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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Alberto Nisman did not commit suicide and the AMIA bombing was not 'unsolved'

David Horovitz is certain that Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman did not commit suicide and that the AMIA bombing is not 'unsolved.' We all know who was behind it: Iran and Hezbullah.
Perednik despairs at the naivete of anyone prepared to countenance that a prosecutor who has spent a decade heading a 30-strong team investigating the worst terror attack ever committed in Argentina; who has identified the Iranian leaders who ordered it and had them placed on Interpol watch lists; who has traced and named the Hezbollah terrorists who carried out the bombing; who has exposed Iran’s still-active terror networks in South America; and who was about to detail the alleged efforts of Argentinian President Cristina Fernández and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman to whitewash Iran’s role — that this man would choose to take his own life just a few hours before giving his testimony to a Congressional hearing.
But Nisman was found dead by “self-inflicted” bullet wound in a locked apartment with no sign of forced entry, the Argentinian authorities say? Perednik is succinct and withering about both motivation and capability: Does anyone doubt that a government capable of whitewashing Iran is capable of producing a dead prosecutor in a locked apartment? he asks. “In our last conversation, Nisman told me that his evidence would either force [those top Argentinian leaders] to flee or send them to jail. He told me, ‘I’m going to put them in jail.'” Sunday was their last chance to stop him.
As I detailed Monday, he traced the orchestration of the bombing all the way back to the August 1993 meeting of Iran’s leadership at which it was commissioned, and identified the key conspirators to the satisfaction of Interpol. We know who ordered the bombing — an Iranian government committee headed by supreme leader Ali Khamenei and then president Hashemi Rafsanjani. We know who arranged it — the late and unlamented Hezbollah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh. And we know all about Ibrahim Berro, the suicide bomber who drove the explosives-filled Renault Trafic van into the building on July 18, 1994, killing 85 innocents. All thanks to Alberto Nisman.
Solving the case, I should note, is not the same as bringing the culprits to justice. Despite Nisman’s efforts, the Iranian conspirators have not been indicted, tried and jailed — in good part, he was about to allege, because of Fernández’s duplicity. If so, this is a supreme and terrible irony, given that it was her own late husband, Nestor Kirchner, horrified by years of flawed and skewed and politicized investigation of the AMIA attack, who appointed Nisman a decade ago precisely to get to the truth and air it.
Perednik accurately sees in the killing of Alberto Nisman a “devastating blow” to justice, the death of “a symbol of pure-hearted dedication to the truth, a world destroyed, and a victory for the evil-doers.”
He does not, however, believe the entire battle is necessarily lost. He names Jaime Stiusso, a former top officer in Argentina’s Secretariat of Intelligence, S.I., who was fired by Fernández, as the official most capable both of getting to the bottom of Nisman’s killing and of marshaling and producing the evidence, including allegedly incriminating tape recordings, that Nisman had been about to present.
More widely, he’s encouraged by the sight of thousands of Argentinian demonstrators taking to the streets Monday to protest Nisman’s death and demand justice. Some of them, he notes, were carrying placards declaring “I am Nisman.” Others were carrying placards proclaiming, “Cristina Killer.”
Read the whole thing. Argentina has changed an awful lot since the 1970's. Kirchner may not get away with this.

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