Cristina Fernández

Court Dismisses Argentine President’s Allegations

The Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has escaped verdict when an Argentine appeals court dismissed the controversial case against her. The president was accused of covering the tracks of the alleged involvement of Iranian officials in bombing a Jewish center in Buenos Aires last 1994. The attack claimed the lives of 85 people and no one has been convicted to answer the heinous crime.

Prosecutors have been charging her of the cover up and said that the President’s interest in partnering with the oil rich nation, Iran, spurred her into letting the Iranians off the hook.

Two out of the three judges in the trial voted against the appeal of the prosecutors. They concluded that no evidence of crime was committed by the president.

Throughout the years President Cristina Fernandez has always denied the accusations.
“No concrete evidence’

The judges made their decision after examining a report that was prepared by special prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Nisman tragically died in January which also roused the suspicious Argentines into believing that the president might be behind Nisman’s death.

Last Thursday, the Argentine justice ministry announced that the chamber of federal appeals ratifies the decision made by Judge Daniel Rafecas which rejected the allegations of the special prosecutor.

The court of appeals also agreed with the judge’s conclusion that indeed there was no substantial evidence pinning Ms Fernandez for covering the schemes of Iranian officials.

The Argentine newspapers have frequently headlined the unexplained death of the special prosecutor Alberto Nisman and the impending case against the Argentine President. On January 18 this year, the prosecutor was found dead inside his own apartment. There was a bullet wound on his head and a pistol was laid by his side.

The alleged suicide happened only hours before he was to testify in Congress against Ms Fernandez and Hector Timerman, the Foreign Minister of Argentina. Many say that his death was not a suicide and early this March, the family of Nisman claimed that independent investigations showed that he was mercilessly murdered.

The government has always stated that it had no role in Nisman’s death. It also pronounced to the public that Nisman was fed with untruth allegations from a rogue agent that is seeking to discredit and undermine the current leadership.


US National Guard Arrested for Scheming to Join ISIS

The Department of Justice announced that a US soldier along with his cousin have been arrested and are currently facing charges in conspiring to support the terrorist group Islamic State or ISIS.

The 22 year old US National Guard soldier and his cousin are allegedly found to be discussing on how to attack a military facility in Illinois. They discussed these plots while in the army uniforms. The soldier also expressed his plans to travel to the Middle East in order to fight alongside with the Islamic State.

The prosecutors were successful in their case and the felons were charged with trying to give support to the condemned terrorist group.

On Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the 22 year old at the Chicago Midway International Airport. It was reported that he was attempting to fly out of the country heading for Cairo, Egypt. His 29 year old cousin was also arrested the same day in his suburban home.

Both have been charged with one count of scheming to provide material resources and support to a terrorist organization. When found guilty they will face 15 years of imprisonment and a fine worth $250,000.

The National Guard Army Specialist Hasan Edmonds first came under the radar of the FBI last year. This information was relayed by the Justice Department. Seasoned investigators have hard evidence to prove that Edmonds and his cousin were plotting to travel to the Middle East in hopes of joining the ISIS.

Both men have also been conspiring to attack a military outpost in northern Illinois. This was the military facility where Hasan Edmonds was training. The cousins spilled their plans to an undercover FBI agent. They said that they would use the military uniform of Hasan to access the military facility.

They were determined to carry out their plan in that Hasan Edmonds already booked tickets that would depart from Chicago on Wednesday. He would have arrived in Egypt the following day after connecting flights in Detroit and Netherlands.

This news is no surprise for the Western nations. As the ISIS fight has become increasingly popular, many Westerners are enticed to leave behind the comforts of home and fight alongside the terrorists.