Scott Horton Interviews Grant F. Smith

Scott Horton, October 08, 2009

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Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses the 60 year history of Israeli espionage against the U.S., Obama’s “assumption of openness” decree that has made FOIA requests more successful, the inauspicious start of the 1985 U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement and how the 1979 Iranian Revolution cost Israel an important export market.

MP3 here. (31:04)

Grant F. Smith is the author of the new book America’s Defense Line: The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government. He is a frequent contributor to Radio France Internationale and Voice of America’s Foro Interamericano. Smith has also appeared on BBC News, CNN, and C-SPAN. He is currently director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

11 Responses to “Grant F. Smith”

  1. Why is it the sound blinks in and out on this recording?

  2. Could the real reason that concentration camps were put on a do-not-bomb list, is that they did not want to stop supplies and starve out civilians that were already trapped? Of course this would suggest that someone did not believe they were actually "death" camps at the time, or it was believed that the bombing would actually cause more harm than good.

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  4. It seems okay here. Anyone else having a problem?

    –Scott

  5. Get and read the book Final Judgement by Michael Piper where he lays out the strong possibility
    of Mossad involvement in JFK's murder.

  6. I was under the impression that Kassel’s railway station was a target of the allied bombing campaign of Germany. Kassel was almost entirely destroyed by the bombing which killed at least 10,000 people. Kassel’s railway system went on to Ordruf which acted as way station for German prisoners of war which were then sent on to Buchenwald; it was also part of the main supply grid for the psychopathic regime. I believe it is also recorded that allied bombing near the camp Bergen-Belsen disrupted water supplies to the camp. I could be wrong, I was not there, but I have a feeling there are many other examples.

  7. Sure, Israel spies on America. Of course, that criminal Zionist regime has never hestitated to piss on America, the hand that feeds it.

  8. Everyone spies on everyone else, that’s just a given. Often Israelis expect that the US will turn on them eventually, for oil, if for no other reason. Americans, in fact, support Israel for two reasons. Some see Israelis as cowboys fighting Indians, just like in US history. This kind of sentimental support is not reliable. Another group is the religious right, which supports Israel because a Jewish state, with a temple, animal sacrifices, etc., are big parts of their end-of-the-world fantasies. This support is VERY unreliable! The Rapture is NOT going to happen, and when religious rightniks finally give up hope for it, they will probably blame Jews and Israel, rather than themselves. (I’ve already run into one fundie claiming Dispensationalism was a Zionist plot; anything rather than take personal responsibility for adopting foolish ideas.)

  9. Just a guess, but I think the U.S. Government knowingly participates in the espionage.

    Either that or there are a bunch of cowards in the U.S. intelligence agencies.

    Possibly both.

  10. Kennedy was assassinated after (1) He DEMANDED Israel open DIMONA to inspection. (2) He began an "end run" around the International Bankers of the Fed by issuing $4 Billion in U.S Notes as opposed to Federal Reserve notes. (Those were IMMEDIATELY recalled upon his death) (3) He declared that we would end the mistake in Viet Nam, which would have removed untold $BILLIONS in "profits" from the War PROFITEERS.

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