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January 14, 2015 5:27 pm

Phone Taps Reveal Argentinian President “‹Fernández de Kirchner’s Attempt to Cover Up Iranian Involvement in AMIA Bombing, Prosecutor Says

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Prosecutor Alberto Nisman has accused Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of covering up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center. Photo: Twitter

In a sensational development in the long-running investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires – the single worst antisemitic atrocity since the Holocaust, in which 85 people were murdered – special prosecutor Alberto Nisman has accused Argentinian President Cristina “‹Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman of deliberately covering up Iranian involvement with the attack, citing phone taps as evidence.

Argentine newspaper La Nacion reported that Nisman had discovered a plan hatched by Kirchner to overlook Iran’s role in the atrocity, in order to “make a geopolitical move closer to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and to establish full economic ties” for the purpose of alleviating “Argentina’s energy crisis through a ‘grain for oil’ deal.” Nisman, whose findings are summarized in a 300 page complaint, now wants to question Kirchner and other officials over whether there was an attempt to “fabricate,” as he put it, “the innocence of Iran.”

Nisman, who formally charged the Iranians with having executed the bombing in 2006, claimed that Kirchner had set up a secret “back channel” to Iran with the aim of “transmitting the Presidents instructions and achieving her objectives.” A number of prominent figures have been named in connection with these clandestine communications with Iran, including staff members of the state intelligence service, parliamentarian Andrés Larroque, pro-government activists Luis D’Elia and Fernando Esteche, and Jorge “Yussuf” Khalil, a leading figure in the country’s Muslim community who is reported to have close ties with the Iranian regime.

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According to La Nacion, “every message from the President was communicated in detail to the fugitive Mohsen Rabbani, who was Iran’s Cultural Attache in Buenos Aires at the time of the attack.”

Some of Nisman’s evidence was culled from phone taps which came into his possession. One transcript revealed D’Elia, a former member of Kirchner’s cabinet, telling Rabbani by telephone, “I have an urgent message from the Argentine government to urgently send over to Tehran before tomorrow. I am in Government House right now. There is no matter of greater importance than this, believe me when I tell you.”

According to Nisman, his complaint “presents irrefutable evidence that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner ordered Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido to meet with D’Elia, and through him, to transmit the government’s interest in swapping grain for oil.”

“The fact that Nisman is advancing these charges now indicates that he feels a much stronger degree of support from his colleagues in the judicial system than at any point in the past,” Eamonn MacDonagh, a writer and political analyst based in Buenos Aires, told The Algemeiner. “This isn’t because Argentina has had a sudden pang of conscience, but because we are dealing with a lame duck government. Come the elections in October, this government will be gone – and the judicial system has started to flex its muscles in preparation.”

MacDonagh also noted the significance of Nisman receiving details of tapped phone calls. “If he has hundreds of pages of phone taps, that can only indicate that some part of Argentina’s vast and unaccountable intelligence system is assisting him,” he remarked.

Today’s developments come exactly two years after the approval of a memorandum of understanding between the Argentine and Iranian governments to establish a “truth commission” into the AMIA bombing. Nisman believes that the commission was regarded by Kirchner as an initial step in deactivating the arrest warrants issued for Iranian figures connected to the atrocity. That agreement, however, was dismissed as illegal by a federal court in May 2014, prompting Foreign Minister Timerman to declare, “Argentina will appeal the mistake and, if necessary, take it to the nation’s Supreme Court of Justice.”

Nisman’s accusations against Kirchner and her colleagues are “probably the most serious leveled during her administration,” Ignacio Labaqui, who analyses Argentina for emerging markets consultancy Medley Global Advisors, told Reuters. “The prosecutor is accusing her of being responsible for a maneuver to cover up the worst terrorist attack in Argentine history.”

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  • ARGENTINIAN PROSECUTOR ALBERTO NISMAN ( ז”ל):

    ACCUSED THE IRANIAN REGIME, AND MOHSEN RABBANI (IRANIAN PEDERAST) IN PARTICULAR, OF INFILTRATING LATIN-AMERICAN COUNTRIES, BUILDING LOCAL CLANDESTINE INTELLIGENCE STATIONS DESIGNED TO SPONSOR, FOSTER AND EXECUTE TERRORIST ATTACKS, WITHIN THE PRINCIPLES TO EXPORT THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION.

    THE PSYCHOPATHS ARIEL”A” ZUGMAN (NAZI TRAVESTY AND PRIVATE PROSTITUTE OF MOHSEN RABBANI) AND ANA CHAPAVAL ZUGMAN (THE SHIKSE) ARE CONTROLLING A CLANDESTINE REMOTE NEURAL MONITORING STATION FOR MOHSEN RABBANI (IRANIAN PEDERAST) IN CURITIBA-BRAZIL.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neural-Weapons-RNM-Remote-Neural-Monitoring/309180162561405

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  • LIliana Mendoza

    No se enteraron que La Nación y Clarín mienten

  • When you befriend werewolves this is what you get!

  • charlie johnson

    The amazing thing is the look on the guys face in the picture.Much like a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar.I don’t play poker but I hear that story about a poker face.This guy could loose a lot of money in that game.

  • Frank Adam

    This is all not surprising in the least. Whatever one thinks of the Ayatollahs and their medieval attitude that religion and faith come first and secular knowledge and pragmatic politics must defer to their variant of dogma, they have demonstrated an uncanny effective ability to do what they want and suss out hoe to infiltrate the weaknesses of the real World, whether in Argentina, in the Lebanon, US embassies or anywhere else. The AMIA bombing was intended to deter Israel from reaching out to knock off Iranian proxies on her borders by showing Iran can attack Jews elsewhere beyond the protection reach of the IDF or Mossad and as such it worked. However note it also depended on a context of sympathetically anti-US and Antismitic background and weak government of useful idiots who see themselves as part of the “wretched of the Earth” rather than the pillaging global West that the Argentinian establishment is.

  • Bernard Ross

    if it were not Jews killed they would not be considering letting Iran off the hook.

  • Scott

    This is just another example of a leftist agenda to sweep Jews under the mat. The worlds’ leaders have little in the way of a conscience.

  • Tony Rice

    Help take her mind off the Falklands for a while, or maybe prompt another invasion a la Galtieri!

  • This stunning revelation of Argentine appeasement and betrayal should cause us to carefully scrutinize similar, current appeasement of Iran by President Obama.

    Since coming to office in January 2009, Barack Obama has been methodically moving toward rapprochement with Iran, at the expense of traditional USA friends and allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel. There is no longer any genuine Washington policy process with respect to Iran’s race to nuclear weapons. Rather, since January 2009, President Obama makes his own Mideast policy solo, like a 21st-century Napoleon III. And the results for the USA could be as disastrous as they were for France in 1870.

    For reasons that are partly connected with his biography, President Obama came to office with very strong preconceptions about Islam and the Mideast. These were partly expressed in his June 2009 Cairo speech which placed extraordinary emphasis on the Muslim World. In this context, President Obama is now bending over backward to favor the Islamic Republic of Iran which aspires to dominate the Mideast.

    Right now, Americans urgently need and deserve a more honest account of his Iran policy, its real purposes, and its likely effects. And, both parties in Congress should now do everything possible to ensure that USA Mideast policy truly serves American interests rather than some peculiar ideological goals of this current President.

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