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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Video: 84-year old Ben Ami Kadish arraigned on espionage charges

Here's a video report on the arraignment of 84-year old Ben Ami Kadish on espionage charges in Manhattan today. I have more details here and here. Watch the video and then I'll have some further comments.

The correspondent's answer to why it's taken 23 years for the US government to indict Kadish is lame. Sorry, but it doesn't take that long to put together a case, especially when the guy is allegedly reporting to the same guy as the spy you sent up for life in 1986.

Given that Kadish was released on his own recognizance after posting a $300,000 bond (a small amount by today's American standards), I gather the US government doesn't consider him very dangerous either.

Condi's legacy anyone?


At 2:41 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

That low a bail seems to suggest the government has a very weak case. Its going to look like persecution of a frail old man. Chances Kadish's case will ever go to trial range between slim to none.

The only question is what agenda is behind highlighting his connection with Israel.

At 4:19 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

This whole thing just does not pass the smell case, but I do smell a rat. I just can't stop thinking that Condi the Jew hating Israel bashing State Department wonk has a lot to do with this.

At 6:16 AM, Blogger Jack Steiner said...

David Duke and company are going to have a new story to trumpet. This is still going to be a bit of a PR problem.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

"Standards are the same"!?? -- what about U. S. complicity re: A. Q. Khan?

At 8:04 AM, Blogger B'nai Elim Blogmaster said...

Arresting Ben-Ami smacks of the worst kind of governmental terrorism. First, it's strange that after all these years, suddenly he should be grabbed just after Jimmy Carter pals up with Hamas (Makes Carter look good doesn't it). Why arrest him on Passover? They are sending Israel a message: Don't oppose the Bush Peace Plan - cooperate fully with CondiSLEEZA Rice, give away Jewish land and partition Jerusalem...or else! Look at the information that was furnished our ally... Patriot Missile System - A Defensive Weapon good only for shooting down incoming missiles. F-15 upgrades...Israel had F-15s but the aircraft we gave the Arabs had superior avionics - he warned Israel of the imbalance in the Arab's favor given them by America - hardly damaging to the U.S. Lastly, information that was "Atomic Related", again, only defensive information. Ben-Ami Kadish is 85 years old... he fought with the Haganah in 1948, he was an American G.I. fighting the Nazis during WWII, and was commander of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) in Monroe, N.J. In my book, he's a hero. If he is prosecuted by Bush's anti-Israel coterie (persecuted would be more accurate) then we should all stand with Ben-Ami Kadish - Enough with the bedevilment of Jews in America! A Communist Chinese spy who was employed by a U.S. Department of Defense Contractor steals current top secret “offensive” military information, takes it to his Commie bosses in Beijing and all he gets is deported. Now they have an old Jew to torment and molest. Thank him for his service to both of our countries and let him go.


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