Profits of War: Inside the Secret U.S.-Israeli Arms Network

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Trine Day, Oct 1, 2015 - History - 410 pages
In this seminal work originally published in 1992, an insider account from the man who paid off the Iranians for the American hostages   Ari Ben-Menashe spent more than a decade in the innermost circles of Israeli intelligence. He was privy to the secret negotiations with the Iranians to delay the release of the American hostages until after the election of Ronald Reagan, he enlisted Robert Gates in the transfer of the $52 million payoff to Iran, and was Robert Maxwell's handler. Ben-Menashe brokered secret Israeli arms sales on four continents and briefed George Bush on the vast arms network. He saw Israel's own nuclear arsenal develop, and watched his masters sponsor monstrous terrorist acts in the name of a higher good. Then, as he questioned the immorality around him, he was cut off and set up. This is the full story of the man who oversaw the accumulation of hundreds of millions of dollars in CIA and Israeli intelligence slush funds.

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BOOK TWO Blood Money
13 Nuclear Nation
14 The Revolutionary
15 The Judge
16 Never Again
17 Agricultural Project
18 Coup DEtat
19 Mission to Colombo

7 The First Billion
8 The Ora Group
9 Promis
10 The East Bloc
11 The Second Channel
12 Coverup
20 Means of

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Ari Ben-Menashe was born in Tehran, Iran, to an Iraqi-Jewish family, and served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), in signals intelligence. He was a civilian employee of the External Relations Department of IDF Military Intelligence and was a special intelligence advisor to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. He now lives in Canada.

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