Argentinean president leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Thursday it is clear to her that prosecutor Alberto Nisman did not pull the trigger of the gun that left him dead hours before he was to deliver evidence that would exposed Iran as part of a 20-year-long conspiracy of terror,
Original reports that Nisman committed suicide in his 14th-floor apartment Sunday were immediately dismissed by most of the Western world as well as by many Argentines.
Within hours, enough questions were raised that all but proved that Nisman was murdered. Iran, Hezbollah and their Argentinean agents are the most obvious suspects.
Nisman had prepared documents and testimony to present his case before a congressional committee that the bombing of the Jewish AMIA center in 1994, which killed 85 people and hundreds were wounded, was part of a chain of executions and acts of terror funded and organized by Iran and Hezbollah.
Nisman’s murder was only the latest execution.
Several Argentinean government officials were involved in a cover-up of Iran’s involvement in the AMIA bombing, according to Nisman’s evidence.
Government spokesman Anibal Fernandez was one of the suspects.
Framing a suicide was aimed at getting rid of Nisman neatly and cleanly, leaving Iran pure and innocent.
But whoever staged the apparent suicide left open too many holes.
If Nisman shot himself, obviously at close range, why didn’t the bullet go through the other side of his head?
Why weren’t there any signs of gunpowder? Perhaps that was because a small-caliber gun was used.
But if the door to his bathroom, where he was found dead, indeed was locked, the perpetrators of the suicide story forget to lock the service door that the murderer or murderers might have used.
A locksmith said that he had no trouble standing outside the bathroom and using a wire to punish the lock inside, which would make it appear that no else could have been in the bathroom.
But besides the fact that the service door was not locked, investigators noted that entry to the bathroom could have been gained by using a narrow corridor in which the air conditioning unit was mounted.
President Kirschner wrote in a letter posted on Twitter Thursday she is “convinced” the death was not due to suicide. Considering that he worked 10 years on the case and was on the eve of triumphant testimony fingering Iran, why would he put an end to his life?
Regardless of all the theories, Nisman is dead.
But the evidence remains.