Thursday, March 05, 2015

Blog #4: Argentine President Denies Cover-Up in Bombing Inquiry


On Sunday the Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, president of Argentina, made an impassioned defense, days after a judge dismissed the criminal allegations against her, on her role in the fatal bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994. Mrs. Kirchner accused others of using case to get some political gains. " If there are delays or a cover-up of A.M.I.A, look somewhere else, not here." she said in her annual State of the Union address to Congress. A.M.I.A by the way, is the Spanish acronym for the Argentina Mutual Israelite Association.

On Thursday, a judge had dismissed the criminal complaint brought up by Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in January from a gunshot wound to the head. The judge, Daniel Rafecas, wrote that there was no evidence pointing to Mrs. Kirchner faulting the evidence that Mr. Nisman had provided accusing Mrs. Kirchner of conspiring to shield Iranian officials from responsibility in the bombing that left 85 people dead in exchange for trade benefits.

Mrs. Kirchner  believes that Nisman was manipulated by forces who were trying to destabilize her. She made reference to some documents cited from Rafecas, in which Nisman highlights her government's role in helping the investigation weeks before he had filed the criminal complaint. Mrs. Kirchner said before questioning the circumstances under which he had returned to Buenos Aires from Europe in January accusing her. "I don't think Nisman wanted to attack the president." She said. Last month there were nationwide marches to honor Mr. Nisman as well as to express anger with the Argentina's political establishment. Many believe that the Argentinian government had a hand in his death. But Mrs. Kirchner and her inner circle have cast suspension on a former spymaster who worked with him on the bombing investigation.


I would have to say that my reaction from reading this remains still the same. Of course i can agree with the same thought that I do believe that the government of Argentina does have something to do with Nisman mysterious death. It still amaze me the fact that they still have yet not been able to determine whether the death was murder or suicide. Hasn't it been a little too long for them not to have investigated and have gotten and answer ? I mean this did happen in January and we are in March. Not to mention that the victim wasn't just a ordinary person, he was part of the GOVERNMENT officials. It is very sad! to me it sounds like someone has connections with someone or with multiple peoples that helping keep important details about this case. Very very odd situation.

Alexandra Palma



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