Israel’s Evidence-less Blaming of Iran in Bulgaria Bombing

Via Laura Rozen, this video was released by Bulgarian authorities and allegedly shows the man suspected of blowing up the bus full of Israelis yesterday.

Bulgarian authorities on Thursday released a video of the man suspected of being the bus bomber, and said that he was carrying a fake Michigan driver’s license. ABC News obtained a photo of the suspect’s fake Michigan driver’s license, which identifies the man as Jacque Felipe Martin, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, born in 1987.

Bulgarian media on Thursday identified the suspect as Mehdi Ghezali, the Times of Israel reported, which stressed the information had not been independently confirmed. News reports compiled at a Wikipedia page on Mehdi Ghezali descrbe him as a Swedish citizen of Algerian and Finnish descent who was held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from 2002-2004 after being picked up by Pakistani security among a group of 150 Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for the bombing and issued a threat of retaliation. “All the signs lead to Iran,” he said in a statement.

But former Mossad chief Danny Yatom told reporters on Thursday that Israel doesn’t know who did it and shouldn’t make accusations until they do.

“Usually it takes some time to locate those who were behind the bombing, and those who sent them,” he said. “From the modus operandi used by some organizations, it’s logical to assume that Iran or Hezbollah or Hezbollah or Hezbollah and Iran were behind this terror attack,” Yatom said. “As long as we don’t have solid information about it, it’s better to wait.”