October 25, 2006

Argentina (Finally) Charges Iran and Hezbollah

One of the most annoying arguments from Lebanon's Syrian and Iranian stooges is that the disarmament of Hezbollah is an “internal matter.” In other words, the United States, the United Nations, the European Union, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and everyone else in the universe needs to shut up and sod off.

That is not going to happen.

The international movement to turn the screws on the Party of God is only gaining momentum. It now includes a country all the way down in South America.
BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Argentine prosecutors charged Iran and the Shiite militia Hezbollah with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish charities office in Argentina that killed 85 people and injured 300.

Prosecutors demanded an international arrest warrant for then-Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and six other top Iranian officials at the time of the attack, and a former Hezbollah foreign security service chief, Imad Fayez Moughnieh.

In a country with a murky record in pursuing the 12-year-old case, relatives and friends of the victims called on President Nestor Kirchner to take swift and strong action to bring it to trial.

In a statement, Argentine chief prosecutor Alberto Nisman declared: “We deem it proven that the decision to carry out an attack July 18, 1994 on the AMIA (the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association, a Jewish charities association headquarters in Buenos Aires) was made by the highest authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran which directed Hezbollah to carry out the attack.”
There is not much Argentina can do by itself against the Islamic Republic of Iran or its toy in South Lebanon. But the idea that Hezbollah is an internal Lebanese matter has become just a tad more untenable than it already was.

Hezbollah has set up shop in Paraguay and Brazil, as well. There are Jews all over the world who must be “resisted,” you see.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at October 25, 2006 11:40 PM
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