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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:53 AM

Obama has no intention of releasing Pollard

U.S. President Barack Obama has no intention of releasing Jonathan Pollard from prison, despite the fact that over 70,000 thousand people have already signed onto an online petition calling for Pollard’s release, Channel 10 News reported on Wednesday.

The report cited close associates of Obama as having said, “The President does not understand why he should pardon a traitor, when tens of thousands of African Americans are rotting in prison for life over less serious crimes.”

The officials also indicated that Obama does not intend to present any gestures involving Pollard during his visit to Israel next month. At the same time, reported Channel 10, the White House is very concerned that Israelis will protest over the issue during Obama’s visit.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/165709#.US7uvTes8xg

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Reply Obama has no intention of releasing Pollard (Original post)
shaayecanaan Feb 2013 OP
oberliner Feb 2013 #1
Mosby Feb 2013 #2
oberliner Feb 2013 #3
azurnoir Feb 2013 #4
shaayecanaan Feb 2013 #6
azurnoir Feb 2013 #7
King_David Feb 2013 #8
azurnoir Feb 2013 #9
King_David Feb 2013 #10
shaayecanaan Feb 2013 #11
King_David Feb 2013 #12
King_David Feb 2013 #13
azurnoir Feb 2013 #5
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #14

Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:03 AM

1. Israel National News? "Close associates" of Obama?

I would think posting from this source would be beneath you.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:54 PM

2. The bolded quote sounds fake to me.

Childish logic and borderline racist.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:08 PM

3. Almost certainly fake considering the dubious source

Typical extreme-RW garbage.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:08 PM

4. Odd you didn't feel the source was dubious on this thread but I guess it all depends

on what is said and more over who says or posts it

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1134&pid=29567

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:20 PM

6. Apparently he/she cannot be held responsible

for posts prior to October 2012, or something like that:-

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=289085

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:28 PM

7. well this one was just a month ago

but hey we all gots those times

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:36 PM

8. Of course Oberliner thought the source was dubious on that thread

He compared it to 972 Mag which is a far far more dubious source as everyone knows.

972 has writers who have defended know antisemites like Larry Derfner did with Greta Berlin .

Oberliner was making that point .

You just never got it ?

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Response to King_David (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:37 PM

9. lol oh I got it alright

that's why I posted it and apparently why you felt the need to reply

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:38 PM

10. Exactly nt

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Response to King_David (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:42 PM

11. Yeah...

He compared it to 972 Mag which is a far far more dubious source as everyone knows.


Except of course when it publishes a story that appeals to your sensibilities, and then suddenly it becomes credible again:-

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113428169

Oberliner has previously struggled to articulate a consistent position on whether the Maan News Agency should be regarded as credible, this seems to be another example of that.

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:22 PM

12. That link was more a video than an article nt

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:26 PM

13. Maan news should be defunded by the Europeans for bigotry

European-funded Ma'an published Holocaust denial

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113431278

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Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:10 PM

5. If the POTUS did not release Pollard during the very recent election period

it is unlikely he will release Pollard now

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:04 PM

14. I think that's true and I don't recall any recent comments from Biden

walking back his prior assessment of Pollard that would lend an indication Obama would change his mind.


U.S. Vice President tells American Jewish leaders that while the sentiment expressed in his quoted rejection was correct, his words were taken out of context.

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/biden-denies-saying-jonathan-pollard-would-be-released-over-his-dead-body-1.388489

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