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Argentine administration counterattacks US media on Nisman's case

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 06:38 UTC
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Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said that the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman is being “used to attack the government” in an interview with the Washington Post. Meanwhile Argentina's Ambassador to the US Cecilia Nahon wrote a letter to the Post’s editor stating that “Argentina seeks only justice in 1994 bombing case.” Read full article

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  • gordo1

    Well they would do, wouldn't they?

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 07:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    In a country with a decent government they would issue a statement along the lines of: 'It is too early in the investigation to comment.'

    However, all this government has done is screech loudly and longly at the moon desperately trying to deflect, divert and subvert the investigation.

    Upon hearing about Nisman's death the Argentine President and her minions were immediately stating it was suicide. Again any decent government would have stated how shocked they were, send their sympathies to the family, and state that they would wait for the outcome of the investigation prior to commenting on the circumstances.

    When the evidence look very suspicious for a suicide, immediately the very same President and her minions began blaming everyone and stating it was, in fact, a conspiracy against them! Even though this flies in the face of all logic and reason.

    Innocent people don't tend to act like that.

    Oh, and Argentina, you cannot stop the world's free press from reporting on this story no matter how much you scream and thrown your teddies in the corner.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 07:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • La Patria

    “I will not throw out of the window my history, the history of my family, the history of my government, the history of my friends who were killed during the dictatorship. I will not do that. For what? For what? To get what? Oil?”

    No, not oil Mr Timerman, but a large contribution to your retirement fund, tax-free of course.
    Your father must be rolling in his grave.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 07:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Iron Man

    'Argentina doesn't import oil'

    Surely that is a whopper of the highest order. If so, can you rely on anything else he says?

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 07:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    “Hector Timerman said that the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman is being “used to attack the government”

    Yes, it is! so what's your point Hector?

    “An Argentine mystery” on the death of Alberto Nisman, ”

    Another 'Argentine mystery'! But it's all ok folks, nothing to see here, let's all move on and stop persecuting poor, victimised always- losing Argentina.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 09:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Too funny, have to post again, a must watch!!!! Petloleum and Lice

    http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1767341-la-acida-burla-de-john-oliver-a-cristina-kirchner-por-su-tuit-sobre-china

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “Cretins R Us!”

    Gollum just cannot resist making an utter fool of himself in front of the world.

    BTW, it wouldn't be the FBI, would it?

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    It must be said:

    Nahon bears a strange resemblance to the hexenbiest on Grimm. As always, timmerman - Gollum. Does Cretina's neck look more like that of a turkey or a buzzard?

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    according to the EIA Argentina imported 300,000 tons of CRUDE oil in 2013 - not a vast amount admittedly but more than zero as claimed by Timmerman.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    ”...Argentina doesn’t import oil. We don’t need oil,” Timerman added.

    Fantastic, next time Argentina bangs on about the people of the Falklands exploiting their own mineral wealth, probably at the useless C24.
    Remind Argentina that they do not need the oil.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Thingy Timerman is bringing his race into disrepute. The Israeli government should pay attention. Back in the 30s, Hitler made many accusations against Jews. At least 95% were untrue and were only aimed at exterminating Jews and stealing their assets. And now we see Timerman. Some THING that Hitler could have talked about with impunity as every word would be TRUE.

    Just look: ”The official rejected late prosecutor Nisman’s complaint against the Kirchnerite administration for allegedly covering up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 AMIA Jewish community centre attack.

    “I don’t have to prove my history. It is there for you to look at. I don’t need to prove that I support the defense of human rights. The same with my government. So it is ridiculous to think I put forward a deal, an economic deal, to forget about the case,” he stated.

    “I will not throw out of the window my history, the history of my family, the history of my government, the history of my friends who were killed during the dictatorship. I will not do that. For what? For what? To get what? Oil? Argentina doesn’t import oil. We don’t need oil,” Timerman added.

    So easy to prove tinboy lies. How does he reject what Nisman said? Is he a judge? Personal history, family history, government history? All lies. Human rights? The whole world knows that Falkland Islanders are human. Does tinboy defend them? Not likely. In tinboy I see the largely non-existent Jewish Shylock. Well done, tinpot, you put the whole Jewish race to shame!

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apparently he thanks the USA for its support over the mysterious Malvinas .

    so they say.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #4 that was the hardest one to get past reading this article. My God, who does he think he is talking to? The WP took down Nixon, it's not an RG rag.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    The disgrace to his family, country and faith “... doth protest too much, methinks”

    Anyone that watches CSI knows the Gringos have better crime labs and their “black ops” would have staged a much more believable suicide.
    (I also think NBC should send down Brian Williams to do an investigative report on Argentine media truthfulness.)

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Personally, I think that the the U.S. government should leave the internal affairs of rotting roadkill to the rotting roadkillians.

    They could however assist U.S. citizens in recovering assets due them. So, if you want to help with the discovery of the looted assets of rotting roadkill that have been stashed overseas - go to it.

    Similarly, the illegally exported deposits now in Switzerland are subject to seizure by rotting roadkill and as such are forfeitable in favor of rotting roadkill's creditors. So the U.S. can procure those account numbers from the Swiss and bring action on behalf of the U.S. citizen that have a lawful claim on the funds contained therein. At the least - they should be attached and frozen until a court of jurisdiction in the matter - in either LV, NV or NYC, NY can review the disposition of them.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    i wonder how many kirchnerite officials fear for their lives and thus applaud the catastrophic situation unfolding. Surely they have to have family and friends that didn't want to see the place ruined.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The Argentine government cannot stop the media of any country - other than their own - from commenting on anything about Argentina. Tough if they don't like it.

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    How long 'till someone issues an international arrest warrant for these murderous thieves ?
    Anyway , it's not oil they were buying from Iran it was LNG .

    Feb 12th, 2015 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @8
    “Does Cretina's neck look more like that of a turkey or a buzzard?”

    It looks like a Turkey Vulture's neck. Which means if they are genetically related she will claim the Falklands on the grounds that her relatives (Turkey Vultures) breed there.

    “no one stands to benefit more from truth and justice than the government and the people of Argentina,” she stressed.”

    Hahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha(ribs hurt now).

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    The reality is that CFK and others are now being investigated for just such such complicity. One would believe that when she appointed Sr. Nisman's successor to look into the original charges, he would go along and state that there was no evidence, just like the other toads. Or theatrically tear up a newspaper, shout foul, or defend CFK to the last.

    Well, he didn't.

    Understandably, Argentina's Ambassador to the US Cecilia Nahon has a job to do in Washington DC, which is to cover and protect CFK and Sr. Timmerman's backside. Not an enviable position to be in. Like defending cancer.

    Feb 14th, 2015 - 02:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    17 ElaineB (#)
    Feb 12th, 2015 - 06:35 pm
    “ The Argentine government cannot stop the media of any country - other than their own - from commenting on anything about Argentina. Tough if they don't like it.”
    .
    Like! Like! Goddamit, where's that 'Like' button????
    Mercopress, please sort this out!!!

    Feb 14th, 2015 - 03:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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