Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Prosecutors in Argentina asked a judge to order the arrest of former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani and seven others in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aries. The attack, which took place July 18, 1994, killed 85 people and wounded an estimated 300.
Rafsanjani is the wonderful `moderate Iranian leader' touted by Clinton and Carter, the `moderate' who once said that the `Israel problem' could be resolved by a single nuclear bomb.
Prosecutors said at a news conference Wednesday that the decision to call for the arrest of was made because the decision to attack the AMIA center, which they said was carried out by Hezbollah, was made with the knowledge of top Iranian authorities.
Not only that,but it was covered up, with the connivance of the Iranian regime and a payoff to Argentina's then President, Carlos Menem , a Roman Catholic of Syrian Muslim descent who was president from 1989 to 1999, and received $10 million directly from the Iranian government to stonewall the investigation.
This will likely unearth a number of skeletons in the Argentine closet..and it will be interesting to see whether Argentina attempts an extradition.
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 3:49 PM