Ed Driscoll


THE IRAN-AGENTINA CONNECTION? The New York Times reported today that Iran bribed Argentina’s then-President Carlos Menem $10 million to cover up an anti-Jewish bombing in 1994. (Not suprisingly, the report was rejected by both Iran and Menem’s family.)

Here’s what Reuters says:

Argentine and Israeli security services have long blamed Iran for the car-bomb attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. Victims’ families also blame the Menem government for failing to find culprits beyond a car thief and policemen who provided the vehicle and are only now on trial.

Two years before a bomb razed the Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Association, a strikingly similar attack hit the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 people.

UPDATE: Matt Drudge says “Former Argentine President to Sue NY TIMES over Iran/Bribe Story; Says ‘Defamatory’ and Politically Motivated…”