Scott Horton Interviews Grant F. Smith

Scott Horton, October 25, 2010

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Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger’s just-declassified 1987 statement (excerpted from a still-classified 46 page declaration of damage) that called for the harsh punishment of pro-Israel spy Jonathan Pollard, how the release of Weinberger’s full declaration could substantiate allegations that Pollard’s disclosure caused the death of many CIA agents, the story of Israel’s 1954 “Lavon Affair” false flag operation in Egypt and how Israel consistently uses inside information to sabotage U.S. foreign relations with other countries.

MP3 here. (20:16)

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.

2 Responses to “Grant F. Smith”

  1. The most important thing for people to understand is the statement: ' how Israel consistently uses inside information to sabotage U.S. foreign relations with other countries'

    It is time to make this fact public and then see how the USA public will think of this as acceptable conduct by someone who claim to be our friend. We lost 4400 of our children in the war in Iraq which was caused by the lies and plants of false threats. This weekend there was a meeting of the G20 which ended with a clear showing of how the USA is no longer a big time player. We are headed to a major disaster much like Soviet Union faces. The Soviet Union feel apart because of that crisis and I hope the USA understands the problems and avoid much of the pain caused by bad policies. I give very little hope for this because it is clear that all we do in our elections is replace on traitor for another traitor. Lets elected people who look out for the Interest of the USA over some foreign nation who apparently get too involved in our affairs domestic and international.

  2. I don't know details or history of this subject well at all, but I'm a cynic. Doesn't the Pollard pardon depend on how much in the way of support and donations O needs from the Israel lobby for his reelection bid, regardless of any other consideration? Esp since O 'looks forward, not backward.'

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