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Hezbollah linked to bus bombing in Bulgaria say Bulgarian officials.


Andy4571

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So Bulgarian officials have now linked Hezbollah to the suicide bombing that killed five Israelis and a driver in Bulgaria. What action will need to be taken against Hezbollah and how can planners of this murder be brought to justice?. Was anybody really surprised it was Hezbollah as they have previous form for this.

BBC News - Hezbollah linked to Burgas bus bombing in Bulgaria

A bus bombing that killed five Israelis and a driver in Bulgaria was most likely the work of Lebanon's Hezbollah militants, Bulgarian officials say.

The attack, in the Black Sea resort of Burgas in July 2012, was carried out by a bomber who died at the scene.

A six-month probe uncovered "obvious links" to Lebanon and Hezbollah, prompting criticism from Israel's prime minister and a top US official.

Iran has steadfastly denied any involvement, while Hezbollah has made no comment.
Bulgaria accuses Hezbollah of carrying out bus bomb attack | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bulgaria has accused the Lebanese militant movement Hezbollah of carrying out a bomb attack on a bus in the Black Sea city of Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists last July.

The conclusions of the Bulgarian investigation, citing a clear connection to an attack on European Union soil, may open the way for the EU to join the United States in branding the Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.

Three people were involved in the attack, two of whom had genuine passports from Australia and Canada, the Bulgarian interior minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, told reporters after Sofia's national security council discussed the investigation.

"There is data showing the financing and connection between Hezbollah and the two suspects," Tsvetanov said.

"What can be established as a well-grounded assumption is that the two persons whose real identity has been determined belonged to the military wing of Hezbollah."
 

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So Bulgarian officials have now linked Hezbollah to the suicide bombing that killed five Israelis and a driver in Bulgaria. What action will need to be taken against Hezbollah and how can planners of this murder be brought to justice?. Was anybody really surprised it was Hezbollah as they have previous form for this.

BBC News - Hezbollah linked to Burgas bus bombing in Bulgaria



Bulgaria accuses Hezbollah of carrying out bus bomb attack | World news | guardian.co.uk
Well, if the EU were to list them as a terrorist group, that would be a nice start. Even the Egyptians do that.

Bus bomb investigation raises pressure on EU to outlaw Hezbollah - CNN.com

EGYPT: Cairo calls Hezbollah terrorist organization - latimes.com
 

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It's an attack on EU soil and thus it should be responded to as such. Provided Hezbollah has a case to answer and there is proof of their involvement it is the incumbent on all EU countries to treat this as they would an attack on the own soil and that the sternest action possible be taken.
 

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OP decoded

Islamic extremists are invading Europe - let's drop our neutrality - introduce internment for all dark skinned people who might just be Islamic fundamentalists.

Pathetic!
 

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Seems the "evidence" is that the bombers lived in Lebanon for a while.
But we also know there are a plethora of terrorist groups in Lebanon, including Al Qaeda linked groups like Jabhat Al Nusra, and Islamic Jihad (who aren't exactly jew-friendly).
Two groups in fact who the O.P writer has been defending in the Syria threads.
Ironic?
 

Andy4571

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Yes. Watched your link. Twice.
Um....where's the evidence again?
Even in your link in the BBC it states "most likely Hezbollah".
I can't wait for the Hezbollah apologists.
And we've got one.

As for evidence

the Bulgarian interior minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, told reporters after Sofia's national security council discussed the investigation.

"There is data showing the financing and connection between Hezbollah and the two suspects," Tsvetanov said.
 

Andy4571

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Seems the "evidence" is that the bombers lived in Lebanon for a while.
But we also know there are a plethora of terrorist groups in Lebanon, including Al Qaeda linked groups like Jabhat Al Nusra, and Islamic Jihad (who aren't exactly jew-friendly).
Two groups in fact who the O.P writer has been defending in the Syria threads.
Ironic?
I guess you cant read very well, but then again, you never could.
 

Astral Peaks

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So Bulgarian officials have now linked Hezbollah to the suicide bombing that killed five Israelis and a driver in Bulgaria. What action will need to be taken against Hezbollah and how can planners of this murder be brought to justice?. Was anybody really surprised it was Hezbollah as they have previous form for this.

BBC News - Hezbollah linked to Burgas bus bombing in Bulgaria



Bulgaria accuses Hezbollah of carrying out bus bomb attack | World news | guardian.co.uk
Wasn't there already a thread on this?
 

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Andy4571

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Seems the "evidence" is that the bombers lived in Lebanon for a while.
But we also know there are a plethora of terrorist groups in Lebanon, including Al Qaeda linked groups like Jabhat Al Nusra, and Islamic Jihad (who aren't exactly jew-friendly).
Two groups in fact who the O.P writer has been defending in the Syria threads.
Ironic?
Islamic Jihad in Lebanon was the original name for Hezbollah there. Glad you pointed them out as likely suspects, as it seems they are.
 

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It's an attack on EU soil and thus it should be responded to as such. Provided Hezbollah has a case to answer and there is proof of their involvement it is the incumbent on all EU countries to treat this as they would an attack on the own soil and that the sternest action possible be taken.
The EU might wag its finger for a while. I suspect that's the most that'll happen from the European side.
 

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Hezbollah have no history of suicide bombings. They are quite nationalist compared to the western sponsored Jihadists.
 

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Hezbollah have no history of suicide bombings. They are quite nationalist compared to the western sponsored Jihadists.
Apart from this:

The Beirut Barracks Bombing (October 23, 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon) occurred during the Lebanese Civil War, when two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces—members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon—killing 299 American and French servicemen. The organization Islamic Jihad, later known as Hezbollah, claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Suicide bombing is entirely in character for them.
 
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