlantic
and from Kashmir to upper Egypt
and the borders of China. H.G.
Wells tells of how "the armies of
Islam were advancing triumphantly
in the conquest of the world."
By 750, Islam not only was in con-
trol of Spain, but also dominant in
Persia, Armenia and Eastern Europe.
The threat to Europe ended only in
the 13th century, when the
Christians gradually re-conquered
Spain and thrust the Muslims back
into North Africa.
Osama bin Laden is only one indi-
vidual who has emerged as a figure-

spy in their faces and reminding
their readers of a black and humili-
ating event that befell the Jewish
population here in the United
States over 15 years ago.
James Besser's two-page spread in
the Aug. 16 issue, ("The Spy In The
Shadows," page 14) is an accumula-
tion of fluff, opinions, conjectures
and criticism, particularly of [for-
mer U.S. Defense Secretary] Caspar
Weinberger and [Federal] Judge
Aubrey Robinson, Pollard's trial
judge.
Besser has resorted to the old
game of finger pointing and looking
for a fall guy. There isn't one single
word regarding the Pollard espi-
onage case, nothing about the fed-
eral charges against him, nothing
about the 1,100 classified docu-
ments that were compromised by
Pollard, nothing about Pollard
going on the Israeli payroll and col-
lecting over $150,000, mostly in
cash.
Besser further quoted Jerome
Chanes, the National Jewish
Community Relations Advisory
Council director, that for "an
increasingly vocal right wing in
Israel and their Jewish supporters in
America," there's "confirmation of
their belief that U.S. friendship for
Israel was mostly a sham." All
through the espionage, the Israeli
government has been collecting a
$3 billion largesse that was award-
ed, initially, in 1979.
Edwin Black's one-and-a-half page'
spread, "The Case Against Pollard"

(Aug. 16, page 16), is more
$29,000. This included
finger pointing. He, too,
$4,500 that the Pollards
makes no mention of the
spent on hotel rooms alone
1,100 documents compro-
during the three-week
mised, the acceptance of
European fling in 1985.
large sums of money from
Convicted spy Jonathan
Israel — like $150,000,
Pollard and wife Anne trav-
mostly in cash — the affair
eled first class, even booking
with the Chinese Embassy
a $700-a-day private com-
COL.
and so much more.
SHEPPARD partment on the Orient
On Nov. 21, 1985, Pollard
Express with what they made
WERNER
and his wife, Anne
as spies for Israel.
Special
Henderson, were apprehend-
At their trial, Anne
Commentary
ed by FBI agents and during
Henderson-Pollard admitted
his confession Pollard testi-
that she had asked for and
fied to the following:
received from her husband classified
• In 1982, Pollard smuggled out
documents on the People's Republic
highly classified documents for his
of China that she used in an
social acquaintances Kurt Lonbeck,
attempt to get a public relations
Joe Harmon and Laura Caro.
contract with their embassy in
• In the early summer of 1984 in
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., Pollard contact-
These documents were among
ed Colonel Aviem (Avi) Sella of the
those recovered from the Pollards'
Israeli Air -Force and offered to sup-
apartment. It was the Chinese
ply classified information and docu-
Embassy in Washington, D.C., that
ments to the Israeli government.
alerted the U.S. government that
Pollard's immediate salary was
the Pollards were dealing in stolen,
$1,500 in cash monthly, which was
classified documents.
increased in 1985 to $2,500 in cash
Prosecutors stated at the trial that
monthly.
Pollard did as much damage to
• An account in excess of $30,000
national security in selling U.S.
was opened at a bank for Pollard.
secrets to Israel as did any reported
For a trip to Paris, Pollard and
espionage case in United States histo-
Anne Henderson were given
ry.
$10,000 in cash. Pollard and his .
On Nov. 21, 1985, Pollard and
wife made trips to Israel as well as a
Anne Henderson sought asylum,
three-week trip to Europe.
unsuccessfully, at the embassy of
The Pollards pursued the high
Israel in Washington, D.C. They
life, spending over $60,000 in a
were both turned away and immedi-
year even though their combined
ately picked up by agents of the
legitimate income was only
FBI. ❑

head leader of a rampant, extreme
Muslim movement, with ancillary
groups in many parts of the world.
Muslim spokesmen today make no
secret of their ultimate aim, to con-
quer the West and impose the
Islamic faith on the world. Authentic
quotations are numerous:
"We shall export our revolution to
the whole world until the cry Allah
Akbar' resounds over the whole
world ... Islam will be victorious in
all the countries of the world..."
"Britain must be turned into the
first Islamic state in a new world
order..."
"Oh, peoples of the West, we say
to you, we are the masters of the
world..."
"The annihilation of the infidel is

a divine decree ... Muslims must not
wait passively for the divine decree to
just happen."
There are many, many more utter-
ances like these. Does no one pay
heed?
It is not only Christian Europe and
America that are the goal. Already,
China and Hindu India are feeling
the impact of the organized venom,
which expresses itself in barbaric vio-
lence. Not for the first time in histo-
ry is the campaign against the Jews
serving as a barometer of what the
modern barbarians have in store for a
largely unsuspecting world.
The goal is the same; only the
weapons have changed. In the old
days, people were murdered by ax
and sword and spear. In this century,

the barbarians have learned to use
explosives and chemical and biologi-
cal weapons. It will come as no sur-
prise to learn that they already have
access to nuclear devices.
Naive government leaders and
diplomats, as well as idealistic
humanitarians, refuse to recognize
and understand the larger threat. To
them, this is only a matter of defus-
ing domestic terrorism. They see
only the scattered, individual con-
flicts and believe that these can be
solved by local defenses or by conces-
sions.
How many more major catastro-
phes must the world suffer before
there is an awakening to the true
menace it faces? May such awakening
not come too late. I-11

2002

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