Grant Smith talks to Scott about Israel’s nuclear weapons program, which the United States steadfastly pretends does not exist. Four presidential administrations in a row, he explains, have signed letters promising they will not admit the existence of Israel’s nukes, partly because to do so would be to admit that the U.S. is in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. So why doesn’t Israel just own up to its nuclear program and sign the treaty? Smith thinks it’s because that would undermine their hysterical claims about how dangerous other Middle Eastern countries, like Iran, would be if they got nukes.
Discussed on the show:
- “NSC Swears US policy on Israel’s Nukes Is Legit” (antiwar.com)
- Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
- “The President Executive Order 13526” (National Archives)
- 2005 CIA interrogation videotapes destruction
- Arms Export Control Act
Grant F. Smith is the author of a number of books including Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America and Divert!. He is director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.
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