9/20/19 Grant F. Smith on Virginia’s Taxpayer-Funded Israel Lobby

9/20/19 Grant F. Smith on Virginia’s Taxpayer-Funded Israel Lobby

Grant Smith lays out the astonishing corruption taking place between state governments and big business in cahoots with foreign lobbies across the U.S. He focuses on two large companies in Virginia that are tied to the Israel lobby, whose massive coffers allow them to infiltrate “advisory boards” and sway state power in their favor. By finagling special grants and privileges for themselves, they can easily outcompete the smaller businesses trying to play by the rules of the market. Worst of all, says Smith, none of the supposed investigative reporters are covering this.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Something’s Fishy About AquaMaof’s “Project Jonah” in Virginia” (WRMEA)
  • “Meet VIAB: Virginia’s Taxpayer-Funded Israel Lobby” (Antiwar.com Original)

Grant F. Smith is the author of a number of books including Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America and Divert!. He is director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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