Skip to comments.Case against Argentine president moves forward (Iran and Jewish community center bombing)
Posted on 02/13/2015 10:45:22 AM PST by Olog-hai
The prosecutor who inherited a high-profile case against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Friday reaffirmed the accusations, formally renewing the investigation into whether the president helped Iranian officials cover up their alleged role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.
Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicitas decision to go forward with the case was significant because it sets the stage for a close examination of the investigation that prosecutor Alberto Nisman was building before he was found dead Jan. 18.
Nisman had accused Fernandez, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and others in her administration of brokering the cover up in exchange for favorable deals on oil and other goods from Iran. Fernandez has strongly denied the accusations, and Iran has repeatedly denied involvement in the bombing, which killed 85 people.
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I foresee another prosecutor mysteriously dying in the very near future.
Follow The Money: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3250022/posts?page=3#3
"....The transcripts indicate a secret meeting in Aleppo, Syria, in January 2011 between Argentinian Foreign Minister Héctor Timmerman and his Iranian counterpart at the time, Ali-Akbar Salehi, during which Timmerman suggested that Argentina would no longer be interested in investigating the AMIA attack if Iran were willing to supply the country with inexpensive oil....
...The Aleppo meeting was followed by another in which a team of Argentinian negotiators tried, unsuccessfully, to exchange the immunity of the Iranians involved in the attack for much-needed oil....
....Argentina has a severe, ongoing energy deficit that directly impacts the countrys trade and economy," Leah Soibel, the executive director of the Jerusalem-based non-profit group Fuente Latina, told FNL. "The deal in question would have been mutually beneficial. Argentina desperately needed to increase its oil imports. Iran wanted Nismans investigation and Interpol warrants against Iranian leaders accused of involvement in the AMIA attack to come to an end....
...While Nisman made clear that no deal for oil with Iran ever reached fruition a move that could have triggered hefty U.S. sanctions but business between the two countries ramped up with reports indicating that the annual trade volume between the two countries, while insignificant in previous decades, now stands at more than $1 billion a year. ...
...Some observers believe that Nisman was killed, despite the damning information released in his report, because he had even more explosive information that could force Argentina to prosecute the Iranian agents involved in the AMIA bombing ... and to derail the lucrative trade between the two countries..."
It's Always About The Money.
Never mind such deaths never covering up, but exposing further.
A great nation like Argentina... has had multiple serious scandals over the years.... and yet somehow there are some Argentinians who do not accept these scandals and who fight back to (try, anyway) to clean them up.
Hopefully a few of these brave, honest souls will join the crowd swimming north across the Rio Grande....!? We could sure use them here!!!
If Argentina really has an energy deficit, it could make a deal with the UK. Tell the UK that they will not impede oil exploration around the Falklands/Malvinas/what have you. Argentina would set up support facilities on the mainland - platform fabrication, major equipment servicing, logistics. Yes, Argentina has shipyards.
But that would be a marketplace solution, and not a political solution.
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