Thus far, the story about the dead Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, initially thought to be a suicide, is unfolding according to plan: to ruin the image of the administration of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
The global media complex is insinuating, in the most indirect way possible (but leaving little doubt) that her administration is somehow behind the murder. After all, was not Nisman about to release explosive details about that administration covering up a bombing investigation? Hardly, but more on that later.
The Drudgereport, a digital tabloid, showed a photograph of President Cristina Fernández pointing her index finger with this caption: “Argentine prosecutor shot point blank in the forehead” (as if Christina herself pulled the trigger!) What’s next? Will the media call for Cristina to submit her hand for forensic analysis, so that it can be examined for gunpowder residue?
Also, the Argentine president had responded to the very first reports of Alberto Nisman’s death, within hours that is, with astonishment that someone would take his own life. That seems normal. I mean, what else might one say about a suicide, at the risk of saying something inappropriate. However, as more facts came to light, the president rightly shifted to a new theory that his death was, in fact, a murder. The mainstream news outlets are reporting this natural shift of opinion as “confusing and contradictory.” Wow. That’s pushing the agenda so hard that the agenda is peeking through.
True, Cristina Fernández is being victimized. Actually, she is being very subtly framed. Unfortunately, her administration lacks the courage to stand up for itself. That administration, like the governments of Iran, which caught up in this scandal as the prime suspect of the 1992 and 1994 bombings (and other governments supposedly opposed to a western unipolar order) are simply playing the role of the “loyal opposition.”
The backstory is now a quarter century old. In 1992, there was attack on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires that with 29 dead and 242 wounded. Two years later in the 1994, there was an attack on the AMIA community center that left 85 dead and 200 wounded.
The official story is that Muslim fundamentalists, backed by Iran, Hezbollah or some exotic faction, detonated car bombs outside those two buildings (in one attack it was supposedly a van). In the second attack, an Israeli soldier produced a fragment of a vehicle from the wreckage, and the United States and Israel have been insisting the car bomb version for both events ever since.
Unfortunately, the evidence points in the opposite direction: to the explosions coming from inside the buildings. That the US and Israel would cling so desperately to their car-bomb myth (as a matter of policy no less) especially in light of expert testimony, raises suspicion in and of itself.
Indeed, a 2008 Wikileaks dump (for whatever that’s worth) shows a cable from an ex-US Ambassador, committed to just one outcome: that there remain no doubt about the accusations against Iran. This is a case of the conclusions determining the findings (well, their findings, which do not rest on the evidence), instead of the other way around.
Of course, as usual, people stray from the Party Line, and President Menem of Argentina once stumbled, saying that the crater of the explosion was inside the Embassy (“el cráter de la explosión está dentro de la embajada”). Oops.
In the Argentine government’s 1997 investigation of the 1992 case, a special panel of expert engineers was convened. The Secretario Penal de la Corte made Dr. Alfredo Bisordi head of the investigation regarding the explosion. The report by the National Academy of Engineers was released and presented to the court. Its basic findings have been buried, and they are not part of the current narrative playing itself out today.
Pages 40 – 42 describe how two separate investigative lines led to the same conclusion: that the explosion came from within the building (“que la explosión se produjo adentro del edificio”).
Page 69 explains how the crater shows the explosive force coming from the Embassy and being directed outwards.
Pages 20 – 21 reveal the intervention of a false witness, a fake taxi man later uncovered by the routine police investigation as having been a colonel in the Israeli army. His specific role was to finger the participation of Pakistan, to add yet another layer of falsehood. These kinds of covert operations depend on the onion-like layering of lie upon lie.
Page 77 of the investigation explains that the video tapes of the cameras of the Israeli Embassy were not made available to the investigation.
Those items above were presented as legal testimony, by experts, and should put the burden of proof back on anyone claiming that the explosions are traceable to car bombs. It should be mentioned that a 2004 court hearing included dozens of witnesses who testified that there was no car bomb, and many detailing the explosion coming from within.
Alberto Nisman was on a crusade, but he had nothing to back him, nothing to vindicate his work. According to recent statements by the Argentine government, two key witnesses in Nisman’s case against were falsely presented to him as state intelligence agents – much like Taxi Man, designed to plant false evidence.
In Nisman’s case, the false evidence of the “two agents” (well, yes, they were someone’s agents) included wiretapped phone conversations (contrived, scripted conversations) that the Argentine government was trying to whitewash the 1994 car bombing. This was the core of his case. And it was based on a lie. It was based, actually, on the agents spending years feeding false information to Nisman.
Also, the Argentine government’s chief of staff recently said that he didn’t believe Nisman even wrote his own report. So we have fake telephone conversations stuffed into a plagiarized report, and this is what mainstream media is calling “explosive evidence.” Wow.
Now, an Argentine reporter, Damian Pachter, claims to have been followed, possibly by Argentine intelligence and, fearing for his life, tweeted that he was leaving the country. It seems that Pachter went to Montevideo and then Madrid and then Israel, where he tweeted that he was finally “safe.”
Correctly, the government of Argentina stated that Pachter should have provided information or posted a photograph of any suspect. Of course, the reporter had not done so and just skipped out like a drama queen. His insinuation was that the government of Argentina was either responsible or complicit in the murder of Alberto Nisman.
It would have been noteworthy if Patcher had been able to document (and register with a spectrum of domestic and international authorities) a complete physical description of the threatening person: age range, gender, nationality, hair color, clothing, and demeanor. For example.
It would have been noteworthy if this description, on file, then matched (exactly) a person of interest who would be later outed (in the future, that is) regarding a different hostile incident.
It would have been substantial if Pachter had been able to secure the signature of a high-ranking government official, in this case in Argentina, stating that the chain of events unfolded exactly as the journalist described, that is, with the documented description fitting the profile of a future suspect.
All that would have been something, but this was not the case.
If the 1992 and 1994 bombings originated from within the two buildings in question, as the evidence reveals, suggesting in the process that the US and Israel are lying about the car bombs, then the strongest and most logical conclusion is that the explosives were planted by factions seeking to advance the interests of those who benefit the most from the event.
Who benefits? The Buenos Aires bombings help fulfill the foreign policy objectives of the United States and Israel, specifically regarding the Global War on Islamic Terror.
That being said, no one actually drawing a paycheck – neither in the US nor in Israel – is responsible for these attacks. They were not military or intelligence operations, although some soldiers and agents were, as usual, duped into the disinformation and cover-up operations.
As has been stated before on these pages, the faction responsible for the bombings is quite heterogeneous, and while imagining and fantasizing that they are “guarding the republic,” so to speak, or their respective republics, they are merely acting as Praetorian Guard for an oligarchic regime (a kind of stateless regime) seeking to exert raw, brutal power for its own sake (power porn, if you will, for a circle jerk of control freaks).
More recently, this same faction planted false evidence with prosecutor Alberto Nisman, allowed that disinformation to become information, and to circulate. When that phase of the operation was finished, they simply killed him in a manner that would implicate President Cristina Fernández.
Her sin – at this lower level the video game – is to oppose the gouging of Argentina by the vulture funds, by banks and investment firms that never lent Argentina any money but bought up much of the country’s bad debt after the 2001 default (even though much of it was technically written off). A New York court recently ordered that Argentina pay more than a billion dollars to the vulture funds (even though the court lacks jurisdiction).
Again, it’s not really the money that is at issue; it is Cristina Fernández’s unwillingness to witness the raping of Argentina. That will not do! If she is to remain a president of a western country (unlikely now), then she must participate, as a voyeur, in the financial gangbanging of Argentina.
But let us not excessively demonize the protagonists in this drama; there are, after all, antagonists who read from their worn scripts. Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas and other organizations are also vested in perpetuating this global war, which feeds their own machineries of power.
Just as with the Cold War, when the superpowers used bipolar conflict to prop up each other’s military-industrial complexes, so too do all the players today have a stake in these theatrics. This is not terribly surprising at the end of the day: All the parties have been sparring partners for decades now, and all the parties worship the same god.
The more one distances oneself from one particular side, the more all the parties look alike. Each one advances the interests of a local oligarchy, or a particular government, or a particular ethnic mafia, but all increase the tensions leading towards a major global war – and to fulfill the Final Act of their script.
There is no timetable for this war. It matters not that it could happen in five years or 500 years – what matters that it will happen. Meantime, the only real code that all the parties live by is that their agendas must be advanced by lies.
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Still in Panama City, hanging out, killing time. The city now has a functioning metro, greatly alleviating traffic. The boardwalk area by the water is finished, complete with restaurants around the fish market. The old section of the city, Casco Viejo, is being renovated… Perhaps more details to come – along with an analysis of events in Argentina, based largely on reports in Spanish that have not been translated, for Wednesday.