Turns out Bulgarian bomber who killed Israeli youth yesterday was a Gitmo detainee

According to Times News of Israel, yesterday’s bomber is named Mehdi Ghezali:

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 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. The Prime Minister’s Office made no comment on the reports.

The Weekly Standard reported back in 2009 that Ghezali was picked up in Afghanistan in 2001 and sent to Gitmo and was released in 2004:

In late 2001, Ghezali, a Swedish national, had been detained during the battle at Tora Bora, Afghanistan, handed over to the American military, and sent to the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay. According to his lawyers, he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Although he spoke none of the local languages, Ghezali told his captors, in the midst of the Taliban’s retreat into the mountainous hinterlands of Afghanistan, he had crossed that country’s border with Pakistan to study Islam.

After an intense lobbying effort by Swedish prime minister Göran Persson–and a vague promise that the country’s intelligence services would keep a watchful eye on him–Ghezali was delivered to Sweden (on the government’s private Gulfstream jet). The Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter noted that Ghezali had achieved “rock star status” upon returning to his homeland, a native victim of America’s rapacious imperialism. And after two-plus years in isolation, the emotionally fragile former prisoner would be happy to discover “that a majority of Swedes were glad that he was home.”

According to the article he was also arrested in 2009 in Pakistan carrying an explosives belt. I guess he was released for a second time, the latter by the Pakistanis.

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79 thoughts on “Turns out Bulgarian bomber who killed Israeli youth yesterday was a Gitmo detainee

  1. Sure, the Obama regime and the socialists let them go free and look at what they do. When the hell will they wake up???????

    And have you heard the latest about the TSA training illegal aliens? What else can we put up with????

  2. Lets let them all out so they can blow themselves up. SARCASM INTENDED! It is just a shame that they take so many innocent lives with them.

  3. Damn, another Obama vote wasted. Although if he passed through Chicago at any time there’s still a chance…

  4. Once again, socialists have kowtowed to appease Mohamadans. Also, once again, innocent civilized people have to pay with their lives from socialists’ refusal to recognize the mortal threat of Islam to the Free World.

  5. Quick…get this man an EBT card.

    It is obvious that poverty is at the heart of this man’s pathology. Since the Farm Bill of 2002 lifted the citizenship requirement for Food Stamps, we can give this misunderstood man the aid he so obviously needs.

    Food Stamps for Al Qaeda, it is our only hope.

    [Do I really need a sarcasm tag?]

  6. Instead of worrying needlessly about “political correctness” toward the “civilians” captured on the field of battle, we need to squeeze them dry of any and all information and once finished with them, put them down like the rabid animals they are.
    This is not the first time nor will it be the last time “enemy combatants” have been found involved in further acts of terror against us after being released from Gitmo. Since they all want those 72 virgins promised by OBL, let’s oblige them.
    We are fighting an asymmetrical war, the rules of engagement do not apply as they did during WWI and WWII. Since our enemies in this “new” type of war do not believe the “Geneva Convention” applies to them,then we too should set those rules aside, and do to them what they do to our captured soldiers.
    There is a old adage that says that it is much easier for a civilized man to act like a savage then it is for a savage man to to act civilized. It is time to stop showing compassion on those who do not understand the concept, let’s drop all the PC BS and do what we have to do, get the intelligence they have, then dispatch them, wrap them in their “prayer rug” and then plant them in the ground or drop the body at sea weighted down. If we are not going to fight to win, why fight at all?

    1. One aspect of WW II applies: after Malmady we took no prisoners..
      just shot the Krauts!..
      That is the same thing we should do with the Muslims: treat them the same way we treated the Krauts after Malmady!

  7. A country that doesn’t understand who it’s enemies are, will wind up suffering defeat from those enemies.

  8. This is why no one should ever be released from GITMO…Koranic killers kill – especially they enjoy killing defenseless children…They have no redeeming human purpose….Either keep them in GITMO or kill them…As was just proved again in Bulgaria if released they will kill…

  9. I have just devised a new ‘interrogation’ procedure that will put waterboarding to shame. Take three terrorists, wrap them all with C4 explosives and put dummy fuses on two of them. Run the wires to a single detonator, tell them to talk or you will push the button. When they fail to talk, push the button, watch the one blow up and watch the other two cackle like a gaggle of geese.

    Now before you libs get all worked up about this method, remember this: The one blown up will be happy, because he will have gone the way he wanted to go. The other two will be happy, because they have just been transformed and realize reality, that it’s better to spill the beans and live than spill your beans and die.

    Everybody’s happy, we have eliminated three terrorists, and discovered tons of intel in the process.

    Rinse and repeat.

  10. He didn’t do a very good job of studying Islam. Islamic men let their beards grow, not their head hair.
    Many Europeans are stupid. They allow contrasting cultures to immigrate, legalize them probably put them on the public dole and like the Norwegian police, cover up the rapes committed by muslim men in the name of Allah so their own Norwegian women can be more easily targeted. The Europeans don’t want their culture anymore. They want to adopt the cultures of third world maniacs. I guess it is their way of saying that they are more civilized than the U.S. But we are catching up. American women, wives and daughters will be their next target. I am paraphrasing what I have heard muslim men say.
    Be sure to surrender all of your arms so it will be easier for the enemy to take total control. Which enemies? First our own government. Then the Islamics will kill them off and take over from there. Then the communists will come over and kill everybody.

  11. Its time to get tough. We need to teach Sweden a lesson. For about a week, I would close down the embassy we have, there, and drive them out of their US embassy and missions. I would order Swedish businesses in the US shut down, for the same period of time, and ask American businesses to do the same, overseas (with tax compensation, for their trouble). Uncooperative American businesses would have drawn the US as an enemy. Terrorism costs lives, as well as money, and Israel is something some stupid Swede will never be: our true and close ally that’s ready to see the rubber hit the road, when times get tough. I’ll bet that if we had Americans captured in a place like Egypt (such as what recently happened), Israel would be more likely to suddenly have guys do a dynamic entry into a room, SMGs blazing, than Swedes would. I couldn’t care less about these Nazi sympathizers, any more than I do about any of the others (such as Iran, and any other muslim nation). Because of their obviously willful neglect, Israelis are dead. Eurotrash tend to be nothing but a pack of Jew hating bigots, anyway, and we can’t allow ourselves to either tolerate them and their bigotry, or to become like them.

  12. Kind of makes you wonder about those al-Qaeda fighters that went back to Libya to oust Gaddafi. Where are those men now? And now that they are in Libya, which is just south of Italy, aren’t they all nice and close to mainland Europe? Between letting killers out of Guantanamo Bay and allowing them to filter into places like Libya and Syria, we are probably going to see more of this in the near future.

      1. True, but they always end up being released only to murder again. Besides, only a small percentage of these bums are valuable for intel. We can only keep so many of these bums for life or trial. Gitmo has limited real estate to set up prisons. BTW, I resent the Obama comment. Putz.

      2. After Malmady we took no prisoners…just shot them all…still won the war…We should treat every captured Muslim the way we treated the Germans after Malmady!

    1. The best method with these guys is to shoot first ask questions later. 99% of these guys don’t even know where they are let along have information of nay value. They are like robots. someone wound them up and turned them lose. If we let them og they are still wound up and will accomplish their mission at some point. Or die.

    1. They were supposed to keep watch over him. But relying on Europe to take the Islamist threat seriously is a recipe for death and disaster, something we are sadly aware of here in Israel.

      1. I’d imagine they are bound by much of the same things we are bound by here in the states. PC and tolerance. This is one thing you don’t want to play around with because PC and tolerance will get people killed. I’m worried about how badly those boundaries are going to contribute to the rise of Islam here and the inability to do anything about it. We’re playing with fire.

        Long live Israel.

  13. If he was released by the Swedish government because he wasn’t a threat, then the persons responsible for that release should be held accountable for the murders of innocent civilians resulting from their actions. He could not murder unless the Swedes let him loose to do so.

    1. He may not have been a threat before he spent 4 years of insanity in gitmo????? I could see that screwing some one up in the head. Look what this war is doing to our troops. They are killing themselves daily and suffering from PSTD.

      1. I won’t bother to mention that this guy was released from the Swedes till after he got out of Gitmo and instead ask:

        Are you honestly comparing hanging out in Club Gitmo with all the great food and new soccer field …. with being in the battle field? WTF?

        Cause, I don’t know what to tell you. That one’s a real hoot.

  14. how the hell does he get caught and released so many times even though he got caught red handed with material evidence?

  15. Obviously, islam and it’s animals aren’t out to kill us and Israelis. they are just misunderstood.

    Yeah, right !

  16. Jawa Report says that it isn’t Ghezali.


    But this is what is incredibly fascinating to me. This is out of an Israeli news organization on those that died in the Syrian bombing the other day. Not only was it Assad’s people, but that there is a possibility that an Al Qud’s leader was killed?


    That would be a huge blow to Iran. And changes the dynamics in the fight. Maybe that’s why the WH came out so quickly saying Assad was close to being ousted?

  17. Lock all the inhabitants of Gitmo inside and set it on fire. The world will be a much safer place.

  18. It breaks my heart that Ghezali felt he needed to take others with him to his
    final destination. but on the plus side, he gets no virgins as he was foolishly
    led to believe. Instead he’ll burn in the lake of fire for eternity.
    There is a God, he’s not allah, and we will ALL answer to Him someday.

  19. Like I keep saying. The only good jihadi is a dead jihadi. Like Chesty once said: “Take no prisoners and stack their bodies to God”.

      1. Yes. The father of anphibious warfare. He was doing beach landings in Cuba before the war in the Pacific heated up. He was thinking outside the box.

        1. Had a Dr. of Laws degree from the University of Alabama (before you had to pass the bar). A smart man as well. And tough as nails.

          1. Gen Mathis reminds me a tad of them two. At the outset of Gulf War II he said to a young 0-2:

            Gen Mathis: “Son, you see that EPW camp?”

            Lt: Yes sir.

            Gen Mathis: “I got two many effing prisoners. I don’t want to see no more prisoners. You understand?”

            Lt: Yes sir.

            Implication: See my Chesty comment.

  20. Pssst…Nobama, terrorists that go to Guantánamo don’t reform and become decent citizens. They seethe and plot, figuring out how they’re going to get even with countries that don’t support them, such as the United States, Sweden, Great Britain, etc. If memory serves me, a number of released detainees have gone right back to killing innocents. Nobama quit trying to be Mr. Nice Guy or whatever you’re trying to do and keep those terrorists locked up forever!!!!!

    1. How could Obama have anything to do with releasing him in 2004? Way to lose credibility wingnuts. I am not a lefty either. You people embarrass me.

      1. Go back to the Daily KOS then. Read the post; it never said King Barry let the guy go.

        1. You sure threw his name out there like he has something to do with THIS incident. As far as you know this guy was not a terrorist until he was tortured in gitmo for 4 yrs. You sure didn’t say anything about the president who was in charge in 2004 when he was released. Try again.

          1. ahhhhhhhhhh the poor thing did 4 years in Guantánamo ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the poor thing ahhhhhhhhhhhhh bla bla bla

            REALVILL /USA

          2. Torture is having to watch Rosie O’Doughnut re-runs for 48 consecutive hours. Who was tortured at Gitmo, lefty? You have no evidence of torture, except what Debbie Wasserman-Shultz tells you to say.

            Nice try, but you’ll have to do better than that.

          3. Incarceration is torture? Best empty the prisons. Gitmo tortured this puke ass bitch into blowing up some Jewish schoolkids? What a stupid lie.

  21. And O’Bambi is negotiating the release of the remaining Gitmo terrorists to Afghanistan as we blog.

  22. You don’t release POW’s during a war. Duh! They will go back to the fight against you. Duh! Bush and Obama are both morons. Duh!

    1. But not without protection, mind you, and that’s covered by ObamaCare (soon to be ObamaTax).

  23. Proof Positive

    This Country is being run by a bunch of NincomPOOPS !

    (I am speechless)

    A bad guy is a bad guy – period

    1. He is even wearing a black hat. Should have been obvious! Sweden, you can now join France as countries we should not have liberated.

    2. Nincompoop implies they do not know what they are doing. They know exactly what they are doing.

      1. I was being a “gentle man” – out of respect for my Conservative sisters and brothers and so as not to be banned from this site

        My real feelings are certainly much, much stronger

        I simply can’t believe how these stupid idiots have absolutely no chance of thinking logically –

        Def. of Idiot >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiot

        BUT an idiot is not always stupid – So I added STUPID

        AND I am still being a “gentle man” – so as not offend anyone with my
        NY Street Trash Speak – which can get pretty nasty when I get worked up as you may want to imagine

        AND I wonder if they really know what t hey are doing – since I firmly believe they are from OUTER SPACE –

        No Human can be this as”s”inine – (I added an s)


    1. No, no. I’m all for releasing them into another cage, one filled with hungry lions.

  24. So does this mean we can officially charge Showbama and his minions for this crime in some kind of international kangaroo court? I could get behind that idea.

      1. Has he ever been a Senator? Has he ever been a President? Has he ever snorted cocaine? Oh well, one out of three ain’t bad.

  25. Yes, yet another lesson to be learned but since nobody has a logical thought in government, it’s guaranteed not to be learned.

    Damn it, I really despise liberals.

      1. This is just one school in the Boston area – how many more in the country? The illegals are from Latin America, not Muslim countries, according to the CNS report. Well, no worries eh? Venezuela is no friend to US interests, but holds Iran very dear, just like 0zero. Not forgetting either the terrorist triangle where Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil intersect.

  26. He was released in 2004 from Gitmo into Swedish Authorities and they released him saying he wasn’t a threat.

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