Monday, September 25, 2017

Alberto Nisman was murdered report says

No surprise to many, Alberto Nisman was murdered. According to the lede in The Wall Street Journal:
Investigators here have concluded that prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered in 2015 hours before he was to testify in Congress against then-President Cristina Kirchner, according to people familiar with the investigators’ report, opening a new chapter in a mystery that has transfixed Argentina.
By all accounts, Nisman, who had been charged with investigating the cover up of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, was apparently close on the trail of those who white-washed Iranian involvement in the terror attack that killed 85 people.

His death, claimed by the police and government officials to have been suicide, was suspicious from the start- bruising on his body and an absence of power burns on his head- implied that something else was at play.

Where does the investigation go from here?  Time will tell, but I'm not optimistic that the truth will come out. A sad state of affairs.

Stephen M. Flatow

Read the coverage at the Wall Street Journal for an in-depth report.