Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:57 PM
MindMover (3,306 posts)
Ex-Gitmo Prisoner Suspected as Bulgaria Suicide Bomber
The suicide bomber who blew up a bus full of Israeli tourists Wednesday in Bulgaria is believed to be a former Guantanamo Bay detainee whose charges were dropped after being extradited to Sweden, the Daily Mail reports.
The suspect, Mehdi Ghezali, is a Swedish citizen who spent two years as a detainee at the United States's Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba after being arrested for suspected terrorism at the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. After two years, Ghezali was released by the U.S. government and extradited to Sweden, which declined to press charges. He was arrested in Pakistan again in September of 2009 on suspicion of links to al Qaeda. He was released by Pakistani authorities and returned to Sweden again.
Swedish intellegence agencies contend that the Bulgarian bomber is not Ghezali.
Earlier today, Bulgarian authorities released images of man resembling Ghezali who is believed to have detonated explosives among Israeli tourists in the Black Sea resort city of Burgas. The blast killed five Israelis, a Bulgarian bus driver, and the bomber.
Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/07/19/ex-gitmo-prisoner-suspected-as-bulgaria-suicide-bomber
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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:14 PM
elbloggoZY27 (283 posts)
2. Really Ugly Incident
These defective humanoids are trained by worse then them who hide and send these programed animals to do heinous crimes like Bulgaria. The aggrieved need to target those who are responsible even if it is 1,2 or a thousand people and destroy them all. Whole Countries if they are guilty of these atrocious acts of stupidity.
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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:55 PM
muriel_volestrangler (68,960 posts)
8. Swedish, Bulgarian officials deny Mehdi Ghezali is Burgas suicide bomber
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Swedish and Bulgarian officials denied Thursday that Mehdi Ghezali, a Swedish citizen of Algerian descent, is responsible for the attack against Israelis in Bulgaria a day earlier.
Bulgarian media reported earlier Thursday that the suspected suicide bomber who blew up a bus of Israeli tourists in Burgas, which killed seven people and wounded 34, was Ghezali, who is a 33-year-old former detainee of Guantanamo.
Several hours after the name was circulated in Israeli and global media, Swedish officials were quoted by the Swedish news agency TT as saying that Mehdi Ghezali was not the bomber behind the Burgas attack.
Moreover, Bulgarian officials told ABC news that the bombing suspect's name that has been circulating on the web is incorrect.
It's possible this is just because some forum users thought that he's a guy who was in Guantanamo with long hair:
Media reports claiming that the suicide bomber who attacked a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria is Swedish ex Guantanamo detainee Mehdi Ghezali are false, stated the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior.
"Information circulated by media and elsewhere that the man who performed a suicide attack in Burgas is Mehdi Ghezali is not true," said the Ministry in a statement.
Earlier The Atlantic Wire had reported that Swedish officials had also refuted the allegations.
Bulgarian news site News.bg was among the first to publish the report, quoting its own forum users and refering to Ghezali's profile in the site CagePrisoners.com and the similarity they found in CCTV footage released earlier by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior.
Google translation of the Bulgarian site:
Validating a News.bg found a website with a profile of a former prisoner at Guantanamo, which can be likened to the physical perpetrator of the terrorist act in Burgas, after being circulated video male suspect.
Mohammed Mehdi Gezli was born in 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden. His father is Algerian and mother Finn. He grew up in the Swedish city Yorebru.
Gezli visited Pakistan to study Islamic law before September 11, 2001. He was arrested at 01:12 in 2001 in Pakistan. After a stay in Guantanamo Bay was released.
We provide foreign site with photos and profile information. We leave the conclusions to you!
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