Wikipedia on Shapiro and NUMEC in Apollo, Armstrong County, Pa.; the war between Israel and John Kennedy

In this video screenshot, I am speaking from the site of the Kiskimere neighborhood near Apollo, Pennsylvania where Israel, using a company called NUMEC, surreptitiously made uranium-235for The Bomb, and dumped hundreds of tons of toxic, cancer-causing nuclear waste into the soil as children innocently played nearby and grew up, as innocent families in their homes slept, cooked, cut their lawns, barbecued in summertime, and breathed-in the cancerous air.

Cancer is 20% higher in this rural county of Armstrong, with a mere 80,000 population, than in far more industrialized counties to the south, such as Allegheny County, which contains the city of Pittsburgh! Nineteen-year-old boys here are getting testicular cancer and 24-year-old mothers of two are contracting thyroid cancer. Now the US taxpayer — not the Israelis — is paying out five hundred million dollars to clean up ISRAEL’s scandalous nuclear operations.

Israel’s NUMEC plant down the road from Kiskimere, in the town of Apollo, manufactured 590 pounds of nuclear fuel to make A-bombs, but US federal law mandates a cut-off of all US foreign aid or military support to any country that proliferates nuclear weapons. (Israel at no time, by the way, has EVER signed any legal document stating that it is an ally of the United States. “We” are just “their” ally, in an overt one-way street. Every agreement says “we” must help “them.” There is NO US-Israeli mutual defense treaty!)

Here are the facts about NUMEC the Nuclear Materials & Equipment Corporation created by the Jewish scientist Zalman Shapiro and his financier, David Loewenthal, in Apollo, western Pennsylvania, 35 miles NE of Pittsburgh, supposedly to make nuclear fuel for the US Navy.

Zalman Shapiro, just a kindly old, smiling great-grandpa — but also a mass killer, traitor and felon, and Zionist Organization of America chapter president


But in reality Shapiro and Loewenthal were illegally making 600 pounds of toxic, incredibly dangerous uranium-235, the main ingredient in the atomic bomb, and then smuggling it to Israel.

Here is that story, but also:

–CANCER EPIDEMIC …heart-rending testimonies of the cancer-doomed, trusting NUMEC workers revealing Shapiro’s callous, heartless neglect of safety for American workers. Thousands have died in the Apollo area due to NUMEC, and the vile mass murderer Zalman Shapiro is still alive and living the good life in his nineties in a wealthy Jewish neighborhood of Pittsburgh, receiving awards from Jewish groups and patenting new products such as artificial diamonds so as to make even more money.

Shapiro lives here, still unindicted, in wealthy Oakland at the address6334 FORBES AVE, PITTSBURGH, PA 17521 (Allegheny County)


–KENNEDYS VERSUS ZIONISTS….my unparalleled expos of how the Kennedy clan was profoundly anti-zionist, and especially opposed to Israel getting The Bomb (

–CRYPTO-JEWISH VICE-PRESIDENT…. how Lyndon Baines Johnson was secretly, literally, a Jew via his mother, Rebekah Baines! (

The young Lyndon Baines Johnson, jet-black-haired and, even more strikingly, jet-black-eyed, with his Cheshire Cat grin

LBJ’s White House portrait

–Once Kennedy made clear to Israeli prime minister David Ben Gurion that he would never permit Israel to get nuclear weapons, it became time for the Israelis to lead the large coalition (CIA, FBI director Hoover, rightwing US generals, rightwing exiled Cubans, double-crossed Italian Mafiosi, and southern Whites opposed to desegregation) that all wanted Kennedy dead……

And so, when New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison famously said to the Kennedy assassination jury that the JFK murder was a “coup,” that is exactly what it was, the lethal termination of an anti-Israeli president to make room for a new pro-Israeli president — the vice-president Lyndon Baines Johnson — who was himself a fervent though closeted Jew.

The Jews belong to a dark and repulsive force. One knows how numerous this clique is, how they stick together and what power they exercise through their organizations. They are a nation of rascals and deceivers. – Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero). First century B.C. Roman statesman, writer.


First, the Wikipedia article (astonishingly) lays out truthfully the NUMEC story.

Zalman Shapiro [complete article except footnotes]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [version as of May 27. 2013]

Zalman Mordecai Shapiro (born 12 May 1920, Canton, Ohio)[1] is an American chemist and inventor. He has received 15 patents, including a 2009 patent on a process to make commercial production of diamonds cheaper,[2] and played a key role in the development of the reactor that powered the world’s first nuclear powered submarine, the Nautilus.[3][4]


Shapiro was born in Canton, Ohio, to Abraham and Minnie (ne Pinck) Shapiro.[1] He graduated from Passaic High School in New Jersey as the valedictorian in 1938.[5] He attended Johns Hopkins University, earning B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in 1942, 1945, and 1948, respectively.[1]


After completing his education, Shapiro moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and began a career in engineering and chemistry. He worked for Westinghouse Electric and the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, where he worked on developing the fuel for the first commercial nuclear power plant, the Shippingport Atomic Power Station.[4] He founded Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) in Apollo, Pennsylvania in 1957 to develop improved methods of processing nuclear fuel.[1][4]


NUMEC began by doing consulting work for companies in the nuclear field, and it was the first company able to provide fuel that could be used for nuclear reactors.[4][6] After the company was awarded a contract to process enriched uranium, it was told to inventory its uranium.[7] The inventory came up short, and after a series of efforts to search and recover the material from the factory and its disposal site, the company paid $834,000 to the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) for the missing uranium.[7]

Shapiro is a long-time Zionist,[8][9][10] and he had business interests and contacts among high government officials in Israel, including a contract to build nuclear-powered generators for Israel.[11] He was suspected for many years of diverting some 269 kilograms (591 pounds) uranium of uranium to Israel, enough to make several nuclear weapons.[12][13] In September 1968, four Israeli intelligence agents visited NUMEC; among them was Rafi Eitan, who was listed as a defense ministry chemist.[14][15]

The missing uranium was investigated several times over two decades.[14] Both the AEC and the FBI examined the records and the plant; only a small portion of what was thought to be missing was located. Estimates of the missing amount have varied as well, from 200 pounds to almost 600 pounds.[14][16] […]

Later U.S. Department of Energy records show that NUMEC had the largest highly-enriched uranium inventory loss of all U.S. commercial sites, with a 269 kilograms (590lb) inventory loss before 1968, and 76 kilograms (170lb) thereafter.[18]

The US Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing a taxpayer-funded $170 million cleanup [JdN: now corrected upward to $500 million that Americans must pay to clean up an Israeli mess!] of contaminated land at the site of NUMEC’s waste disposal, currently scheduled to be completed in 2015.[19]


Shapiro married Evelyn Greenberg in 1945, and they have three children: Joshua, Ezra, and Deborah.[1] He was formerly the president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Zionist Organization of America.[9] Shapiro and his wife were honored in 2008 for their contributions to the Jewish community for over 60 years.[20] He lives in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.[21]

The Apollo Affair

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [excerpts]

In 1965, the FBI investigated Zalman Shapiro, the company’s president, over the loss of 200 pounds of highly enriched uranium. After investigations by the Atomic Energy Commission, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, other government agencies, and inquiring reporters, no charges were ever filed.

A General Accounting Office study of the investigations declassified in May 2010 stated “We believe a timely, concerted effort on the part of these three agencies would have greatly aided and possibly solved the NUMEC diversion questions, if they desired to do so.”[1]

Some remain convinced that Israel received 200 pounds of enriched uranium from NUMEC,[2][3] particularly given the visit of Rafael Eitan, later revealed as an Israeli spy and who was later involved in the Jonathan Pollard incident.[4] In June 1986, analyst Anthony Cordesman told United Press International:

There is no conceivable reason for Eitan to have gone [to the Apollo plant] but for the nuclear material.[4]

[…] At the prompting of Zalman Shapiro’s lawyer, senator Arlen Specter asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to clear him of any suspicion of diversion in August 2009. The NRC refused, stating it did “not have information that would allow it to unequivocally conclude that nuclear material was not diverted from the site…”[8]



The facts from John de Nugent about NUMEC – the “Nuclear Materials & Equipment Corporation” — created by the Jewish activists sts Zalman Shapiro and David Loewenthal to illegally make 600 pounds of uranium 235 and then smuggle it to Israel; testimonies of the cancer-doomed about NUMEC’s chilling neglect of safety for American workers

NUMEC Part 1 – Radioactive Contamination Kills Thousands

On November 27, 2012 the US Army held a public meeting in a volunteer firehall, but illegally prohibited the US citizen, investigative online journalist, and 2016 presidential candidate John de Nugent from filming it!|

But we still captured all the fireworks on film as Israeli-paid goons at the public hearing tried to shout him down and failed to interrupt his expos of the Israeli-caused cancer epidemic — and the half-billion dollar plutonium clean-up — while our servicemen, teachers, firemen, police and other citizens suffer nationwide budget cutbacks.

NUMEC Part 2 – John de Nugent Confronts The Army


NUMEC Part 2 – John de Nugent Confronts The Army


  1. NUMEC the cancer epidemic killing young and old

Thousands have died a slow, lingering death of cancer in our area from NUMEC. Armstrong County is far less industrialized than Westmoreland but has 20% more cancer!

Homeland Security police at the Parks Township site of NUMEC on River Road/Route 66. Tellingly, the site is called a Shallow Land Disposal Area, because the toxins were not buried deeply for safety, but near the surface. The DHS police and a big new security gate appeared after the NRC fled, citing the discovery of complex nuclear materials.

The neutral online encyclopedia Wikipedia makes it clear in two articles ( and that 1) Shapiro stole 600 pounds of American uranium and illegally gave it to Israel, 2) he dumped tons of radioactive waste around the area (24,300 cubic yards of uranium, plutonium, thorium and americium, says a US Army Corps of Engineers report), 3) Shapiro thus committed felony murder by giving cancer to thousands of Pennsylvanians. Wikipedia:

The felony murder rule says that one committing a felony may be guilty of murder if someone, including the felony victim, a bystander or a co-felon, DIES AS A RESULT OF HIS ACTS, regardless of his intentor lack thereofto kill.


And also (

The felony must be an inherently dangerous one, or one committed in an obviously dangerous manner. .. As of August 2008, 46 states in the United States have a felony murder rule, under which felony murder is generally first degree murder. In 24 of those states, it is a capital offense [the death penalty].

This mass murderer Shapiro also 4) stomped on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (, designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, especially to the volatile Middle East, 5) he violated the Logan Act, which forbids American citizens from negotiating on their own with foreign governments ( and 6) Shapiro lied to federal officers from the FBI and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about his massive theft, mass-murder by cancer, and incredible NUCLEAR TREASON!

What a way to die. (My grandfather Henry Norman Nugent died of cancer.)


Shapiro, Wikipedia says, was the president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Zionist Organization of America, a wealthy pro-Israel pressure group, and he received an award in 2008 for 60 years of service to the Jewish community. I wonder if Jewish clout is why he has never been indicted?


Where does this mindset come from, to kill thousands of people and betray your country, a nation called America that was good to the Jews, where they are incredibly rich and totally safe, in fact, where they can persecute OTHERS?


Quotes (WARNING you will be unable to believe your eyes, but this is psychopathy on parade):

If Gentiles [any non-Jew] refuse to live a life of inferiority, then this signals their rebellion and the unavoidable necessity of Jewish warfare against their very presence.

Cf. Mordechai Nisan, Kivunim (official publication of the World Zionist Organization), August, 1984, pp. 151-156

We Jews regard our race as superior to all humanity, and look forward, not to its ultimate union with other races, but to its triumph over them.

Goldwin Smith, Jewish Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, October, 1981

Why are Gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap; and we will sit like an effendi [rich slave owner] and eat. That is why Gentiles were created.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, October 18, 2010, spiritual mentor of the religious fundamentalist party, Shas, in Israel, and a former Chief Rabbi of Israel. He is seen here with the PRIME MINISTER of Israel (1999-2001), EHUD BARAK, now the Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. Yosef is a major religious leader with hundreds of thousands of followers, and is a chief coalition partner in the current Israeli government.

When the Messiah comes every Jew will have 2,800 slaves. Simeon Haddarsen, Talmud, folio 56-D (photo of the Talmud below)

Below is a video of an Israel TV comedy show, and the hate-filled girl is nailing a Jesus monkey to a cross, and as he wails No, no, no she calls Jesus (Yeshu in Hebrew) a Nazi who should stop whining over a few nails! Find it on YouTube at Insulting Jesus on Israeli TV ????? ??? The Crucifixion of Yeshu.

Links: 1) and 2)

But maybe you heard the recent claim in certain very modern churches unlike past Christian teaching that the Jews are (still) Gods Chosen People and we must support Israel.

Well, in the New Testament, in the Book of Romans, Paul did claim that the Jews were still Gods people even after murdering Christ, the Son of God. Paul, born Saul, was a Jewish militant who after persecuting Christians, and helping to stone to death St. Stephen, suddenly claimed to have seen a vision of Jesus on the road to Damascus and then made himself an apostle the only apostle who never met Jesus, but somehow made himself into the Number One Apostle over Jesus original followers Thats pretty slick.

Well, here is another opinion whether the Jews are still Gods Chosen People, by a Christian named JESUS CHRIST.😉 The Gospel of Matthew, in chapter 21, shows Jesus Christ clearly warning the Jewish leaders that if the Jews killed not only many of the prophets but now even the Son of God Himself, the covenant with the Jews (because of the faith of their distant ancestor Abraham) would be OVER. Verse 43

Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people [the Gentiles or non-Jews] who will produce its fruit. 44 Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed. And to fulfill this, in the year AD 70, the Romans burned Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple, the very Temple where Jesus had been tried and convicted, then sent to the Romans to be crucified. And remember Matthew 27: All the [Jewish] people answered, Let His blood be on us and on our children! Crucify Him! Give us Barabbas! (Yes, instead of releasing Jesus, release the murderer Barabbas.)

Most shocking of all.. is the world-famous Christian prophecy in the Book of Revelation of the Antichrist (see the next page), saying that NO ONE MAY BUY OR SELLexcept one who has the mark or name of the Beast, or the number of his name, and his number is 666.? Revelation 13:17-18 Hmmm, no one may buy or sell eh? Sounds like certain rich people control the whole economy! Gee, I wonder who could that be? ;-) Remember, the ONLY time Jesus Christ got violent was when he threw the MONEYCHANGERS out of the Jewish Temple.

Look up the longitude and latitude of modern Jerusalem for yourself online at Wikipedia or at the library! It DOES add up to 666! In poker they say Readem and weep. ;-)


The Reverend Billy Graham, the most famous evangelist in the world for 30 years, said by phone to President Richard Nixon on February 23, 1973 (Photo on right of the two men at a prayer rally in North Carolina) (

Well, you know, I told you one time that the Bible talks about two kinds of Jews. One is called `the synagogue of Satan. Theyre the ones putting out the pornographic literature, theyre the ones putting out these obscene filmsAnd the people [Bible-believing Christians] that have been the most pro-Israel are the ones that are being attacked now by the Jews.

(Nixon said in a later phone conversation with Reverend Graham that after he was re-elected in 1972 he wanted to do something about Jewish control of the US media. But then came Watergate. and the media hysteria against Nixon.


And I believe that President John Kennedy found out about the NUMEC plant, objected to the illegal goings-on there, and this was part of why the Israelis wanted him dead.


In Michael Collins Piper’s magisterial Final Judgment….


…of which a complete copy is found here: …. (or here: we learn of the growing rage in President John Kennedy, which he expressed to Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion, when Kennedy discovered the secret Israeli program to steal US uranium and introduce weapons of mass destruction, which could trigger World War III, into the volatile Middle East.

From the introductory pages, 10-11, of Final Judgment:


The Israeli Nuclear Arms Link to the JFK Assassination now the Subject of Worldwide Discussion . . .
For ten years Israeli propagandists called Final Judgment’s author Michael Collins Piper a “liar” and an “anti-Semite” for charging that
Israeli intelligence played a role in the JFK assassination conspiracy because of JFK’s bitter secret conflict with Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion over Israel’s efforts to build nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
Certain self-styled JFK assassination researchers” scoffed at Piper and refused to address the thesis of his book. However, on July 25, 2004,many of Piper’s critics were red-faced and silent when Israel’s respected Jerusalem Post carried a story headlined:
“Vanunu: Israel behind JFK Assassination.” The newspaper reported that famed Jewish-born nuclear physicist, Dr. Mordechai Vanunu, recently released after spending 18 years in prison for exposing Israel’s covert atomic weapons program had charged that
supporters of Israel’s drive for nuclear weapons were involved in the JFK assassination precisely because of JFK’s interference with their ambitions.
The Israeli government dismissed Vanunu’s allegations, but what he said received attention in newspapers worldwide, with the notable
exception of the United States where one and only one newspaper mentioned Vanunu’s charges and that was American Free Press,
the Washington, DC-based weekly that published Final Judgment.
However, as widely read Internet writer, Rev. Mark Dankof, put it quite correctly:
“The Vanunu-Piper allegations about Israel will not go away.”
New Evidence Ties Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program to the New Orleans Connection in the JFK Conspiracy . . .
As the second printing of the sixth edition of this book went to press, a source with intimate, high-level knowledge about the NUMEC
nuclear plant in Pennsylvania that smuggled nuclear materiel to Israel (see Chapter 8) provided documentation to Michael Collins Piper
that the family of Edith Rosenwald Stern, a prominent New Orleans Jewish leader, were key financiers behind NUMEC. Mrs. Stern was the closest friend of Clay Shaw, the longtime CIA asset charged by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison in the JFK conspiracy.
Clay Shaw
Final Judgment had already documented Shaw’s ties to Israeli intelligence, so the NUMEC-Stern connection is all the more damning and, with other data, explains why Garrison ultimately concluded there was an Israeli connection behind the conspiracy. And note this: Another NUMEC investor was Pittsburgh’s CIA-connected “right wing” billionaire Richard Scaife, whose protg, Joe Farah, a vocal supporter
of Israel, promoted a JFK conspiracy book evidently designed to distract attention from Final Judgment. No more need be said.
The Israeli nuclear weapons link to the JFK assassination is a realitya fact of history that is not going to go away . . .
JFK and IsraelNo Special Friendship”
“Israel need not apologize for the assassination or destruction of those who seek to destroy it. The first order of business for any country is the protection of its people.” —Washington Jewish Week. October 9, 1997
“The murder of American President John F. Kennedy brought to an abrupt end the massive pressure being applied by the U.S. administration on the government of Israel to discontinue the nuclear program [In Israel and the Bomb, Avner] Cohen demonstrates at length the pressures applied by Kennedy on Ben-Gurion . . . in which Kennedy makes it quite clear to the Israeli prime minister that he will under no circumstances agree to Israel becoming a nuclear state. The book implied that, had Kennedy remained alive, it is doubtful whether Israel would today have a nuclear option.” — Reuven Pedatzer in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, February 5, 1999, reviewing Israel and the Bomb. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998)
“`Nothing in the universe is coincidence,’ Rabbi Meir Yeshurun of the Kabbalah Center in Boca Raton, Florida, told a reporter for The Palm Beach Post. ‘Somebody in the [Kennedy] family did something to open the family to this negative energy, and that has been plaguing the Kennedys for decades.’ According to a story that is told in mystical Jewish circles . . . [JFK’s father] Joseph Kennedy . . . returned to the United States aboard an ocean liner that was also carrying Israel Jacobson, a poor Lubavitcher rabbi, and six of his yeshiva students, who were fleeing the Nazis.
Joseph Kennedy, Junior, Joseph Kennedy, Senior, and John F. Kennedy on ship
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“A notorious anti-Semite [JdN: See my “The Jewish War on the Kennedys”: Scroll almost halfway down here:], Kennedy complained to the captain that the bearded, black-clad Jews were upsetting the first class passengers by praying on the Jewish high holy day of Rosh Hashanah . . . In retaliation, or so the story goes, Rabbi Jacobson put a curse on Kennedy, damning him and all his male offspring to tragic fates. . . . It is a curious fact that the very same people who scoff at the concept of Kismet, or fate, find it difficult to dismiss the concept of curses . .. [The Kennedy family] made the fatal mistake of thinking of themselves as divine.” — Edward Klein, former Editor-in-Chief of The New York Times Magazine, writing in the opening pages of The Kennedy Curse , New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2003)


“It is interestingbut not surprisingto note that in all the words written and uttered about the Kennedy assassination, Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, has never been mentioned. And yet a Mossad motive is obvious. On this question, as on almost all others, American reporters and commentators cannot bring themselves to cast Israel in an unfavorable lightdespite the obvious fact that Mossad complicity is as plausible as any of the other theories.” –Former U.S. Congressman Rep. Paul Findley (R-Illinois), in The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, March 1992.


“There has been since almost the earliest days of the Israeli state and the earliest days of the CIA a secret bond, basically by which Israeli intelligence did jobs for the CIA and for the rest of American intelligence. You can’t understand what’s been going on with American covert operations and the Israeli covert operations until you understand this secret arrangement.” — Andrew Cockburn on C-SPAN’S Booknotes, September 1, 1991.
“While the [JFK assassination] researchers have involved themselves in consuming preoccupation with the microanalytic searching for facts of how the assassination was accomplished, there has been almost no systematic thinking on why President Kennedy was killed.” –JFK researcher Vincent Salandria quoted by Daniel Brandt of NameBase NewsLine report, January-March 199

Pages 107-119 of Final Judgment: Detailed proof of the growing hatred and final rupture between David Ben-Gurion and John Kennedy over Israel acquiring nuclear weapons!

See also, as per the reference above, my “The Jewish War on the Kennedys”: Scroll almost halfway down here:

More evidence the Kennedys secretly were very anti-Jewish, pro-German and pro-Hitler: President Kennedy at the White House with highly decorated female WWII German test pilot Hanna Reitsch (to his right and our left)

She cared for Joseph Goebbels’ children in the Bunker in Berlin in 1945 and was then held postwar for 18 months in horrid Allied prison conditions, though she was never charged with any crime whatsoever. She stayed proud of Hitler and national socialism all her life. A vile and totally fraudulent interview with her was published in the Jewish-controlled newspapers, claiming she reported on wild orgies in the Bunker and was a mistress to Hitler. President Kennedy notably did not shun Captain Reitsch, but instead welcomed her to the White House.
Reitsch with her Iron Cross First Class from the Luftwaffe; her lover, Ritter von Greim, was the last head of the Luftwaffe and ended his life on May 24, 1945.

(l) German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, (c) Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson, (r) President John Kennedy


Johnson (c) was Jewish, albeit “in the closet,” through his mother, Rebekah Baines (who bore a well-known Texas-Jewish last name) (r), and he was married as well to a closet Jewess, Lady Bird (l).


Johnson eyeballs Kennedy in Dallas one hour before he is killed.


November 22, 1963, Air Force One: Johnson gets a happy wink from an aide after taking over the presidency; Lady Bird barely stifles a smile


…..Rebekah Baines’ boy suddenly becomes president of the USA through the death of Kennedy

–The facts on Johnson’s Texas Jewish roots and those of his wife, “Lady Bird”

–“Operation Cyanide” — the plot by LBJ to help Israel take over the whole Middle East by arranging the intended massacre of 200 Americans on a US Navy ship …. and blaming it on “the Arabs”

For these facts, see


…..Update of March 2014


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…..Death of the Masked Men

CIA’s John Hadden ignored as Israeli spy Avraham Bendor celebrated

by Grant Smith, June 24, 2014


The death of CIA veteran John Lloyd Hadden a year ago went utterly unreported by establishment media in the United States. Given Haddens known history, the blackout is perhaps not as much a reflection of the difficulty reporting on a clandestine career as a slap at his harsh but ardent defense of American interests against the State of Israels constant incursions. Contrasted with big medias fawning recent obituaries of Israeli Shin Bet Chief Avraham Shalom, Americans should ask why journalists have passed over the opportunity presented by Hadden to report on epic historic showdowns between two state intelligence services.

A Harvard engineer intent on going to West Point, Hadden obtained a postwaremergency commission to work in Berlin engineering roads, bridges and an airstrip. After the Berlin Blockade, Hadden rushed to join the fledgling CIA so he could continue serving in Berlin. He was later stationed in Hamburg, Salzburg and intermittently in Washington. During the 1967 Six-Day War, Hadden served in Tel Aviv as CIA station chief. The closure of the Straits of Tiran and movement of Egyptian forces into the Sinai slowly reached a boiling point. In the run-up to Israels sneak attack on Egypt, Hadden was urgently summoned to meet with Mossad Director Meir Amit on May 25, 1967. After Amit lamented that Israel had not immediately attacked Egypt, Hadden bluntly told the Israeli, that would have brought Russia and the United States against you. When Amit disagreed, stating the crisis was a U.S. problem as well, Hadden retorted, Help us by giving us a good reason to come in on your side. Get them to fire at something, a ship for example. After again warning Amit that an attack would provoke a US defense of the attacked state, hinting that US aid was on the line, and then telling Amit not to surprise the US, Hadden took his leave.

Despite Haddens admonitions, the crisis did not play out at all like the 1956 Suez crisis in which President Eisenhowers resolve beat back an ill-advised British, French and Israeli pincer on Egypt. Amit simply went around Hadden and obtained what he later characterized as a flickering green light from the LBJ administration to attack Egypt. The Israeli war of choice that created so many lingering tensions and illegal land occupations began. In the end, the only significant vessel fired upon was the American surveillance ship the USS Liberty, attacked by Israel during the conflict on June 8, 1967 with the loss of 34 crew members.

Haddens actor/writer son recorded interviews of his father after 9/11 as source material for his one-man play Travels with a Masked Man. The son recounts how during the Six-Day War Station Chief Hadden was not above disobeying ill-advised orders.

One day, it was during the Six-Day War, I was at the office. I got a hot cable from Washington telling me to go to my friend in the Mossadand tell him we think its okay toXYZ (a catastrophe of destruction). I took one look at the thing and just dropped it in the shredder. It was on a weekend some deputys watch, some gung-ho idiot. It was the days of the proconsuls and when [CIA Director Richard] Helms came in on Monday he said, Christ, someone get hold of him [Hadden] and tell him to ignoreXYZ! I was luckyI could say Id never seen the damn thingThere were interesting moments.

Hadden eventually came to be hated by the Mossad and Israeli intelligence services targeting the United States a feeling that was mutual. He even went public with the CIAs findings that Israel had stolen large amounts of weapons-grade uranium from a US Navy contracting company called NUMEC run by Israel sympathizers in Apollo, Pennsylvania. His public statements helped fan public and congressional interest in finding out what happened at NUMEC and punishing the perpetrators. Insultingly, Hadden even compared spymaster Rafi Eitans 1960 exploit kidnapping Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann from the streets of Buenos Aires with the later and much easier work of looting an under-capitalized smuggling front under the obliging eye of its owner.

“Just imagine to yourself how much easier it would be to remove a pound or two of this or that at any one time, as opposed to which is inert material as opposed to removing all at one blow. One hundred fifty pounds of shouting and kicking Eichmann. You see, they [the Israelis] are pretty good at removing things.”

Hadden unequivocally claimed that NUMEC was “an Israeli operation from the beginning.” The Israelis in Haddens view were an unreliable source of US intelligence, and too often spurred to violence.

The Israelis, of course, are a special case, because theyre so small and theyre at war all the time they can go out and murder people and do all kinds of things that we cant do. They get a lot done. Of course, Israeli intelligence is our main source of intelligence. Unexamined, and thats another problem

Haddens obscure passing can be contrasted with the more recent and glowing New York Times and other fawning mainstream obituaries of Israeli spy Avraham Shalom. The paper of record duly mentions Shaloms aiding Rafi Eitan to capture Eichmann and ascension to commander of Shin Bet after the 1972 terror attacks on the Israeli Olympic team. Shaloms late in life criticism of Israels harsh treatment of the Palestinians is also well known following the Oscar-nominated 2012 documentary The Gatekeepers.

Although many American obituaries mention that Shaloms real name was Avraham Bendor, none mention that he also accompanied Rafi Eitan on a well-documented 1968 incursion into the NUMEC plant along with the nuclear weapons program chief Avraham Hermoni at the invitation of NUMEC president (and Zionist Organization of America executive) Zalman Shapiro. According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1968 was the year of NUMECs highest losses. According to the Department of Energy, 339 kilograms currently remain unaccounted for even as the US Army Corps of Engineers expends $500 million in taxpayer funds cleaning up after the smuggling front.

Israeli journalists are not as skittish as their US counterparts in reporting at least to other Israelis and paying subscribers the long string of Israeli espionage assaults on American sovereignty. Veteran intelligence reporter Yossi Melman confessed in his Jerusalem Post May 27, 2014 report titled Spy Story (behind a paywall) that,

The naked truth is that even before its inception and even more so since independence in 1948, Israel time and time again violated US laws, spied on US soil, stole its secrets, and violated its sovereignty In rare cases, some of the Israeli operations were exposed by the FBI and US Customs. Israelis were expelled, equipment confiscated, complaints filed but they usually managed to get away unpunished. This happened even with the two most daring and outstanding operations targeting the US nuclear sector. In the first case in the 60s, according to US documents, a joint Lekem-Mossad team led by master spy Rafi Eitan stole enriched uranium from a depot of the NUMEC company in Apollo, Pennsylvania, which was handling nuclear waste for the US Atomic Energy Commission. NUMECs owner was Zalman Shapiro, an Orthodox Jew who later would be on the board of governors of the Israeli Intelligence Heritage Center.

The Israeli Intelligence Heritage Center honors spies for Israel who secretly took action to advance the state. The center also protects those who are still operating and could be endangered by information from the past. Seven of the centers eight Hero of Silence award recipients identities remain secret, though former NUMEC president Zalman Shapiro still denying culpability from Pittsburgh is presumably one of them.

Despite intense, ongoing litigation over lingering radiation-related illnesses surrounding the former NUMEC site and massive cleanup costs, the Israeli government has never stepped forward to claim responsibility for creating the front company that created so much material loss, property damage and health problems. The CIA has never released any of its thousands of files about the NUMEC affair, signaling in one Freedom of Information Act response that only when a US president gives the go-ahead, and US intelligence agency worries about offending Israeli intelligence liaisons are diminished, will there ever be any direct information release. That time likelier than not will be never.

It is unseemly that the quiet passing of John Hadden an American who tried to avert Israels 1967 attack on Egypt, and then keep it from escalating is so utterly overshadowed by laudatory obituaries for the Israeli he exposed looting weapons-grade nuclear material from Pennsylvania.

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