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Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal Paperback – September 1, 2007
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"AIPAC has proved itself to be a danger to our democracy by using money and political power to benefit a foreign government, all at the expense of the American taxpayer. Grant Smith has done a great deal of powerful research to bring facts that will benefit us all when making decisions as to who we vote for." -- Senator James G. Abourezk
"For those who want to understand how AIPAC and the Israel lobby have hijacked the American political process, Grant Smith's Foreign Agents is required reading." -- Jeffrey Blankfort hosts the international affairs program "Takes on the World" on KZYX Pacifica Radio in Mendocino, California.
"Grant F. Smith's book provides a superb review of the efforts that have been made to expose the Israel lobby from 1963 to 2005. Smith's work is extremely well researched. He gathers together documents, testimony from closed-door hearings, and news articles that most Americans have totally forgotten... His work is monumental." -- Richard Curtiss executive editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
"In this book, Grant Smith renders a vital public service by providing chapter-and-verse evidence that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee--Israel's U.S. lobby--is the agent of a foreign government and has violated public law for years in ways that seriously harm U.S. national interests." -- Paul Findley, former US Congressman --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Smith details AIPAC's involvement as one of the main cheerleaders for the invasion of Iraq through quantitative analysis.Read more ›
Smith's book painted a conclusive, at least for me, picture of the terrible puppet lines that make it all but impossible for American government to function as it is constitutionally suppossed to operate. As he writes in chapter three, American democracy cannot act when lobbyists can exercise overwhelming influence on sigle-issue legislation under consideration. As Smith points out in chater one, J William Fulbright was the last major American politician to challenge the Israeli Lobby and that was nearly forty years ago.
I found Smith's book hard going for a intellectual lightweight like myself because he peppers his work with many excerpts from legal writings of one kind or another. This comment is not to dissuade any potential reader, it is meant only as a caution regarding the nature of the writing to be faced. The legal material is there to provide hard evidence for virtually all of Smith's statements. He has sown the seeds of his ideas carefully and provided ample fertilizer in the form of documented evidence to insure a good crop; it is certainly evidence strong enough for this reader.
Smith details AIPAC's involvement as one of the main cheerleaders for the invasion of Iraq. As Smith notes, Speaker Pelosi was roundly booed when she spoke before a recent AIPAC conference when she called for an end to US military occupation of Iraq. This should be no surprise to the informed. Shortly before, the Prime Minister of Israel publicly condemned calls in the United States for withdrawal as "not in Israel's interest." Pelosi understanding her subservient role to the Lobby and at AIPCA's urging soon dropped her pledge to pass legislation requiring President Bush to first obtain Congressional approval before attacking Iran.
Smith's book reads like a criminal indictment. It is filled with compelling, sourced facts and figures.Read more ›
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Another excellent book that proves how many traitors (dual-loyalty is too nice a term) we have in our govt and in out country. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Carlos Abrigos
This book is an important read for anyone interested in America's best interest. I will continue to purchase extra copies of Grant Smith's book, Foreign Agents: The American... Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Mariah Leung
Grant F. Smith is one of those wacky outliers that comes with volatile political issues. This propaganda effort reflects this. Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by Maddog22
A lot has been said in some books about the many Jewish organizations who lobby day and night in the high spheres of our society in order to push, blackmail, intimidate our... Read morePublished on August 23, 2008 by Isaac Perez-madrid
This is a well researched and very insightful book that traces the roots of the Israel lobby and details how the lobby manipulates the US foreign policy for the benefit of Israel... Read morePublished on August 18, 2008 by Cal Fed
When traitors from New York Times, who for now reason called themselves "journalists", published several articles disclosing highly sensitive information on how CIA and FBI traced... Read morePublished on November 3, 2007 by Mark Bernadiner