26 03 2014


You just can’t count on this duo.  They always seem to come up short. They talk the talk but then when walking the walk they usually trip and stumble.   The latest twist is with the “peace process” and Israeli super-spy Jonathan Pollard.

Sunday I wrote about a deal that would make political and historical sense!  The U.S. would give Israel Pollard, this would make it possible for Israel to give up Marwan Barghouti, and that would not only make it possible for Mahmoud Abbas to continue the “Peace Process” (still grotesquely disingenuous but I’m overlooking that at the moment) and with Barghouti’s involvement it just might go somewhere other than to oblivion…if that is…the Israelis are serious (of course I don’t believe they are but hope springs eternal).

Just happened that evening I had dinner with a senior Jewish American rather intimately involved through an organization with the “Peace Process” and the White House.  Just happens the next day a White House official and others were informed of the idea.  I was informed of what transpired last night.

Then early this morning, Wednesday, comes the news that Kerry is breaking off from the President’s European trip to rush to the Middle East (again!) to meet with Abbas in Jordan and probably Bibi in Jerusalem.  And at the same time there’s a story floated that the U.S. is willing to give up Pollard if the Israelis will fulfill their prior promise to release the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners they’ve held for decades.

Now I’m not suggesting that this sequence of events actually impacted what is now happening, but who knows these days who is talking to whom… and there is so much political desperation and hunger!

What I am suggesting is the following:

With Obama today in Brussels for meetings with top E.U. and NATO officials, it’s crazy that Kerry is stepping out and once again running back to the Middle East.  He’s got a whole senior team of highly paid officials working on “the peace process” full-time non-stop.   Having our Secretary of State act like a messinger boy constantly breathlessly running back and forth has become not only tedious and unbecoming but stupid as well.

Why should the Americans even be considering giving Pollard to the Israelis, to Netanyahu, simply so they will fulfill their promise to release Palestinian prisoners they long ago already promised to release?

Hey White House official, the idea wasn’t to release Pollard, it was to trade Pollard for Barghouti!  Here it is again if you missed it!     http://wp.me/p4cuy-9CF

Oh, and by the way, there was another part of the proposed deal I passed on rather privately Sunday.  Obama and Kerry should be telling the Israelis that an unspoken part of the deal should be that “quietly” within a few months of the Pollard/Barghouti trade the Israelis should let Mordechai Vanunu fly away from Israel!  Beyond self-serving politics of the moment let’s have some justice and decency once and a while.