Argentina & Subversion in Latin America

If there wasn’t so much else going on (especially Syria), the latest news concerning the AMIA investigation should have caused a media earthquake. Pretty big news, actually.

This week a 500-page document was submitted by Alberto Nisman, Argentina’s tireless prosecutor into the AMIA bombing. Nisman accused Iran of establishing “intelligence and terrorist networks” throughout Latin America going back to the 1980s – his report identifying such networks not only in Argentina but also in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname.

Release of Nisman’s report is an opportune moment to remind readers that two of the candidates for Iran’s presidency, Velayati and Rezai, have been implicated in the AMIA bombing (an INTERPOL arrest warrant is out for Rezai). Rafsanjani, too.

Last time we visited the AMIA issue, Buenos Aires was still waiting for the promised Majlis approval. Still waiting, of course – and here’s where it gets tricky: while the Majlis actually seems opposed to the entire arrangement, Tehran’s representative in Buenos Aires claims (in Spanish) that his government is bypassing the parliament to enforce the investigation agreement.

Considering that Iran is currently busy with an election campaign, there’s (at least) three explanations for the dissonance: either there’s gross miscommunication between the two capitals; or Ahmadinejad decided to get chivalrous with CFK before leaving office (in Spanish); or it’s just the familiar smoke and mirrors.

Ahmadinejad may be leaving, but his Latin American legacy will live on. During the past week or so there was quite a bit of contact between Iran and its Latin American friends, as well as Tehran’s friends among themselves. Prosecutor Nisman, hang in there – still much to watch!

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6 comments on “Argentina & Subversion in Latin America
  1. […] and exploiting diplomacy to advance nuclear technology; Rezai, former head of IRGC and wanted by INTERPOL for the AMIA bombing; and Velayati, timeless Khamenei caddy also implicated for […]

  2. jaysonrex says:

    Argentina, apart from most of Latin American countries, have a reputation that they do nothing to get rid off: Islamic terrorists are more than welcome. The one exception worth mentioning is Brazil.
    During World War Two and immediately after, Argentina was the preferred destination of Nazis (Eichmann, etc.); now the guests of honor are the Islamic terrorists. To be an Argentinian is not an easy thing to face in life.

  3. […] Blaming western media for Iran’s woes is nothing new. Beirut Daily Star columnist Rami Khouri recently chimed in on the subject, bemoaning after a recent trip to the U.S. how “annoying” it is to follow news coverage of Iran in the US media.  Mr. Khouri, there’s a reason for that:  How about nuclear deception?  Subversion? […]

  4. Fabien Colonel says:

    @jaysonrex, june 6, 2013 @ 5:19pm:

    Pls do kindly f.o. from Argentina, will ya? We did get a few rotten apples (some 300 nazis) along with the tens of thousands of European refugees that came to our country immediately after ww2. Compare that to the many thousands of nazi criminals smuggled to the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and South Africa the Western media carefully avoid to talk about. Oh, wait, you’re gonna tell me they were all innocent scientists: like John Demjanuk et al., right? But we opened our secret files on that matter 10 years ago; the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia & South Africa still haven’t =(

    Islamic terrorists abound in the UK and France too, and American terrorists (CIA) are all over the planet. When the CIA organizes military coups all over the planet, that’s another form of terrorism, a well-known American export. Every f*ing intelligence service on Earth is, indeed, a legalized terrorist organization. And yes, that includes Israel’s Mossad =)

    So, pls do shove your anti-argentinianism up your @$$. I’ll gladly show you how =)

    There are far too many retards & morons like you who think that everyone not aligned with the Anglo-Saxon (a.k.a. “The West”) must automatically be a potential terrorist. Well, I’ve got news for ya: the world ain’t flat. S

  5. Luisk says:

    Im brazilian…and argentinian, all i can say is I am disgusted by the lack of action innthe last three decades of both Brazil and Paraguay, that allow chinese mafia and islamic jihadist dangerous terrorist to take control of the important commercial district in Iguazu Falls. In Paraguay Ciudad del Este, chinese rule wholesale imports in the tax free region, while arabs…(all young below 40s) and with suspiscion background, engage in the retail, …add to that money laundering, drugs and mafia crushes that make news headlines daily. Shopkeepers look as local and speak spanish but as soon as they start talking among them or answer the phone, they reveal who they are speaking uncomprehensible arab dialects. Everyone an illegal immigrant that end up getting all the brazilian documents needed.

    However in the argentinian side, just crossing the bridge, a calm civilized town, Puerto Iguazu, few shops, houses with gardens, flowers, organized, no immigrants, no illegal trade, just small hotels living on the tourism of the water falls.

    So, I know well that Argentina is more conscious and allows no bullshit from ethnic shit of the middle east, secially after AMIA and Menem. They are fed up of arabs.

  6. […] than a month’s passed since our last post on media coverage of Iran in Argentina. Time for an […]

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