Bulgaria asks Lebanon to extradite the Hezbollah suspects

bulgaria bus bombing 5Bulgaria demanded from Lebanon the extradition of the two Hezbollah suspects in the Burgas bus bombing that killed fives Israeli citizens, a Bulgarian and the Hezbollah member that was tasked with the detonation of the bomb,Bulgaria’s Standart News reported on Saturday.

The newspaper said that Bulgaria’s ministry of interior has already established the identity of the two terrorists and identified them as Ricco ( first name of the Lebanese-Canadian ) and Bryan Jameson, the Lebanese-Australian.

According to the investigators, the two men are presently in Lebanon. For this reason Bulgaria’s prosecutor’s office has sent a legal request to Lebanon asking the government to detain and interrogate Ricco and Bryan.

Bulgaria’s prosecutor’s office also sent another letter to the Australian authorities asking them to confirm the real identity of Bryan Jameson who, according to the investigators, has received a bank transfer from Hezbollah.

Jason Kenney, Canadian minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism said last week in an interview with the CTV that the terror suspect from Canada has not been living in the country for years. โ€œHe arrived in Canada at the age of eight, lived with his mother in Vancouver and was granted Canadian citizenship 3-4 years later. He returned to Lebanon when he was 12,โ€ the Minister explained.

According to Bulgariaโ€™s Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov, both suspects crossed the Bulgarian border on the same date โ€“ June 2012, but at different time.

Israel blamed Iran and its “terrorist proxy” Hezbollah for the attack, according to the report, but

Iran denied any involvement, while Hezbollah denounced Israel for waging an “international campaign” against it, without specifically addressing the bombing.

  • Patience2

    I wonder if the ‘gopher-hole’ is big enough for three?

  • Patience2

    I wonder if the ‘gopher-hole’ is big enough for three?

  • Jewy McJew

    It’s cute that they asked but I hope they have a plan ‘B’… just in case Hezbollah is not in a compliance kind of mood.

    • 5thDrawer

      Oh … do you think they might ‘comply’ as they do with the Hariri Tribunal? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • williamgel

      Still waiting for “compliance” on the first set of extradition requests and adherence to UN resolutions and Intl law….Iran, er uh, Hizbullah has a long list to get through.

  • Jewy McJew

    It’s cute that they asked but I hope they have a plan ‘B’… just in case Hezbollah is not in a compliance kind of mood.

    • 5thDrawer

      Oh … do you think they might ‘comply’ as they do with the Hariri Tribunal? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • williamgel

      Still waiting for “compliance” on the first set of extradition requests and adherence to UN resolutions and Intl law….Iran, er uh, Hizbullah has a long list to get through.

  • alisar smith

    I wonder if politics playing a big part in here.

    • williamgel

      In what way?

  • alisar smith

    I wonder if politics playing a big part in here.

    • williamgel

      In what way?

  • IraniAngel

    Bulgaria should focus on the horse meat scandal instead of this

    • 5thDrawer

      ANY meat is ok to eat when ‘processed’ properly. The ‘scandal’ is one of false labelling – which is also something that Nastyrallah is familiar with … and not only with the food and drugs in recent times.

      • IraniAngel

        you must be tipsy

        • 5thDrawer

          Not quite … yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • williamgel

      Hmm, mis-labeled horse meat for consumption vs. a terrorist group who wants to turn everyone into shredded horse meat. Tough call.

      • IraniAngel

        not everyone… just the zionists

        • williamgel

          Does that include the Israeli Arabs who received the brunt of Hizbullah’s rockets in 2006? And the Lebanese who were shot up by Hizbullah terrorists in late 2006 when the govt looked into disarming them and removing the Customs Office from Hizbullah control, after Nasrallah swore he’d never turn his weapons on the Lebanese? Or the Syrians and Iranians who witnessed their brutality when aiding the State to push down protests by the population?

          That’s a lot of Zionists.

          • IraniAngel

            the zionists are the zionists not all those you mentioned

          • williamgel

            We know who the Zionists are…and they aren’t the only target of Hizbullah’s weapons. That was point of my post.

  • IraniAngel

    Bulgaria should focus on the horse meat scandal instead of this

    • 5thDrawer

      ANY meat is ok to eat when ‘processed’ properly. The ‘scandal’ is one of false labelling.

      • IraniAngel

        you must be tipsy

        • 5thDrawer

          Not quite … yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • williamgel

      Hmm, mis-labeled horse meat for consumption vs. a terrorist group who wants to turn everyone into shredded horse meat. Tough call.

      • IraniAngel

        not everyone… just the zionists

        • williamgel

          Does that include the Israeli Arabs who received the brunt of Hizbullah’s rockets in 2006? And the Lebanese who were shot up by Hizbullah terrorists in late 2006 when the govt looked into disarming them and removing the Customs Office from Hizbullah control, after Nasrallah swore he’d never turn his weapons on the Lebanese? Or the Syrians and Iranians who witnessed their brutality when aiding the State to push down protests by the population?

          That’s a lot of Zionists.

          • IraniAngel

            the zionists are the zionists not all those you mentioned

          • williamgel

            We know who the Zionists are…and they aren’t the only target of Hizbullah’s weapons. That was point of my post.