Scott Horton Interviews Grant F. Smith

Scott Horton, May 27, 2012

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Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, discusses his article “US Charity Secretly Funds Israeli Nukes;” how the Weizmann Institute, posing as a non-profit charity, conducts espionage and fundraising for Israel’s nuclear weapons program; why the US government continues pretending that Israel’s nukes don’t exist; the IRS’s tentative ruling on tax-deductible donations to the Weizmann Institute; how the Justice Department’s secretive “shutdown” orders on productive FBI investigations violates US obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; and why the mainstream media won’t touch this stuff with a ten foot pole.

MP3 here. (19:56)

Grant F. Smith is the author of the book Divert! NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the diversion of U.S. weapons-grade uranium into the Israeli nuclear weapons program. 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. The Weizmann Institute is a worthy "charity," now, isn't it? I mean, it conducts espionage and raises money for Israel's nuclear weapons program. Yeah, I'd say that puts Weizmann right up there with, say, Save The Children, the Salvation Army, and the World Wildlife Fund. Contribute to Weizmann generously, if you please. Remember, you're helping the Zionist entity steal nuclear materials, spy, and the like. A worthy cause, I'm sure.

    The U.S. Government is in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The IAEA should get the hell off Iran's case. Instead, it should investigate the shenanigans involving Israel's nuclear program.

    All the best to Smith.

  2. Empire wealth = Empire power

    My thought is, from among the 10,000 nukes that our Empire has stockpiled, a couple hundred were moved to Israel and placed on a U.S. base under the complete control of the U.S. military.

    For Empire USA is an absolute top-down dictatorship, as established in days long ago by the rich nobility, with all the men in High Society having wives and mothers who belong to The Daughters Of The American Revolution.

  3. Would some of those Jewish charities talked about in this excellent interview be those that Bernie Madoff was convicted of closing down in his ponzi scheme? No wonder they through the book at him.

    Poor Bernie, you rip off the general population, put them out of their homes, etc and not even an investigation, but rip off the rich and you get a life in prison.

  4. In 2005, I was writing my first historical fiction when I met Mordechai Vanunu, Israel's Nuclear Whistle Blower.

    I became a Reporter when Vanunu told me:

    “Did you know that President Kennedy tried to stop Israel from building atomic weapons? In 1963, he forced Prime Minister Ben Guirion to admit the Dimona was not a textile plant, as the sign outside proclaimed, but a nuclear plant. The Prime Minister said, ‘The nuclear reactor is only for peace.’

    “Kennedy insisted on an open internal inspection. He wrote letters demanding that Ben Guirion open up the Dimona for inspection.

    “The French were responsible for the actual building of the Dimona. The Germans gave the money; they were feeling guilty for the Holocaust, and tried to pay their way out. Everything inside was written in French, when I was there, almost twenty years ago. Back then, the Dimona descended seven floors underground.

    “In 1955, Perez and Guirion met with the French to agree they would get a nuclear reactor if they fought against Egypt to control the Sinai and Suez Canal. That was the war of 1956. Eisenhower demanded that Israel leave the Sinai, but the reactor plant deal continued on.

    “When Johnson became president, he made an agreement with Israel that two senators would come every year to inspect. Before the senators would visit, the Israelis would build a wall to block the underground elevators and stairways. From 1963 to ’69, the senators came, but they never knew about the wall that hid the rest of the Dimona from them.

    “Nixon stopped the inspections and agreed to ignore the situation. As a result, Israel increased production. In 1986, there were over two hundred bombs. Today, they may have enough plutonium for ten bombs a year.” -excerpted from "BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH TRIAL and My Life as a Muckraker

    I am Eileen Fleming for US HOUSE and I approve of ALL of my messages. http://www.eileenfleming.org/

  5. On 2 October 2009, The Washington Times reported that Obama agreed to keep Israel's nukes 'secret' and reaffirmed a 4-decade-old understanding that has allowed Israel to keep a nuclear arsenal without opening it to international inspections."

    Three officials spoke on the condition that they not be named because they were discussing private conversations, but all said Obama pledged to maintain the agreement when he first hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in May 2009.

    Under the understanding, the U.S. has not pressured Israel to disclose its nuclear weapons or to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which would require Israel to give up its estimated several hundred nuclear bombs.

    That nuclear deception was reached at a summit between President Nixon and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir on 25 September 1969.

    Avner Cohen, reported that the accord amounted to "the United States passively accepting Israel's nuclear weapons status as long as Israel does not unveil publicly its capability or test a weapon."

    On 17 April 2010, Iran hosted a conference in Tehran on nuclear disarmament with sixty countries represented.

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a statement delivered at the conference stating that nuclear weaponry was "haram" meaning prohibited under Islam and he also blew the doors off Israel's and America's nuclear deceptions:

    "If America's claims of fighting the proliferation of nuclear weapons were not false, would the Zionist regime be able to turn the occupied Palestinian lands into an arsenal where a huge number of nuclear weapons are stored while refusing to respect international regulations in this regard, especially the NPT?

    "There is only one government that has committed a nuclear crime so far. Only the government of the United States of America has attacked the oppressed people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs in an unfair and inhumane war"using or even threatening to use such weapons is a serious violation of the most basic rules of philanthropy and is a clear manifestation of war crimes.

    "The greatest violators of the NPT are the powers who have reneged on their obligation to dispose of nuclear weapons mentioned in Article 6 of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. These powers have even surpassed other countries with respect to promoting nuclear weapons in the world. By providing the Zionist regime with nuclear weapons and supporting its policies, these powers play a direct role in promoting nuclear weapons which is against the obligations they have undertaken according to Article 1 of the NPT.

    "We believe that besides nuclear weapons, other types of weapons of mass destruction such as chemical and biological weapons also pose a serious threat to humanity. The Iranian nation, which is itself a victim of chemical weapons, feels more than any other nation the danger that is caused by the production and stockpiling of such weapons and is prepared to make use of all its facilities to counter such threats. We consider the use of such weapons as haram (religiously forbidden) and believe that it is everyone's duty to make efforts to secure humanity against this great disaster."

    On 5 April 2009, President Obama stood on the world stage in Prague and admitted, "As the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act. When we fail to pursue peace, then it stays forever beyond our grasp. We know the path when we choose fear over hope. To denounce or shrug off a call for cooperation is an easy but also cowardly thing to do. That's how wars begin. That's where human progress ends.

    "The voices of peace and progress must be raised together.

    "Human destiny will be what we make of it.

    "Words must mean something."

    In 1987, from Ashkelon prison, Israel's Nuclear Whistle Blower, Mordechai Vanunu wrote:

    "The passive acceptance and complacency with regard to the existence of nuclear weapons anywhere on earth is the disease of society today.

    "This struggle is not only a legitimate one – it is a moral, inescapable struggle.

    "Already now there are enough nuclear missiles to destroy the world many times over [and] this issue should unite us all, because that is our real enemy.

    "Is any government qualified and authorized to produce such weapons?"

    On September 25, 1961, JFK warned, "Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, or miscalculation, or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us." http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=co

    I am Eileen Fleming for US HOUSE and I approve of ALL of my messages.

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    Welcome to Umar Just Empire where simply All r Quran Khulafaa on Earth.(Abodz Nhead is on the Khalifah table).

  7. That was extremely interesting Eileen. Thank you, I´ll pass it on.

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