Skip to comments.Bulgarian press names bomber: Mehdi Ghezali (former Gitmo detainee)
Posted on 07/19/2012 1:59:39 PM PDT by Zakeet
Bulgarian media on Thursday named the suicide bomber who blew up a bus full of Israeli tourists, killing five Israelis and a local bus driver, in the Black Sea resort of Burgas on Wednesday as 36-year-old Mehdi Ghezali.
Ghezali reportedly arrived in Bulgaria five weeks before the bombing and arrived at the airport via taxi, Channel 2 reported. He was also reportedly given the bomb by someone else, but no further details were provided.
Ghezali has a Wikipedia page, which describes him as a Swedish citizen, with Algerian and Finnish origins. He had been held at the USs Guantanamo Bay detainment camp on Cuba from 2002 to 2004, having previously studied at a Muslim religious school and mosque in Britain, and traveled to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, it says. He was taken into custody on suspicion of being an al-Qaeda agent, having been arrested along with a number of other al-Qaeda operatives.
He was also reportedly among 12 foreigners captured trying to cross into Afghanistan in 2009.
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Oooops.. Is that confirmed?
How about the others released - I sure hope it worked for them.
Dick Durbin is more to blame than Bush. It was his party which IMMEDIATELY began to foam at the mouth over Gitmo. And, of course, the Treason Media picked up the ball and ran with it.
So, Bush could’ve just said “No.”
Swedish intelligence says it isn’t him. Ghezali has complained about constant surveillance by them and I suspect they wouldn’t come out with a statement saying it wasn’t him unless they know he’s alive and in Sweden right now.
But he was detained along with 12 other foreigners while crossing into Afghanistan in 2009. Who was president then, hmm?
They both are at fault.
It was for sneaking into Pakistan, and he was apprehended by the Pakistanis, and his release was negotatiated by the Swedes. The US had nothing to do with any of it.
Anyway, this is all moot because both the Swedes and the Bulgarian Government say Ghezali is not the suicide bomber.
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We shall see.
Not really. Go back and look at that time. The entire Dem legislature was demanding the release of these people, along, of course, with all the press. The ones released were the ones deemed least dangerous.
The real question is why this guy wasn’t sent back to Gitmo when he was picked up crossing into Afghanistan in 2009 (when Bambi was president) and had obviously been doing nothing but jihadi stuff in the intervening years between 2004 and 2009, something that was clearly already known to the FBI and CIA at that point.
Probably “workplace violence.”
This link shows their persistence.
From looking around it seems the Bulgarian press reports were based on posts to their own website forums.
The way the Swedes are denying it so confidently indicates to me that they have had Ghazali under surveillance and know where he is.
People should generally be more skeptical of the foreign press than they are (the important thing is to be skeptical of stuff you WANT to be true - obviously people really want this guy to be someone released from Gitmo.)
He was released under Bush. I want to know the name of the attorney responsible for the release. I want the Bulgarians to know the name of that attorney.
But a former GITMO detainee wouldn’t be surprising either.
Anti-Israel Bomber in Bulgaria Was Released From Gitmo Thanks ...Breitbart
Leftists who hate Israel can rejoice; their efforts at securing the release of a Gitmo detainee and their subsequent lionizing of him allowed him to murder five Israelis in the bombing Wednesday in Burgas, Bulgarian.
The bomber has been identified as Mehdi Ghezali, who was detained at Gitmo Bay in Cuba from 2002 to 2004. According to Wikileaks documents, Ghazali was uncooperative, unforthcoming and deceptive during interrogations. His father had met with Abdolrahman Barzanjee, an Al Qaeda associate and possible Ansar Al-Islam coordinator for Europe (Ansar Al-Islam is a group of Sunni Muslims trying to turn Iraq into an Islamist state), and Ghazali was friends with a Swedish operative who was a close associate of Abu Zubadayah, a high-ranking official with Al Qaeda.
Ghazali, who was a Swedish citizen, was visited by members of the Swedish government frequently while he was in custody at Gitmo, and the Swedish media played up his incarceration. While Ghezali was detained at Gitmo, he was featured in the documentaryGitmo The New Rules of War, a film that savaged Guantanamo Bay detention camp by film directors Erik Gandini and Tarik Saleh.
In February of 2004, Ghazali was reassessed and regarded as an enemy combatant who had gone to Afghanistan to support the Taliban, but although Gitmo concluded that he was a medium risk, as he may possibly pose a threat to the US its interests and allies, the decision to release him to Sweden followed: Recommendation: JTF Gitmo recommends that this detainee be transferred to the control of another country for continued detention.
He was released to Sweden on July 8, 2004. And guess how much he meant to the Swedish? He was flown home to Sweden by the Swedish Air Force on a Gulfstream IV jet, at the expense of the Swedish government.
Ghazali joined a July 4, 2006 demonstration held outside the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility.
But the liberal Swedes werent done with nurturing Ghazali yet. He was arrested in September of 2009 in Punjab, Pakistan, on suspicions of having ties to al-Qaeda; Pakistani police chief Mohammad Rizwan described Ghezali as “a very dangerous man”. But the Swedish newspaper The Local described his actions as “a harmless meeting with a Muslim revivalist movement, Tablighi Jamaat.”
One month later, Ghezali was released to Sweden. The Swedish Ambassador even accompanied him on the flight home.
With all the help Ghezali received from the liberal media and liberal governments, its obvious they have blood on their hands. But the blood is Israeli, so dont expect the Left to shed a single tear.
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