Hours before he was to drop a bombshell on the Argentinian government about its involvement in collaborating with Iran in the decades-long coverup of the worst terror attack in Argentina’s history, prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment. The cause of death was a bullet wound to the forehead. It’s now being reported that prior to his death, Nisman had drafted a request for the arrest of Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and it was found at the scene.
It was clear that Nisman’s death was made to look like a suicide; someone was trying to cover up murder. Any plan to do so increasingly became less and less convincing. Even de Kirchner conceded it was not suicide after initially opining that it was, which indicates that any attempt to cover up Nisman’s murder may have had some serious holes. More on that after this latest development.
According to a report from Reuters:
An Argentine prosecutor found dead in mysterious circumstances last month had drafted a request that President Cristina Fernandez be arrested for conspiring to derail his probe into the deadly bombing of a Jewish center, the investigator into his death said on Tuesday.
The papers were found in the trash at Alberto Nisman’s apartment while his property was being scoured for clues over whether the father-of-two committed suicide or was murdered.
He was found in a pool of blood with a single bullet to the head on Jan. 18.
“The drafts are in the file,” Viviana Fein, the lead investigator into Nisman’s death, told a local radio station.
If you’ve ever heard that saying, ‘Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt,’ it may apply here.
As Shoebat.com reported, very soon after Nisman’s body was recovered, de Kirchner took to Facebook and fell in line behind the suicide theory, writing:
“Suicide provokes, in all cases, first: disbelief, and then: questions. What was it that led a person to make the terrible decision to take his own life?” Fernandez wrote in a lengthy letter she posted on her Facebook page.
Nisman’s death was clearly made to look like a suicide. The gun was found next to his body in his own apartment and the door was locked from the inside. A major problem with the theory – aside from the timing – was the fact that there was no gunpowder residue found on either hand.
The same president who publicly supported the suicide theory made a stunning reversal within days, especially in light of the new revelations that Nisman had drafted a request to have her arrested. On her website, de Kirchner conceded that Nisman had been murdered:
“They used him while he was alive and then they needed him dead,” Mrs. Kirchner wrote in the letter, which she subtitled, in part, “The suicide (that I am convinced) was not suicide.”
What is not clear is who “they” are but was is clear is that de Kirchner all but removed the possibility of suicide in a cased designed to look like suicide. If – as Nisman was about to prove – his government was involved in collaborating with a State Sponsor of Terrorism to cover up mass murder, is it not possible – or even likely – that it would murder the man who was about to prove that cover up?
The lead investigator into Nisman’s death (Fein) first attempted to deny the request for de Kirchner’s arrest even existed but had to admit they did.
The request for Fernandez’s arrest, which the prominent pro-opposition daily newspaper Clarin said Nisman drafted in June, was not included in his final 350-page submission to the judiciary delivered days before his death. Instead Nisman called for Fernandez to face questions in court.
On Monday, Fein’s office had denied the existence of the document containing the arrest request and the government denounced a Clarin story about it as “garbage”.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich even dramatically tore up a copy of the paper in his daily news briefing. But on Tuesday, Fein backtracked, saying there had been a misunderstanding between her and her office, and the documents did exist.
The attempt to cover up Nisman’s murder by making it look like suicide (this was clearly done by someone) was at least partially short-circuited by the President he was preparing to have arrested, when she said she was ‘convinced’ that Nisman was murdered.
With a request to have her arrested found in the apartment of the man who was murdered, de Kirchner implicated herself as an accomplice to a murder / cover-up. Ironically covering up mass murder is what her government was being accused of doing.
That request gave De Kirchner motive.