by Eamonn MacDonagh
Before he was murdered, the Argentinian prosecutor investigating the massive 1994 Buenos Aires bombing wiretapped over 40,000 phone calls. His one question: Did the Argentinian government conspire to cover up Iran’s involvement in the attack?
May 12, three judges serving on Argentina’s Federal Cassation Court, the nation’s highest criminal appeal chamber, put an end, at least for the moment, to any hope that the accusations brought by the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and other officials over the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center would be properly investigated. Nisman, who was found dead in his apartment in suspicious circumstances last January, had accused the president and some of her colleagues of covering up Iran’s involvement in the AMIA massacre, which claimed the lives of 85 people and injured hundreds more. Nisman had been investigating the AMIA atrocity for more than ten years, adding an additional layer to his inquiries when he unearthed what he believed to be evidence of back-channel negotiations between the Argentine government and the Iranian regime to cover up the massacre. READ MORE