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 Takes on the World 
 
 Interview
 Grant Smith, Director, Inst for Research: Middlle Eastern Policy
 Jeff Blankfort  
 For non-profit use only.
I interviewed Grant Smith about his new article on Antiwar.com, “Four Presidents Conspired to Give $100 Billion to Israel; Secret White House Letters Buttress Ongoing US Arms Export Control Act Violations,” and his views on Adam Entous's essay in The New Yorker, “How Trump and Three Other US Presidents Protected Israel's Worse-Kept Secret: Its Nuclear Arsenal,” in which Smith points that while the Entous article is important it leaves out the fact that the acts of the four presidents violated the US Arms Export Control Act because of 1976 amendments which prohibit the US from providing aid to any country involved in the nuclear weapons business.

He cites the letters, demanded of the presidents by Netanyahu, as an example of the power Netanyahu exerts in Washington which includes being allowed to get away with his role in smuggling nuclear triggers from the US to Israel in the 80s and his ability to get the mastermind of the affair, Israeli Arnon Milchan, a well-known Hollywood producer, a 10 year visa extension when the Obama administration had initially refused it when Milchan's espionage operations became public.

He speaks of the unsuccessful efforts to sue the government over its failure to observe the strictures of the Glenn-Symington amendment of 1976 as well as the door being closed at the Foreign Agents Registration Agency to implement Pres. Kennedy's orders that the chief Israel Lobby organization, then it was the American Zionist Council, now it's AIPAC, to register as a foreign agent and what a difference it would have made if JFK's wishes had been fulfilled.

He explains why JFK thought it was necessary to have the Lobby register because of the money that was pouring from Israel to the US which Sen. Fulbright's 1963 hearings revealed as well as the false flag incidents, like the Lavon Affair, in which Israel was embroiled.

Smith also spoke of how Israel's US “fixer,” (my term-JB) Abe Feinberg, who had bankrolled Truman's winning campaign in 1948 and was Israel's point man on the nuclear issue in the US tried to push JFK around and points out that Kennedy's objections to Israel getting nukes was serious and that he was the last president to take that position.

And much more. See www.irmep.org

Interviewed by Jeff Blankfort

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00:33:16 English 2018-06-27
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