US intelligence expert: Pollard wrongly blamed
ByGIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
28 November 2010 01:24
Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard could not have revealed the identities of
American spies for Russia, because he did not have the necessary clearance to
see such documents, American intelligence expert John Loftus revealed over the
weekend in an interview with Ma’ariv.
Loftus, a former US government prosecutor
and army intelligence officer, said Pollard was given a life sentence because he
was wrongly blamed for betraying American agents. He said Aldrich Ames and
Robert Hansen, who were later convicted of betraying the agents, had the
clearance Pollard lacked.
“Pollard’s continued incarceration is due to horrible
stupidity,” Loftus said.