US Charity Secretly Funds Israeli Nukes!
- US Charity Secretly Funds Israeli Nukes!
by Grant Smith, http://antiwar.com/
Weizmann and NUMEC place US in violation of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Newly declassified FBI files are shining an inconvenient light on Israel’s nuclear weaponization research program and how it has been secretly funded from the United States. Iranian negotiations with the UN Security Council resume on May 23 in Baghdad following initial sessions in Istanbul. The core issue is whether Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) signatory Iran will agree to abandon uranium enrichment and open its hardened facilities to more intrusive international inspections. Israel and its western lobbying organizations have long insisted — with little concrete proof — that Iran has a clandestine weaponization program. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is diligently setting out legislative tripwires for mandatory US military attacks if Iran fails to abandon its program. Yet the brazen activities of the Weizmann Institute of Science now publicly documented by the FBI reveal violations of the core principle of the NPT. On April 24, 2012 the FBI released 159 pages detailing a secret 1992 counterespionage investigation into the Weizmann Institute of Science of Rehovot, Israel. The previously unreleased files detail not only how Israel’s nuclear fundraising and influence network has pushed the US out of compliance with the NPT, but also how the US government has continually missed opportunities to take timely and warranted law enforcement action.
In October of 1992 military personnel at the Yuma Proving Ground, which tests nearly every significant US ground combat weapons system, detected a University of Buffalo computer system user penetrating their secure computer network via New Mexico State University. A senior majoring in Chemical Engineering hacked the UB system to obtain high-level graduate student access codes. Soon after the BU hacking incident “computers from the Weizmann Institute for Science accessed computers from NM SU to penetrate computers at YPG” using the stolen access codes. FBI investigators suspected the BU student, arrested by Amherst Town police on October 8, 1992, passed the secret access codes to Weizmann.
In January of 1993 the FBI interviewed UB graduate students whose accounts had been misappropriated by the hacker. The FBI began to research the student’s connection to other hackers in Texas and Hawaii and his “possible contact/association with the Weizmann Institute of Rehovot, Israel.” Investigators also dialed up Lexis-Nexis for more background on Weizmann. Among their first hits was a 1972 New York Times article recording Soviet charges that Weizmann was nothing more than a front for Israeli nuclear weapons research. Interest piqued, the FBI amassed a lengthy public source file (PDF) on Weizmann.
They discovered that the Weizmann Institute launched operations at the close of WWII under the direction of Israeli nuclear research pioneer Ernst David Bergmann. It was named after famed chemist Chaim Weizmann, a Russian who immigrated to the UK and revolutionized the production of acetone needed for WWI gunpowder production. The Zionist activist lobbied and charmed Lord Balfour to win the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine and became Israel’s first president in 1949.
The FBI noted the Weizmann Institute had “’an American Committee for the Weizmann Institute’ which operates in the United States from New York City, Chicago, and possibly other metropolitan cities. The Committee engages in fund-raising, hosts lectures on topics of interest and engages in public relations on behalf of the Weizmann Institute.” The FBI Counter-Intelligence division, after reviewing the public and private records of its key officials and activities, submitted a frank written assessment. “CI-3B believes that the Weizmann Institute is an academic organization which conducts research in high-technology issue areas, including theoretical aspects of nuclear and conventional weapons development.”
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