Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rosenberg Co-Conspirator Admits He Was a Soviet Spy

Ever since he was tried and convicted with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on espionage charges in 1951, Morton Sobell has maintained his innocence.

Until now. In an interview on Thursday, Mr. Sobell, who served nearly 19 years in Alcatraz and other federal prisons, admitted for the first time that he had been a Soviet spy. And he implicated his fellow defendant, Julius Rosenberg, in a conspiracy that delivered to the Soviets vital classified military information and what the American government claimed was the secret to the atomic bomb.

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For decades the "proper" view of the Rosenbergs is that they were innocent progressives railroaded by the Government. Looks like the government was right.

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