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Sofia Bulgaria - Report: Bulgaria Has Evidence Linking Hezbollah To Burgas Bus Bombing

Published on: January 23, 2013 08:25 AM
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FILE -  Security staff look at a one of the damaged buses carrying Israeli tourists after it was hit by a bomb explosion on July 18 at Bourgas Airport, Bulgaria 19 July 2012.  EPAFILE -  Security staff look at a one of the damaged buses carrying Israeli tourists after it was hit by a bomb explosion on July 18 at Bourgas Airport, Bulgaria 19 July 2012.  EPA

Sofia, Bulgaria - Bulgaria has informed European officials of evidence implicating Hezbollah in last year’s attack on an Israeli bus at the Black Sea airport of Burga, Al-Hayat, quoting a source, reported Tuesday.

The paper, quoting what it described as a “European source,” reported that Bulgaria’s interior minister informed his European counterparts during a closed-door meeting last Thursday of evidence collected by authorities indicating Hezbollah’s involvement in the July 18 bomb attack.

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The report comes days after Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov paid a surprise visit to Tel Aviv to brief leaders there on its probe into the bus bomb attack that claimed the lives of five Israeli tourists, their Bulgarian driver and the bomber.

Earlier this year, Bulgaria denied a report carried by Israel’s Channel 2 alleging Sofia’s investigation will link Hezbollah to the attack.

Israel and the U.S. have both accused the Lebanese resistance group of being behind the bombing and urged the European Union to blacklist Hezbollah as a “terrorist” group.

The Lebanese resistance group has not denied or confirmed any role in the bombing.

The pan-Arab daily added that the Bulgarian minister would hold a news conference next week in which he would discuss the probe into the attack at the Black Sea airport of Burgas.

The source, according to the paper, said Germany and France both opposed blacklisting Hezbollah as they believed the time was not right to destabilize Lebanon.

On the other hand, the source added, the United States, United Kingdom and Israel were pressuring the EU on the matter.

The EU is expected to discuss the issue of blacklisting Hezbollah in February, according to the newspaper.

In July of last year, the EU turned down a request by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to blacklist Hezbollah after the Bulgaria attack, arguing that there was no consensus on the issue within the organization.

The European source also said that Lebanese officials had not yet been informed about the details of the probe and that President Michel Sleiman and Prime Minster Najib Mikati would be notified at a time that Bulgaria deems appropriate, according to Al-Hayat.

The paper quoted another source within the EU as saying that Bulgaria has also not revealed to the EU’s foreign commission anything with regard to the case yet.


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 Jan 23, 2013 at 12:10 PM Bezalel Says:

The time is not right to destabilize Lebanon? It was destable for years, and only became stable when the terrorist Islamists seized control of the country and caused most of the Christians to flee.

Islamic regimes tend to send terrorist bombers around the world, while simultaneously sending Islamic proselytizers to the same countries to preach about the virtues of Islam. So while Lebanon and Iran are internally stable, they are simultaneously destabilizing Bulgaria, France, Germany, the U.K., etc., and will lead to them becoming Islamic outposts.

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 Jan 23, 2013 at 04:55 PM Anonymous Says:

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Bezalel Says:

The time is not right to destabilize Lebanon? It was destable for years, and only became stable when the terrorist Islamists seized control of the country and caused most of the Christians to flee.

Islamic regimes tend to send terrorist bombers around the world, while simultaneously sending Islamic proselytizers to the same countries to preach about the virtues of Islam. So while Lebanon and Iran are internally stable, they are simultaneously destabilizing Bulgaria, France, Germany, the U.K., etc., and will lead to them becoming Islamic outposts.

Are you nuts!!!!!
of course now is a good time to "destabilize" lebanon.
who care what the heck happens there as long as we get the people who are responsible for the attachk and if it means bombing the (*&^#%^% out of lebanon then so be it.
the only thing these mamzerim understand is force and no am i am not an arm chair general i served in the idf so please spare me the "if you lived in EY" routine.

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