Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bulgarian jihad attack; details but no explanation

We may never know the exact reasons why Mehdi Ghezali murdered Jews that day, except that it was a faith in Islam and a belief that murdering Jews will get him paradise and 72 virgins which did cause his rampage.  Any other explanation will fall short, and cloud the real issue; killing for the sake of his religion, because his religion tells him to do exactly what he did.

Below are 5 articles which provide just a glimpse into this tragedy.

First, from The Washington Post July 19

Bulgaria says suicide attacker in baseball cap, sneakers, shorts attacked Israeli tourist bus

BURGAS, Bulgaria — A lanky, long-haired man wearing a baseball cap and plaid shorts with a fake Michigan driver’s license carried out a deadly suicide attack on a bus full of Israeli vacationers, Bulgarian officials said Thursday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the attack on Iranian-backed Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite Muslim guerrilla group, and threatened retaliation. Seven people — five Israelis, the Bulgarian driver and the bomber — died in the blast Wednesday.

Although no group claimed responsibility, Israel has attributed a series of attacks on its citizens around the world in recent months to Iran and its Shiite proxies, threatening to escalate a shadow war between the two arch-enemies.

The attack occurred shortly after the Israelis boarded a bus outside the airport in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas, a popular destination for Israeli tourists — particularly for high school graduates before they are drafted into military service. Burgas is about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital, Sofia.

Bulgarian television aired security camera footage Thursday showing the suspected bomber wandering in and out of the terminal shortly before the blast. He was dressed as a tourist himself, wearing a baseball cap, T-shirt, plaid shorts and sneakers with short white socks. He carried a large backpack with wheels.

From Reuters/Yahoo July 18 by Angel Krasimirov

Suicide bomber blew up Bulgaria airport bus

BURGAS, Bulgaria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber carried out the attack that killed eight people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the country's interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel accused Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants of responsibility.

Video surveillance in front of the airport and the investigation showed the bomber could not be distinguished among arriving Israeli tourists, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said at the airport of Burgas, on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.

"We have established there was a person who was a suicide bomber in this attack (on Wednesday). This person had a fake driving license from the United States, from the state of Michigan," Tsvetanov told reporters.

"He looked like anyone else - a normal person with Bermuda shorts and a backpack," he said.

Special forces had managed to obtain DNA samples from the fingers of the bomber and were now checking databases in an attempt to identify him, Tsvetanov said. Bulgarian security services had received no indications of a pending attack.

Next, from The Times of Israel July 19

Bulgarian press names bomber: Mehdi Ghezali

Bulgarian media on Thursday named the suicide bomber who blew up a bus full of Israeli tourists, killing five Israelis and a local bus driver, in the Black Sea resort of Burgas on Wednesday as 36-year-old Mehdi Ghezali.

Ghezali reportedly arrived in Bulgaria five weeks before the bombing and arrived at the airport via taxi, Channel 2 reported. He was also reportedly given the bomb by someone else, but no further details were provided.

There was no independent confirmation of the veracity of the information. The reports surfaced soon after Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had publicly accused Hezbollah, directed by Iran, of responsibility for the bombing. The Prime Minister’s Office made no comment on the reports.

The Bulgarian reports, rapidly picked up by Hebrew media, posited various versions of how the bomber had detonated the bomb, including the suggestion that the bomber had not intended to die in the blast, but may have wanted to place the bomb on the bus and flee.

Ghezali has a Wikipedia page, which describes him as a Swedish citizen, with Algerian and Finnish origins. He had been held at the US’s Guantanamo Bay detainment camp on Cuba from 2002 to 2004, having previously studied at a Muslim religious school and mosque in Britain, and traveled to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, it says. He was taken into custody on suspicion of being an al-Qaeda agent, having been arrested along with a number of other al-Qaeda operatives.

Next, from The Jewish Daily Forward July 19

Officials Deny Bomber Was Guantanamo Detainee
U.S. and Swedish officials denied widespread reports that the suspected suicide bomber who blew up a bus of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria was an Islamic militant from Sweden who served two years at Guantanamo Bay.

The reports named the long-haired suspect as Mehdi Ghezali, a Swedish citizen, with Algerian and Finnish origins, the Times of Israel reported, quoting Bulgarian reports.

Ghezali, who was held at Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2004, once studied at a Muslim religious school and mosque in Britain, the paper said, and traveled to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Ghezali was held at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp in Cuba, after he was captured in Pakistan for being an “unlawful combatant,” Haaretz said.

He was also reportedly arrested after trying to cross into Afghanistan in 2009, but was apparently later released.

MSNBC reported that U.S. officials denied that Ghezali was the bomber. Swedish officials also denied the link. Neither country has said if it knows the actual identity of the bomber.

Lastly, from ABC July 18

Israeli PM Points to Iran in Deadly Bulgaria Blast

ABC News’ Richard Esposito, Alexander Marquardt, Lee Ferran and Dragana Jovanovic report: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he suspects Iran was behind a deadly explosion aboard a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria today.

“All the indications are that Iran is behind this deadly attack,” the Israeli leader said, just hours after six people were killed and more than 30 others injured in a fireball aboard a bus at an airport in the eastern Bulgarian city of Burgas.

Foreign intelligence sources told ABC News the Bulgarian government had months ago received a warning from Israel and Russia that an attack may be imminent and, in response, security was stepped up at the Israeli embassy in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sophia, more than 200 miles west of Burgas.

Investigators are trying to determine exactly how the bomb got on the bus in Burgas and have considered what one intelligence source told ABC News was a “remote possibility” it was slipped into a passenger’s luggage and carried through from the last flight from Tel Aviv, Israel. The victims on the bus are believed to be from that flight, which was made up of 154 passengers — all Israeli except for one American and two Europeans.

All the articles are continued at their respective pages.  Notice how much information here was not given by the MSM.  Typical behavior when talking about those who carry water for Islamic supremacists.  Please read it all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now Israel wants to declare war on Iran. Therefore creating stories, just as 9/11.