ed note–the investigations into the bombings in Argentina–first in 1992 and then another in 1994–were notoriously mired in corruption and incompetence, so much so that the original government investigator was impeached because of it.
At the time, Argentina and Iran were negotiating–surprise, surprise–a nuclear deal and Israel was having her typical hissy fit over it. Then the bombing (s) take place and Israel and the US put pressure on Argentina to implicate Iran.
Now however, Iran and Argentina have decided to reopen the case and examine it anew. The president of Argentina, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, has accused the local Jewish capo of being affiliated with Israel’s intelligence service Mossad and of making veiled threats of additional acts of terrorism against that country.
There is only ONE player who benefited from these bombings, and it was ISRAEL, who is understandably nervous right now about the upcoming investigation, for obvious fear that it will be revealed that indeed it was MOSSAD who pulled these bombings off and not Iran.
The Jewish community of Buenos Aires commemorated the 21st anniversary of a deadly attack on the city’s Israeli embassy.
Nearly 1,500 people participated in Sunday’s demonstration organized by the embassy to mark the attack, which Argentina and Israel blame on Iran.
On the afternoon of March 17, 1992, a suicide bomber drove a truck loaded with explosives into the front of the embassy, killing 29 and injuring 242.
Sunday’s rally also was protesting the Memorandum of Understanding signed recently between Argentina and Iran on a joint investigation of the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Over Jewish community protests, Argentina’s congress last month approved the agreement.
The attack, which killed 85 and injured hundreds, is believed to have been carried out under orders from Tehran. Six Iranians are wanted by Interpol in connection with the bombing, including Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi.
Maria Eugenia Vidal, vice chief of the Buenos Aires city government, told the crowd on Sunday, “The bomb exploded in the center of Buenos Aires, in the middle of the heart of all Argentinians.”
AMIA President Guillermo Borger told JTA that the number of demonstrators this year was higher than in previous commemorations, in part because people wanted to express their opposition to the agreement with Iran.
U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Vilma Martinez also attended the demonstration. No high-ranking members of Argentina’s national government participated.