So why is the support for Manning so much louder than the support for Pollard?
@NS: do some research. The ACLU has spent hundreds of time and dollars – likely more – on Pollard.
Why the noise? Gosh, one is hot news, the other isn’t.
Surely you agree that the case that makes the most noise isn’t always right.
If htey have spent hundreds on pollards then tehy have spent hundreds of thousands on Manning. They clearly love Manning more than Pollard despite the much more lenient sentence Manning got. Is it because the far left are virulently antisemitic israel haters?
We’ve all been waiting for you to claim antisemitism. Took longer than I thought.
Maybe Pollard doesn’t get as much press because it’s a much, much older story. Just a thought.
@NS: Do you think Pollard’s sentence is too severe? What is the basis for your answer?
Well, the cop killers the far left loves so much have been in jail for long periods of time yet that doesn’t temper their love for cop killers in the slightest. They love them just as much 15 years after as they do the day after. So that cannot explain why the far left doesn’t love Jonathan Pollard.
Could it be because the far left wants israel destroyed and that he spied to help Israel thus they don’t like him?
What is his sentence? If it’s less than life in prison then it isn’t severe enough.
@NS: I though you would have all the facts before forming an educated opinion.
He spied. He deserves life in prison. So does Manning.
@NS: So which carries more weight, the intent of an act or the damage of an act?
The intent. If you spy, you should get life in prison regardless of whether the materials you stole were nuclear secrets or just the homework of a government official’s child. It’s the intent that matters. manning wanted to give everything he could steal to wikileaks. If the hard drives he downloaded turned out to be just gay porn, it wouldn’t matter. The intent was there.
@NS: Pollards intent was to secure Israel. Why are you a hater of Israel and an antisemite?
But his intent was to steal US secret information.
$100 says if there is another spying scandal soon, and it is spying for some south or central american socialist country like venezuela, the spy will immediately become a liberal hero, and there will be tons of attention, and the attention will go for years, unlike Pollard. Because the far left virulently hates israel, thus they don’t support him despite him taking actions that harmed the US.
No. Pollards intent was to aid Israel. His means to carry out his intent was stealing secrets.
Far lefties still view him as a hero because they love anything that puts the USA in a negative light.
Again, I will remind you that your blatant stereotyping and bashing of groups you don’t like is REALLY harming your cause, whatever that may be. Stop making these blanket statements like “far lefties love anything that puts the USA in a negative light”. There may be a few who want that, but the majority of them love America just like you love America.
People see you make these kind of ridiculous generalizations and they IMMEDIATELY ignore what you have to say because you’re doing an awful job at arguing your point.
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