It seems President Obama may be considering using convicted Israeli spy, Jonathan Pollard, currently doing life in an American prison for giving American secrets away, as a bargaining chip in the so-called ‘peace talks’ between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Abbas.
Obama is desperate to keep the talks going at least until the November mid-term elections in order to show the American people that Democrats are worthy of being kept on in Congress. Obama may be willing to hand over the ultra-Zionist Pollard to the Israelis in order to placate Israel’s right-wing who are likely to get very upset when they hear that Netanyahu is going to extend the West Bank settlement freeze due to expire on Sunday 26 September. Pollard will be the pay-off to the ultra-Zionists in the Israeli government for the freeze to be extended
The deal achieves pluses for both Obama and Netanyahu as well as for the right-wing of Israel. In short, the deal will buy time for Obama who needs to make things look good between now and the mid-terms; it will also buy time for Netanyahu who can’t afford to be seen by Obama and the rest of the world as a ‘spoiler’ in the quest for peace with Palestine while he waits for an opportunity to provoke enough trouble with Hamas and/or Hezbollah to be able to call all talks off and, hopefully, instigate a war that will escalate to include a confrontation with Iran.
It’ll be a win-win for all – except, of course, the Palestinian people.