In December 2010, the Washington-based Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, in its 80-page submission to Obama administration had asked to delay the presentation of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Award to Zalman Shapiro 89 (a Jew and former President of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Zionist Organization of America) over lingering questions about the theft and diversion of US weapons grade uranium to Israel.
In its March-April 2010 issue, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (a magazine founded by Russian-born American Jewish biophysicist, Eugene Rabinowitch) had reported that “741 pounds of highly enriched uranium suitable for weapons production disappeared from NUMEC while Shapiro was president and was likely diverted into the Israeli nuclear weapons program”.
Israel’s top economic espionage case officer Rafael Eitan, who handled spy Jonathan Pollard in the 1980s, infiltrated NUMEC to meet with Shapiro in 1968. According to Anthony Cordesman, “there is no conceivable reason for Eitan to have gone to the Apollo plant but for the nuclear material.” Former Deputy of the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology Carl Duckett went on record verifying the agency came to the conclusion by 1968 that “NUMEC material had been diverted by the Israelis and used in fabricating weapons.” NUMEC’s venture capitalist had close ties to Israeli intelligence. CIA Tel Aviv station chief John Hadden went on record calling NUMEC “an Israeli operation from the beginning.”
NUMEC is now undergoing a $170 million taxpayer funded toxic cleanup. According to the recently declassified GAO report “Nuclear Diversion in the US? Thirteen Years of Contradiction and Confusion” responsible US agencies failed to properly investigate the NUMEC diversion as required by the Atomic Energy Act.
Now, in order to avoid being labeled an ‘anti-Semite’ or a ‘Jew hater’ for calling Israel an international thief and terrorist based on the above US-Israel history – I advise the readers to read the word “Israel” as Iran or Pakistan. This will also make former Senator Arlen Spector of Pennyslvania (a Russian Jew) a very happy man. On August 27, 2009, Arlen Specter wrote to Rebecca Schmidt asking that the NRC “issue a formal public statement confirming that Zalman Shapiro was not involved in any activities related to the diversion of uranium to Israel”.