Hayden’s Note: Hollywood Producer Arnon Milchan Confirms He Was Israeli Intel Agent, Helped Purchase Nuclear TechnologiesPosted on Nov 27, 2013 in Mainstream Media & Programming, Political Issues
Stories about Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan’s alleged double life have been circulating for years.
Now, the Israeli businessman behind hits like “Pretty Woman,” ”Fight Club” and “L.A. Confidential” has finally come forth with a stunning admission — for years he served as an Israeli spy, buying arms on its behalf and boosting its alleged nuclear program.
In a far-reaching interview aired Monday with Israel’s Channel 2 TV’s flagship investigative program “Uvda,” Milchan detailed a series of clandestine affairs in which he was involved and particularly how he helped purchase technologies Israel allegedly needed to operate nuclear bombs.
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT, is an international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.
The only countries in the entire world who have not or will not sign this pact are such notables as North Korea, India, Pakistan, South Sudan… and Israel. As the world focuses on Iran’s nuclear program – an official signatory of the NPT – Israel gets a free pass to do as they please with nuclear enrichment, weapons development, and more.
Why is this?
Arnon Milchan’s list of films also includes hits such as “Under Siege”, “Natural Born Killers”, “The Fountain”, and “The Devil’s Advocate”.
Speculation about Milchan’s involvement in arms dealing and intelligence activities was sparked after the indictment in 1985 of Richard Kelly Smyth, an aerospace executive who had made illegal shipments of Krytrons (nuclear triggers) through one of Milchan’s companies. This remained hearsay until biographers Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman confirmed in a book published July 2011, that Milchan was indeed involved in espionage and arms-dealing.
The research in Confidential – The Life Of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon established that “at least through the mid-1980s [Milchan] was a full-fledged operative for Israel’s top-secret intelligence agency, Lakam. His activities included “buying components to build and maintain Israel’s nuclear arsenal” and supervising “government-backed accounts and front companies that financed the special needs of the entirety of Israel’s intelligence operations outside the country.”. Interviewed regarding Milchan’s intelligence activities, Israeli President Shimon Peres stated:
“Arnon is a special man. It was I who recruited him…. When I was at the Ministry of Defense, Arnon was involved in numerous defense-related procurement activities and intelligence operations. His strength is in making connections at the highest levels…. His activities gave us a huge advantage, strategically, diplomatically and technologically.” (interview dated February 8, 2010, documented in Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman’s “Confidential: Secret Agent turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan” p. xi).
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