Three Cheers for Bulgaria's Indictment of Hizbullah's Terror

(National Review) Benjamin Weinthal - Defying substantial German and French pressure to not explicitly name Hizbullah as the terror group behind the Burgas bombing, Bulgarian authorities have blamed Hizbullah for the murders. In response to the finding, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said: "Now that Hizbullah has been found responsible for an attack on a European Union member nation, the EU must designate it as a terrorist organization. Failure to do so will only give these killers the opportunity to further organize, recruit, raise funds, and carry out additional terrorist attacks across the continent....The EU's indefensible policy on Hizbullah makes defending all of us from Iranian-backed terrorism even more difficult." John Brennan, the Obama administration's top counterterrorism official and the president's nominee to head the CIA, said Tuesday: "The United States commends the government of Bulgaria for its professional and comprehensive investigation....Bulgaria's implication of Hizbullah underscores the importance of international cooperation in disrupting terrorist threats." The writer is a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2013-02-06 00:00:00

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