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Wed Jan 21, 2015, 05:11 PM

Nothing new: Nisman's report fails to fan flames of conspiracy.

http://buenosairesherald.com/article/180042/nothing-new-nismans-report-fails-to-fan-flames-of-conspiracy-

A complaint with no proof, but chock full of politically-charged assertions contradicted by both established fact and Interpol.

How do you say Benghazi in Spanish?

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Reply Nothing new: Nisman's report fails to fan flames of conspiracy. (Original post)
forest444 Jan 2015 OP
Judi Lynn Jan 2015 #1
forest444 Jan 2015 #2
Judi Lynn Jan 2015 #3
Judi Lynn Jan 2015 #4
bemildred Jan 2015 #5
Judi Lynn Jan 2015 #6
forest444 Jan 2015 #7

Response to forest444 (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 06:37 PM

1. Truly interesting. Charges have been flying since this happened during Carlos Menem's Presidency,

long ago.

It has been suggested that these charges were hauled out to try to throw at Fernandez de Kirchner because it's a Presidential election there this year, and they are getting down to business trying to smear the leftist President in order to slime another right-winger into place, just like the good old days of the military dictatorship.

Such an interesting article! Thank you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 07:08 PM

2. You're welcome - and yes. It is what it is.

This death and its exact timing is the best thing that could have happened as far as those trying to tar the administration are concerned.

The unholy alliance of dictatorship apologists, free-marketeers, and the fascist Opus Dei are still very much alive and kicking in high society, the Argentine military and, above all, the SIDE (State Intelligence). The disgraced former SIDE counterintelligence director Jaime Stiusso is one such character, and he was not only the source for Nisman's illegal, cherry-picked wiretaps (which as the article noted, contributed nothing), Señor Stiusso was also a frequent guest at Nisman's home.

Nisman himself, discredited as he was by both the judge on the case, Interpol, and victims' rights groups for spending 10 years blocking and distracting any real investigation, was fond of flouting orders by the presiding judge and openly presenting baseless "complaints" to right-wing television. He knew how to use the media, and knew that what he lacked in proof, he could always make up for by theatrics on cable news (particularly those of the Fox-like persuasion).

His perfectly-timed death is just another chapter in ongoing efforts of killing two birds with one stone: shift public opinion in an election year (upon which some "business-friendly" party could take over), and of course preclude any investigation of the two terrorist attacks (the 1992 Israeli Embassy bombing, and the AMIA bombing - both detonated from inside the buildings) - just as Nisman did for 10 years.

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Response to forest444 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 09:34 PM

3. Getting the most bang for their buck. Well-calculated, clearly.

Argentina's sub-human right-wing factions are old, old hands at machination. Sounds as if they want all their wrongfully placed power back, starving for the smell of fresh blood in the air, dying to hear the shrieks of tortured political enemies once more.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 04:34 PM

4. Update: Rogue agents killed Argentine prosecutor, secret service says

Rogue agents killed Argentine prosecutor, secret service says
Latest update : 2015-01-23


Argentina's government says rogue agents from the intelligence services may have been behind the suspicious death of a state prosecutor who accused the government of taking part in a cover-up related to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre. The government says Nisman’s allegations and his death were linked to a power struggle within Argentina’s intelligence agency and agents who had recently been fired. It says they deliberately misled Nisman and may have had a hand in writing parts of his 350-page complaint.

“When he was alive they needed him to present the charges against the president. Then, undoubtedly, it was useful to have him dead,” the president’s chief of staff, Anibal Fernandez, said Friday.

Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to his head and a 22 caliber pistol by his side along with a single shell casing. He had been scheduled to appear before Congress on Monday to answer questions about his allegations that President Cristina Kirchner conspired to derail his investigation of the attack by taking part in a cover-up shielding Iranian officals suspected of planning the attack.

The head of Argentine intelligence was replaced in December, resulting in the firing of agents who had been helping with Nisman’s investigation. Nisman had accused agents from another faction within the state intelligence apparatus of being part of Fernandez’s alleged plot to clear the Iranian suspects.

One of those fired in the December shakeup was Antonio Stiusso, a senior spy who had helped Nisman with the probe.
The government says Stiusso falsely told Nisman that two men implicated in the case against the president were state intelligence agents. Wire tapped phone conversations of the two were key to Nisman’s accusation that the government was trying to whitewash the 1994 car bombing.

More:
http://www.france24.com/en/20150123-rogue-agents-killed-argentine-prosecutor-intelligence-service/

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 06:11 PM

5. This could get interesting.

I have watched that case for a long time, and it has always smelled. It would be really nice to clear up what happened.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 05:59 AM

6. 10 police officers under investigation after Argentine prosecutor slain in his home

10 police officers under investigation after Argentine prosecutor slain in his home

The Associated Press
Published Friday, January 23, 2015 10:22PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The 10 police officers assigned to protect a federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranians sought in an Argentine terrorist bombing are being investigated for their actions on the day the prosecutor was found shot to death.

The officers, along with two supervisors, are being looked at as part of an internal police investigation into the handling of Alberto Nisman's death, a person close to the investigation told The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity.
The officers are not considered suspects, said the person, who was not authorized to comment publicly.
In particular, he said, investigators are looking into the time it took two officers assigned to the door of Nisman's building to advise their superiors that they had not been able to reach him by telephone.

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Also on Friday, justice officials said they have been unable to locate the man who loaned Nisman the gun used in his death despite "repeated attempts," and were ordering that he be barred from leaving the country without first getting permission from Argentine authorities.

Diego Lagomarsino, who spoke to authorities soon after Nisman's death, said he had given a .22-calibre pistol to Nisman because the prosecutor wanted it for protection. Lagomarsino has not been named as a suspect

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/10-police-officers-under-investigation-after-argentine-prosecutor-slain-in-his-home-1.2203846#ixzz3PjPb9Vuc



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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 05:32 PM

7. Kudos for all the great research, Judy.

I added a new thread on the Latin America billboard pertaining to this case; let me know what you think.

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