Tag Archives: CIA

Americans free jailed Iranian scientist but won’t release Jonathan Pollard

Before I deal with the parallels between the two prisoners mentioned in the headline I feel it ought to be pointed out that  there is something inordinately topsy-turvy about the American deal with Iran to disarm its nuclear program.   (I … Continue reading

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Middle East roundup and US political nominations

While we were splashing in the rain puddles and wallowing in the snow, life in the rest of the Middle East continued to roil with violence.  Additionally political appointments with serious implications for Israel look more and more likely. Here’s … Continue reading

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Jonathan Pollard spied on Arabs and Soviets, not on the US

Contrary to all the reports and rumours over the decades, it now appears that Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy imprisoned in America for life, never spied on American activities at all  and was never asked to by Israel.  Rather, he … Continue reading

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Who leaked details of underwear bomb plot, and why?

Following the dramatic revelations last week about a foiled “underwear bomb plot”, and the startling news that the “bomber” was in fact an undercover British agent, US intelligence agents together with MI6 and MI5 are furious that the news was … Continue reading

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