Sunday, July 10, 2016

Bad pennies coming back - Argentine pseudoscandal version

Carlos Camacho revives an old chestnut of an aging pseudoscandal against former Argentine President Cristina Fernández in Venezuela Opposition Sets Sights on Stolen $400 Billion Buenos Aires Herald 07/10/2016.

I wrote about this last year when Cristina was still President, A new - and more than dubious - charge against Argentina over Venezuela and Iran 03/15/2016:

This is a reminder that incidents like this, once they get incorporated into a propaganda narrative against an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States" can keep popping up for years, even decades, as an ostensible reason for taking controversial actions. In this instance, there is a possibly-true but unproven claim about a 1994 terrorist attack (AMIA) in Argentina newly married to a nearly eight-year-old chestnut about Venezuelan meddling in Argentine politics used as a propaganda club against Argentina's current President.