October 26, 2006, - 12:11 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember the Hezbollah Bombings of the Buenos Aires, Argentina Jewish Community Center (officially called the Argentine Israeli Mutual Aid Association) in 1994 and Israeli Embassy in 1992? 114 people were murdered, and countless others were severely injured.
Then-Argentine leader Carlos Saul Menem, an Arab of Syrian descent, covered up Hezbollah’s and Iran’s orchestration of the bombings in exchange for $10 million in a Swiss bank account. He shut down the Argentine investigation into the attacks.
But Hezbollah and Iran clearly ordered the attacks, and Ibrahim Hussein Berro–the 21-year-old homicide bomber who committed the Jewish Community Center attack–was confirmed to be a Hezbollah operative from Lebanon. DNA from and photo identification by his relatives, the Lebanese Berro family of Dearbornistan, confirmed his identity.
Now, finally, Argentine prosecutors are doing something about this, though it may be too little, too late. They asked a federal judge, yesterday, to order the arrest of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and seven others for the Jewish Community Center bombing, saying the decision to attack the center “was undertaken in 1993 by the highest authorities of the then-government of Iran” and carried out by Hezbollah.
They asked the judge to seek international and national arrest orders for Rafsanjani, as well as Iranian intelligence chief Ali Fallahijan and foreign minister Ali Ar Velayati.
Argentina’s Jewish population is just over 200,000. America’s is about 5.2 million. Imagine a similar bombing here and a President of Arab descent orchestrating a cover up a la Menem, say ambitious, Hezbo-supporting Congressman Darrell Issa (R-California) a/k/a “Jihad Darrell.” It’s possible. Maybe not in our generation, but definitely in a very near future generation. Iran’s and Hezbollah’s reach is global and throughout the free world.
And it’s time they were put out of business–instead of endless, tough-but-empty platitudes about sanctions. Time also to stop welcoming Hezbollah’s minions to our shores and rewarding them, by funding the ones they left back there with gazillions in our emergency relief aid (we’re giving them over $200 million).
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