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The Isaiah L. Kenen meets with Nathan B. Lenvin at the Department of Justice about his Foreign Agent registration status
Document 1.  On January 17, 1951, Israeli Foreign Ministry employee and registered foreign agent Isaiah L. Kenen met with Nathan B. Lenvin at the US Department of Justice Foreign Agent Registration Act section.  Kenen helped establish and served as a director of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affair's "Israel Information Office" in New York City in 1948.  In 1951 Kenen negotiated with Israeli government officials alternatives for lobbying and launching public relations campaigns as a domestic US lobbyist, rather than as a foreign agent regulated under FARA.  The FARA office advised Kenen he should continue registering, but Kenen instead began lobbying for Israel from the American Zionist Council (AZC) and later the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC while still receiving funds from Israel via the Jewish Agency - American Section.
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The Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) and the diversion of US government weapons-grade uranium to Israel

The Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) and the diversion of US government weapons-grade uranium to Israel
"an Israeli operation from the beginning..." CIA Tel Aviv Station Chief John Hadden
"NUMEC material had been diverted by the Israelis and used in fabricating weapons." CIA Directorate of Science and Technology Deputy Director Carl Duckett
On September 10, 1968 NUMEC receives a key coordinator of Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program
(Avraham Hermoni) and three undercover Israeli intelligence operatives.  NUMEC tells the Atomic Energy
Commission the Israeli visitors are "energy specialists."


Since the mid-1960s law enforcement and regulatory agencies suspected a small nuclear processing facility in Pennsylvania had illegally diverted U.S. government-owned weapons-grade nuclear material into Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program.  The Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation received start-up capital organized by a mysterious former smuggler with deep and ongoing ties to Israeli intelligence.  FBI investigations revealed NUMEC President Zalman Mordecai Shapiro also had repeated unexplained interactions with Israeli intelligence and organized a joint venture with the primary front organization of the Israeli nuclear weapons program.  According to a 2001 US Department of Energy report, NUMEC still holds the record for the highest losses of bomb-grade material of any plant in the United States. 
In April 1976 Attorney General Edward Levi ordered the FBI to reopen an investigation into Dr. Zalman Shapiro and the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC). The newly reopened investigation looked beyond violations of the Atomic Energy Act. The FBI's new mandate was to also uncover "any attempt by anyone in the executive branch to prevent or impede an investigation into this alleged diversion, or to withhold any information regarding this alleged diversion from any investigative body." The FBI code-named its investigation "DIVERT." The FBI interrogated high-level officials from U.S. government agencies and NUMEC employee eyewitnesses to nuclear diversion.  Inexplicably, on January 23, 1981 the FBI placed the NUMEC investigation into "closed status" until further instructions from the Department of Justice.  Field offices were ordered not to destroy files without instructions from FBI headquarters.  The NUMEC investigation portfolio, which had passed from LBJ, to Nixon, and on to Ford was closed at the end of the Carter administration.
Document/PDF Contents
Articles of Incorporation
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
490 KB, 8 pages
NUMEC is incorporated on December 31, 1956 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Zalman M. Shapiro (Nautilus nuclear submarine program chemist, Zionist Organization of America Pennsylvania chapter president), Leonard Pepkowtiz (Manhattan Project weapons physicist) and Frederick Foerscher.
Articles of Merger
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
219 KB, 25 pages
Apollo Industries holding company created on March 1, 1958 out of merger of three defunct companies: Apollo Steel Company, American Nut and Bolt Fastener Company and San Toy Mining Company.  Apollo Industry directors included Ivan J. Novick (future ZOA president) ,David Lowenthal (refugee smuggler who also fought in Israel), Zalman Shapiro (NUMEC president, ZOA chapter president), and Elliott W. Finkel (former DOJ attorney dismissed over conflicts of interest).
Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation
6.1 MB, 62 pages
Company calendar listing NUMEC's services.
11031966_AEC_FBI_NUMEC_Activity.pdf John Vinciguerra of the Atomic Energy Agency provides a list of all NUMEC contracts with foreign governments as part of a Foreign Agent Registration Act and congressional review.
135 KB, 2 pages
The Atomic Energy Commission gives Atlantic Richfield at $30 million/year contract to manage Hanford facilities if it buys and takes over NUMEC. Pages extracted from cost-plus operating contract.
04021968_Helms_Clark NEW! Director of Central Intelligence Agency memo to Attorney General Ramsey Clark.  "You are well aware of the great concern which exists at the highest levels of this Government with regard to the proliferation of nuclear weapons...It is critical for us to establish whether or not the Israelis now have the capability of fabricating nuclear weapons which might be employed in the Near East...I urge that the Federal Bureau of Investigation be called upon to initiate a discreet intelligence investigation of all source nature of Dr. Shapiro in order to establish the nature and extent of his relationship with the Government of Israel." Release letter.
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 1
2.2 MB,  45 pages
Section 1 - Zalman Shapiro investigated by the FBI for potential Foreign Agents Registration Act after 61 kilograms of U-235 are discovered missing from the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation.  FBI establishes surveillance of Shapiro in 1968.  Nature of David Lowenthal's relationship and financing of NUMEC discovered. David Lowenthal observed in photos "shaking hands with Ben-Gurion and Moshe Dayan" and "reportedly fought for Israel as a freedom fighter in 1956 and travels to Israel on the average of approximately once per month." NUMEC's founders, security clearances, shipment of 320 grams of plutonium to Israel  in 1963, censored files.
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 2
728 KB, 11 pages
On September 6, 1968, the US attorney general requests investigation "whether the subject is acting as an agent of the Israeli Government."  September 6, 1968 NUMEC request for visit of Avraham Hermoni (Israeli nuclear weapons chief), Ephraim Biegun, Avraham Bendor, and Rafael Eitan (founder of LAKAM economic espionage network).  The intelligence operatives enter under the cover of being "thermo electric generator specialists."
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 3
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Censored content.
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 1 (830179)
3.2 MB, 56 pages
FBI initiates physical and wiretap surveillance of Zalman Shapiro on November 5, 1968.  "We are investigating Shapiro to determine extent of his relations with Israeli government.  As head of Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation, Apollo, Pennsylvania, which processes uranium-235 for nuclear reactors, Shapiro has access to atomic energy material which could be most helpful to the Israelis...subject has been in contact on two occasions with Dr. Avraham Hermoni, Scientific Counselor, Israeli Embassy, Washington D.C., and Israeli intelligence agent.  Source has also disclosed contacts with a senior official of Israeli military intelligence, individuals associated with Israeli Atomic Energy Commission and member of Israeli Internal Security Service...he is considering settling permanently in that country and, if necessary, would fight for Israel..."  "Investigation has further disclosed that subject and others involved in instant case, in addition to holding top positions in their respective fields, are very active and highly regarded in various Jewish organizations which exert some influence in this country...." "It is considered opinion of person familiar with this case that an interview with subject and/or others intimately involved in this case would develop very little pertinent information..."  "Attorney General under date of 3/28/1969 approved our request for continuation of Electronic Surveillance for a period of three months effective 4/1/1969. Wiretap summaries. Atomic Energy Commission interview of Shapiro on August 14, 1969.  Discussion of 1968 Hermoni meeting in Shapiro's home, clandestine Shapiro meeting with Israeli intelligence agent in Pittsburgh airport. "Only when we confronted with the fact that we were aware of the meeting did he admit to such a meeting had taken place and his explanation that the purpose of the meeting had been to discuss payment of a bill and other commercial matters did not appear to be completely candid..."
362 KB,  11 pages
May 5, 1969 FBI wiretap of a radioactive spill at NUMEC caused by improper storage. 
"9:18 p.m.: CENSORED reported on a spillage at the plant. They have the area roped off and it will take some pick and shovel work to dig up the contaminated areas. CENSORED said they are getting 100,000 counts. CENSORED said, “Oh, God.” They are dampening it down to avoid dust and will cover it if it looks like it may rain. CENSORED asked if there is anything on AAI? … 
9:20 p.m.: CENSORED said that he heard that American Instrument Company [is] up for sale. He said he heard this from the former sales manager."
A phone call placed just two minutes after the first confirms that:
"it’s not only a bad spill but “actually they are operating outside compliance.” They had the drums all together. They have about 200 drums and estimate that about six a day will corrode through. The trouble lay with a fluoride which was put in to help the decay, and this was not checked. CENSORED said they are also about $230,000 over on their construction costs for the scrap plant. Z [Zalman Shapiro] said if they could get other people, there would be a lot of firing."
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 4
6.3 MB, 95 pages
January 20, 1969 FBI report on Shapiro meetings with Hermoni to coordinate a plutonium purchase, Shapiro requests to AEC about availability of plutonium (does not mention Israel as destination). AEC Commission Glenn Seaborg approves sales "Criticality is the only concern in terms of the amount of plutonium 238 that can be used in any particular device."  Details of NUMEC trying to obtain US government equipment for free by falsely claiming it is contaminated. Zalman Shapiro discusses settling in Israel.  NUMEC discovered to be an agent of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and have a joint venture with the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission, the cover organization for Israel's nuclear weapons program.  Shapiro concerned US will not sell fighter jets to Israel.  FBI source speculates that U-235 could have been shipped to Israel within food irradiator units with "no questions asked." NUMEC catalog of irradiators. In February of 1969, FBI reviews NUMEC's classified contracts with the US government.  NUMEC attempts to hire AEC or "other government agencies" employees.  Secret Service warned on February 18, 1969 that Shapiro "under active investigation as member of other group or organization inimical to the U.S." February 16, 1968 report of Shapiro hosting a meeting in his home "with Avraham Hermoni, Scientific Counselor, Israeli Embassy, and ten other men who have special skills and knowledge  in scientific and technical fields on 11/4/1968. This meeting was held to assist Hermoni in gathering necessary data in these areas for Israel." Shapiro discusses obtaining plutonium 238 with Colonel Avraham Eylonie. Shapiro meets with Israeli defense minister at the Israeli embassy on November 26, 1969 before leaving for Israel between November 28 and December 12, 1968. Profiles of NUMEC executives.  Summary of 1965 Foreign Agents Registration Act investigation of Shapiro.  June 21, 1966 FBI interview of Shapiro.  NUMEC employee interviews
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 5
3.1 MB, 39 pages
Zalman Shapiro listed in "Security Index" because he "continues to solicit information of Israeli scientific [censored] personnel."   NUMEC selected in 1964 to run "free world's only full-scale production boron isotope facility" in Niagara [Lewiston], NY.   Shapiro assisting in a secret converter "British Project." Supermarket advertiser Frank Noll writes "Dr. X" story about Shapiro working in Israeli nuclear weapons program.
Nixon Presidential Library
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July, 1969 Henry Kissinger strategy document about what stance to take about the Israeli nuclear weapons program.  "There is circumstantial evidence that some fissionable material available for Israel's weapons development was illegally obtained from the United States by about 1965."  Justification for "ambiguity" stance.
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 6
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Illegible files.  September 3, 1969 FBI director memo to AEC and DOJ about August 1969 AEC interview of Zalman Shapiro. "The basis of the security risk posed by the subject lies in his continuing access to sensitive information and material and it is believed that the effective way to counter this risk would be to preclude Shapiro from such access, specifically by terminating his classified contracts and lifting his security clearances.  AEC security statement that Shapiro has "knowingly established an association with individuals reliably reported as suspected of espionage."  "It was reported in 1961 that Dr. Abraham Hermoni was a member of the Israeli Intelligence Service; that in 1963 Dr. Hermoni was known to be engaged in the establishment of a technical intelligence network in the United States, and that prior to his assignment as Scientific Counselor of the Israeli Embassy, Washington, D.C. he was intimately connected with Israeli efforts to develop nuclear weapons in his capacity as Technical Director, Armament Development Authority, Ministry of Defense." On November 4, 1970, the FBI notes that Shapiro has taken a job at Kawecki Berylco Industries, and "holds a 'Secret' clearance which was transferred to that facility by the Defense Supply Agency..."  Note "Shapiro has been alleged to have furnished information to Israeli Government in the past regarding nuclear developments via Israeli Embassy officials interested in this field for the benefit of Israeli defense efforts.  He is carried on the Security Index by Pittsburgh due to his activities.  He has recently acquired a new and sensitive position with a nuclear development company in Pennsylvania...classified 'Secret' since it sets forth information from [censored] Army communications similarly classified."
Gerald Ford Presidential Library
332 KB, 6 pages
09031969_FBI_v2, 2 pages, less redaction NEW! Release letter
September 3, 1969 FBI Director memo to CIA Director.  "The basis of the security risk posed by the subject lies in his continuing access to sensitive information and material and it is believed the only effective way to counter this risk would be to preclude Shapiro from access, specifically by terminating his classified contracts and lifting his security clearances..."
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 7
5.9 MB,  136 pages
FBI interviews Kanwecki Berylco Industry executive on March 4, 1971 about Zalman Shapiro's attempts to obtain classified information  without proper security clearance. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy attempts to obtain FBI files "concerning Shapiro or any of his associates or acquaintances who could be involved in intelligence or diversion of nuclear material activities on behalf of a foreign government." in May of 1976.  FBI offers a summary, but states that attorney general would have to approve file release.  April 22, 1976 summary of FBI investigations of NUMEC for special nuclear materials loss.  On May 14, 1976 US attorney general orders an FBI investigation "be conducted to determine whether or not a diversion of nuclear material had occurred at the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC), Apollo, Pennsylvania, partially owned and operated by the subject, and if this diversion had been to the benefit of the Government of Israel" and "Obstruction of Justice."  Attorney General provides list of Atomic Energy Commission executives to interview.  Fully and partially censored FBI interview records.  1976 investigation captioned "DIVERT."  List of NUMEC executives to interview.
03091972_FBI NEW! March 9, 1972 FBI memo titled "Possible Diversion of Weapons Grade Nuclear Materials to Israel by Officials of the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC).  "On the basis of the foregoing it must be assumed for the purpose of U.S. national security that diversion of special nuclear meterials to Israel by Dr. Shapiro and his associates is a distinct possibility.." "Lead coated or nickel plated, it would present no radiation hazard and could have easily gone by diplomatic pouch or Israel merchant ship or even El Al Airlines.  Transportation of diverted material to Israel would have been a simple matter." Release letter
03111976_DCI_Duckett NEW! Memo to the Director of Central Intelligence from Carl E. Duckett, Deputy Director for Science and Technology - Subject "Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC)."  "Since the Agency was looking at this case from the point of view of obtaining information on the nuclear intelligence capability of a foreign government we did not make a concentrated effort to follow this case from the standpoint of its domestic implications subsequent to the time of the attached memorandum." Release letter
07281977_NSC_Shackley NEW! Israel and MUF [Materials Unaccounted For] July 28, 1977, National Security Council summary of a briefing by CIA's Associate Deputy Director for Operations Theodore Shackley. "I also asked Shackley to get us a rundown on the political aspects—e.g. when were the President and Congressional officials briefed on the Israeli weapons program, on the NUMEC connection, and what were their reactions. In December, Carter was briefed on the NUMEC problem as President-elect by Bush in Georgia...I do not think the President has plausible deniability. The CIA case is persuasive..." Release letter
07291977_Brzezinski NEW! July 29, 1977 Action memorandum for Zbigniew Brzezinski "Congressman John Dingell (D., Mich) called to report in very indignant tones that he is 'troubled' about investigations of Materials Unaccounted For (MUF)..." Release letter
08021977_MUF NEW! August 2, 1977 Memo to President Carter from Zbigniew Brzezinski: "So far as we know however, (and we have made serious effort to discover it) there is nothing to indicate active CIA participation in the alleged theft...There is a tremendous amount of interest in this issue in Congress...We face tough sledding in the next few weeks in trying to keep attention focused on ERDA's technical [overall U.S. nuclear material loss] arguments...on the FBI investigations, and away from the CIA's information." Plus AEC Licenses summary .  Release letter
11031978_Duckett_Meeting NEW! November 3, 1978 Jessica Tuchman Mathews letter to David Aaron.  "So far as we know (though there are still lingering suspicions) there is nothing to indicate active CIA participation in the alleged theft." Release letter
11201978_AG_Memo NEW! November 20, 1978 Request to the attorney general for assistance to the National Security Council in a briefing about "possible diversion of nuclear material from the NUMEC plant in Apollo, Pennsylvania." 11/06/1978 request for permission letter.  Release letter
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
146 KB, 2 pages
December 7, 1977 Memo to Zbigniew Brezinski about Congressional investigation of NUMEC.  "Dingell's pursuit of the question of whether the CIA withheld information from other agencies strikes me as potentially dangerous..."
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 8
625 KB, 8 pages
June 27, 1977 FBI interview of Zalman Shapiro.  "..Shapiro voiced certain reservations relative to its purpose and was concerned that display of the form implied certain unlawful acts on his part."  "Shapiro emphasized that the matter of significant diversion of special nuclear material at NUMEC was out of the question and added that Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) officials had, in fact, assured him personally that NUMEC MUF compared favorably with MUF experienced throughout the rest of the industry."
Inquiry into the Testimony of the Executive Director for Operations
Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Page accidently released to NRDC
3.5 MB, 3 pages
Classified summary of CIA Directorate of Operations briefing to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about NUMEC diversion accidentally released to the Natural Resources Defense Council.  "Mr. Duckett raised the question of whether the U.S. had intentiona1ly allowed material to go to Israel. He said that if any such scheme was under consideration, he would have known about it and he never heard so much as a rumor about this.  He, therefore, does not believe there is any substance to this allegation. In support of this view, he related that CIA had drafted a National Intelligence Estimate on Israel's nuclear capability in 1968.  It it was the conclusion that the Israelis had nuclear weapons.  He showed it to Mr. Helms.  Helms told him not to publish it and he would take it up with President Johnson.  Mr. Helms later related that he had spoken to the president, that the President was concerned, and that he had said, 'Don't tell anyone else, even Dean Rusk and Robert McNamara."
Glenn T. Seaborg Papers
Library of Congress
482 KB, 1 page
Glenn Seaborg office diary.  On June 21, 1978 Department of Energy investigators Bill Knauf and Jim Anderson visit former Atomic Energy Commissioner Glenn T. Seaborg.  They tell Seaborg that traces of Portsmouth U-235 (the government-owned material primarily delivered to NUMEC for processing into fuel) had been picked up in Israel.  On March 3, 1979 Seaborg refuses to be interviewed by FBI investigators.
Archive A 1978 General Accounting Office study concludes that the US government never credibly investigated the NUMEC diversion and documents FBI and CIA refusal to cooperate..
Morris K. Udall Papers at the University of Arizona
4.2 MB, 119 pages
Transcript of December 21, 1978 Congressional Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs interview of Zalman Shapiro. "We know now that as far back as 1966, at least one staff member of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy questioned the propriety of then AEC Chairman Seaborg having testified that he thought that " there has not been any material diverted from peaceful to military uses." We know also that in December 1971, William Riley, former director of AEC security, wrote in a memorandum that Dr. Shapiro reported to Riley that he (Dr. Shapiro) had been told by officials of the government of Israel that an unnamed AEC Commissioner had suggested to representatives of a foreign government that Dr. Shapiro had been involved in diversion of materials to the Israelis..."
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
145 KB, 3 pages
Confidential letter from Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti to President Jimmy Carter about how after the GAO report about NUMEC the US would "establish a plan for coordinated interagency action to detect and investigate the theft or diversion of nuclear material in the future."
6 MB, 19 pages
Status report on "NUMEC, Shapiro, etc" from Science Advisor of the Interior Commission Henry Meyers to congressman Morris K. Udall.  "That they picked up on the statement about the NUMEC design while failing to complain about CIA conclusions about a diversion is indicative of extreme sensitivity to any suggestion that NUMEC's purpose from the beginning had been to provide Israel high enriched uranium.
10081979_CIA_Stein.pdf CIA Deputy Director for Operations John H. Stein's secret decision in 1979 that releasing NUMEC files was impossible "because of the need to have a coordinated Executive Branch position and our desire to protect a sensitive and valuable liaison equity."Stein rreferred to with Science Advisor of the Interior Commission Henry Meyer's blunt allegations (below) to Congressman Morris Udall in 1979 that NUMEC was just another Israeli smuggling front.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
107 KB, 2 pages
Staffer Jerry Oplinger asks National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brezinski for permission to show Senator John Glenn a top secret memorandum about "missing material from the NUMEC plant in Apollo, PA."  Brezinski formally disapproves, telling Oplinger to "Brief him [Senator Glenn] orally."
1091168-000-117-2564  Section 10
3.9 MB, 54 pages
March 28, 1980 interviews with NRC officials reveal a former NUMEC employee eyewitness to diversion.  FBI NUMEC truck driver interview. FBI NUMEC shipping clerk interview.  March 24, 1980 FBI Ammonator interview. "he then noticed the NUMEC owner, Dr. Zalman Shapiro, pacing around the loading dock while [censored] (shipping and receiving foreman) and [censored] (truck driver for NUMEC) were loading 'stove pipes' into the steel cabinet type equipment that he observed on the truck...the 'stove pipes' are cylindrical storage containers used to store canisters of high enriched materials in the vaults located at the Apollo nuclear facility...the 'stove pipes' contained three or four canisters which were described as highly polished aluminum with standard printed square yellow labels, approximately three inches in diameter by six inches tall, that normally were used to store high enriched uranium products...defined as 95 percent uranium." January 15, 1981 former NUMEC employee interview.
The National Archives releases 250 pages of Carter administration files about NUMEC on January 23, 2013 including:

1. 4/25/1979 Attorney General memo that the Internal Security Section "completed a detailed review of thousands of CIA documents..." necessitating further FBI investigations. (p. 1)
2. 4/17/1979 Deputy AG memo that "the CIA had a substantial number of documents of relevance to this case." (p. 3)
3. 6/28/1978 Howard Baker Jr. Letter notifying Attorney General that the "CIA provided..recently discovered classified file ...extremely significant and previously unknown to me." (p. 7)
4. Withdrawal sheets of sensitive material made at the request of the Justice Department in 2012, including a letter from President Jimmy Carter.
5. Inclusion in the NUMEC case file of an argument from the Commonwealth Edison Company of Illinois (CECO) that it should not be criminally prosecuted for safeguards issues because of harm to civilian industry. Benchmark reference. (pp 24-33)
6. Withdrawal sheet notice of a four-page FBI communication titled "Zalman Mordecai Shapiro; Atomic Energy Act; Obstruction of justice" (p.80)
7. GAO report titled "Review of Accountability Controls Over Special Nuclear Materials, Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation," Report to Joint Committee on Atomic Energy by the Comptroller General of the United States, June 1967. The GAO could not obtain this report for release after a request was made in 2011. (p. 143)
8. Special Assistant to the AG letter indicating DOJ would not cooperate with a 1977-1978 GAO investigation because "NUMEC investigation is still active and thus we cannot provide documentary material from our files." (p. 222)
Archive Zalman Shapiro seeks exoneration from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission assisted by Arnold & Porter (Israel's longest registered foreign agent law firm in Washington, DC) with assistance from Senator Arlen Specter.  The NRC refuses to clear Shapiro or NUMEC over the U-235 losses.
Divert!: NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the diversion of US weapons grade uranium into the Israeli nuclear weapons programNew Book

Divert!: NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the diversion of US weapons grade uranium into the Israeli nuclear weapons program

Based on an exhaustive review of formerly classified government documents-as well as previously unexplored corporate filings, office diaries and unguarded interviews-Grant F. Smith has written a riveting story of the 1960s diversion of US weapons-grade nuclear material from an Israeli front company in Pennsylvania into the clandestine Israeli atomic weapons program. The talented but highly conflicted founder of the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC)-Dr. Zalman Mordecai Shapiro alongside his close friend and financial backer David Lowenthal-engaged in a ferocious clandestine drive to funnel the most valuable military material on earth that forever tilted the balance of power between Israel and the world. Divert! chronicles Zalman Shapiro's journey from crafting ingenious innovations for the Nautilus nuclear submarine in the 1950s to his costly pursuit of America's most advanced hydrogen bomb designs in the 1970s. Tasked during secret summits with high-level Israeli intelligence agents, guided by Israel's top nuclear arms designers, and defended by Israel and its US lobby, Shapiro and NUMEC drove the CIA and FBI from furious outrage to despair. Presidents from LBJ to Jimmy Carter secretly grappled with how to respond to Israel's brazen theft of American nuclear material before finally deciding to bury the entire affair in classified files. But NUMEC's toxic secrets have refused to be buried alive. Newly declassified wiretaps have risen from the grave, detailing Shapiro's utter contempt for worker and nuclear safety. David Lowenthal's role as an international refugee smuggler between the US, Europe and Israel-before organizing financing for NUMEC-is placed under new scrutiny. This explosive story emerges even as the US Army Corps of Engineers struggles to quietly clean NUMEC's toxic waste near Apollo, Pennsylvania with $170 million in taxpayer funding. At a time when America is coming under intense pressure to attack on the mere suspicion that Iran is diverting nuclear material, Divert! stands as the ultimate cautionary tale of how US Middle East policy is continually undermined from within by corruption, immunity, deceit and unwarranted secrecy. Paperback and Kindle.

Israel is Samantha Power’s first priority in opening statement to Congress

Israel is Samantha Power’s first priority in opening statement to Congress

Samantha Power wants to be our next ambassador to the United Nations. Here’s her opening statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She mentions Israel eight times in the statement and “the United States” eight times*.
First, the UN must be fair. The UN cannot focus disproportionate attention on a few, while giving a pass to others flouting their international obligations. There cannot be one standard for one country and another standard for all others. The United States has no greater friend in the world than the State of Israel. Israel is a country with whom we share security interests and, even more fundamentally, with whom we share core values – the values of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. America has a special relationship with Israel. And yet the General Assembly and Human Rights Council continue to pass one – sided resolutions condemning Israel above all others. Israel – not Iran, not Sudan, not North Korea – is the on e country with a fixed place on the Human Rights Council ’s agenda. Israel’s legitimacy should be beyond dispute, and its security must be beyond doubt. Just as I have done the last four years as President Obama’s UN adviser at the White House, I will stand up for Israel and work tirelessly to defend it.
*Yes, she says America a number of times too.
Thanks to Adam Horowitz.

were did obama get all these low life people

did he go to the jails all over the world and ask them
want to take over the usa
lets see every one that works for him is just as evil as him
they list of crimes is like whos who on how many crimes and deaths they are envoled in
what he place an add in the terrorist times and say you must have at least killed 10 people to get the job
what did he ask them how many jews you kill
how many white people you kill
did he go from one jail to the next tonext asking them how many americans you killed this year

Obama appears ready to expand covert assistance to Syrian opposition

Obama appears ready to expand covert assistance to Syrian opposition

The Obama administration, stung by reversals in Ukraine and Syria, appears to have decided to expand its covert program of training and assistance for the Syrian opposition, deepening U.S. involvement in that brutal and stalemated civil war.
This stepped-up assistance program is likely to be discussed during talks Friday between President Obama and Saudi King Abdullah. U.S. endorsement of the program would tighten America’s links with Saudi Arabia after a period of noisy disagreement about Syria policy. But it also would complicate already tense relations with Russia and Iran, the two key backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Obama appears more comfortable with a covert approach than with direct military intervention, as in Iraq and Afghanistan. Another selling point is that the enhanced aid program would have a counterterrorism focus. The United States would help train Free Syrian Army fighters to combat al-Qaeda extremists, even as the rebels launch guerrilla attacks against Assad’s army.
Critics argue that an expanded training and assistance program, first recommended by Obama’s top advisers in mid-2012, is long overdue — and that delays have allowed extremists and Assad’s forces to brutalize Syria. But Obama has been cautious about descending what he sees as a slippery slope. So far, despite pledges of support for the opposition, he has authorized only a limited program of covert training and mostly nonlethal assistance. He also recognizes the checkered history of such covert efforts, from the Bay of Pigs in Cuba to Nicaragua.
Details of the plan were still being debated Thursday, but its likely outlines were described by knowledgeable officials:
●Syrian opposition forces would be trained in camps in Jordan, northern Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The number of Syrian opposition fighters who would receive training would roughly double, to about 600 per month.
●The CIA would oversee training, expanding the program that it currently manages. The administration is still discussing whether U.S. Special Operations forces and other military personnel should play a role. Syrian rebels have argued that Special Operations trainers would provide better help, without the CIA’s political baggage.
●The rebels have been pleading for two years for anti-aircraft missiles to stop Assad’s air force, but Saudi Arabia wants U.S. permission before delivering them. To reassure the United States, the opposition has proposed tight controls on these weapons, known as “MANPADS.” Only five missile launchers would initially be furnished. Each use of them is to be videoed, and each would be fitted with a tracking device and a remote shutdown mechanism. As of late Thursday, the administration still appeared to be weighing the issue.
●Vetting of opposition forces would continue during and after the training. Recruits with extremist links supposedly would be weeded out as trainers learned their backgrounds. Saudi Arabia has agreed to exclude any fighters who have worked with three jihadist groups: Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
●The sometimes fractious “friends” of the Syrian opposition would, in theory, be united behind this program. Qatar, which in the past funneled aid to organizations known as the Islamic Front, support that later made its way to al-Qaeda extremists, has agreed to halt this assistance.
Qatar has also offered to finance the combined program in its first year, which could run to hundreds of millions of dollars. Saudi Arabia, a sharp critic of Qatar, may resist this donation. It is unclear what role would be played by Turkey, which has been accused of allowing Muslim extremists to operate across its border with Syria.
●To stabilize what is today a badly fragmented Syria, the program would provide assistance for local councils and police in areas that have been cleared of Assad’s forces. The opposition has also requested specialized training to maintain border security. Finally, the program may seek to establish corridors for delivery of humanitarian assistance, though it is unclear how aggressively the United States and its allies would be prepared to protect these humanitarian zones.
The expanded program would “send a clear message to the Assad regime that there is no military solution to the struggle,” according to a March memo to the White House from the opposition. Assad “has no incentive to talk” now, the memo argued, because he thinks he is winning.
The rationale, bluntly stated, is that to reach an eventual diplomatic settlement in Syria, it is necessary now to escalate the conflict militarily. This has been a hard pill for Obama to swallow, but prodded by the Saudis, he seems to have reached that point.

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Read more on this issue:
Michael Gerson: The U.S. is learning the lessons of inaction
Robert Kagan: President Obama’s foreign policy paradox
Fred Hiatt: Will Obama rethink his global strategy?



He Draws Red Lines, And Then Whimpers Away”

The always good Keith Koffler lays out a quite credible outline of why Barack Obama has been such a disastrous foreign policy president, titled The Four Roots of Obama’s Foreign Policy Catastrophes

“It’s the cure that kills”

The Four Roots of Obama’s Foreign Policy Catastrophes

President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster. He cruised along for awhile, but then the rest of the world figured him out and started taking matters into their own hands, for which the Devil has made ample use.
And now, as everyone can see, we’re in deep doodoo in every corner of the globe.
Here’s why:
1. Obama never cared about foreign policy
The president came into office with one thing in mind: To “fundamentally transform” the United States into a a kind of Northern Cuba where he could “spread the wealth around” to the poor from the rich, the upper middle class, and anyone else who’d gotten to the “point” where they’d “earned enough money.”
Foreign policy and the wars the United States has been fighting were a terrible distraction for Obama. Sure, he wanted to do his best to protect the country – kill bad guys with drones, etc. – but otherwise the goal was to wind down the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and pay minimal attention to world affairs.
2. Obama is a naïve peacenik
I’m a peacenik too, but hopefully not a naïve one.
If you went to college, Obama was the guy whose room you went to smoke pot – he knew where to get the Hawaiian!! – and talk about how Ronald Reagan was a dunce who starred in a movie with a monkey, how the United States was spreading its capitalist, imperialist philosophy of greed around the world, and how Communists in Latin America were just trying to make a better life for their people.
Such thinking – this trust in the benign intentions of those who want to destroy us combined with a mistrust of the West – still animates this president. This is why he fails to understand that Islamists want to first do Eurpostan and then move on to Ameristan – and can’t be trusted to, say, run Egypt – and that bad people will try to extend their influence around the world as we pull back from it.
3. Obama is not ready for prime time
Obama not only was bereft of any serious experience before becoming president, but he lacks, as my gastroenterologist would say, the intestinal fortitude for the job.
He draws red lines, and then whimpers away. He makes tough statements without the means to back them up. He fails to even try to bend others to his will, unless they’re Israeli. He lacks the relish for mixing it up in the ring when he has to, the boyish pugilism that comes out when a great leader needs it. He’d rather play golf.
4. Last but not least, there’s this:
Hillary noodles
Q: There’s a lot of death in this book. Come to think of it, there’s a lot of death in all your books.
Hillary Clinton was a disastrous choice for Secretary of State, and a choice made for all the wrong reasons.
She had absolutely no qualifications for the job, no serious understanding of foreign policy, and nothing resembling a strategic vision. She’s Henry Kissinger, except without the Henry Kissinger. You don’t hear about an Obama Doctrine because there is none. There are no guiding principles to this president’s foreign policy, because there was no one around to think any up.
I believe that Hillary was chosen as Secretary of State because Obama’s political advisors told him to do it.
Hillary was Obama’s chief political rival among Democrats. The only presidents in the last 50 years who either lost their reelection race or figured they didn’t like their chances and decided not run – Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush – all had serious challengers from within their own Party.
Hillary had to be removed. And so he put her on political ice in the most effective way possible: by bringing her in at a very high level.
Also, he read a book that said Lincoln surrounded himself with his political rivals, and Obama wanted to be like Lincoln.
But a president needs a good Secretary of State. And Obama got one who failed to lodge a single noticeable foreign policy achievement during her four years on the job.
And so neither has he. And now, the lack of attention and competency is causing hundred of venus flytraps to bloom all over the world.  LINK
One point Koffler failed to make, and it’s a significant one:
Barack Obama’s incompetence was/is intentional by those who invented him.
“ As a medical professional, this book rings true with the conspiracies of our government and pharmaceutical giants.

Former D.C. politico turned private investigator Frank Bennington is in a race to save the life of his friend. It is a case that opens doors some feel are better left closed, particularly those representing the interests of corporations and their government cohorts earning billions of dollars off of a cure that kills.
This is the second installment of the Bennington P.I. series, and will leave readers guessing as to what is truth, and what is fiction – the hallmark of all of D.W. Ulsterman’s many best-selling novels.
“DW Ulsterman has a hit on his hands in Bennington PI” -MARLOWE   LINK

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