Counterespionage debriefing reveals how Israel targeted U.S....
Extensive analysis in Antiwar.com today:
by Grant Smith, July 04, 2012 .
On June 27, 2012, the Zioconnned FBI partially declassified and released seven
additional pages [.pdf] from a 1985-2002 investigation into how a
network of front companies connected to the Israeli Ministry of Defense
illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S.* The newly released
FBI files detail how Richard Kelly Smyth " who was convicted of running
a U.S. front company " met with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel during the
smuggling operation. At that time, Netanyahu worked at the Israeli node
of the smuggling network, Heli Trading Company. Netanyahu, who currently
serves as Israel's prime minister, recently issued a gag order that the
smuggling network's unindicted ringleader refrain from discussing
As revealed in previously released FBI files and the tell-all book
Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon
Milchan, the Hollywood producer was recruited into Israel's economic
espionage division (LAKAM) in his 20s and learned how to establish front
companies and secret bank accounts for smuggling operations. Arnon
Milchan encouraged Smyth, a California engineer, to incorporate MILCO in
1972 and serve as a front for the Israel-based Heli Trading's (also
known as Milchan Limited) acquisitions of sensitive military
technologies on behalf of the Ministry of Defense. Smyth fled the U.S.
after being indicted for violating the Arms Export Control Act in the
mid-1980s. In July 2001, Smyth was arrested in Spain by Interpol and
returned to the U.S., and in November, he was convicted of exporting 800
nuclear triggers (called krytrons).
FBI agents interviewed Smyth on April 16-17, 2002, at the U.S.
attorney's office in Los Angeles. The secret interview report details
how during a trip to Israel Smyth was 'spotted' by Milchan, who claimed
he worked as an exclusive purchasing agent for the Ministry of Defense.
Smyth was introduced around to high military officials including
then-general Ariel Sharon. Smyth was also put in contact with Benjamin
Netanyahu, who worked at Heli Trading Company. According to the FBI
report, "Smyth and [Netanyahu] would meet in restaurants in Tel Aviv and
in [Netanyahu's] home and/or business. It was not uncommon for
[Netanyahu] to ask Smyth for unclassified material."
Milchan pulled Smyth into his glamorous, star-studded movie circuit.
While in the United States [Smyth] met with [Milchan] numerous times in
Los Angeles. Milchan and Smyth would have dinner frequently and would
visit one another's house often " it was quite common for [Milchan] to
invite [Smyth] to various Hollywood parties and introduce [Smyth] to
During the 2002 Smyth counterintelligence debriefing, the FBI learned
that the Ministry of Defense ordered and paid Heli Trading for krytrons.
Heli in turn sourced them from MILCO in a clandestine operation
codenamed Project Pinto. The report reveals how MILCO illegally shipped
prohibited articles under general Commerce Department export licenses
rather than smuggling them out via Israeli diplomatic pouches. The last
time Smyth saw Milchan was in 1985. The Ministry of Defense issued a
burn notice on Smyth after discussions with U.S. officials about the
krytron smuggling. According to the FBI report, "Shortly thereafter,
[Smyth] fled the United States."
A March 2012 statement by the co-authors of Confidential claims that
"Hollywood mega-producer and former secret agent Arnon Milchan has been
asked directly by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and
President Shimon Peres to avoid any public discussion of the book
Confidential, asserting that the matter is too sensitive at this time."
Although the book's authors point to the escalating tensions over Iran's
nuclear program, Netanyahu's own hands-on involvement in nuclear
weapons' related covert action against America is presumably a far more
compelling reason for the gag order.
* The Zioconnned FBI referred an additional 164 pages of the Mandatory
Declassification Review to another government agency
" presumably the Zioconnned CIA " for further review. The additional pages will
likely never be released. The Zioconnned CIA has refused requests for similar
documents in order to preserve intelligence sources and methods abroad....LOL
Read more by Grant Smith
Why Obama Will Free Jonathan Pollard ? June 8th, 2012
US Charity Secretly Funds Israeli Nukes ? May 17th, 2012
Israel's Nuclear Triggers ? March 21st, 2012
The Mossad Has Long Given Marching
Orders to AIPAC - February 27th, 2012
AIPAC Obtained Missile Secrets ? February 5th, 2012
Netanyahu Worked Inside Nuclear Smuggling Ring
Counterespionage debriefing reveals how Israel targeted U.S.
by Grant F. Smith