Bulgaria blames Hezbollah for bombing that killed five Israelis

Conclusions of Bulgarian investigation may open way for EU to join U.S. in branding Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organization, which would enable the EU to freeze Hezbollah’s assets in Europe.

ed note–so what kind of ‘inducements’ were used by Israel to push for Bulgaria’s cooperation on this? Money? Sweet trade deals?

Or, threats of things going BOOM in various parts of Bulgaria if Israel does not get her way, courtesy of Mossad?


Two individuals with links to Lebanon’s militant group Hezbollah were involved in a bomb attack on a bus in the Bulgarian resort of Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists last July, Bulgaria’s interior minister said on Tuesday.

In addition, after a six-hour cabinet meeting on the attack, Bulgaria’s foreign minister said the investigation showed that Hezbollah financed the attack.

The conclusions of the Bulgarian investigation may open the way for the European Union to join the United States in branding the Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organization since there is now a clear connection to an attack on EU territory.

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

“We have established that the two were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah,” Tsvetanov said. “There is data showing the financing and connection between Hezbollah and the two suspects.”

Israel blamed the attack in the Black Sea city – which killed five Israeli tourists, their Bulgarian driver and the bomber – on Iran and Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite Islamist militia that is part of the Lebanese government.

Tehran has denied responsibility and accused Israel of plotting and carrying out the blast. Hezbollah has not publicly responded to charges by Israel and U.S. agencies that it played a role.

The Netherlands said in August that the European Union should follow the lead of the United States, which designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization in the 1990s, a move that would enable the European Union to freeze Hezbollah’s assets in Europe.

Israel, U.S. response

Two weeks ago, Tzvetanov held a preliminary briefing on the bombing in Brussels to his 27 European Union counterparts. A few days earlier, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov arrived in Israel and informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the investigation’s findings.

Israel and the United States had waited for Bulgaria’s official statement to be released Tuesday in hopes it would hold Hezbollah and Iran responsible for the attack. The two countries had feared that while the investigation’s finding would be clear, Bulgaria’s public statement would be ambiguous and would not name Hezbollah responsible.

Both the United States and Israel are expected to issue an official statement following the Bulgarian one.

Since the July 18 bombing, Israel and the U.S. are pressing European Union states to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. While Britain and the Netherlands support the move, other countries, such as France, oppose it. France, who is leading the resisting efforts, fears that holding Hezbollah responsible for the bombing would destabilize Lebanon, as the militant organization is one of the factions forming its government.

  1. #1 by Luciana on 02/05/2013 - 9:34

    Everyday that “hate” keeps brewing, it will boil over and burn them.

  2. #2 by owainglyndwr1416 on 02/05/2013 - 9:34

    Absolute Horse you know what.. If Hezbollah bombed that Bus there would be nothing left of it.. They would’ve been digging remains out of the crater for weeks..

  3. #3 by Ingrid B on 02/05/2013 - 9:34

    The US/Israeli terrorists want Iran, and Hezbollah out of the way, and will use every trick in the book to do it, with a little help, of course, from their bought and paid for tools..

  4. #4 by B.Benhamid on 02/05/2013 - 9:34

    He is more Bull than garian and in addition a staunch Zionist sock puppet;.

  5. #5 by owainglyndwr1416 on 02/05/2013 - 9:34

    Wrong questions are being asked .. In the media they are focusing on who was to blame but nobody appears to be asking “Why Bulgaria?” . I think we all should do a little research .. I think ‘they’ think, that because the dust had settled on this story; people wouldn’t be inclined to find out why Bulgaria would be attacked ‘at all’ .. Is it NATO related? Is it Missile defense? Is it something to do with angering Russia which the West have been doing quite a lot of recently? Uhm Food for thought..

  6. #6 by Blake on 02/05/2013 - 9:34

    Name them then.

  7. #7 by JP on 02/05/2013 - 9:34

    Just more evil crimes and llies by Zionist nutters!! wake up world and Boycott Israel!

  8. #8 by Blake on 02/05/2013 - 9:34

    All leading up to the obvious from the terrorist entity:

    Netanyahu: Hezbollah planning ‘global terror attacks’

    World leaders should declare Hezbollah a terrorist entity, Israel’s leader has said, hours after Bulgaria blamed the Lebanese group for a deadly bus bomb.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hezbollah had built a “worldwide terrorist” network and was planning attacks in two dozen countries.


  9. #9 by isaac on 02/05/2013 - 9:34

    Mossad at work. all these dirty tricks and false flags are the work of the Mossad.

  10. #10 by michael mazur on 02/06/2013 - 9:34

    There was no bombing of the bus at Burgas Airport. Blast damage was not at all in evidence, like you see with these car bombs, what was seen was a empty driverless bus being consumed by a raging inferno – and very quickly.

    This means incendiaries had been placed at intervals along its length to be remotely set off just when the Israeli tourists were exiting the airport lobby.

    Some of the tourists were soon placed onto gurnies for photo ops. Looking at them at the time, the hairdos on the ladies was nice, and their clothing was pressed and spotless, and their skin had not been smudged.

    Later photos corrected these oversights.

    Before this latest sally into rewriting history, they had removed the video which showed, some days later, six caskets on the tarmac in Israel, but now we see five.

    Currently there is an image on google of a disembodied leg purportedly of the suicide bomber at Burgas, but the bldg structures in the near background are totally incongruous with any picture of Burgas taken at an earlier time.

    Not forgetting that Ehud Barak was on the tv immediately, if not sooner, telling us all that this was the work of Hezbollah and Iran !

    Of course.

  11. #11 by Ingrid B on 02/06/2013 - 9:34

    Headline on Press TV, Beirut is urging Bulgaria to re-evaluate the results of their probe..

    There is, in my opinion, going to be one helluva stink, on the day that all those countries, politicians, and officials, who are allowing themselves to be corrupted, are finally exposed..

    There has been just such a case here in Norway. An official in Mo i Rana was accused of corruption, everyone was finger pointing, but, after an investigation, he was cleared, and had to be handsomely compensated by the council. It will take a long time however, before the damage done can be put behind him..

  12. #12 by David on 02/06/2013 - 9:34

    I said it before, and I’ll say it again. These bastards thrive on opposition, they need opposition like we need oxygen to live.

  13. #13 by Naeem on 02/06/2013 - 9:34

    why was BULGARIA was targeted because the EU won’t join the US in calling hezbollah a terrorist organization. There are hundreds of euro peacekeppers in s lebanon and even france knows that you can’t do anyhting in lebanon without hezbollah being on board.

  14. #14 by owainglyndwr1416 on 02/06/2013 - 9:34

    I’ve been morbid and studied what happens when a bomb goes off on a Bus.. If the roof isn’t tore off it becomes convex from the force of the blast.. The Bulgaria Bus fire originated in the luggage compartment judging by the damage. “Are we supposed to believe a terrorist stowed himself away in the luggage hold ?” .. Why are people so DUMB to believe the obvious LIES they are being fed ?.. I’m tired of it.. I see a psychiatrist NOT because I’m mad but because most of the World is mad,and I’m trying to make sense of this doomed Planet.. When the big one happens I’ll be on my perch squawking “I TOLD YOU SO!”

  15. #15 by vince on 02/07/2013 - 9:34

    There sick, they kill their own whenever it suits them.

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