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Old April 21st, 2009 #1
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...The 70's expulsion of Turks was straight-forward, no name-changing went on then. It wasn't very successful, number-wise.

Now for the 85-89 expulsions, Turks were given the choice to change their names to Bulgarian ones or to depart for Turkey. Predictably, they chose the second. Weren't it for the "international community"'s dedication to "human rights", there would be no Turks here.

As for East-Germans escaping to Turkey via Bulgaria, never heard of that. Trying to cross the most tightly-watched frontier in Europe (at the time) was stupid, in my opinion. A clever route would've been crossing into Italy or Austria, via Yugoslavia. Yugoslavians used to be able to travel anywhere.
There must have been a good reason why they didn't do just that

http://www.sofiaecho.com/article/col..._28716/catid_5

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...Until today no one really knew how many of them were killed by Bulgarian border guards while trying to cross the border. The archives of Bulgaria's communist-era services were kept closed until a year ago when the law stipulating the procedures for opening and publishing information from the archives gave the commission the right to deal with Bulgaria's communist past...
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Probable, yes. I don't see what can be done about it, though. Germans killed Germans trying to climb the wall too. Those things can't be undone.

Now, why East-Germans? Why not Poles trying to escape to Turkey? Czechs? After all, the tourist ratio between these two and East-Germans used to be at least 10 to 1. They must've tried to flee to Turkey in droves.

Why the Turkish border, then? There used to be a several kilometers dead zone around the Turkish border, very closely watched. Everybody knew that. Why should one go the impossible route instead of an easy one? Getting an exit visa for Yugoslavia was as easy (or hard) as getting a Bulgarian one. Again, why not go that way? My guess is, many did.

http://m.spiegel.de/article.do?id=563992

There is stuff in the above article that is ridiculous. A shooting in 1989? Hardly. That stuff used to happen in the 60's and 70's. So Spiegel says that, on the verge of the two Germanys being united (1989!), and the Berlin wall - torn down, there was a moron who went all the way to Bulgaria and tried to walk into Turkey/Greece/wherever? Good riddance. If he's not a fictional character.

Other instance of bull in the article - the death penalty for trying to escape. From what I know (that's people being caught), 5 to 10 years hard labor was the norm. There might have been shootings on sight, but they have never been officially sanctioned.

And "Avenging East Germans Killed in Bulgaria"? WTF is that? What will the Spiegel kikes do? Come over and beat us up?

I am sure people were killed trying to flee communist states. Surely there were many East-Germans among them, but I'm inclined to file the above articles under clumsy shit-stirring. I've come to recognize that jewish brand of cry-me-a-river, fiction journalism quite quickly.
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Intelligent questions. True, only East Germans are mentioned. Not Czechs, Poles, Magyars etc... The issue was televized accordingly, for an audience of already narrow-minded sheople.
It's all about us finding all the facts.
I've heard it said that the Bulgarian-artificial Turkish border was watched both ways. In other words, invaders from the Turkish side were also not spared machinegun fire from Bulgarian border guards. Unfortunately, something no longer practiced.
Turks residing in Germany, who run fruit & vegetable shops, are known for using the summer holidays for commuting to Turkey and to Turkish occupied European soil to bring back fresh products to sell in Germany. They are often road menaces, by causing numerous traffic fatalities, through their inability to drive vehicles like human beings can
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Intelligent questions. True, only East Germans are mentioned. Not Czechs, Poles, Magyars etc... The issue was televized accordingly, for an audience of already narrow-minded sheople.
It's all about us finding all the facts.
True. Something else came to mind - Germany became one right about then. Communism in Bulgaria fell in '89. It is very strange the story of Michael Weber wasn't made public back then. The excuse that his parents were intimidated by the regime doesn't hold water - the regime didn't exist anymore.

I'll look for info about the Bulgarian officials mentioned in the article.

From http://m.spiegel.de/article.do?id=563992:
"....The first case Appelius encountered, in the archives of Germany's Foreign Office, in a file titled "Deaths of GDR Citizens in Bulgaria," was that of Gunter Pschera, killed in 1967. The file contained Pschera's autopsy report and the information that he had been buried in Burgas, a city on the Black Sea coast...."


Now, that sounds believable. No way to find out if it's true, but it is plausible.

http://www.brianrose.com/journal/200...kbulgaria.html

This guy also notices the strange obsession with Bulgaria as an escape route, when in fact it would be the most dangerous and the most round-about one.

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I've heard it said that the Bulgarian-artificial Turkish border was watched both ways. In other words, invaders from the Turkish side were also not spared machinegun fire from Bulgarian border guards. Unfortunately, something no longer practiced.
The Bulgarian state regarded Turkey as our N1 strategic enemy. "Shoot on sight" was the way to go. Unfortunately, no more.

Cool stuff still happens though:

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Dis...8042025112.xml

http://www.javno.com/en-world/turkis...-arrest_141283

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Turks residing in Germany, who run fruit & vegetable shops, are known for using the summer holidays for commuting to Turkey and to Turkish occupied European soil to bring back fresh products to sell in Germany. They are often road menaces, by causing numerous traffic fatalities, through their inability to drive vehicles like human beings can
They drive to Germany and back through here during the summer every year. It is very unpleasant.
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Old April 23rd, 2009 #5
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Once Bulgaria joins NATO, officials can start admitting that such cool incidents weren't "accidents".
I heard of a case where a couple of Turks were crossing by car into Bulgaria with an inanimate child in the back seat. The motionlessness and paleness of the child aroused suspicion with the border guards. It ended up being a smuggling attempt where heroin was sewn into the emptied abdominal cavity of a dead child
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Bulgaria should be leaving NATO, not joining. What you described is so ghastly I wouldn't wish it on any child, turk or not. Even a jewish one.
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Iran to pull envoy from Bulgaria following attack accusations

February 10, 2013

(JTA) -- In the wake of accusations that it was involved in the Burgas terror attack, Iran will recall its ambassador to Bulgaria.

Iran also reportedly will downgrade its relations with Bulgaria, according to reports.

The Bulgarian government last week implicated two men with links to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in the July attack on a bus full of Israeli tourists. Bulgaria's interior minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, also said that Hezbollah financed the bomb attack, which killed five Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian driver.

Last Friday, Iran's ambassador to Bulgaria denied Iranian involvement in the attack.

"This has nothing to do with Iran," Gholamreza Bageri told reporters. "We are against any form of terrorism and strongly condemn such actions."

Iran has accused Israel of staging the attack. Israel has blamed Hezbollah and Iran.

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Bulgarian EU puppet government bends to US jewish globalist pressure by willingly sabotaging its own economy. Halts all work on lucrative South Stream


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Bulgaria halts work on gas pipeline after US talks


Bulgaria has previously said it is being targeted as a means of retaliating against Russia


Bulgaria is to halt work on its Russian-backed South Stream gas pipeline following criticism from the EU and US.

Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski announced that he had "ordered all work to be stopped".

"We will decide on further developments following consultations with Brussels," he said after meeting with US senators.

The Gazprom-financed pipeline would ship gas to western Europe via the Balkans, thus avoiding Ukraine.

The European Commission had sent Bulgarian authorities a letter at the start of the month, asking them to suspend work on the project.

The EC claimed Bulgaria may have broken EU public procurement laws by choosing local and Russian bidders.

Bulgaria has previously said it is being targeted by Brussels as a means of retaliating against Russia over the situation in Ukraine.

If built, the pipeline would deliver 63 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year, via Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Slovenia before entering Italy.

Construction work on the pipeline began in Bulgaria in October 2013.
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NATO ships from the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) entered the Black Sea, a military-diplomatic source said.

"The flagship SNMCMG-2, missile frigate Avier, minesweeper Rimini (both come from the Italian Navy), Greek corvette Machitis and Turkish minesweeper Akchey traveled through Black Sea straits and entered the Black Sea," the source said.

According to the source, the NATO ships are heading to the Bulgarian port of Burgas, where they plan to participate in joint exercises with the navy of Bulgaria.

The time period, during which warships of non-Black-Sea countries are allowed to stay in the waters of the Black Sea is limited to 21 days, in accordance with the Montreux Convention, adopted in 1936. NATO has repeatedly violated the terms of staying in the Black Sea, to which Russia had to react.

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Sofia Gay Pride march chased away from Vasil Levski monument



Yesterday's Sofia Gay Pride march was stopped from approaching the Bulgarian capital's Vasil Levski monument by nationalist party Ataka representatives.

The seventh edition of "Sofia Pride" began yesterday at the Monument to the Soviet Army with about 100 participants.

Hours before that, hundreds of police personel blocked the city center to avoid collisions.

The organizers of the gay pride parade were disappointed that despite their letters asking for support from different parties, only the Greens and the Bulgarian Left Party reached out for them.

Some participants even suggested that the procession should pass along party headquarters.

The local LGBTI community may be also angry with Sofia's mayor Yordanka Fandakova because she decided not to attend. The only politician who was present was Reformist Victor Liov. He called for tolerance and sought support from politicians who share the ideas of freedom and love.

On 3 July, Ambassadors of some Sofia-based embassies issued a statement in support of Sofia Pride, which was published on the website of the British embassy in Sofia. "We would like to convey our support to all people who either actively participate in or back this year's Sofia Pride on 5 July 2014. Promoting the principle of equal treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is an important aspect of a tolerant and respectful civil society. No one should ever be discriminated against on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. By signing this statement, we would like to stress that any democratic society should stand up for open-mindedness towards LGBTI people'' the statement says.

The statement was signed by:

H. E. Mr. Jonathan Allen, Ambassador of the United Kingdom
H. E. Mr. Tom J.M. van Oorschot, Ambassador of the Netherlands
H. E. Mrs. Anick Van Calster, Ambassador of Belgium
H. E. Mr. Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes, Ambassador of France
H. E. Mrs. Marcie B. Ries, Ambassador of the United States of America
H. E. Mr. Harri Salmi, Ambassador of Finland
H. E. Mrs. Guro Katharina H. Vikør, Ambassador of Norway
H. E. Mr. John Biggar, Ambassador of Ireland
H. E. Mr. Matthias Höpfner, Ambassador of Germany
H. E. Mr. Kaare E. Janson, Ambassador of Denmark
H. E. Ms. Vanessa Calvert, Ambassador of South Africa

http://www.standartnews.com/english/...ment-4255.html


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Bulgaria ethnic Turkish party wants to trace attack "mastermind"



SOFIA | Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:32pm GMT


Reuters) - Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party, whose leader escaped unhurt when a man pointed a gun to his head on stage at a party congress, said on Sunday it wanted police to investigate who was the "political mastermind" behind the attack.

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) accused the police and security services of failing to protect Ahmed Dogan from the man who tried on Saturday to shoot him twice before being wrestled to the ground by security guards.

"The main goal of the investigation would be to focus on finding out who was the political mastermind of this attack," said Lyutvi Mestan, who replaced Dogan as MRF party leader as previously expected on Saturday.

"The authorities are working on the lead that this was an individual action of a criminal .... this is a huge stain on Bulgaria's image," he told a news conference.

The party called for an international investigation into the assault by the 25-year-old man, who police identified as Oktay Enimehmedov, an ethnic Turk from the Black Sea town of Burgas.

Police said the gun used during the attack was a non-lethal gas pistol and deputy chief prosecutor Borislav Sarafov told reporters Enimehmedov faces up to five years in prison for hooliganism and up to six years for making a death threat.

Political parties in Bulgaria strongly condemned the attack against Dogan, one the most influential political figures in the European Union's poorest member.

"The attack against Dogan is not a hooliganism. This is an assault against the national security. I categorically reject any claims that the incident was staged," said Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergei Stanishev.

Prime Minister Boiko Borisov told reporters: "This is a very disturbing event and should not happen in today's Bulgaria."

The liberal MRF party represents ethnic Turks and other Muslims who make up about 12 percent of the Balkan country's population of 7.3 million. Dogan was named honorary chairman on Saturday of the party he has led for 23 years.

Most Muslims in Bulgaria are not recent immigrants but are a centuries-old community, mostly ethnic Turkish descendants of Ottoman rule.

The MRF was a junior partner in the previous Socialist-led cabinet in Bulgaria, which is due to hold parliamentary elections in July.

(Reporting by Angel Krasimirov; Editing by Sophie Hares)

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/0...90J0GB20130120
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SOFIA | Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:32pm GMT


Reuters) - Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party, whose leader escaped unhurt when a man pointed a gun to his head on stage at a party congress, said on Sunday it wanted police to investigate who was the "political mastermind" behind the attack.

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) accused the police and security services of failing to protect Ahmed Dogan from the man who tried on Saturday to shoot him twice before being wrestled to the ground by security guards.

"The main goal of the investigation would be to focus on finding out who was the political mastermind of this attack," said Lyutvi Mestan, who replaced Dogan as MRF party leader as previously expected on Saturday.

"The authorities are working on the lead that this was an individual action of a criminal .... this is a huge stain on Bulgaria's image," he told a news conference.

The party called for an international investigation into the assault by the 25-year-old man, who police identified as Oktay Enimehmedov, an ethnic Turk from the Black Sea town of Burgas.

Police said the gun used during the attack was a non-lethal gas pistol and deputy chief prosecutor Borislav Sarafov told reporters Enimehmedov faces up to five years in prison for hooliganism and up to six years for making a death threat.

Political parties in Bulgaria strongly condemned the attack against Dogan, one the most influential political figures in the European Union's poorest member.

"The attack against Dogan is not a hooliganism. This is an assault against the national security. I categorically reject any claims that the incident was staged," said Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergei Stanishev.

Prime Minister Boiko Borisov told reporters: "This is a very disturbing event and should not happen in today's Bulgaria."

The liberal MRF party represents ethnic Turks and other Muslims who make up about 12 percent of the Balkan country's population of 7.3 million. Dogan was named honorary chairman on Saturday of the party he has led for 23 years.

Most Muslims in Bulgaria are not recent immigrants but are a centuries-old community, mostly ethnic Turkish descendants of Ottoman rule.

The MRF was a junior partner in the previous Socialist-led cabinet in Bulgaria, which is due to hold parliamentary elections in July.

(Reporting by Angel Krasimirov; Editing by Sophie Hares)

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/0...90J0GB20130120
 
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ZOG putting pressure on Bulgaria to halt important South Stream project. Bulgaria says its economy can't be held hostage because of US initiated trouble in Ukraine.


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European Union authorities have asked Bulgaria to suspend work on Gazprom’s South Stream gas pipeline on the grounds that the project breaks EU law, a step that threatens to inflame tensions between Russia and the 28-country bloc.



The latest move against Moscow, announced by the European Commission on Tuesday, follows progress late on Monday towards resolving a pricing row that has threatened to disrupt Russian gas shipments via Ukraine.

But the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, says South Stream breaks EU rules that prohibit gas suppliers from also controlling pipeline access and it has put on hold the approval process for the project.

Bulgaria, historically close to Russia, has decided to start construction as a national priority.

“Whilst discussions with the Bulgarian authorities are taking place and until there is full compliance with EU law, we have asked the Bulgarian authorities to suspend the project,” Commission spokeswoman Chantal Hughes told Reuters.

She also said the Commission had sent the Bulgarian authorities a letter of formal notice asking for information, a preliminary measure that could eventually lead to full infringement proceedings and possible fines.
Bulgaria’s energy minister, a staunch supporter of the project as a means of bolstering energy security and creating jobs, said he did not believe Bulgaria would be sanctioned and called for dialogue to continue with Brussels, Reuters reports.
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Update 2: Blame it on Iran: ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER SAYS SIGNS THAT IRAN BEHIND BURGAS BOMBING -RTRS

Update: According to BurgasInfo.com not one but two buses were blown up. Unclear if the second one was also carrying Israeli tourists.

According to Bulgarian press Sega.bg, and confirmed by other wire sources, a bus with 40 Israeli tourists was "blown up" at 5:30 pm local time at the local airport of the seaside town of Bourgas. Sega says that according to BTV "it is an assassination attempt." The bomb was located in the trunk of a white bus with Israel tourists from Israel who were en route to the seaside town of Sunny Beach according to an airport source.

The mayor of the city, Dimitar Nikolov confirmed the news according to Sega. Furthermore, according to the airport's website, an Air Via flight from Tel Aviv landed at 4:50 pm local time. The shock wave was so large it also exploded two neighboringing buses located in the arrival area of the airport. The number of casualties is currently unknown, but at least three people are dead according to the local police, with dozens wounded. Sega adds "the flames are huge with three firetrucks on the scene and seven ambulances driving out charred people


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Roma Woman Wins Case against Bulgaria at Strasbourg

Society | October 23, 2012, Tuesday| 236 views


Bulgaria has been found guilty of failing to protect the right to life and of discrimination against a female Roma citizen, who filed a case at the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights.

The European Court of Human Rights has determined that Bulgarian authorities failed to properly investigate a violent assault against the woman that left her disabled.

Back in 1999, Yolanda Yotova was shot in the chest by attackers who have yet not been identified, much less put to trial.

At the same time, the European Court has found that Bulgarian authorities possessed information about simmering ethnic tensions in Yotova's village of Aglen near Lukovit in northwestern Bulgaria.

Although preliminary investigations started right away after the attack, investigators stopped proceedings multiple times and performed a number of actions with unmotivated delay, said the court.

In addition the Human Rights Court has found that there are grounds to believe that the crime has been performed on racial grounds, something that investigators failed to properly consider, in spite of the fact they were aware of recent Bulgarian-Roma clashes in the area.

Bulgaria is to pay Yotova indemnities worth EUR 12,000, as well as to cover expenses for the proceedings at Strasbourg.


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CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - The Bulgarian government on Tuesday made a mockery of its political independence by publicly implicating Lebanon's Hezbollah in last year's attack on an Israeli bus in the resort city of Burgas, despite the fact that its "official investigation is still going on", Sofia has yet to make an official announcement and there is an absence of trustworthy evidence to back the claim.

Under pressure for months by Washington and Tel Aviv to name Hezbollah as the culprit for the attack that killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver, as well as the terrorist carrying the bomb, Sofia has appeased Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who within half hour of the bombing last July publicly pointed the finger at Hezbollah and Iran.

Unsurprisingly, Netanyahu was extremely gratified by the news


from Sofia and wasted no time in calling on Europeans to put Hezbollah on their list of terrorist organizations, a significant move that would likely exacerbate the present civil rights of Muslims in Europe, particularly those who are involved in charitable fund raising for Hezbollah's plethora of social welfare services in Lebanon.

The US government likewise conveniently interpreted as "conclusive" the preliminary finding in the Burgas investigation that the "military formation of Hezbollah might be involved" in that attack, to paraphrase carefully chosen words from Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

According to a Bulgarian expert, Professor Vladimir Chukov, Tsvetanov made a "hybrid statement" that "like Britain" makes the distinction between Hezbollah as a group and its "military wing". "This is a hybrid situation that goes on to suggest that there is little chance that Bulgaria will name Hezbollah and Iran as culprits," Professor Chukov has told the Bulgarian media.

Tell that to the mainstream media that wasted no time in its avalanche of reports that Bulgaria has implicated Hezbollah in the Burgas bombing. Case in point, in the various reports in the Wall Street Journal, London's Guardian, BBC, etc, there is virtually no mention of the fact that there is no official position of the Bulgarian government as of yet, and that the investigation is still on-going. According to Professor Chukov, the interior ministry's news leak was meant simply as "a test". Yet by all indications this is a poor and politically motivated move by an official of the Bulgarian government.

Opposition's stern warning
"It is obvious that Bulgaria's government has chosen a political approach and is only repeating the interpretation alleged by Israel on the very next day following the attack, when the investigation had not even started," said Sergey Stanishev, the head of Bulgarian Socialist Party, who is also the Chair of Party of European Socialists. "The investigation is currently under way and there is no way one can be talking about decisive evidence regarding the direct perpetrators, much less regarding the organization that is behind this tragic event ... This is absolutely unjustified in view of national security and the risks that are taken with respect to people in Bulgaria."

There is no dearth of suspicion in Bulgaria and beyond that the government official's statement that the bombing "was most likely" the work of Hezbollah militants and that there are "obvious links" to Hezbollah is based less on hard facts and more on external political pressure. According to Minister Tsvetanov, two individuals - one Canadian and the other Australian - who have lived in Lebanon since 2006 and 2010 respectively, have been linked to the attack and "there is data showing" their "obvious links to Lebanon."

Tsvetanov's statements are backed by Rob Wainwright, the director of Europol, claiming that there is "reasonable assumption" based on "forensic evidence, intelligence sources and patterns in past attacks" that "point to Hezbollah's involvement." Not so according to Stanishev, who has labeled as "poor evidence" the data cited by officials to point accusatory fingers at Hezbollah. In fact, there is a great deal of contrary evidence to suggest the attack was a carefully orchestrated Israeli "false flag" operation aimed at smearing Hezbollah and Iran and pressuring the European Union to brand Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

False flag evidence ignored
The distinct possibility of an Israeli 'false flag' operation can be garnered by a careful and methodical examination of the public information, including the photographs, amateur videos and instant reports on the bus attack that occurred at exactly 5:30 pm last July 18, on the anniversary of the 1994 bombing in Argentina that Israel insists was the work of Iran and Hezbollah. That was perfect timing for Israel's propaganda machine.

As stated in this author's investigative article written immediately after the bus attack, there are at least 10 valid reasons to question the official story that a busload of Israeli tourists was the target of a terrorist bombing. [1] Lest we forget, the autopsy results in Sofia have shown that the dead terrorist was "white and had light eyes" and initially was identified as a member of al-Qaeda, much to the chagrin of Israelis who have shown zero interest in any suspect other than Hezbollah-Iran. [2]

To reiterate the gist of this author's own probe of this matter, a good deal of evidence exists that suggest the targeted bus was empty and the only passengers hurt were inside the adjacent bus and received light injuries.

This author has carefully examined dozens upon dozens of photographs of the Israeli tourists in question, who no doubt would have received much worse facial and other bodily injuries if they were inside the targeted bus. After all, the severed head of the bomber had been discovered some 60 meters away from the bus and an instant video shows the bus in full flames, ie, impossible for the majority of 42 purported passengers, especially the elderly females seen on stretchers en route to the hospital in various photos, to escape with little or no bodily harm, thus warranting the following 10 questions:

1. Why the amateur video of the bus taken within seconds of the explosion doesn't show anyone jumping down the bus?
2. Why so many passengers survived with only light hand and foot injuries in an explosion involving (according to the Bulgarian officials) three kilograms of TNT in front of the bus?
3. Why did the Israeli group known as Zakar appear immediately on the site and collected the bodies of the dead, per several images, when this should have been done by Bulgarians? Why was this group at the airport at that time? And where were the Bulgarian security officials during the whole time monopolized by the Zakar individuals (in yellow uniforms)? Indeed, the fact that the Bulgarians allowed the Zakar all over the crime scene and move the dead victims (who were then frisked quickly to Israel) speaks volumes about the travesty of police investigation in Bulgaria.
4. Why did the bomb kill the Israelis sitting in the back of the bus (per reports in the Israeli media) while simultaneously killing the bus driver in the front and leaving the vast majority of bus passengers only lightly harmed?
5. Why have some bus witnesses told the media that they tried to get out through the front door but found it locked and managed to get out through a "hole on the side" when both the videos and reports indicate an instant fire following the explosion engulfing the bus?
6. Why is there no report of any injuries to the bus driver in the next bus, which sustained major damage especially on the driver's side? Could the bus driver killed be the one in the second bus?
7. Why was there no extra security precaution even though according to the Israeli media prior to the landing of Israeli passengers the tour company had received a call that they would be "greeted with two bombs"?
8. Why was the trunk of the targeted bus empty and no sign of any luggage (per numerous images that also show the inside of the bus and the absence of any section for luggage contrary to the claim of one of the Israeli passengers who is quoted widely)?
9. Why did the passport and license of purported terrorist remain intact despite the raging fire in the bus?
10. Why did Israel rush all the passengers back to Israel early next morning instead of allowing the Bulgarian investigators to interview them? After all, Israel made no similar attempt to protect the lives of thousands of other Israeli tourists vacationing in Burgas, bottom line since it had no real worries about any terrorist attack against them after having pulled off its spectacular 'false flag' that must surely be a source of current pride among its Mossad intelligence officials.

Mossad agents must be patting themselves on the shoulder now for a job well-done, but then again their script perhaps was too neatly executed, given Netanyahu's instant finger toward Hezbollah and Iran, or the widespread use of a replica bus on full flame, which on closer examination shows to be different from the actual targeted bus.

The Israelis have now mastered the art of political manipulation and their latest victory in Bulgaria simply educates us about why they are ahead of the game and keep winning the battle for the world public opinion.
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Exclusive - Bulgarian nationalists may topple government over Russia sanctions

By Matthias Williams and Tsvetelia Tsolova | Reuters – 10 hours ago

By Matthias Williams and Tsvetelia Tsolova

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's nationalist Attack party will work to topple the government if Sofia backs a new round of Western sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea, the party's leader told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

Attack holds the balance of power in the Bulgarian parliament, and its threat is an extreme example of the domestic pressures European governments face in taking a position on the worst crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War.

If the party pulls the plug on Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski's minority coalition government, it could tip the European Union's poorest member state back into political instability. Months of street protests felled one government last year and almost toppled its successor, at a time when the country was struggling to revive economic growth.

Bulgarian leaders' position in relation to the Ukraine crisis is especially precarious. On the one hand, the country has pushed for closer ties with the EU bloc, which it joined seven years ago. On the other hand, it is almost entirely dependent on Russian energy supplies, and many Bulgarians feel a deep affinity for their giant neighbour across the Black Sea.

Attack, which is a noisy critic of the United States and Bulgaria's NATO membership, is the only Bulgarian party to openly champion Russia's intervention in the Ukraine.

"If the current Bulgarian government supports them (tougher sanctions), I will take a firm opposition line towards it and I will work for its toppling," party chairman Volen Siderov said in an interview in his office in the Bulgarian capital.

"Then we will have to ask ourselves the question what government and what majority will come after it, whether it will

be the same, or whether it can be changed," he said.

"It is a problem for the voters, who have to wake up and finally understand that the government in Bulgaria should have an independent policy and put an end to colonialism that we have been forced into."

As if to underscore Bulgarian ties to Russia, Siderov has antique guns and swords fixed on his office wall - some of them relics of Russia's wars against Turkey in the 19th century that helped Bulgaria throw off 500 years of Ottoman rule.

TAKING A STAND

As well as the threat of Attack withdrawing its support, the ruling Socialist party also risks angering voters in the European elections in May. The elections are seen as a key test for the survival of a government that has already faced down three confidence votes since taking power last year.

A Gallup poll last week underlined the country's divided loyalties: 30 percent of Bulgarians supported Ukraine joining the EU, while 27 percent supported Ukraine forging closer links with Russia instead.

The Socialist party is a direct descendant of the communists who governed Bulgaria before the fall of the Berlin Wall, when the country was seen as Moscow's most pliable ally. Many of its core supporters are pro-Russia.

Its conflicted position has led the government to send mixed signals about its intentions. Bulgaria allowed the first round of sanctions against Russia and twice took part in navy drills with a U.S. warship in the Black Sea. The prime minister said the country would not support further sanctions, but then also suggested Bulgaria would not veto them if imposed.

In any case, a new round of punitive measures might be fiercely resisted by many of the EU's other ex-communist nations, who are fearful of Russia's aggression but have the most to lose by imposing sanctions.

"Bulgaria needs to impose a veto," said Siderov, a white-haired former journalist, who was charged with hooliganism earlier this month after an alleged row with a female French diplomat on a plane. "It has the right to do that and then the European Union will not be able to impose sanctions," he added.

"And silently, and not officially, the German and French representatives will say "well done for saving us", because their turnover with Russia is in tens of billions of euros."

(Editing by Andrew Roche)


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Overwhelmed by an influx of mostly Syrian immigrants, Bulgaria has taken steps to secure its EU border — including building a barbed-wire fence — but now faces criticism from rights groups.

The 30-kilometre fence, standing three meters high and fortified with razor wire coils, was completed this week.

Covering the least visible section of Bulgaria’s 275-kilometre border with Turkey, it aims to stem a flow of refugees that saw more than 11,000 people enter the country illegally last year — 10 times the annual figure before the Syrian conflict.

The sudden influx caused a humanitarian crisis in Bulgaria, already the poorest member of the EU, as asylum seekers were crammed into deserted army barracks and tents in the middle of winter with no heating, basic sanitation or food.

But the small Balkan country’s attempts to tackle the problem have also been a matter of concern, rights agencies say.

Amnesty International condemned Bulgaria and Greece — another EU neighbour of Turkey, which has become a key transit point for Syrian refugees to Europe — for repeatedly rejecting refugees.

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Bulgaria used to have one of the securest borders between the Iron Curtain and "The West". Numerous East Germans died trying to escape from there.
 
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