March 09, 2009

Terror Investigator Kidnapped, Tortured in Argentina; Iranian Involvment Suspected

Fausta notes a little covered story about the kidnapping and torture of Claudio Lifschitz, who helped in the investigation of the attack on the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA; Argentine Israelite [i.e., Jewish] Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires. The bombing, carried out by Hezbollah at the behest of Iran killing 85, and wounded 300 others.

Fausta offers this translation:

“A van passed me by and hooded men stepped out of it,” he recalled. “They forced me to climb into their vehicle, placed a garbage bag over my head and told me not to mess with SIDE (the Argentinean internal security service). They questioned me a number of times about tapes that tie Iran to the terror attack. They told me ‘you can relax, we won’t murder you. You’ll live until we decide otherwise’.”

After taking away his cell phone, the assailants released Lifschitz near the police academy building in the capital.

Read the rest. All evidence seems to point toward Iranian involvement.

An eerie reminder that the long arms of the Mullahs reach all the way into South America.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:31 PM | Comments |