Scott Horton Interviews Grant F. Smith

Scott Horton, July 03, 2011

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Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses his piece “AIPAC Pushes Hard for War With Iran,” Keith Weissman’s breaking of his media silence to (badly) defend AIPAC, claiming there is no official program for regime change in Iran, the consistently evil John Bolton (but what a great foil he could serve for Ron Paul during the Republican primaries if he ran), how the US forgoes a necessary waiver when sending aid to Israel – required of all states with clandestine nuclear programs, how AIPAC uses leverage on domestic US issues (like Obamacare) to get their way on foreign policy issues, and the difference between Rosen/Weissman/Franklin espionage and Bradley Manning/WikiLeaks whistleblowing.

MP3 here. (20:09)

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. AIPAC's or Israel's 'ace in the hole' is the 'superstition sub-culture' in the US regarding what is labeled 'prophecy'/Armaggedon/the 'Chosen People'etc. These people are hell-bent on a war with Islam and would love to see an attack, preferably a nuclear attack on Iran. I know them quite well, they're members of our family and neighbours, you can see them on tv any day of the week. They want war and they want it now. They love Israel like Nazis loved Hitler – I mean they really, really love Israel. Or they think they do. It's like a combination of hysteria and hypnotic trance amplified by religious dogma. They're not going to stop until they get their way.

  2. One other suspicion that has a huge amount of credibility is that Israel is using a twisted form of nuclear blackmail on the US, in order to force them to continue pursuing the clearly criminal, clearly un-Constitutional and certifiable pathologically insane and murderous agenda of the PNAC Neo-Cons, i.e., wars without end for the next 100 years or more – all for the benefit of Israel and their narcissistic criminal pursuit of their 'Greater Israel' wet dream.

    Remember, no less than the New York Times has reported that the 'stux.net' worm was designed by the CIA/MOSSAD and they have boasted about how it was somehow installed on the Iranian nuclear power plant facilities computer networks and caused them a substantial delay in bringing their facility online. Switching our attention to the disaster at Fukishima, we read that over 29 computers were found to have been infected with the stux.net worm last October, and evidence is growing that stux.net might have played a role in the Fukishima nuclear disaster. Was this a warning to the USA of what could happen here, since our nuclear power facilities are 'protected' by a security company with known links to Israel? Japan's nuclear facilities employed Israeli-owned security companies as well – so, was that how the stux.net worm got uploaded to their nuclear power facility computer networks, perhaps?

    Hmmm. Israeli owned security companies had the contracts on all of the airports involved in the 9-11 terrorist hit on the USA. Israeli owned security companies have contracts to 'protect' America's nuclear power facilities. What a perfect arrangement for a devious, conniving, false flag pulling nation of murderous psychopaths and criminals, right?

    But then, hey! All these clues could simply be an innocent coincidence, too. /Sarcasm off

  3. Yes Steve, it's just a coincidence. :)

  4. Grant Smith kicks ass (AIPAC's, that is)!

    Of course AIPAC–the slimy, perfidious Israeli lobby in this country–is pushing for war with Iran. The U.S. Government is Israel's bitch. NuttyYahoo and his boys are crafty, scheming fellows. They want America to do the attacking, to carry the load. (And this against a country that doesn't have nuclear weapons, remember.)

    John Bolton and all other Israel-First chickenhawks ought to have their asses shipped straight to Israel. It's where their loyalties truly lie, after all.

  5. “isolationist” (realy an anti-meddling) is a code word used by england and her agents in usa to decry those people in america who donot want the whole of usa resources put to the benefit of english race and england and who may not want the peprpetaul wars being waged by england on the strenthg of american arms
    NATO is an organisation created to maintain the pwoer of england throughamericna arms to bully germany and europeans and to keep russia down all for beenfit of england and usa got sukced into it through british agents in usd media and politics and business.that is what isonalist means one who is not willing to sacrifice for the beenfit of england.

    it is not neocons who are for perpetual war it is the english race so called British who are instigating the perpetual war of course the English are too coward and weak to fight on their own so they have arranged a charade called NATO to do their dirty work.
    Decisions in nato are made not in berlin or Belgium but only in London and some british agents’ place in washington. NATO WAS CREATED TO KEEP THE INFLUNCE OF WEAKNED BRITISH BASTARDS TO KEEP EUROPEANS DOWN (ESPECIALLY GEMRNS AND FRENCH) AND KEEP RUSSIAN THREATEND. IT WAS NOT CREATED TO counter Russia; it was created to give

  6. The sooner Israel/U.S. attacks Iran the better. I'm thoroughly fed up with both disgusting countries and hoping for their downfall ASAP.

  7. which 2 of those 3 disgusting countries are u referring to?!?! but seriously, shouldn't we anti-war types be anti all wars; even between external others that don't really affect us…for example, Sri Lanka and the Tamils?

  8. My comment was snark. Sorry you misinterpreted it. I should have been clearer.

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