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Tuesday's horoscope (5/27) for Ariel Sharon, born 2/27/1928. 7:49 a.m., Kfar Milal,
Palestine: If you're having the same dream over and over again, there may be something you
need to do. Some dream experts say that if you have reoccurring dreams with people
appearing, it's because you have something important to say to them. If this is happening
to you, today is a good opportunity to talk to the person in your dreams. Even if you're
not sure what you're supposed to say, have a conversation with them. If they live far
away, perhaps a phone call or letter would be the thing to do. It might just be that your
dreams are saying you miss that person!
Sharon: Israel Cannot Keep Palestinians Under Occupation Forever
By VOA News
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he is determined to reach a peace deal with the
Palestinians as the two sides prepare for a possible summit next week with President
George W. Bush. Sharon, speaking a day after the Israeli cabinet's 12-7 approval, with
four abstentions, of the road map peace plan, said Israel couldn't keep 3.5 million
Palestinians under occupation forever. He said doing so is not good for Israel or the
Sunday's conditional approval of the peace plan drew criticism from right-wing members
of the Israeli government, including members of Sharon's Likud party. Sharon and
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas are expected to meet Tuesday to discuss the
Israeli officials said the two would likely meet with Bush next week in Jordan. The
Middle East summit would be the most direct role President Bush has taken in trying to end
nearly 32 months of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin discussed peace efforts Monday with
Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, who has been shunned by the United States and Israel.
After the talks in the West Bank town of Ramallah, the French official said that each side
must take up its responsibilities and fulfill its part of the road map.
The "road map" plan drawn up by the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the
European Union, outlines steps that should be taken by the Israelis and Palestinians to
lead to an independent Palestinian state by 2005. The initial phase calls for the
Palestinians to crackdown on anti-Israel attacks and for Israel to stop Jewish settlement
activity in the occupied territories. Israeli military officials said troops shot dead a
Palestinian who infiltrated southern Israel Monday.
Sharon said he would make every effort to push the road map forward. He said the
decision had not been easy and he still had doubts, but he added that Israel must give the
plan a chance to succeed. At the same time, his Cabinet also made it clear the Israeli
government would never accept the entry of Palestinian refugees to areas that are part of
the Jewish state. Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said it would mean the end of
Israel if millions of Palestinian refugees were granted entry.
The decision has angered Arafat, whose spokesman said Israel should have followed the
example of the Palestinians and accepted the road map without conditions.
Pollard Was Blamed for Crimes of Arch-Spies Ames and Hansen
As supporters of Jonathan Pollard prepare for a prayer rally on his behalf at the
Western Wall on June 4, it appears that one of the most important questions surrounding
his case has been answered.
Former federal prosecutor John Loftus, in an article in the June issue of Moment
Magazine, wrote: "There is a good reason why neither Congress nor the American Jewish
leadership supports the release of Jonathan Pollard from prison: They all were told a lie
- a humongous Washington whopper of a lie. The lie was [that] Pollard had supposedly given
Israel a list of every American spy inside the Soviet Union... Soviet agents in Israel,
posing as Israeli intelligence agents, passed the information to Moscow, which then wiped
out American human assets in the Soviet Union...
"A week after [Pollard was sentenced to life in prison], the Washington Times reported
that the United States had identified Shabtai Kalmanovich as the Soviet spy in Israel who
supposedly worked for the Mossad but was actually working for the KGB; he had betrayed
American secrets to Moscow. Washington insiders winked knowingly at one another: Pollard's
contact in Israel had been caught. Just to make sure that Pollard was blamed, U.S.
intelligence sources, several months later, leaked word to the press of the Kalmanovich
connection... Citing 'American intelligence sources,' UPI announced that the 'sensitive
intelligence material relayed to Israel by Jonathan Pollard had reached the KGB.'"
Loftus then fired off his bombshell: "But it was all untrue. Every bit of it. Pollard
wasn't the serial killer. The Jew didn't do it. It was one of their own WASPs - Aldrich
Ames, a drunken senior CIA official who sold the names of America's agents to the Russians
for cash. Pollard was framed for Ames' crime, while Ames kept on drinking and spying for
the Soviets for several more years... Ames was arrested in February 1994, and confessed to
selling out American agents in the Soviet Union, but not all of them. It was only logical
to assume that Pollard had betrayed the rest of them, as one former CIA official admitted
shortly after Ames' arrest...
"No one dreamed that yet another high-level Washington insider had sold us out to
Soviet intelligence. Years passed, and eventually a Russian defector told the truth. A
senior FBI official - Special Agent Robert Hansen - had betrayed the rest of our agents.
Hansen was arrested in February 2001, and soon confessed in order to avoid the death
penalty. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole."
Loftus then wrote that a low-level decision was finally made in the Navy's intelligence
service to re-examine the Pollard case, and "with sickening chagrin, the Navy discovered
that the evidence needed to clear Pollard had been under its nose all along" - namely,
that Pollard did not have the special "blue stripe" clearance needed for access to the
room in which the list of secret American agents inside Russia was kept. "There is no way
on earth," Loftus concluded, "that Jonathan Pollard could have entered the file room, let
alone the safe where the list was kept."
Loftus also wrote that he then "began to realize that Pollard's tale was only the
beginning of a much bigger story about a major America intelligence scandal" - a cover-up
of the deep ties between Saudi Arabia and terrorists such as Osama Bin-Laden. "Whenever
the FBI or CIA came close to uncovering the Saudi terrorist connection, their
investigations were mysteriously terminated. In hindsight, I can only conclude that some
of our own Washington bureaucrats have been protecting the Al Qaeda leadership and their
oil-rich Saudi backers from investigation for more than a decade."
Loftus continued: "I am not the only one to reach this conclusion. In his
autobiography, Oliver North confirmed that every time he wanted to do something about
terrorism, [then-Defense Secretary Weinberger, whose secret memo led to Pollard's life
sentence] stopped him because it might upset the Saudis and jeopardize the flow of oil to
"Pollard never thought he was betraying his country. And he never did, although he
clearly violated its laws. He just wanted to help protect Israelis and Americans from
terrorists. Now in prison for nearly two decades, Pollard, who is in his late 40s, grows
more ill year by year. If, as seems likely, American bureaucrats choose to fight a
prolonged delaying action over a new hearing, Pollard will probably die in prison. There
are people in power inside the Beltway who have been playing for time. Time for them ran
out on 9/11. Sooner or later, they are going to be held accountable. I hope that Pollard
lives to see it."
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