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#1 The terrorist was carrying a driver's license from Michigan Most likely not Mormon, Mennonite, or Wiccan. Any chance the driver's license originated in Dearborn?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-07-19 08:03||
#2 A report by Bulgarian news agency Novinite said that Bulgarian authorities had contacted the FBI, which had been unable to verify the identity of the terrorist,
Origin or pattern analysis of phony Michigan driver's license? You did have a look at that right?
Israeli doctors are considering ways to bring them back to Israel for treatment.
No offers of USAF C-17 medical EVAC ?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-19 08:09||
#3 More like Isreal isn't taking chances when the bomber had "fake" American documents. What's going to be the kicker is if it turns out this person was an illegal out of Dearborn or Detroit. It will have an impact on our election should the fact the guy could have blown up in the US.
Although horrible I look forward in a detached sort of way to the information on this bomber. We might have our first "American" Suicide bomber.
Posted by Charles 2012-07-19 08:30||
#4 If the bomber originated in the US, the standard "lone wolf" tripe-o will be trotted out quickly...
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-07-19 09:02||
#5 ...not to be confused with the MSM blitz on the Latino white boy shooting of a poor black youth as a means to broad brush a large portion of the population as RACISTS.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-07-19 09:14||
#6 I wonder if the Michigan DL was an out and out counterfeit or a legit one issued by the state in a false ID. Big difference IMHO. Does Michigan have Motor Voter registration?
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2012-07-19 11:36||
#7 Times of Israel (HT to Weasel Zippers!)
He was an ex-Gitmo detainee: Bulgarian media on Thursday named the suicide bomber who blew up a bus full of Israeli tourists, killing five, in Burgas on Wednesday as Mehdi Ghezali.
There was no independent confirmation of the veracity of the information. The reports surfaced soon after Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had publicly accused Hezbollah, directed by Iran, of responsibility for the bombing.
Ghezali was reportedly a Swedish citizen, with Algerian and Finnish origins. He had been held at the US's 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.
He was also reportedly among 12 foreigners captured trying to cross into Afghanistan in 2009.
Earlier on Thursday the Bulgarian police released a brief video clip that claimed to show the suicide bomber responsible for Wednesday's terror attack on a tour bus full of Israeli citizens at Burgas International Airport.
good thing we've been releasing them, no?
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-19 11:41||
Posted by Thunter Lover of the Heathen Rus3879 2012-07-19 12:07||
#9 If the US gummint had this splodey and let him go, I hope the victims' families sue early and often, no matter how pointless that might be.
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-07-19 12:10||
#10 Given this mutt's pedigree, I doubt the Persians are behind it. Easy to get a bogus DL. Probably used it to buy his bus ticket. I'd like know more about the passport though.
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2012-07-19 12:29||
#11 If you couple this act and the Damascus bombing (both occurring within hours of each other), it could very well be a third party doing the hits.
AQI did this on a number of occasions in Iraq while we were there (hitting the Sunnis and Shias simultaneously) hoping to start a civil war.
Perhaps they're hoping to start a real war or something.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-07-19 13:41||
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-07-19 14:33||
#13 Lanky white guy with brown or red hair.
Posted by gromky 2012-07-19 14:42||
#14 I looked at the video too - not hard to see why this person escaped suspicion. The suspect, if this is the right guy, looks pretty da** calm for a suicide mission. It's not possible to have a completely airtight seal against this kinda' stuff. A light-skinned Swedish tourist who looks like a daydreaming backpacker - that's about as good of a cover as they can possibly get.
somebody put some real thought into this.
i don't see how Gitmo can hold the blame - they can't incarcerate people forever.
Posted by Raider 2012-07-19 15:13||
#15 There are claims, denied by the Swedes, that they promised to monitor him carefully if we released him. FWIW
Posted by lotp 2012-07-19 15:54||