evidence of something

Updated again, 2/29/12:

Your typical expert with all her expert credentials, writing articles to helpfully shape public opinion, and getting paid handsomely no doubt for her expertise. So you can go over and read the article and ask yourself what is more likely: that the expert is NOT AWARE that the investigation, as detailed below in this post, found no evidence against Hezbollah and Iran, in which case she is not much of an expert; or that the expert is well aware but simply ignoring that information, and instead PIMPING THE NARRATIVE, in which case she is a mercenary.


"In March 1992, a pickup truck loaded with explosives was driven by a suicide bomber—presumed to be a Hezbollah member—into the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. The blast destroyed the embassy, a Catholic church and a nearby school. Four Israelis died, but the attack claimed 29 lives and wounded 242 people, most of whom were Argentine civilians and many of whom were children.

In July 1994, attackers also presumed to be members of Hezbollah parked a van filled with 610 pounds of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil in front of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. The location of the explosive was designed to collapse the building, and it succeeded, killing 85 people and injuring more than 300."

So, despite her experty expert-ness and military / intelligence credentials up the ass, or is it because of those characteristics, she has somehow failed to mention the thorough investigation that turned up NO EVIDENCE of suicide bombers, and vans, and Hezbollah, and Iran; but in fact found with 99% certainty that the explosives were INSIDE the Jewish controlled buildings, as detailed in the rest of this post. Instead she perpetuates the narrative that has been going on for TWENTY YEARS, to pin the "Argentine 911" on Hezbollah, "PRESUMABLY (wink wink wink)," and this is all directed at Americans who are too lazy and ignorant and bigoted to look anything up on their own on the Goddamned internets, domain of kooks don't you know. And if you handed the truth to them on a silver fucking platter, their fucking heads would explode anyway because it's the complete opposite of all their installed programming. Better to stick to experts and trusted news sources, shit yeah.

This is the preferred audience of such experts, who bask in the adoration of the ignorant.


Updated at the bottom.

Well, we guess it's one more time around the block with this Hezbollah narrative. It's not that we want to keep writing about it but certain people like at the Hudson Institute, and this time Alan Dershowitz writing an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, keep bringing up the Argentine bombings in the early 1990s as EVIDENCE of Iran and Hezbollah's criminality.

In fact, those bombings are evidence of something, but not what A. Dershowitz claims.

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The WSJ piece is behind a firewall, but you can read the whole thing here: http://tinyurl.com/7bf6xn4

According to A. Dershowitz, the Iranian government has made it "crystal clear" that they are at war with Jewish communities throughout the world.

Evidence of that? He cites an "Iranian News Agency" headline stating "Israeli people must be annihilated."

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The site, Alef, allegedly has close ties to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But Pepe Escobar in the Asia Times tells us that Khamenei is not popular in Iran, and he is likely worried about being overthrown.

A recurrent theme among the lively Iranian global diaspora is that the Supreme Leader is the perfect US/Israel asset - as he incarnates Iran (although in many cases less than President Mahmud Ahmadinejad) as "the enemy"; in parallel, the military dictatorship of the mullahtariat in Tehran also needs "the enemy" - as in the Great Satan and the Zionists - to justify its monopoly of power....At the same time, informed Iranian - and Western - critics of Empire swear that the belligerent Likud-majority government of Israel is in fact the perfect Iran asset. This is because Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu and former Moldova bouncer turned Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's non-stop warmongering has only worked to rally Iranians of all persuasions - always proudly nationalistic - behind the regime.
...So what the "Path of the Imam" coalition is essentially saying is that Khamenei is a traitor of the principles of the revolution; they accuse him of trying to become a sort of Shi'ite caliph - an absolute ruler. This message is increasingly getting public resonance among millions of Iranians who believe in a true "Islamic", but most of all "republic" state. And that leads us to the Supreme Leader's supreme fear; that a coalition of Islamic republic purists - including powerful Qom clerics and powerful IRGC commanders or former commanders - may eventually rise up, get rid of him, and finally implement their dream of a true Islamic republic. Only this is certain; the one thing they won't get rid of is Iran's civilian nuclear program. 

This news agency, which does not represent the Iranian government, plus other "recent threats," unspecified by A. Dershowitz, have led all the proper authorities to BELIEVE that Iran is preparing attacks against Jewish targets worldwide. Sure.

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And IF this were to happen, A. Dershowitz claims it would not be the first time, since Iranian agents have done this sort of thing before. Yes, in Argentina, in the early 1990s. We notice some people NEVER TIRE of bringing this up.

"Back in 1992, Iranian agents blew up the Israeli Embassy and a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians, many of whom were children. The Argentine government conducted a thorough criminal investigation and indicted several Iranian officials, but those officials were well beyond the reach of Argentine legal authorities and remain at liberty." A. Dershowitz, February 2012

Recycling those Argentine bombings yet again.

What happened to the investigation? "The Argentine government conducted a thorough criminal investigation and indicted several Iranian officials, but those officials were well beyond the reach of Argentine legal authorities and remain at liberty."...?

Because there was NO EVIDENCE.

And THEREFORE, he reasons, because of those Argentine bombings as evidence, should such a thing happen again, the US government should deem any attack against any Jewish targets, particularly an embassy, as an attack on the US, and respond militarily. And by the way an attack on a synagogue is the same as the attack against the WTC. He's already got it all figured out, all the legal arguments to JUSTIFY bombing Iran.

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THUS, all we need to do now is wait for an attack on a Jewish target, just like those Argentine bombings in the early 1990s, and then it can be blamed on Iran and off we go to WW III....?

"Iran's ongoing support for Hezbollah and Hamas, coupled with its direct participation in the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, constitute sufficient casus belli to justify a reactive Israeli military strike against the Iranian nuclear program." A. Dershowitz in the WSJ, February 2012

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Let's go directly to History Commons then, one more time.

March 17, 1992: Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires is bombed, Hezbollah and Iran accused despite lack of evidence

Twenty-nine people are killed in the bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bombing levels the three-story building. Argentina, the US, and Israel will later accuse Hezbollah and its backer Iran, but provide little evidence. According to most media accounts and the US State Department’s annual report on terrorism, the bombing was the work of a Hezbollah suicide bomber who drove a truck into the building. [Los Angeles Times, 5/8/1992; Patterns of Global Terrorism, 4/30/1993; Fox News, 10/5/2007] However, a technical report ordered by Argentina’s Supreme Court will find that the bomb was placed inside the building: “Court official Guillermo Lopez said that the investigation had ascertained that the explosives had been located on the first floor of the diplomatic headquarters. ‘The engineers established, with 99 percent certainty, the exact location where the explosives were and the quantity that was used.’” That conclusion is angrily rejected by Israel. [NotiSur, 8/16/1996] The case remains unsolved. [Ha'aretz, 3/17/2008]

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July 18, 1994: Anti-Jewish bombings in Buenos Aires is blamed on Hezbollah and Iran despite lack of proof

A Jewish community center called AMIA in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is destroyed in a blast. The seven-story building is reduced to rubble and eighty-five people are killed. [BBC, 8/25/2003] Argentinean authorities, as well as the United States and Israel, are quick to blame Hezbollah and its backer, Iran. They accuse an Iranian diplomat of having provided a van packed with explosives to a Hezbollah suicide bomber.
Problems with Investigation - But the investigation becomes the subject of intense controversy. Argentine President Nestor Kirchner will later call it “a national disgrace.” In 2003, it will be revealed that the investigative judge offered an apparent bribe to the man accused of selling the van used in the attack in exchange for his testimony against local police officers charged with complicity in the bombing. That judge will later be impeached and removed from office and the case will collapse. [BBC, 12/3/2003; BBC, 8/3/2005]
Forensic Evidence - Critics will also argue that the forensic evidence suggests that the bomb exploded inside the building, rather than in the street. This will be the conclusion reached by Charles Hunter, an explosives expert with the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) who was part of the investigation. Hunter will quickly identify “major discrepancies” between the car-bomb thesis and the blast pattern recorded in photos
. A report drafted two weeks later will note that, in the wake of the bombing, merchandise in a store immediately to the right of AMIA was tightly packed against its front windows and merchandise in another shop had been blown out onto the street—suggesting that the blast came from inside rather than outside. Hunter will also say he does not understand how the building across the street could still be standing if the bomb had exploded in front of AMIA. Investigators will find no conclusive evidence against any Iranian diplomat. The US ambassador to Argentina at the time, James Cheek, will comment in a 2008 article: “To my knowledge, there was never any real evidence of [Iranian responsibility]. They never came up with anything.” [Nation, 1/18/2008] Nevertheless, in November 2007, Argentina, with strong support from the US and Israel, will successfully persuade Interpol to issue arrest warrants against several Iranian officials and one Lebanese Hezbollah militant. [Wall Street Journal, 1/15/2008]

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Some of those links may be broken, but here's a 2008 Gareth Porter piece that was published in The Nation, and it sheds more light on the details.

After spending several months interviewing officials at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires familiar with the Argentine investigation, the head of the FBI team that assisted it and the most knowledgeable independent Argentine investigator of the case, I found that no real evidence has ever been found to implicate Iran in the bombing. Based on these interviews and the documentary record of the investigation, it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that the case against Iran over the AMIA bombing has been driven from the beginning by US enmity toward Iran, not by a desire to find the real perpetrators. 
A "wall of assumptions" guided the US approach to the case.

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You can read all about the LACK OF EVIDENCE at that link. This information was published in The Nation in 2008, to be clear, not in the bowels of the internets, on conspiracy websites. The people interviewed included high level diplomats, ambassadors, and FBI office chiefs; and they all told Gareth Porter there was no evidence to link Iran or Hezbollah to the bombings. And here we are, four years after Gareth Porter did this work, and twenty years after the first bombing, and we are STILL hearing about those Argentine bombings done by Iran and Hezbollah.

Despite a case against Iran that lacked credible forensic or eyewitness evidence and relied heavily on dubious intelligence and a discredited defector's testimony, Nisman and Burgos drafted their indictment against six former Iranian officials in 2006. However, the government of NĂ©stor Kirchner displayed doubts about going forward with a legal case. According to the Forward newspaper, when American Jewish groups pressed Kirchner's wife, Christina, about the indictments at a UN General Assembly in New York in September 2006, she indicated that there was no firm date for any further judicial action against Iran. Yet the indictment was released the following month.
Both the main lawyer representing the AMIA, Miguel Bronfman, and Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral, who later issued the arrest warrants for the Iranians, told the BBC last May that pressure from Washington was instrumental in the sudden decision to issue the indictments the following month. Corral indicated that he had no doubt that the Argentine authorities had been urged to "join in international attempts to isolate the regime in Tehran."
A senior White House official just called the AMIA case a "very clear definition of what Iranian state sponsorship of terrorism means." In fact, the US insistence on pinning that crime on Iran in order to isolate the Tehran regime, even though it had no evidence to support that accusation, is a perfect definition of cynical creation of an accusation in the service of power interests.
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And they are still using this giant cock-up today, twenty years later, as EVIDENCE of Iran and Hezbollah's murderous intentions, and justification for attacking Iran, even pre-emptively.

"Iran's ongoing support for Hezbollah and Hamas, coupled with its direct participation in the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, constitute sufficient casus belli to justify a reactive Israeli military strike against the Iranian nuclear program." A. Dershowitz in the WSJ, February 2012

Well sorry professor but there is NO EVIDENCE of Iran's "direct participation in the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires," so it does not follow that, "coupled with" Iran's ongoing support for Hezbollah and Hamas," that anything whatsoever constitutes "sufficient casus belli to justify a reactive Israeli military strike against the Iranian nuclear program."

Let's correct the legal framework he's trying to build here.
 "Iran's ongoing support for Hezbollah and Hamas, coupled with its direct participation in the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, constitute sufficient casus belli to justify a reactive Israeli military strike against the Iranian nuclear program." A. Dershowitz in the WSJ, February 2012
Oh look, there's no more legal framework for attacking Iran, at least not one based on EVIDENCE.  

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Not to say there won't be some incident. We expect something soon. However, it's going to be a false flag as usual, and when we see well-paid experts on teevee LYING about the evidence, and LYING about who is responsible, and JUSTIFYING starting WW III, and referencing the Argentine bombings as proof, and killing God knows how many people, yet again...

How does it all happen? It's all done completely in the open. No one of consequence says a fucking thing to stop it.

EVIL. You know it when you see it.




SEE: List of Israeli false flag operations.

Research before denying.
"Finally, regarding the author’s false allegations about Iran’s role in a bombing in Argentina in 1992, suffice it to say that the real target was Argentina’s bilateral relations with Iran. Given Israel’s notoriety in using so-called “false flag operations,” the real value of Mr. Dershowitz’s article is that it should send a warning to the people and American policy makers to beware of not falling into yet another Israeli trap." ~ Tehran Times, political desk, 2/24/12

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Anonymous said...

Great breakdown AP - Amazing how one bomb set off 20 years ago came be used as ammunition for decades to come. Big lies that pay off over time. Incredible. Keep em coming. :-)

aferrismoon said...

The 'silence of the lambs' caption works well, raising the ideas of silence and serial-killing as found in the Meanstream Media.

The Media Murder ya!


A. Peasant said...

we know this is an important lie because they use it so often. there's a lot more detail in my older posts about it. their brazenness in bringing it up over and over again, people like Walid Phares, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Hudson Institute experts, Dershowitz, shows that they have every expectation of getting away with trotting this lie out, as enough people are either paid off or too lazy to look anything up. and it's just sickening how all these talking heads will not open their mouths. God forbid anyone risk losing his or her job to stop a few million people from being killed.

99% said...

Spot on as usual and that goes for Pepe too but let´s not forget one important fact that Escobar seems to forget at times, since he´s very fond of the Otpor offspring "Green movement" made up of Teheran urban and the diaspora upper-middle class of westernised royalists and outright fascists.

Much like their alike s in the posh suburbs of Caracas, Venezuela, they wouldn´t ever win an election without massive support from NED&Co (which failed, however)the or Coup d'etat. Ordinary Iranians overwhelmingly supported Ahmadinejad the last time around and would do so again no matter what even USA admits as much.

A. Peasant said...

yes, agreed on Escobar and the green movement. i guess everything at asia times is spook-endorsed in one way or the other.

Peter said...

Geez AP,
I wish you hosted the night time news show. A lion instead of lambs.

A. Peasant said...

Ha Peter I'm sure I'd be dropping too many f bombs, they would really need that ten second time delay or whatever to bleepme out. Plus I wave my hands around a lot. But thank you...

james said...

Great piece, APea. I think the quote from the Tehran Times at the end is spot on

Peter said...

Conjuring up the image of you waving you hands and dropping f bombs makes my heart smile. Thank you.

A. Peasant said...

well, you know, some people would clutch their pearls and other people would smile... :D

A. Peasant said...

and thank you James.

james said...

It'd be worth the cost of a teevee set just to see you exclaim "Pphhaaaarrrk!" while waving your hands in the air. :D

A. Peasant said...

truly it is all so exasperating...

Penny said...

AP: Kickin' ass as usual!

As I read through this I was thinking about the power of narrative whether true or false.
The power is in the story.

James do you recall that piece you had brought to my attention...way back about the power of narrative

It really is an old sort of human tradition-

So we get these stories and they are reinforced and this is how a perverted version of reality is created..

AP- you laid it out so well
btw: we have a mutual admirer in one commenter named Mother
seems a lovely sort
I let her know I give you two thumbs up.
Somehow though I am quite sure she doesn't need my endorsement

oh and Alan Dershowitz?

Does that man ever tell the truth?
Would he know it if it jumped up and bit him in the face.
His personal relations must be just terrible, he is so out of touch with reality-I shake my head

A. Peasant said...

hey Pen, so right about the power of narrative. and it makes me really appreciate how LONG and carefully they prepare these narratives. they will start them many, many years before they need to use them, and keep them going, and this is part of the technique because then many people believe that it *must* be true.

gotta run but you might enjoy reading this by Gilad Atzmon on dershowitz:


have a great day.

james said...

Hi APea, I just read the article by Atzmon that you linked to in your comment to Pen. It is a really good expose of dersh's deceit. It is so familiar too. In fact, they are all the same, aren't they? Just continually twisting and turning the truth without a lick of shame. snakes and reptiles.

Anon said...


- Aangirfan

A. Peasant said...

thank you Aan.

Nom du jour said...

Hi AP,

"Well, we guess it's one more time around the block with this __________________" [choose the Big Lie of the day / week / month / year / decade or century]

This guy has some worthy points on a couple of the international parasites' favorite Big Lies.

The often recycled "They Sunk Our Boat/s!!!" Big Lie and the "They Demolished Our 3 Towers!!!" Big Lie...




The parasites never had throughout their miserable scumbag history such excellent customers for their Big Lies as the current crop of European suckers over the past century and on.

[Q.] Would YOU Buy a Used Big Lie from these Parasites??

[Telezombie A.] Absolutely!!! Roll on WWIII.

A. Peasant said...

i was just reading that blogger an hour ago, nom. excellent.

all this through here i found compelling:

Previously, I wrote an essay entitled “The Bankers Want America To Lose World War III”. The bankers passed NAFTA and ratified the WTO treaty to send 50,000 manufacturing plants overseas. The Lords of Wall Street do not serve in the armed forces. So they had their professors with Foundation grant money figure out that if America’s supply lines were stretched 8,000 miles to China on a dodgy credit card to China, the Americans will lose World War III. To ensure an American defeat they decided to attack two nations with strong ties to Russia and China. There are no accidents when you are dealing with bankers.

If you are a normal person, you might wonder why anyone would want to start World War III only to intentionally lose it. You must realize by now that the bankers are not normal people and that they despise you. They have stolen over 30 trillion dollars from you. They are covering their tracks by having Ben Bernanke hyperinflate the currency which will soon hyperinflate prices. Between now and the collapse of the dollar, the bankers have to either get you killed or put you in a lockdown prison called a National Security State. The bankers are in the process of stealing the last few dollars from our pensions and savings. When prices go sky high, they will have stolen your last few dollars, pounds and euros. You will be of no further use to them and it will be time for you to die. The most likely scenario is a series of plagues that the bankers imagine will kill from 6 to 6.5 billion people.

can't argue with his reasoning.

nobody said...

Hey AP,

No fair you hogging all the f-bomb limelight.

I reckon you should throw to other commentators for some variety.

AP on screen "It's Fucked!"

cut to James, "Super Fucked!"

cut to Pen, "Fucked beyond all recognition!"

cut to me, "Fucked! Fucked! Fucked! Jesus!"

Cathartic and newsworthy. We would rule the airwaves.

Otherwise, very good. And now that I think about it, these two episodes deserve the same recognition as the Lavon Affair, the Liberty, and 911. Israelis are one trick ponies (and it ain't much of a trick neither) and deserve every bit of shit flung at them.

A. Peasant said...

i would not want to monopolize the f-bomb, no way. there's plenty to go around, though i can't see Pen dropping them so much. i know it's not the classiest thing to do but, well, fuck it. i never said i was a princess haha.

aferrismoon said...

Does Colvin's 'death' come under 'Suspicious Deaths'.

Perhaps an alternate Sus Deaths for people who may or may not have died :)


Dave said...

Can anyone confirm that the US Federal Reserve
charter was for 100 years - and up in 2013 ?

Thus the full on craziness that's ramped up in
just the past ten years. I mean it feels like they've
gone bat shit crazy as if they know the game
can't go on much longer.

Thoughts anyone ?


A. Peasant said...

i don't know Dave, but after spending all day doing my taxes i'm hoping for some timing to go *ding.*

Mark said...

...Meanwhile, from the darkest bottom corner of the nutbox that is Sun Myung Moon's Washington Times, "Israel Suspects Obama Leaks Meant To Stop Iran Strike".


I guess the warm link between Newtie and Bibi does not include Obama, the rotten anti-Semitic traitor.

A. Peasant said...

well of course anyone who has any problem with israel kicking off a war against anyone is anti-semitic by definition. because israel only ever acts in "self defense," thus conveniently justifying everything.

it's so simples.

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