Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Bulgaria Bombing (Update 4 - The Idiocy Update)

5 dead in suicide bombing on Israeli bus in Bulgaria

At least 20 injured after attack on Israeli tour bus at the Burgas Airport on 18th anniversary of Iran-sponsored bombing of Jewish center in Argentina; Bulgarian FM in touch with Liberman, headed to site.

We do not know which of the Islamist groups did this.

Update 1:

PM: All signs point to Iran in Bulgaria attack

By JPOST.COM STAFF 07/18/2012 19:55

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Iran is likely behind the attack on Israeli civilians in Bulgaria, Army Radio reported.

Netanyahu pointed to Iran-sponsored attacks against Israeli targets in Thailand and India in recent months, and noted the 18th anniversary of the AMIA Jewish center bombing in Argentina.

For the moment, at least, I would take any Iran speculation with a grain of salt. Obviously Netanyahu is in a position to know things that we do not, but just as obviously we still do not know which Islamist group did this.

Why is Obama supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, again?

Update 2:

White House condemns Bulgaria attack

July 18, 2012

WASHINGTON—The White House is condemning "in the strongest possible terms" a deadly blast in Bulgaria that struck a bus of Israeli tourists.

White House press secretary Jay Carney says the United States "condemns such attacks on innocent people, especially children, in the strongest possible terms." Carney says President Barack Obama's "thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured."

Carney says the U.S. stands with the Israeli people and the people of Bulgaria. He says the Obama administration was working to learn all the facts in the case but the U.S.'s "commitment to Israel's security remains unshakeable."

Israel has blamed Iran for the deadly blast in Burgas that killed at least three Israeli tourists.

The very last thing in this world that the Obama government has is a commitment to Israel's security. One cannot support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and claim to have Israel's back or to be a friend of the Jewish people.

Furthermore, of course, the ideological-political-religious movement that is behind the Bulgaria bombing is also behind the Brotherhood. You cannot condemn one while embracing the other.

Update 3:

Here is an interesting thread from Daily Kos.

yup, neocons from all over are trying to start (26+ / 0-)

a war with Iran.......

which must be avoided at all costs,imo

I belong to the “US” of America, not the “ME,$,ME,$,ME,$” of America!

by SeaTurtle on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 10:59:40 AM PDT

Jewish kids are slaughtered but, really, what this is all about our those evil warmongering "neocons." Notice the 26 recommends.

Not everyone is buying, tho:

Wut? (4+ / 0-)

Israel's killed in Bulgaria...neocons did this?


Somebody said Party! I got excited. I love Parties! Especially Parties with exclamation marks! Now I'm sad because there's not a Party! h/t AnnetteK ;-)

by EdMass on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 11:20:51 AM PDT

But others are:

neocons are looking for a justification to have (19+ / 0-)

that war. just like iraq did 9/11 with their weapons of mass distraction and little bottles of anthrax


by Friend of the court on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 11:30:29 AM PDT

And even more are:

And some may wonder if..... (4+ / 0-)

....they would go so far as to create a justification.

Malama Pono.

by Bensdad on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 01:01:42 PM PDT

Create a justification?

The idea being, of course, that Israel killed those Jews in order to start a war with Iran.

But, apparently, it's:

not an unheard of phenomon. Gulf of Tonkin. (4+ / 0-)

Real World Chick

by real world chick on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 01:13:52 PM PDT


Remember the Maine! (4+ / 0-)

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

by Horace Boothroyd III on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 01:24:37 PM PDT


Remember the Maine.

Update 4:

Some guy seems to think that when I say:

the ideological-political-religious movement that is behind the Bulgaria bombing is also behind the Brotherhood.

and that:

You cannot condemn one while embracing the other.

That it means that:

the bombing in Bulgaria is by the same people that also "love" and support the Brotherhood. So therefore... Obama supports the Bombing.

What kind of irrational and entirely irresponsible imbecility does it take to draw the conclusion that I think that Obama supports the bombing?

The point is not that Obama supports the bombing, but that he has an entirely incoherent foreign policy that is exceedingly dangerous to the state of Israel, and thus exceedingly dangerous toward Jews, in general, not to mention exceedingly dangerous to the United States of America.

He is at war with Qaeda, yet embraces the Brotherhood, despite the fact that the Brotherhood is the parent organization of Qaeda.

He opposes the attack on Jewish kids in Bulgaria, yet is OK with one of the organizations that has done the most to promote anti-Semitism since the fall of Nazi Germany.

That's the point.

The point is that the president of the United States is clueless and contradictory in his foreign policy and that is exceedingly dangerous for all of us.


  1. I should probably cool down a bit before I say anything, but here's a question - is there any other group of people in the world who have to constantly put up with shit like this?

    My thoughts are with everyone affected by this latest sick hate attack.

    1. Jay,

      what makes it even more perverse is that many of our erstwhile political allies on the left will tell us that such things are the fault of the Jews in the Middle East (i.e., Israel) or that, really, this is nothing more than an excuse to warmonger against Iran.

      Some, in fact, will draw a moral equivalence between this and the Mavi Marmara dead.

  2. Ughh, I didn't even want to click over there. I knew those comments would be there. They're so predictable, aren't they? Oh, and of course in dKos speak, I'm sure you know "neocons" = "the Jews."

  3. I've just seen this. What great news to wake up to.

    1. I know the feeling. I actually had a pretty good day today, then I came home to this a few hours ago...

  4. Re: update 4 - nobody's ever accused that guy of being the brightest bulb in the bunch, so I wouldn't worry too much about him. And nobody reads his diaries, anyway. He's just dancing for his buddies there, trying to score cool points at a site full of people he doesn't quite seem to realize hate him, too.

    Lol, and now I just looked at the recs. Dianne "Nuke The Joooz!" Gee thinks he's the cat's meow at the moment! With friends like those...

    1. Yeah, I know.

      I almost deleted the update because there is little point in even addressing this kind of idiocy.

      Nonetheless, one gets tired of being defamed and misrepresented.

  5. There are few things more despicable than CTers. Nary a word of sympathy for the poor innocent victims; lots of narcissistic garbage about false flags etc to show how smart they are to have figured it all out and blame the victims. It's not just on dKos. The CT garbage is booming on all the progressive leftist blogs cause that's where these mental midgets live.

    1. Sad, but true, my friend.

      And this is why we move on down the road.

  6. And what makes these nobs think that such an incident is going to lead to all out war with Iran when it never has before? Iran has been doing this shit for years and it never leads to war; maybe a Mossad revenge thing but never war.

    Stupid CT Israel haters.

    1. Y'know, I'm getting a little tired of radical Jihadis trying to kill Jews.

      Oh, sure, it was fun for awhile, but even something as worthwhile as the Jihad against the Jews gets old after a time.

      I'm also getting a little tired of "progressives," i.e., the good people, telling us that the reason Jihadis seek to kill Jews is because the Jewish state is mean to Palestinians.

      Of course, they entirely ignore the fact that the Jihadis have been in the Jew Killing Business since long, long before there was anything as horrendous as the Jewish state of Israel to justify their genocidal intention toward us.

      Ya know what else?

      I am also getting a little tired of Jewish people who think that if only we were nicer then maybe they would stop trying to kill us.

      There's a whole segment of the Jewish population, particularly in the diaspora, who think that the real problem is not Jihadis (who they would never dream of breathing a word against lest they be accused of "Islamophobia") but bad Jews... "conservative" Jews... the Likud... Benjamin Netanyahu... Avigdor Lieberman.

      These are good Jews who think that the real problem is bad Jews and that if we could only somehow rid ourselves of these bad Jews then the Jihadis would stop trying to kill us.