REAWAKENING OF THE INFAMOUS RED SCARE

 

No matter how many times McCarthy's grave gets pissed on he still comes up smelling like a rose.

No matter how many times McCarthy’s grave gets pissed on he still comes up smelling like a rose.

The Cold War has been over for more than 50 years. State sanctioned Islamophobia has replaced the ‘Reds’ as the enemy.

SO, why are they still afraid of a 98 year old Red?

 A 98-year-old retired New Jersey math teacher implicated in a Cold War atomic espionage case lost her bid on Thursday to throw out her conviction, which she called a McCarthy-era injustice.

98-Year-Old Red Scare ‘Spy’ Loses Bid To Clear Name

Miriam Moskowitz Served 2 Years After Conviction

Miriam Moskowitz being led by an FBI agent.

MIRIAMMOSKOWITZ.COM
Miriam Moskowitz being led by an FBI agent.

By Nate Raymond for Reuters VIA

A 98-year-old retired New Jersey math teacher implicated in a Cold War atomic espionage case lost her bid on Thursday to throw out her conviction, which she called a McCarthy-era injustice.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan ruled that Miriam Moskowitz failed to show that recently released records not available to her trial lawyers would not have resulted in her acquittal.

“The error if any is not fundamental,” Hellerstein said. “There’s no showing it would have altered the result.”

Moskowitz called the decision “too bad,” but the Washington Township, New Jersey resident said she would not appeal.

“My 98-year-old life goes on,” she told reporters outside the courtroom. “I am disappointed because it reflects not so much on me but on the prejudice of the McCarthy era.”

Moskowitz had been a secretary when she and former boss Abraham Brothman, a chemical engineer with whom she had an affair, were convicted in Manhattan in 1950 of conspiring to obstruct justice by lying to a grand jury investigating espionage.

Moskowitz served two years in prison after a trial that lawyer Roy Cohn, who later worked for Senator Joseph McCarthy, the leading face of post-war U.S. anti-Communism, called a “dry run” for the government case against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

She said recently unsealed records established that a chemist named Harry Gold lied when he testified at her trial that she was present when he and Brothman got their stories straight before speaking with the grand jury.

She said Gold repeatedly told the FBI otherwise but that the defense had not been informed. Gold admitted passing information on the U.S. atomic bomb program to a Soviet diplomat and served about half of a 30-year prison sentence.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan declined comment.

Moskowitz wrote the 2010 book “Phantom Spies, Phantom Justice” about her case.

Her trial judge, Irving Kaufman, also handled the Rosenbergs’ trial. They were executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage.

1 Comment

  1. DDearborn said,

    December 6, 2014 at 15:53

    Hmmm

    Israel’s operation the project for a New American (Israeli) Century is almost over. Once America has dispatched Assad and destroyed his country Israel wants the US out of the Middle East. After all the point of the entire operation was for Israel to trick the US into destroying 3/4 of the Middle East in order to hand it to Israel on a platter.

    Job well done. Nearly 10 Trillion, Millions of lives later and look who benefits from 9-11…. Means motive opportunity and who benefits.
    Obviously the Arabs in general and Muslims in particular would never benefit from a 9-11 type attack. Hell any school boy could tell you that one. Obviously the US did not benefit. We now have a billion Muslims who hate us. We have a military completely exhausted and depleted laying in ruins. We still have a totally and completely unguarded unsecured border and are therefore wide open to terrorist attacks. Our current has been destroyed by the FED because they had to literally print trillions of dollars to pay for the wars. THE ONLY COUNTRY TO BENEFIT FROM 9-11 WAS AND IS ISRAEL. Israel is far and away the largest most dangerous threat to US national Security in the last 50 years.


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