Update to bombing of Israeli bus in Bulgaria

ZAKA workers at the scene of the Israeli bus bombing

ZAKA workers at the scene of the Israeli bus bombing in Bourgas, Bulgaria

It appears that the culprit of the terrible bomb attack on an Israeli tourist bus in Bourgas yesterday was indeed a suicide bomber, and not a suitcase bomb as originally thought. Meanwhile Israel is sending rescue teams to bring the dead and wounded home.

Israeli rescue teams flown to Bulgaria began evacuating wounded from the resort town of Bourgas Thursday morning, as reports emerged that the deadly attack on a bus of tourists was carried out by a man with a fake American passport.

The death toll in the bombing on a bus of Israelis at the airport in Bourgas rose to eight in the early hours of Thursday as one of the seriously injured victims succumbed to their wounds. Six of the dead are Israeli.

Two victims remain in serious condition at a hospital in the capital of Sofia. The rest of the 34 wounded are in a local hospital or still at the airport in Bourgas waiting to be flown home by Israeli rescue teams.

On Thursday morning, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said the attack was likely carried out by a suicide bomber who likely detonated as he boarded the bus. It was previously thought the bomb had been in a suitcase placed on the bus.

The suicide bomber is one of the eight dead, officials said.

The Jerusalem Post adds:

Initial reports suggested that the explosion was caused by a bomb placed in the luggage compartment of the bus. However, an investigation carried out by Bulgarian authorities in conjunction with the FBI, CIA and Israeli authorities now points to a suicide bomber described as a Cauacasian man with long hair and sports attire, according to the report.

The man was filmed walking around the airport for an hour prior to the attack by security cameras on the premises, according to the report. His body sustained the most damage in the blast, leading investigators to believe that he set off a bomb located on his person when he boarded the bus.

An FBI check of the document’s found on the man’s body, including a passport identifying him as a Michigan resident, determined that they were counterfeit, according to the report.

Outrageously, the UN Human Wrongs Rights Council has stayed conspicuously silent on the bombing, as has the UN High Commissioner for Human Wrongs Rights, Navi Pillay, with only a pro-forma condemnation from a UN spokesman.  As UN Watch writes at the above link:

A U.N. spokesperson said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack “in the strongest possible terms.” In fact, however, the U.N. chief’s choice of terms was weak in comparison to his statement two weeks ago on the bombing of churches in Kenya. In that case, Mr. Ban rightly spoke of “terrorist” attacks, “reprehensible and criminal,” saying the perpetrators “must be held to account.” Yet today he referred only to the deadly “bombing” of Israelis — noticeably declining to describe it as an act of terrorism — and he made no call for holding the perpetrators to account. UN Watch today urged Mr. Ban to clarify his position and to truly use the strongest possible terms to condemn today’s terrorist attack.

• U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has remained silent on today’s attack. By contrast, hours after the Gaza Flotilla incident of 2010, Ms. Pillay expresed her “shock” and condemned Israel. The top story on her office website instead criticizes Western states for how they combat terrorism, with America accused of having “dangerous” laws that violate due process. Supported by a Facebook campaign now going viral, UN Watch called on the High Commissioner to speak out for victims of terrorism, condemn today’s gruesome murders in Bulgaria, and instruct her staff to investigate the perpetrators and hold them fully accountable for the crimes.

• The U.N.’s 47-nation Human Rights Council has also stayed silent. By contrast, in 2004 it wasted no time in convening an emergency session to eulogize Hamas terrorist leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, and to condemn Israel. Currently, the council is busy with yet another “fact-finding mission” into alleged Israeli human rights violations. The council has never mandated an inquiry into terrorism or rocket attacks targeting Israelis.

I do not understand why Israel, or any other civilized country for that matter, still remains a member of the UN, which seems to do nothing besides condemn Israel and encourage terrorism.

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13 Responses to Update to bombing of Israeli bus in Bulgaria

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    We have been waiting for a false flag and two hit at once.The strange thing is we have flags from both sides Iran and Israel will go head to head over this bombing and we will see a rapid change in Syrian situation after their bombing.
    Hold on to your hats people we have just moved up a gear and we are racing towards a global conflict at break neck speed.

    • anneinpt says:

      If you think this was a false flag operation you need your head examined and a thorough education in Middle East history.

      Edited to add: I have been to the above commenter’s site and I would recommend that you all avoid it like the plague. He, his commenters, and the site are full of conspiracy theories about Israel and the Jews plotting and executing false flag operations, (i.e. carrying out terrorist acts and then blaming the Arabs as an excuse to attack the Arabs. Yes, convoluted thinking), blaming Israel/Jews/Mossad/Zionists for 9/11. Need I go on? They accuse me of accusing them of antisemitism when I did nothing of the sort.

      • Thanks my traffic has hit all time highs.i am and will be interested to watch and see if this post is allowed as you have not allowed others.
        Someone who has a differing point of view from what you have and you have claimed as a nut yet is willing to post any comments you make in an effort to show some impartial judgement is being demonized.You say there is no truth to my articles yet confirm some of what i have published?

        • anneinpt says:

          Excuse me! I have allowed every one of your posts. Your reblog went into spam and I actually went and approved it. Please stop accusing me of stuff that I have not done. You accused me of calling you an antisemite on your blog when I did no such thing.

          You do not have “a differing point of view”. You have a differing position on reality. There is no impartial judgement that says that 9/11 was committed by anyone other than al Qaeda – who admitted it themselves, including Bin Laden himself. There is no ‘impartial judgement” that says Israel commits false flag operations and murders its own citizens in order to have an excuse to attack Arabs.

          I do not confirm anything that you publish. Please stay away from my blog. You are a conspiracy theorist and I want no part of your opinions.

          And now since you gave me the idea, you will indeed be placed on moderation on my blog.

  2. normanf says:

    The Islamic homocide bomber could well be a woman. She would rouse less suspicion than a man.

    Islamic terrorists believe in gender equality in death.

    • anneinpt says:

      If you look at pictures of the bomber caught on security cams at the airport, he certainly looks like a woman. But it seems the authorities are certain he is a man.

      But you have a point; it wouldn’t be the first time a suicide bomber was female.

  3. annediamond1 says:

    Hi Anne,
    It is so terrible, more young lives what ever religion, this is hard to bear, there should be love in the world not anger hatred live is hard enough for young people why have the grief too

    • anneinpt says:

      I quite agree with you. It’s all terrible no matter which age. But the terrorists operate out of blind hatred and ideology. No emotions or appeals to their better nature (if they have one) will work.

  4. I don’t see any end to it. There are about two dozen verses in the Koran that say murdering a Jew or Christian is OK as each are enemies of Allah.

    • anneinpt says:

      Hello Carl, thank you for your comment and welcome to my blog.

      Sadly I have to agree with you. Terrorism, specifically Islamic terrorism, has been with us for decades, even before the founding of the state of Israel, and I too don’t see any end to it. All we can do – and I include the USA in this and also the rest of the civilised world – is be forever vigilant, and ignore all the self-righteous souls who condemn us for “disproportionate responses” and for our self-defense.

      We have to be persistent in hunting down the terrorists and their enablers: the funders, the ideologists, the technicians and engineers, the weapons smugglers and gun-runners. It won’t end terrorism for ever but it can certainly put a large dent in their capability.

      And then we need to carry on with life. They love death. We love life. That’s the entire conflict in a nutshell.

  5. Aridog says:

    Anne … I’ll add a short version of my comments on TCKT here. I do not believe the identity documents were “forgeries” … I believe they are real and at best “borrowed.” There is a connection between Malmo, Sweden and Dearborn, MI, USA and it is predominantly Shiite Lebanese and Iraqi. That also means a link to Iran. Period. The question, then, is how did those documents get from here (Dearborn, MI) to Bulgaria on the person of a ethnic Lebanese Shiite who is a Swedish citizen, allegedly?

    As you know, I will “defend” my neighborhood when it is accused of something that isn’t happening. In this case, sorry …something IS happening and the perpetrators were careless. Some facet of this specific ugliness will turn out to be originating here, where I live. And that angers me. My wish is that who ever it is here, is discovered, and gunned down if they resist one iota. Actually, you can skip the iota.

    • Aridog says:

      Correction …ethnically, he’s Algerian/Finnish, but long ago adopted the radical Shiite mantle as espoused by Hezzbollah in Lebanon. Also, I know quite a few Arabs, since I live among them … I’ve yet to meet one that didn’t have 2 or 3 names used interchangeably. if it really is Mehdi Ghezali then the one good thing out of all this is that he is dead and won’t be getting released back to the Swedish government to turn loose again.

    • anneinpt says:

      I knew you’d be interested as soon as I read that the fake documents were from Michigan.

      You answered your own question on TCKT about how the passport got from the US to Bulgaria: He must have been in the US at some point to receive the documents, and he exited and entered on his Swedish/Finnish/Algerian passport. Although again, he must have been at least a “person of interest” to the US authorities, having been in Gitmo and arrested in Pakistan or Afghanistan recently. Perhaps someone carried the documents out of the US directly to Bulgaria or met him some place else.

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