Scott Horton Interviews Grant F. Smith

Scott Horton, July 10, 2010

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Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research of Middle East Policy and author of America’s Defense Line: , discusses the real reason for Israel’s policy of “strategic ambiguity,” about their nuclear weapons, his conference on Israeli nuclear weapons, Israel’s offer to sell nuclear missiles to apartheid South Africa, Obama’s pretended push for a two state settlement, the leaked Luntz poll indicating that the American people are finally beginning to see through Israel’s ridiculous perpetual-victim narrative, and outgoing senator Arlen Spector’s efforts to help cover up for the Israelis who stole weapons-grade nuclear material from the NUMEC corporation in Pennsylvania.

MP3 here. (39:18)

Grant F. Smith is the author of Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy, America’s Defense Line: The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government and Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal. 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.

7 Responses to “Grant F. Smith”

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  2. Listen to Grant Smith, and read his books. He’s Antiwar.com’s in-house expert on AIPAC, the slimy, perfidious Israeli lobby.

    Instead of raising hell about Iran’s nonexistent nukes, let’s raise hell about Israel’s genuine nukes, shall we?

    It’s good that more Americans are beginning to see Israel for what it is, a lawless Zionist entity.

  3. The problem is that the Pentagon is driving at Nuclear Primacy, also known as a disarming and unanswerable first-strike capability. Former Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-commented on the missiles to be deployed on ships in the Black Sea in Bulgaria and on land in Poland and Romania: "Whether on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike". The only answer is a hair-trigger Launch On Warning and we are doomed. Maybe we are doomed anyway if we don´t decide to get rid of nuclear weapons to avoid suicide. My surgeon in Tuluá, Colombia, had his own theory: Very long ago all-out war took place between the Moon and Mars and the few survivors from both places settled here. The surgeon said it´s so long ago that we have forgotten all about it. But we don´t really know, do we ?

  4. Hey , this world's a nasty place , everyone needs nukes .

  5. Have the Pentagon put earth-penetrating warheads on Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 D5 to minimize Nuclear Winter effects ? If so, surely they can put them on the missiles to be deployed in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Can everybody please tell the bloody fools in the Pentagon that an unanswerable first-strike capability is suicidal.

  6. I wonder who funds IRMEP? Their website doesn't say and I just wonder. If noone (directly) benefits from what they are doing, where does the money come from? Some rich Iranian-American or Saudi or are they ex-CIA or is it a government thing. I reckon there is more than meets the eye. Someone's benefiting somewhere.

    Not that it's a bad thing, but money doesn't appear out of nowhere to run places like that, not for the (real) greater good anyway. Other than someone like Taki Theodoracoupulos.

    And for that matter, who funds the Randolph Bourne Institute?

  7. Sometimes I wonder too! (Just kidding). Most of our donors are Americans giving $100 or less per year. We've also received American foundation support to conduct cost/benefit analysis on various trade and policy questions (never more than $20k tho).

    IRmep does not, and will not, accept any direct or indirect US government funding. Given our total annual revenue (disclosed on IRS form 990) if the CIA is funding us somehow, they're doing a pretty lousy job.

    Now, on to a better question, "who is funding the neocons?"
    http://www.irmep.org/8_10_2003_AEI_Future_of_Defe

    Keep following the money!

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