This has been mainly off our radar – TPM’s and the US media. It’s been a big focus in Argentina and Israel. But it just became a much, much bigger deal.
The simplest version starts with a prosecutor who was investigating issues surrounding 1994 bombing of a building that housed a major Jewish organization and killed 85 people. The outstanding question was whether the Argentine government had protected Iranian officials who were implicated in the bombing because of various oil concessions or other favors. The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was found dead on January 18th in apparent suicide. But it quickly became clear that it was not a suicide: he’d been murdered. Separately, a reporter who broke the story fled for his life to Israel. Now a draft warrant for the arrest of the Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and other high level officials has been found in the garbage in Nisman’s apartment. So very, very big deal. Here’s more.