Justice4JPnews - February 2, 2011
In a recent interview about Jonathan Pollard with Aaron Barnea for Israel's Channel 2, R. James Woolsey, former head of the CIA, stated that Jonathan Pollard's sentence is excessive and emphasized that Pollard has not only served enough time, he has served more than enough time! Pollard, said Woolsey, should have been freed 5 years ago when Woolsey first called for his release.
Woolsey is then shown in a 2001 interview with Channel 2's Ran Melnik. Melnik asks Woolsey if he is in support of the new momentum to secure the release of Jonathan Pollard. In the ten-year old interview, Woolsey adamantly declares that he is not in support of Pollard's release. He insists that Pollard should never be freed, that he should remain in prison for the rest of his life!
Switching back to the present tense, Barnea asks Woolsey what caused him to change his position so radically. His response is interesting, if not terribly enlightening. He does, however, repeat that Pollard should go free now, and that he should be freed unconditionally, and not as a quid pro quo in some diplomatic deal.
The interview was intended for a Hebrew-speaking audience consequently all of the narration is in Hebrew. However, the segments with Woolsey are in English (with Hebrew subtitles). It is therefore easy to follow, even for those who may not understand the Hebrew narration.
For those who need it, the video begins with the announcer stating:
"Jonathan Pollard - more and more voices, especially in the United States, are calling for his release from prison. Even the former director of the CIA in the Clinton era, has changed his mind and tells our reporter in Washington, Aaron Barnea, "Twenty-five years in prison is enough - indeed, more than enough!"
Two interviews, 10 years apart. Fascinating! See for yourself!
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