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Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 04:21:15 PM »
Who are the muslims going to release? Anybody kept alive?
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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 06:28:02 PM »
What value, if any, does Pollard have anymore?

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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 07:56:33 PM »
What value, if any, does Pollard have anymore?

A stall tactic.  Israel (Netanyahu) does not want to sign any interim peace deal with the Palestinians.  Demanding Pollard's release is raising dust and spilling marbles on the floor.  At this, Bibi is a master.

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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 07:57:59 PM »
A stall tactic.  Israel (Netanyahu) does not want to sign any interim peace deal with the Palestinians.  Demanding Pollard's release is raising dust and spilling marbles on the floor.  At this, Bibi is a master.



So long as Obama doesn't call his bluff; after all, there isn't a whole lot of value left for the US in continuing to hold Pollard either.

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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 08:00:39 PM »
This is a very clumsy, ill thought out and extremely awkward attempt to twist the Israeli's arms into giving Obammy a "win" in "Palestine", and nothing more.  Netanyahu has bigger fish to fry, like keeping Iran from testing their first nuclear weapon over Tel Aviv, for example.

More showboat politics.

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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 08:04:05 PM »
This is a very clumsy, ill thought out and extremely awkward attempt to twist the Israeli's arms into giving Obammy a "win" in "Palestine", and nothing more.  Netanyahu has bigger fish to fry, like keeping Iran from testing their first nuclear weapon over Tel Aviv, for example.

I've been out of the loop for the holidays.  Is Netanyahu doing anything more than talking about the bigger fish to fry and making demands for no relief in sanctions?

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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2013, 08:06:42 PM »
So long as Obama doesn't call his bluff; after all, there isn't a whole lot of value left for the US in continuing to hold Pollard either.

Good point.  Pollard's up for parole in 2015 anyway.
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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 08:09:55 PM »
Good point.  Pollard's up for parole in 2015 anyway.

So Obama'd be giving them something they'd get in a year anyways (most likely) but charging a price they wouldn't have to pay if they waited until 2015.

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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 08:11:52 PM »
I've been out of the loop for the holidays.  Is Netanyahu doing anything more than talking about the bigger fish to fry and making demands for no relief in sanctions?

Thx.

Israel was forced into going along with this six month chapter of Obama Kabuki Theater with the Iranians, and I don't know how much longer they are going to continue to sit on their hands while Iran enriches uranium.  With the Iranian deal on the skids from the beginning, if it falls completely apart in the next couple of weeks, there is no telling where this all goes next.


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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2013, 08:13:07 PM »
Israel was forced into going along with this six month chapter of Obama Kabuki Theater with the Iranians, and I don't know how much longer they are going to continue to sit on their hands while Iran enriches uranium.  With the Iranian deal on the skids from the beginning, if it falls completely apart in the next couple of weeks, there is no telling where this all goes next.







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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2013, 08:15:58 PM »
Israel was forced into going along with this six month chapter of Obama Kabuki Theater with the Iranians, and I don't know how much longer they are going to continue to sit on their hands while Iran enriches uranium.  With the Iranian deal on the skids from the beginning, if it falls completely apart in the next couple of weeks, there is no telling where this all goes next.

Well.. not the best news.  But, thanks for the reply.
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Re: Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2013, 08:17:11 PM »
So Obama'd be giving them something they'd get in a year anyways (most likely) but charging a price they wouldn't have to pay if they waited until 2015.

We do live in interesting times.
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