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Argentine court finds Hezbollah behind 1992 and 1994 bombings in Buenos Aires

Friday, April 12th 2024 - 10:44 UTC
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Both events were said to be crimes against humanity and therefore no statute of limitations is applicable Both events were said to be crimes against humanity and therefore no statute of limitations is applicable

A court of appeals in Buenos Aires determined Thursday that the Iran-sponsored terrorist organization Hezbollah was behind the bombings of the Israeli Embassy in 1992 and the Jewish Welfare Association AMIA in 1994 in Buenos Aires.

 The magistrates also found both events to be crimes against humanity, which means no statute of limitations is applicable, thus ratifying a previous ruling from Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral almost two decades ago.

Judges Carlos Mahiques, Ángela Ledesma, and Diego Barroetaveña also pointed out that both attacks were planned from Iran and executed by Hezbollah, an organization they defined as a virtual armed wing for terrorist actions.

The court also lowered the sentence against former Judge Juan José Galeano, who was found to have paid car thief Carlos Telleldín to testify against Buenos Aires Police officers in the AMIA case. Former prosecutors Eamon Mullen and José Barbaccia were kept in prison for two years while Telleldín and his wife Ana María Boragni were acquitted after their involvement in the attack could not be established.

Thursday's resolution also urged the Argentine State to file a formal international complaint against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The attack against the Israeli embassy on March 17, 1992, left 22 dead and more than 240 wounded, while the one against the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA), also in the city of Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994, resulted in 85 casualties and some 300 wounded.

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  • Chicureo

    Many will be pleased that Bloomberg is reporting today that “Argentina Cuts Interest Rate to 70% as Financial Markets See Inflation Easing Further”

    The move is the third reduction since Milei’s government took office, and the
    Central bank wants to lower debt costs as price pressures cool.

    * * *

    Meanwhile, I'll be soon attending a luncheon at the Club Union today.

    By the way, Scott “Skippy” Jessop, known by his online alias IamSkippy, (born 29 October 1977) is known for his original appearance in the TLC TV Series, Virgin Diaries which he appeared on in 2012.

    He also has his own YouTube channel which he shares his adventures in Utah, where he resides.

    Stealing the military valour of deceased Airman is criminal.

    ¡Saludos de Santiago!

    Apr 12th, 2024 - 04:06 pm -1
  • Terence Hill

    “Stealing the military valour of deceased Airman is criminal.”

    Skippy was never here, and your not all here
    Skippy has never attempted to steal my valor, only yourself has made such an attempt; and the last time I looked I was hale and hearty.

    Meanwhile, the proof of who I am is here at
    In this picture of me with my tankard in March 2018. It shows my name, my rank, squadron 18, of the RAF in 1963. It is the only bona fide image of me on the web, any other claims will fail for lack of authenticity.

    ”What is Psychological Projection (In Layman’s Terms)?

    What happens when you have a whole bunch of uncomfortable, embarrassing and annoying emotions that you don’t want to unconsciously deal with? According to famous psychologist Sigmund Freud these emotions are projected on to other people, so that other people become carriers of our own perceived flaws. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for us, this form of emotional displacement makes it much easier to live with ourselves … because everyone else is responsible for our misery – not us!
    As a result of externalizing our emotions and perceiving them in others, we continue suffering terribly, often creating false self-images that portray us as “the victim” or “the good/righteous person” when the reality is that we aren’t.“
    https ://

    ”Narcissists are renowned for using psychological projection to blame other people, even when it is entirely apparent that they are the ones in the wrong. With regards to the narcissist, they too can have deep and repressed feelings, this is because their view of the world is so cut off from real life. It is not that a typical narcissist fails to know the difference between right and wrong. They do, it’s that when they themselves fail, they feel such an incredible sense of shame that they cannot deal with it.
    Their delicate ego has to be protected at all costs and so the blame for the failure has to be directed elsewhere.
    A narci

    Apr 13th, 2024 - 10:58 am -1
  • Chicureo

    Meanwhile today my family are enjoying freshly harvested peaches with Chile Champagne.Meanwhile

    The authentic Italian Bellini, like the one first made in Harry's Bar in Venice, combine one part fresh peach puree with two parts Prosecco.

    An absolutely marvelous beverage!

    * * *

    To all MP readers enduring Skippy's diatribes:

    Six years ago:

    Skippy has an obvious obesity problem...

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Apr 13th, 2024 - 01:20 pm -1
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