All aid to Israel is illegal

Israel has over 100 nuclear weapons. No one in the US government will publicly admit to this truth because to do so would break the very laws we passed decades ago against proliferation, while simultaneously exposing the hypocrisy of the current Israeli foreign policy of the US.

This denial of material fact is proof, once again, that the government cannot be counted on to be open, honest, and transparent with the American public. It appears that only through relentless FOIA requests can the public ever hope to obtain a complete understanding of what is being done behind closed doors.

Below is an overview of the laws broken, provided by Arms Control Association.

Symington Amendment
Adopted 1976. Sec. 101 of the Arms Export Control Act, formerly Sec. 669 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended.

Prohibits most U.S. assistance to any country found trafficking in nuclear enrichment equipment or technology outside of international safeguards. President Jimmy Carter found Pakistan in violation of the Symington amendment in 1979 because of Islamabad’s clandestine construction of a uranium enrichment plant. U.S. aid to Islamabad was possible between 1982 and 1990 only through the use of presidential waivers.

Glenn Amendment
Adopted 1977. Sec. 102(b) of the Arms Export Control Act, formerly Sec. 670 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended.

Prohibits U.S. foreign assistance to any non-nuclear-weapon state (as defined by the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) that, among other things, detonates a nuclear explosive device. President Bill Clinton imposed Glenn amendment sanctions against India on May 13, 1998, two days after New Delhi broke its self-imposed 24-year moratorium on nuclear testing. On May 30, 1998, Clinton invoked similar sanctions against Pakistan, following Islamabad’s six nuclear tests on May 28 and 30.

The latest smoking gun comes from a report titled Critical Technology Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations, dated April 1987, that was released in response to a FOIA request after three years. This document unequivocally states that Israel has nuclear labs “equivalent to our Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge.” This level of sophistication is required for fashioning nuclear weapons, not developing power generation. It should be noted that if Iraq had anything approaching this expertise, George W. Bush would have been vindicated, and his invasion justified.

Since 1977 the US government has continued to violate its own laws, and in the process destroyed much of our credibility on the world stage. The enforcement of these laws would result in immediately terminating billions in yearly armament “aid” that would reverberate through much of the military industrial complex around Washington, DC. It would also seriously undermine the funding strategies and influence of groups, such as AIPAC, that want to keep this endless gravy train of free goodies flowing Israel’s way.

This policy of lies has ties to levels of corruption that run deep through the Beltway. When both Republicans and Democrats are feeding at the same trough of campaign funding, who among them has the audacity to make waves and silence the dinner bell by revealing the truth, with billions of dollars at stake?

The dialog over Iranian nuclear talks overshadows the fact that for more than three decades, all US aid to Israel has been illegal. Amounting to an average of just under $3 billion a year, the American taxpayers have been subsidizing Israel, effectively rewarding them for continuously violating our nuclear proliferation laws. In the meantime, they’ve built an atomic arsenal on par with Great Britain, and equipped their navy with Doomsday submarines. Israel now has five submarines with nuclear strike capabilities, and a sixth scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Israel is clearly doing what it believes is right for its people in order to survive—a self-preservation motivation—and that’s their business. The problems arise when the US government blatantly and repeatedly lies to its own people—because they can’t afford not to—about Israel’s capacity to turn the Middle East into a glass parking lot. Possessing enough nuclear warheads to destroy every city on earth with a population of over 3 million people is not exactly a minor oversight.

Are you outraged yet?

Mainstream media in this country appears to have some type of a blackout policy when it comes to covering these legal and ethical violations. For example, a recent piece at The Nation skips over the huge financial figures in jeopardy now that the truth is out. It appears that the unofficial policy is to talk about everything except the money when it comes to Israel. Television and radio discussions are no different. What happened to investigative journalism?

Elected officials must now step up and level with the world instead of pretending that Israel’s true nuclear capacity is somehow unclear. This hypocritical application of US policy drives much of the contempt the world has for Americans as we quote “the rule of law” and act as some objective arbiter of truth who is above reproach.

This selective enforcement of the laws, and use of legalese to skirt them, is employed not only by the current White House Administration, but also by those who preceded it, and only adds to the long list of selective justice examples in this country. This is not a Left vs. Right issue, but a legal vs. illegal issue of which every American should be ashamed.

It is time for the so-called most transparent Administration in history to live up to its stated principles and finally do right by the American people. We need to have an open discussion on our selective enforcement of US laws and the repercussions of breaking those laws if the US government is ever to reestablish trust, not only with the rest of the world, but with the American people themselves.

  • Jason Scheurer
  • Jason Scheurer is a Financial Advisor, former US Senate Candidate, Eagle Scout, radio talk show host and columnist.


7 comments
anarchyst
anarchyst

It is easy to see the pervasiveness of Israel’s Mossad (if one knows where to look), arguably the most effective spy agency on the planet, please read “By Way of Deception” by Viktor Ostrowsky. From the Lavon affair (a “false flag” operation designed to draw the USA into a war with Egypt by making it look like Arabs bombed the U S interests section–a planted bomb exploded prematurely, exposing this as a Israeli planned and executed “incident”) to the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty (NOT “misidentification”, but another attempt to draw the USA into a war with Egypt and to hide the deliberate massacre of civilians in an Egyptian city, Deir Yassin), to Jonathon Pollard and NSA spying utilizing a company named Amdocs (which handles all US telephone billing records), you will find that Israel looks out for Israel’s interests ONLY. Normally, there is nothing wrong with a country looking out after it’s own interests, BUT Israel has a nasty habit of spying on(and setting up) its “friends”.
Who the hell died and appointed Israel the “master” of the middle east?? Iran (and all other middle-eastern countries) KNOWS that any nuclear “discharge” would affect the whole middle east . . . Any country that possesses nukes is not stupid . . . Israel has over a hundred nukes, manufactured with stolen American classified technology, refuses inspections of its nuclear facilities and is, in general, a “pain in the ass” to the rest of the world, along with (blackmailed) “big brother” United States of America.
It is no secret that the U S State Department is infested with dual-nationality Israeli-Americans who form (and foment) the bulk of our neocon “foreign policy" straight from Tel Aviv.  In fact there are 40 or so congressmen and senators with dual-nationality "ties" to Israel.
Most people are unaware that Israel holds a “Damocles sword” over the world. Any attack on Israel will be met with a nuclear device being detonated in a city of Israel’s choosing. Israel calls this the “Samson option” and is very real.

Israel refuses to abide by IAEA guidelines concerning its nukes as its nukes are distributed around the world. Israel would not be able to produce all of them. No delivery systems are needed as Israel’s nukes are already “in place”. Look for another “false flag” operation with the blame being put on Iran. You can bet that some Iranian passports will be found in the rubble.

Israel also threatens to detonate nuclear devices in several US cities, thanks to Dolphin-Class submarines sold (or was it given?) to Israel by Germany. Talk about total INSANITY; the so-called “Samson Option” is it.
 

JackDresser
JackDresser

The Arms Export Control Act also prohibits transfer of US weapons to any nation that uses them against civilians, and the Foreign Aid Act prohibits any foreign assistance to a country with a consistent record of human rights abuses.  Israel fails to qualify for any US aid whatsoever, yet has received over $100 billion from US taxpayers, mostly since 1967 when - in a supreme irony - they attacked the USS Liberty and the Johnson administration covered it up. 


CharlesDurham1
CharlesDurham1

HOW  PATHETIC,  AMERICA  IS  TRILLIONS  OF  DOLLARS  IN  DEBT,  YET  GIVE  BILLIONS  TO  A  NATION  THAT  HAS  A  THRIVING  ECONOMY,  CAN  BALANCE  THEIR  BUDGET, AND  TOTALLY  CONTROLS  BOTH  HOUSES  OF  CONGRESS.  THE  ABOVE  ARTICLE  WAS  REVEALING  BUT  DOESN'T  COVER  THE  MANY  TIMES  A  MEMBER  OF  CONGRESS  WILL  RISE  TO  PRESENT  A  RESOLUTION REQUESTING  WE  AMERICANS  DISMISS  TENS  OF  MILLIONS  OF  ISRAELI  LOANS.  NOT  TWO  PERCENT  OF  CONGRESS  DARES  TO  VOTE  THIS  OBSCENE  RESOLUTION  DOWN.  WHILE  AMERICA  DOESN'T  HAVE  THE  RESOURCES TO  REPAIR  OUR  BRIDGES, PROVIDE  SCHOOL  LUNCH  FOR  THE  DISADVANTAGE, RAISE  THE  MINIMUM  WAGE, KEEP  OUR  TRANSPORTATION  NETWORK  UP  TO  DATE, PROVIDE  FOOD  STAMPS  FOR  THE  DIRE  NEEDY  AND  HAVING  SERIOUS  PROBLEMS  KEEPING  OUR  NATL.  PARKS  OPEN,  WE  DO  KEEP  AN  OPEN  CHECK BOOK  HANDY  TO  KEEP  THE  ISRAELI  GOVT.  RUNNING  ON  ALL  EIGHT.  I  WILL  close  by  stating  that  the  money  given  to  israel  amounts  to  twenty  four  thousand  ,six  hundred  dollars  for  every  israeli  family  of  four.  i  sincerely  would  like  to  know  if  our  clueless  AMERICANS  ARE  DOING  AS  WELL?

NeilHallett
NeilHallett

“You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can’t criticize Israel…” Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache

Rasha Foda
Rasha Foda

Thank you for publishing this much needed discussion about a topic that without doubt threatens the safety and stability of the whole world. The deafening silence on this issue throughout the mainstream press never ceases to amaze me.

CharlesDurham1
CharlesDurham1

THE  INFORMED  WORLD  CALLS  US  THE  UNITED  STATES  OF  ISRAEL.  HOW  SHAMEFUL.  WITHOUT  QUESTION,  BOTH  THE  WHITE  HOUSE  AND  CONGRESS  ARE  ISRAELI  HELD  TERRITORY...

TariqWilliams
TariqWilliams

Israel owns all of the federal politicians in America therefore Israel to a certain extent owns America.