“Imbued with lessons of the Holocaust, Ben-Gurion was consumed by fears of security… Anxiety about Holocaust reached beyond Ben-Gurion to infuse Israel’s military thinking… Ben-Gurion had no qualms about Israel’s need for weapons of mass destruction… Ben-Gurion’s world view and his decisive governing style shaped his critical role in instigating Israel’s nuclear progress.”
“President John F. Kennedy worried that Israel’s nuclear program was a potentially serious proliferation risk and insisted that Israel permit periodic inspections to mitigate the danger, according to declassified documents published today by the National Security Archive, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, and the James Martin Centre for Nonproliferation Studies. Kennedy pressured the government of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to prevent a military nuclear program, particularly after stage-managed tours of the Dimona facility for U.S. government scientists in 1961 and 1962 raised suspicions within U.S. intelligence that Israel might be concealing its underlying nuclear aims. Kennedy’s long-run objective, documents show, was to broaden and institutionalize inspections of Dimona by the International Atomic Energy Agency.”
“I regret having to add to your burdens so soon after your assumption of office, but I feel the crucial importance of this problem necessitates my taking up with you at this early date certain further considerations, arising out of Mr. Ben-Gurion’s May 27th letter, as to the nature and scheduling of such visits.
I am sure you will agree that these visits should be nearly as possible in accord with international standards, thereby resolving all doubts as to the peaceful intent of the Dimona project. As I wrote Mr. Ben-Gurion, this Government’s commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized if it should be thought that we were unable to obtain reliable information on a subject as vital to the peace as the question of Israel’s effort in the nuclear field.”
“The long and close relation between Israel and JFK’s foes at the CIA is something which is becoming more and more known to the general public. JFK’s own war with the CIA is common knowledge. At the time of the president’s assassination, however, the depth and breadth of CIA’s relationship with Israel’s Mossad, was not so commonly known. What’s more, as I began to discover, Israel’s allies in the Lansky Syndicate had much deeper relations with the CIA than most researchers have realised.”
“Documents unearthed by Canadian author Maurice Phillipps demonstrate beyond question that Shaw’s associate on the board of Permindex (its chief executive officer and primary shareholder), Louis Bloomfield of Montreal, was a longtime attorney for the Rothschild dynasty, particularly for Baron Edmund de Rothschild of London, going back as far as World War II.”
“Documents indicate Bloomfield was so close to Rothschild that he (Bloomfield) incorporated (in Canada)-and was a shareholder of-Tri Continental Pipe Line Ltd. (described by Phillipps as “a major Rothschild company”) to which Israel granted a 49-year exclusive right on use of a 16-inch pipeline between the Red Sea and Haifa in Israel.”
“The Israeli connection is no surprise. The Rothschilds have been Israel’s foremost patrons. In addition, Bloomfield and Montreal liquor baron Sam Bronfman-the head of the World Jewish Congress, with whom Bloomfield was also closely associated-were among a clique of money kings who, in the 1950s, bankrolled Israel’s secret nuclear arms program. According to Israeli author Michael Karpin, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion referred to those donors as ‘consecrators’, suggesting, as Karpin noted, `in Ben-Gurion’s eyes, the nuclear project was holy.’”
“Lansky developed a national clearing house for underworld money laundering. Lansky made financial history by opening accounts in Switzerland for Huey Long and other principals, making a channel for the postwar flow of mob money to overseas havens from the Bahamas to Vanuato.”
“Mordecai Vanunu was the original whistle blower. In 1986 he told the world that Israel had nuclear weapons and published photos of the secret Dimona works in the British press. He said Prime Minister Ben-Gurion ordered the assassination of JFK because the President opposed Israel’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. Ben-Gurion resigned in protest over JFK’s Israeli policies. Vanunu also wrote a letter in 1997 saying that there was even a link between Kennedy’s assassination and Israel’s launching of the 1967 war.”
“If you’re still not convinced; how about some numbers? In Kennedy’s last fiscal budget year of 1964, Israeli aid was $40 million. In LBJ’s first budget of 1965, it soared to $71 million, and in 1966 more than tripled from two years earlier to $130 million! Plus, during Kennedy’s administration, almost none of our aid to Israel was military in nature. Instead, it was split equally between development loans and food assistance under PL 480 Program. Yet in1965 under the Johnson administration, 20% of our id to Israel was military, while in 1966 71% was used for war related materials.”
“Can you see what’s happening here? Within two years of JFK’s assassination, Israel went from being a weak, outmatched member of a volatile Middle Eastern community that was not allowed to develop nuclear weapons to one that was well on its way to becoming an undeniable military force on the world stage. John Kennedy adamantly put his foot down and refused to allow Israel to develop a nuclear program, while LBJ bent over backward to facilitate and bolster them. Or as Seymour Hersh wrote in the Samson Option, ‘By 1968, the president had no intention of doing anything to stop the bomb.’”
“Israel was the driving force behind the conspiracy that resulted in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It is the Israeli connection that pulls all of the pieces of the puzzle into one complete picture. The role of Israel in the JFK assassination is indeed, the until-now ‘missing link.’”
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