One “Aussie” killer suspect in terror-attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria

Aussie a suspect in fatal Bulgarian terror bombing that killed Israelis  (Herald Sun)

AN Australian citizen was part of a Hezbollah-backed terror cell that carried out the bombing that killed five Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year, it has been revealed.

An Australian with connections to the Hezbollah militant group is one of the key suspects in a bombing that killed five Israelis and a local bus driver at an airport at a Black Sea resort last year, the Bulgarian Government announced overnight.

Releasing the results of its investigation into the July 18 bus bombing in the coastal town of Burgas, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said one of the suspects entered Bulgaria on an Australian passport, and another with one from Canada.

All three people involved in the attack had fake US drivers licenses that had been printed in Lebanon, while the two travelling on Australian and Canadian passports had lived in Lebanon since 2006 and 2010 respectively, the Agence France-Presse news agency quoted Mr Tsvetanov as saying.

More from Herald Sun:

In the first insight into the July 18 bombing that killed the tourists, their Bulgarian bus driver and injured 30 others, authorities have revealed a suspected terrorist entered the country with an Australian passport and may have carried the bomb in a rucksack into the bus.

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said a second suspect from the terror cell entered the country on a Canadian passport.

“We have well-grounded reasons to suggest that the two were members of the militant wing Hezbollah,” Mr Tsvetanov said yesterday.

“We expect the government of Lebanon to assist in the further investigation.”

He also called on Australian authorities to assist in their inquiries.
Initially it was believed the suspect was acting as a suicide bomber but it has now been revealed the bomb they were carrying was detonated by remote control.

The bomb exploded as the bus took a group of Israeli tourists from the airport to their hotel in the Black Sea resort of Burgas.

The bomber, described as a tall and lanky pale-skinned man posing as a tourist, also died in the blast.

The Australian was possibly a dual Lebanese-Australian national. According to authorities, there was evidence he was paid to carry out the attack by Hezbollah.

Europol, which helps coordinate policing among its 27 member states and select ovearseas partners including Australia, is liaising with the Australian Federal Police and other intelligence and security agenies on further investigation into the Australian’s background.

It is understood the bomber, who never intended to die in the attack, had lived in Lebanon since 2010. Two US counterfeit driver’s licences found at the scene have been linked back to Lebanon. The two foreign passports were ruled genuine.

Hezbollah, a Shite militant group and political party, has been linked to attacks and kidnappings around the world. Hezbollah officials have denied being part of the attack.

Iran had been blamed for the attack by the Israelis, but Europol confirmed there was no evidence of this.

The White House said Europe and other international partners, including Australia, needed to uncover Hezbollah’s infrastructure and disrupt the groups finances and network.

Israel and the US consider Hezbollah a terrorist group but the European Union does not.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the finding was “further confirmation” of Hezbollah’s global terrorist network.

“The attack in Burgas was an attack on European land against a member of the European Union. We hope the Europeans learn the proper conclusions from this about the true character of the Hezbollah.”

British Foreign Secretary William Hague this morning added his voice for demands for Lebanon to “fully cooperate” in investigating the Australian and Canadian dual Lebanese citizens who apparently belonged to Hezbollah. He said those behind the attack needed to be brought to account.

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A truck carries the bus damaged by the suicide bomb blast which targeted a group of Israeli tourists at the airport in Bourgas, Bulgaria. Picture: AFP

“It is important that the EU respond robustly to an attack on European soil,” he said.

“Every act of terror is an attack on our shared values. In committing an attack, terrorists seek to undermine our resolve but they should only serve to strengthen it.”

Mr Hague also praised Bulgarian authorities for their excellent investigative work.

Homegrown terrorists are a growing trend, with British-born terrorists carrying out  the London bombings in 2005, shoe bomber Richard Reid, the 2007 Glasgow Airport attack and the failed 2010 bombing of Times Square in New York.

Europol warned Europe should be prepared for further similar attacks.

6 thoughts on “One “Aussie” killer suspect in terror-attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria”

  1. *Mock shock*

    “What ? A good Aussie Boy ! We are shocked , shocked ! We thought he was only going over to give humanitarian aid.”

  2. This is not a surprise – the lebanese muslim communitiy is a major source of concern – a significant number have never integrated and show no desire to integrate into our communities. These thugs started the Sydney riots – for which the police have yet to prosecute a significant number of muslim perps. Thank Paul Keating and Whitlam for their presence on Australian soil.

  3. By saying he is Australian makes me sick!
    He is leb and leb only.
    Zero Australian patriot.
    He’s just a greasy leb using our good name.
    They are the worst of the worst! Scum!!

  4. He is only Australian because some wet liberal named Fraser and all those came after him gave him citizenship too easily and against the wishes of Australians who never agreed to mass immigration

  5. The enemedia keeps on pretending it’s a matter of national identities, in stead of the moslem’s might-makes-right and us-versus-them creed, in order to advance their critical-thinking logical fallacy Argumentum Tu Quoque meme (“ISLAM ISN’T EVIL BECAUSE WE ALL DO IT TOO!”).

    Anything to excuse islam; they pretend that we are at war with terrorism, and that islam does not officially sanction and demand it (although of course, it does).

    “Terrorism” is really only the crime of extortion, (aka: slander, bullying, intimidation, coercion, duress, extortion, “terrorism” – all forms of robbery, in other words;) so why have our complicit accessory governments decided to enable this crime by pretending to re-define it based on only the extorting criminals’ own excuse for it (that God made them commit their crimes!)? Subjective threats (not objective warnings) are all crimes of extortion, even if they fail (because attempted crimes are still crimes).

    Are any other crimes ever actually defined by the perpetrator’s choice of excuse for them?!

    Except for responding in self defense to physical violence, physical attacks are crimes.

    Is there a category called “murder but with the excuse that God made the murderer do it!”?

    Without the defense of Truth, verbal attacks are crimes of slander, libel, and fraud, while with the defense of Truth, they are usually valid accusations of others crimes. It’s always a case of One or the other.

    Is there a category in law called “lies and threats God told us to tell about our enemies!”?

    Governments are made up of idolatrous brand salesmen selling their group rights excuses, so they automatically choose to go along with everyone else’s similarly fraudulent claims; the “Government” of Saudi Arabia, for instance, embodies the origin-point of the islamic crime
    syndicate, so for our representatives to validly assert that islam is only an extortion racket, would be to correctly de-legitimize the Saudi government. Since the Saudi government is based on sharia law, which is based on the Qur’an and holds that there is no need for secular governments nor leaders, for our leaders in stead to kow-tow to the fiction that the Saudis are anything more than a gang of criminals is in itself a crime, perpetrated upon all the non-moslem human individual citizens of the world. “Wahhabists,” “Al-Quaeda,” the “Moslem Brotherhood,” and “the Taliban” are all merely sub-categorical symptoms of islam’s “holy” extortion racket/official doctrines of criminal “Jihad.” To pretend these effects are their own causes, dissociated from their real cause and true identity – islam and moslems – is a crime.

    To ignore that islam is only an ancient, ongoing extortion racket crime-syndicate, while pretending that only some ill-defined, “misunderstanding, radical extremist” elements of it, are only vaguely associated with “terrorism,” is an obvious form of criminal negligence
    perpetrated by those who pretend to be our “leaders in government,” against the rest of us.

    Islam is extortion, period. Extortion is crime. Moslems are criminals.

    Enablers are criminals and traitors.

    So, my message to our government leaders, to their corporazi sales-masters, and to their pet media which commits massive fraud through their ongoing crimes of public deception, is simply: Either admit it, or find your choice to ignore it has defined yourself a complicitly negligent criminal accessory enabler of the global crime gang of holy mobsters called islam.

    Are the people temporarily hired to make laws in government, entitled to make up their own definitions of crime and law, or is there a simple SCIENCE OF LAW they should adhere to?

    Of course there is – law and morality is based on cause and effect, attack or response; it is NOT to be based on idolatorus “spiritual” notions of effects pretending to be their own causes.

    The Law is not to be based on frauds or lies (on self-serving thefts of the Truth;) the Law is not to be based on crimes.

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