Bulgaria tells EU thugs to get stuffed, names Hezbollah in Israeli bus bombing

Thanks to the TT for the tip:

Three Cheers for Bulgaria’s Indictment of Hezbollah’s Terror

Sofia, Bulgaria — Defying substantial German and French pressure to not explicitly name Hezbollah as the terror group behind the bombing of a tour bus that killed one Bulgarian national and five Israelis in July 2012, the Bulgarian authorities have blamed Hezbollah operatives for the murders.

Bulgaria’s interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov declared, “We have established that the two were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah,” and, “There is data showing the financing and connection between Hezbollah and the two suspects.”

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Hizballah stages "coup" drills in Beirut

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The Druze will not be safe under a Hezbollah regime:

Lebanon’s Christian leader slammed the Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt for backing Hezbollah ahead of Lebanon’s parliamentary talks, saying that the situation in Lebanon would soon be comparable to the situation in Gaza.  (Source)

The Party of Allah signals its intention to go from a state-within-a-state, which Beirut has failed to resist, to just being the state.

Hezbollah picks up allies in parliament

Update: The decision by Druze leader Walid Jumblatt could mean that Hezbollah has the support it needs in Lebanon’s parliament to nominate the next prime minister and formally end the rule of a Western-backed government here. (WaPo)

The drills are “a rehearsal for what might happen if Hezbollah is accused of involvement in the bombing that killed Hariri’s father and 22 others in 2005,” and preliminary indications have been that the indictment could be quite damning, all the way up the chain of command to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. “Hezbollah stages coup drills in Beirut as indictments loom, newspapers say” fromCNN, January 19 via JW:

Militants fanned out across Beirut and reportedly staged coup drills as political unrest continued to percolate in the country, Lebanese and Israeli media outlets reported.

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Iran

EU springs into action on stoning:

Rome, 3 Sept. (AKI) – European Parliament vice-president Roberta Angelilli on Friday vowed to push through a debate next week and resolution condemning Tehran over the Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who faces death by stoning.   “We have decided to mobilise the European Parliament to give voice to a protest, perhaps something more, a genuine rebellion of consciences against this violation of human rights, which we consider barbaric, inhumane and cruel,” said Angelilli. (Took a while, but better late than never….) AKI

Inverted Reality:

Fidel Castro warns US pressure over Iran’s nuclear programme will lead to  ‘nuclear war’

Of course, this couldn’t have anything to do with it:

Iran’s Thug-In-Chief predicts removal of “the Zionist regime from the world scene”

Imagine the international outcry, the furious denunciations, the hand-wringing over “Islamophobia,” if a Western leader spoke this way about Iran. But about this, the world yawns. “Ahmadinejad predicts the removal of ‘Zionists’ from the world,” from the Telegraph, via JW

Here’s Hugh Fitzgerald on the subject, from way back in 2004:

It is true that Islam regards lands once part of the dar al-Islam as first on the list of lands to be reconquered — hence Israel (particularly galling given its geographic position), but many Muslims keep noting that “we lost Spain, India” not as a matter for the past but of present fury. But, in fact, in Islamic teachings there is no need to bring up any putative Muslim population, because ALL people were originally Muslim (all Christians and Jews were BORN Muslim, but their faith was somehow perverted); all lands belong to Allah, and therefore to Allah’s people, the Muslims…

Israeli ambassador to U.S.: Hizballah has 15,000 rockets hidden beneath hospitals, homes, and schools

Human shields, and war crimes waiting to happen on Hizballah’s part. And nothing will be done to stop them. There is certainly no political will in Lebanon or at the U.N.to do so, just as prior calls for Hizballah to disarm have not been worth the paper they’re printed on.

No, if and when hostilities resume (and Hizballah isn’t amassing all these arms to sit and look at them), this report will be long forgotten, and almost everyone will blame Israel. “US envoy Oren warns: Hizbullah has 15,000 rockets on border,” from the Jerusalem Post, September 3: