Jews News is understandably incensed by a World Tribune report that the Obama administration intervened to block an investigation into alleged Iranian involvement in the murder of 85 men, women and children in aÂ Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1994.
â€œArgentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was assassinated for pursuing the truth,â€ Jews News online service claimed. Â â€œNisman, who had filed a report alleging that Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and other officials had conspired to cover up Iranâ€™s involvement in the massacre, was murdered the night before he was to present his findings to Argentinaâ€™s Congress. The Argentine government claimed at first that he had committed suicide. But honest people know that he was murdered â€” probably by Iranian agents with the collusion of the Argentine police officers who were supposed to protect him.â€
Jews News called on American Jews to stop supporting Obama, noting the 74 percent of Jews voted to Obama in his first election bid and somewhat less in this second. Not pulling any punches, the news service blasted Jewish supporters of Obama. â€œâ€¦In the face of Obamaâ€™s obvious hostility to Jews and Israelâ€¦â€ it said, â€œJews who substitute progressive politics for Judaism invariably become complicit in the persecution of the Jewish people.â€
The World Tribune expose comes at a time when Obama is asking Congress and Americans to trust him to negotiate a deal with Iran to prevent its producing nuclear weapons.
The gist of the WT report follows:
The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed.
Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President Barack Obama urged Argentina on several occasions to either stop or limit the investigation into the bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires.Â The sources said the U.S. appeals marked one of the demands by Iran for a reconciliation with Washington.
â€œArgentina had hard evidence against at least one Iranian leader, which prevented him from traveling abroad,â€ a source said.
A key Iranian suspect was identified as Ali Akhbar Velayati, foreign minister from 1981 until 1987, and deemed close to supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Velayati has been on the official wanted list of Interpol since 2007 and a subject of an international arrest warrant by Argentina.
â€œOne of the first demands by Iran to the administration was that Argentina be pressed to drop the warrant,â€ the source, close to the Argentine leadership, said. â€œWithin months, the U.S. followed up with a high-level meeting in which Argentina was asked to lay off.â€
â€œâ€¦In the face of Obamaâ€™s obvious hostility to Jews and Israelâ€¦Jews who substitute progressive politics for Judaism invariably become complicit in the persecution of the Jewish people.â€
The sources said Buenos Aires eventually complied. In 2013, Argentina and Iran signed an agreement for a joint investigation of the AMIA bombing, deemed a cover-up by Buenos Aires.
On Jan. 18, a leading Argentinian prosecutor assigned to investigate an alleged government cover-up on AMIA was found shot to death in his home. The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, had been scheduled to appear in front of Congress and present evidence that President Cristina Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman shielded Teheran in connection with the bombing.
â€œ[They] took the criminal decision of inventing Iranâ€™s innocence to satisfy commercial, political and geopolitical interests of the Argentine republic,â€ a 289-page report by Nisman said.
It was not clear whether the report contained evidence of U.S. intervention in the alleged plot to clear the Iranians. The 51-year-old Nisman, appointed in 2005, had presented evidence that Iran sponsored the bombing, conducted by its main proxy, Hizbullah.
On Jan. 21, the ranking Democrat of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Obama has become the leading defender of Iran. Sen. Robert Menendez suggested that the administration was coordinating with Teheran in efforts to block U.S. sanctions on Iranâ€¦
Â Follow this link to the full report.