The Next 9/11-Made in Israel?

Maidhc Ó Cathail

If, as Benjamin Netanyahu admitted, 9/11 was
“very good” for Israel, a nuclear 9/11 might be even better.

Thermo Nuke blast

(OSAKA, Japan) – Citing the possibility of a terrorist
organization getting hold of a nuclear weapon as the greatest threat to
U.S. security, Barack Obama persuaded 46 other countries at the recent
Nuclear Security Summit to agree to secure the world’s loose nuclear

Those leaders who came to Washington might have done
more to avert a nuclear attack, however, if they had asked the U.S.
President to account for America’s own loose nukes. Of course,
President Obama may not even be aware of the egregious failure of the
United States to secure its nuclear materials and know-how from the
predation of its alleged “closest ally.”

But since Obama is unwilling to even “speculate” about
which country in the Middle East has nuclear weapons, he could hardly be
expected to acknowledge how it got them.

In a recent article aptly titled “America’s
Loose Nukes in Israel,”
Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute
for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (Irmep) and author of Spy Trade: How
Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy, shows how “the U.S is a
sieve for Israeli nuclear espionage.”[1].

The massive arms smuggling network set up by David
Ben-Gurion in the United States in the 1940s had acquired a nuclear
branch within a decade, according to Smith. The 1955 purchase of the
Apollo Steel Company plant in Pennsylvania was financed by David
Lowenthal, a close friend of Israel’s first prime minister and a former
member of the Haganah, the precursor to the Israeli army.

President Obama’s first press conference
Thomas gets to at least ASK a question…

The following year, Dr. Zalman Shapiro, head of a local
Zionist Organization of America chapter, incorporated the Nuclear
Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) at Apollo. Before long,
NUMEC was receiving large quantities of highly enriched uranium and
plutonium from Westinghouse and the U.S. Navy for nuclear reprocessing.

By the 1960s, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) became
suspicious of security lapses at NUMEC, and even considered suspending
its “classified weapons work.” A 1965 AEC audit discovered that 220
pounds of highly enriched uranium were unaccounted for.

The following year, the FBI launched its own
investigation, codenamed Project Divert, to monitor NUMEC’s management
and its frequent Israeli visitors. Nevertheless, the diversion of
nuclear material to Israel continued unabated. After a September 10,
1968 visit by four Israelis, including Mossad agent Rafi Eitan, a
further 587 pounds of highly enriched uranium went missing.

Israel’s nuclear espionage against the United States
didn’t end with its accession to the nuclear club in the late 1960s,

Sibel Edmonds Documentary – Kill The Messenger

As former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds revealed, its
smuggling network received crucial assistance from three high-ranking
officials in the George W. Bush administration. All three have close
ties to Israel’s military-industrial complex.

According to the FBI whistleblower, Richard Perle and
Douglas Feith provided Marc Grossman, the third highest-ranking official
in the State Department, with a list of Department of Defense employees
with access to sensitive data, including nuclear technology.

The list also included highly sensitive personal
details, such as sexual preference, problems with gambling or
alcoholism, and how much they owed on their mortgages. Grossman then
passed on the information to Israeli and Turkish agents, who used it to
“hook” those Pentagon officials. In addition, as Edmonds testified in an
Ohio court case, the foreign operatives had recruited people “on almost
every major nuclear facility in the United States.”[2]

After Israel and Turkey took what they wanted from the
pilfered secrets, their agents offered what was left to the highest
bidder. As Edmonds has told the Sunday Times, American Conservative and, nuclear information was sold on the black market, where
anyone—even al-Qaeda —could buy it[3][4][5].

So then, it would seem that those who shout loudest
about the threat of terrorists—namely, neoconservatives like Perle,
Feith and Grossman and their Israeli counterparts—are the very ones who
are aiding them, at least indirectly, to acquire those much touted
weapons of mass destruction.

But why, one might reasonably ask, would Israeli agents
help their supposed enemies get hold of the bomb?

Well, what would be the likely outcome if Obama’s worst
fears of a nuclear attack on the United States—or one of its allies—are

Regardless of the facts, some Islamic country— most
likely, Iran or Pakistan—would be blamed for aiding the terrorists. And
it doesn’t require an advanced degree in game theory to predict what
America’s reaction would be. The retaliation would be so swift and
devastating that the designated evildoers might envy the fate of
post-invasion Iraqis—also victims of an Israeli misdirection[6].

If, as Benjamin Netanyahu admitted, 9/11 was “very
good” for Israel, a nuclear 9/11 might be even better. As the
spellbinding effects of that traumatic event nine years ago have begun
to wear off, and with Americans increasingly questioning the costs of a
one-sided alliance, it may even be considered necessary.


[1] April-14-2010 : America’s
Loose Nukes in Israelby Grant Smith

[2] August-26-2009 : Whistleblower
Sibel Edmonds Ohio deposition (Schmidt v. Krikorian) Scribd

[3] August-26-2009 : For
sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets Times Online

[4] August-26-2009 : Who’s Afraid
of Sibel Edmonds? The American Conservative

[5] August-26-2009 : Ex-FBI
Translator Claims Spying at DoD

[6] August-26-2009 : The
Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East,
and the National Interest of Israel


Ó Cathail is a writer and educator. Born and raised in Ireland, he has
been living in Osaka, Japan since 1999. is happy that
this extremely diverse writer has joined forces with our team. In
addition to writing a monthly column for the Irish language internet
magazine Beo!, Maidhc’s work has been published by,
Dissident Voice, Foreign Policy Journal, Khaleej Times, Media Monitors
Network, Online Journal, Palestine Chronicle and many more. Maidhc Ó
Cathail was asked to join the Salem-News team because of his fantastic
world coverage. His reports covering events like the conflict in
Palestine, show a fantastic overview of the developing events that are
shaping world history. We look forward to sharing stories from this
well connected individual with our readers. It is a tough and
complicated world out there, and we’re all better off with the
additional education gleaned from Maidhc Ó Cathail’s research and
reporting. You can write to Maidhc at:

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