Suspected Bulgarian Bus Bomber Mehdi Ghezali Was FORMER GITMO DETAINEE On Watch List

FORMER GITMO DETAINEE IS BUS BOMBER!–
Bus Bomber Mehdi Ghezali – Algerian National & Killer

Mehdi Ghezali was arrested in Pakistan in 2009. According to public broadcaster SVT, Mehdi Ghezali, who for several years was imprisoned at the U.S. military base at Guantánamo Bay on Cuba, was carrying a Swedish passport bearing the name Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali.


Mehdi Ghezali marched with fellow Gitmo detainees against abuse after his release in 2004. (Elsevier)

The Swedish national was arrested at least once since his time in Gitmo.
Via Riehl World View:

The image at the top of my blog post didn’t come from the media today. It came from a September 19, 2009 blog post at Immigrationspolitiks on Blogger, which appears to be a Swedish blog. Now, he’s dead, but not before blowing up a bus and taking several lives?? You have got to be kidding me!

The Swedish government was forced to promise the U.S. to monitor Mehdi Ghezali. Sweden also agreed to stop him from continuing “terrorist activities”.

The United States considered Ghezali as a threat, Pierre-Richard Prosper, a former official with the US Department of State, told the Expressen.

“There is a group of prisoners who will not be released unless we got those promises. The person we are talking about belongs to this group.”

The former Guantanamo Bay terrorist, Mehdi Ghezali, was arrested on August 28 along with two other Swedish Muslims, Munir Awad, and Safia Benaouda, in Pakistan and have been since imprisoned by the Pakistani intelligence service ISI.

The former Guantanamo Bay terrorist, Mehdi Ghezali, was arrested on August 28 along with two other Swedish Muslims, Munir Awad, and Safia Benaouda, in Pakistan and have been since imprisoned by the Pakistani intelligence service ISI.

The final act of Mehdi’s life was murdering 8 innocent Israelis.

What a miserable slug.
Burn in hell, Mehdi Ghezali.

UPDATE: The Swedish Security Service responded with a brief statement that Ghezali was not the bomber.

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  • NeoKong

    Heckuva job.

  • democraps suck

    obummer agrees to let them out only if the agree to kill israelis…great job ozero

  • Phil Gandy

    A task difficult to the point of being impossible: Fighting a war when your government – the one charged with defending the country (e.g., Art. I, section 8, clauses 10-16) – refuses to name the enemy.

    Long ago Muslims declared war on anyone who will not submit to Islam. Such declarations are directly and expressly sourced in the Quran. Robert Spencer has the full listing of core Islamic texts by means of which Muslim jihadists justify their actions.

    The current adm. refuses to identify Muslim ideologies – Islam itself – as the source of this long standing war.

    The Barbary Wars (1801-1805; 1815) were the first declared fighting between Muslims (as the Ottomans) and the US. But these were NOT the first fightings waged on the West by Muslims. From Islam’s birth in the early part of the 7th century Muslims throughout history have been the aggressors. The aggression continues. The ROP website tallies more than 19,000 Muslim attacks since 09/11/01. The Bulgarian attack follows the Muslim pattern.

    Until we have an executive who is willing to stand by his Art. II oath of office, Islam will not only wage war against America, it will succeed.

  • snap boy

    How many others did we have in our clutches and choose to release so they could kill innocents in the future?

  • Achmed the Dead Terrorist

    SILENCE!

    I keel you!

  • Westie

    Maybe we should bomb Sweden then Bulgaria and finally Turkey….rev up the jets!

  • Granny

    Turkish national? How did he get to be Turkish from a Swedish national born to a Finnish mother and an Algerian father? . . . .

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  • wtd

    #3 Phil Gandy commented at 12:21 pm

    This is but the tip of the iceberg as our Secretary of State has been actively cooperating with the OIC/Istambul Process to undermine the sanctity of our Constitutional first amendment rights . . .”test of consequences”.

    By Clare Lopez at American Thinker

    The OIC’s purpose, as stated explicitly in its April 2011 4th Annual Report on Islamophobia, is to criminalize “incitement to hatred and violence on religious grounds.” Incitement is to be defined by applying the “test of consequences” to speech. Under this twisted perversion of falsely “yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater,” it doesn’t matter what someone actually says — or even whether it is true or not; if someone else commits violence and says it’s because of something that person said, the speaker will be held criminally liable.

    The OIC is taking direct aim at free speech and expression about Islam. Neither Christianity nor Judaism is named in the OIC’s official documents, whose only concern is to make the world safe from “defamation” of Islam — a charge that includes speaking truthfully about the national security implications of the Islamic doctrine of jihad.

    Incitement to hatred under the OIC definition includes artistic expression like the Danish cartoons, literary expression like Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, or Pastor Terry Jones’ burning of his personally owned copy of the Qur’an. According to the “test of consequences,” if Muslims feel compelled to burn, loot, riot, and kill in response to such exercises of free expression, under the laws the OIC wants the U.S. to enact, it would be the editor and cartoonist of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper, Salman Rushdie, and Terry Jones who would be held criminally responsible for any damage or deaths that ensue. http://counterjihadreport.com/tag/religious-defamation/

    Just last week, Brussels Process Launched By The International Civil Liberties Alliance On 9 July 2012

    See GatesofVienna.blogspot.com for several revealing (hair raising) video reports from last weeks Brussels Process . Blasphemy laws are already applied here in the US as no mention of anything negative towards Islam or Sharia is any longer permitted . . .witness the Fort Hood Report. Alarming doesn’t begin to address the current state of affairs.

  • P. Aaron

    Rehab rarely works it seems. And bullets are so cheap. Should’ve just shot the bastard.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    This Obama administration sure does have a lot of blood on its hands, doesn’t it?

  • bg
  • saveus

    who released him and why?

  • 14# maybe this will help you and the reason for release, if they promise not to kill again……….http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mallorycarr/2012/05/07/obama_administration_program_secretly_releasing_terrorists

  • Martin

    New York Post
    February 26, 2009

    ATTORNEY General Eric Holder toured Guantanamo Bay this week, a “fact finding” visit prompted by President Obama’s “close Gitmo” order.

    One wonders if his eyes were open to the facts on the ground – given Holder’s evident conflict of interest.

    Holder’s previous job, after all, was as a senior partner with Covington and Burling – a white-shoe DC law firm that devotes considerable pro bono time to defending the Gitmo detainees. The job paid $2 million a year, and he expects to collect a like amount this year as part of his separation package.

    As a senior partner, he undoubtedly had significant input on what kind of charity cases his firm picked up. He surely knew that dozens of lawyers from from his firm were among the 500-plus civilian lawyers representing the 244 or so remaining detainees (on top of military-court-appointed defenders).

    Even now, his Covington colleagues continue to allege rampant torture at Gitmo. They’re fighting hard to have detainees tried through the US court system – essentially given the same rights as US citizens. And their arguments and plans hinge largely on having Holder issue a bad report card.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/item_OW5H1WOvXCkQadaLMSO3OO;jsessionid=BB8945E3C781BB7EE78BFCFCDE1CE39F

  • donh

    How appropriate this should happen on the same day Johnny McCain Mutany teams up with Keith Ellison to smash down Michelle Bachmann’s inquiry into the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of our government…Here a web page that may soon disappear on the issue of Ghezali’s ” torture ” claims…> http://www.energy-net.org/NUZ/HRIGHTS/INT/0720172.TXT

  • wtd

    #14 asked: “who released him and why?”

    . . .just saw this at WeaselZippers:

    “greeneyedjinn says:
    July 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    While I was still on Active Duty (speaking now of the ’03 – ’05 time frame), one my lesser enjoyed duties was to review the files on personnel proposed for release from GITMO back to their “home” countries that would have come through our AOR, either as a stop-over or final destination.
    I don’t remember this guy at all…and I think I would have because I’m a Swedish descendent. Every detainee was specifically identified with a unique ID code that included a clear reference to their country of citizenry. I find this very very strange that I wouldn’t have seen this and said, “hey, here’s one not from Tunisia, or Egypt, or Algeria, or wherever…he’s Swedish???” It could have been that his release was approved just before I was assigned that crappy job. But I’m more inclined to think that he was a “special case” that was pushed through DOD directly by SECDEF.
    None of the guys I ever reviewed from GITMO files ended up in detention because they were unlucky Boy Scout leaders who had made a wrong turn while driving to a remote campground. They were all very bad men. They were all enemies of America. The only criteria we were allowed to use (at our level) for Yes or No recommendations was any known outstanding intelligence value that could be gained. For virtually all, since our organization didn’t KNOW of any outstanding intel they might have, we didn’t oppose their repatriation. It was a stupid criteria, but the only one we were allowed to use back the Joint Staff.
    So much of what happened for the release of GITMO War on Terror prisoners was driven by pure politics. It had zero to do with keeping America safe and keeping jihadists off the battlefield. And it didn’t do anything to protect these Israeli tourist. Sadly, I think Ghezali won’t be the last GITMO “alumni” who blows himself up on the road to martyrdom.
    Now we’re reaping the whirlwind. I am very sad.

    P.S. JawaReport has <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.452284.1342717697!/image/1214272988.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_640/1214272988.jpgthe image of the “Michigan” license curiously documenting his address in “Baton Rouge, LA”.

  • wtd

    #14 asked: “who released him and why?”

    . . .just saw this at WeaselZippers:

    “greeneyedjinn says:
    July 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    While I was still on Active Duty (speaking now of the ’03 – ’05 time frame), one my lesser enjoyed duties was to review the files on personnel proposed for release from GITMO back to their “home” countries that would have come through our AOR, either as a stop-over or final destination.
    I don’t remember this guy at all…and I think I would have because I’m a Swedish descendent. Every detainee was specifically identified with a unique ID code that included a clear reference to their country of citizenry. I find this very very strange that I wouldn’t have seen this and said, “hey, here’s one not from Tunisia, or Egypt, or Algeria, or wherever…he’s Swedish???” It could have been that his release was approved just before I was assigned that crappy job. But I’m more inclined to think that he was a “special case” that was pushed through DOD directly by SECDEF.
    None of the guys I ever reviewed from GITMO files ended up in detention because they were unlucky Boy Scout leaders who had made a wrong turn while driving to a remote campground. They were all very bad men. They were all enemies of America. The only criteria we were allowed to use (at our level) for Yes or No recommendations was any known outstanding intelligence value that could be gained. For virtually all, since our organization didn’t KNOW of any outstanding intel they might have, we didn’t oppose their repatriation. It was a stupid criteria, but the only one we were allowed to use back the Joint Staff.
    So much of what happened for the release of GITMO War on Terror prisoners was driven by pure politics. It had zero to do with keeping America safe and keeping jihadists off the battlefield. And it didn’t do anything to protect these Israeli tourist. Sadly, I think Ghezali won’t be the last GITMO “alumni” who blows himself up on the road to martyrdom.
    Now we’re reaping the whirlwind. I am very sad.

    P.S. JawaReport has the image of the “Michigan” license curiously documenting his address in “Baton Rouge, LA”.

  • donh

    Another posting from 2009 that Obama’s truth squat may scrub in the next hour..> http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/198835.php

  • donh

    and this one detailing the 2009 arrest in Pakistan for being on a bus with tourists and a known pakistani terrorist…also mentions an arrest in Obama’s home country of KENYA in 2007…> http://terrorfreesomalia.blogspot.com/2009/09/terror-suspect-swedes-still-detained.html

  • donh

    ” UPDATE: The Swedish Security Service responded with a brief statement that Ghezali was not the bomber.”

    SAPO…the Swedish security agency responsible for COUTER TERRORISM is listed in the terrorfreeblog posted #21 as the one who pressured for Ghezali’s release from Pakistani prison in 2009……OF COURSE they deny he is the bomber…The slaughter of jewish blood is on their hands.

  • Economan

    Waterboarding would have been too good for this miserable resident of hell. He should have been executed. Of course political correctness wins out again and innocent people lose their lives. Mission accomplished Obama!

  • bg

    ++

    Martin #16 July 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    nice find!!

    here’s a few of many more EH flashbacks..

    February 21, 2009

    Eric Holder’s Law Firm Represents Gitmo Detainees

    [Yet, according to Edward Lewine of the New York Daily News, despite this opposition, “Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department official most involved with this issue, reportedly supported clemency.” Indeed, rather than consult with attack victims and their families, Mr. Holder instead met privately with members of Congress and recommended what the FALN members should do to facilitate a grant of presidential clemency.]

    via Weasel Zippers [11/18/09]

    AG Eric Holder’s Law Firm Represented 18 Gitmo Detainees After
    Volunteering to Give Them Free Legal Assistance, Filed Endless
    Lawsuits in US Courts

    [(NRO)- Of all the infuriating aspects of the decision to transfer five 9/11 war criminals to civilian federal court, the one that grates most is the contention that the Obama administration is finally moving forward after “eight years of delay” — as Attorney General Eric Holder put it at his Friday press conference — during which the Bush administration managed to complete only three military-commission trials.

    This is chutzpah writ large. The principal reason there were so few military trials is the tireless campaign conducted by leftist lawyers to derail military tribunals by challenging them in the courts. Many of those lawyers are now working for the Obama Justice Department. That includes Holder, whose firm, Covington & Burling, volunteered its services to at least 18 of America’s enemies in lawsuits they brought against the American people. (During 2007 alone, Covington contributed more than 3,000 hours of free, top-flight legal assistance to our enemy detainees.)]

    November 24, 2008

    A pardon To Remember

    [Mr. Holder never came close to meeting that standard. He had the last
    word at Justice on clemency petitions and he saw to it that he had the
    only word. He brokered one of the most unjustifiable pardons that an
    American president has ever granted.]

    [Ironically, Rich was in trouble for evading 48 million
    dollars in taxes. That’s ironic for two reasons.

    First off, if Rich funneled 1/48th of the money he owed in taxes into the
    Democratic Party and got a pardon out of it, he proved crime does pay
    – at least when you’re dealing with Democrats. However, it’s also ironic
    because Denise Rich is also about to save millions in taxes not by
    evading taxes, but by simply renouncing her American citizenship.]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    wow..

    nice digging ponderon, wtd, dohn, et al..

    ==

  • Minty

    Obama is not culpable in this. The suspect was released in 2004.

  • Patty

    OT

    TSA Let 25 Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/tsa-let-25-illegal-aliens-attend-flight-school-owned-illegal-alien

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  • bg
  • dba…vagabond trader

    Bet this luciferian wishes he was back at Club Gitmo right now. 👿

  • wtd

    #25 bg . . .here’s more from Stakelbeck on Terror as he addresses the threats against our Constitutional rights under the UN/57 member state OIC/ Istanbul Process which Hillary is a willing party to. . .w/Sam Nunberg of the Legal Project discussing what we need to do . . .and soon. FF 27 minute mark

    Eric Stakelbeck: We’re wrapping up here with Sam Nunberg, Director of The Legal Project. Sam, people at home are probably listening to this, and it’s frightening, it’s maddening, they’re angry. What can we do about this?

    Sam Nunberg: Well, the good news is we can do a lot about it, and we could win. We could beat this. What we first need to do is reverse the Obama Administration’s policy and leave the UN Human Rights Council. Because, once we join councils like that, we vote for international resolutions which could become international legal norm and eventually come over into our own courts.

    Eric Stakelbeck: And the Obama administration got us onto The Human Rights Council at the UN.

    Sam Nunberg: Right. They reversed, yes, they reversed the Bush Administration, AND THEY HAVE TO RE-UP THEIR MEMBERSHIP IN OCTOBER. So, that could be a political issue for the election. I think what we also need to do is just be virulent, and you know, we are in the right. This is an issue of the First Amendment, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of religion that I think all groups can support. We need to reach out and find some of our allies on the left.

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  • bg

    ++

    wtd #31 July 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    thanks..

    haven’t listened to it as yet (i will) , but it more or less sounds like what
    so many of us pieced together before he was even dictact select.. 😡

    re: #29 July 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm bg

    sure seems like they didn’t have their act together, or for all we know,
    perhaps creating several different scenarios to confuse and distract is
    the act.. who the heck can totally trust anything our gov, msm, and for
    that matter, even some bloggers tell US anymore.. *sigh*

    ==

  • CT

    I wonder if he purchased his bomb at IKEA?

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  • CurseYouObama

    Here’s a solution to Gitmo: Shoot every single terrorist bast**d between the eyes and dump their bodies in the sea.

  • watcher

    I think it’s not the same guy. The bomber is skinny and got straight hair and light skin!

  • Obama bin Laden

    JUST SHUT THIS FBI & CIA Directed DRAM…

    Stop USING MUSLIM YOUTH thru Hiring, DRUGGING, BLACKMAILING, MISGUIDNG and then SENDING THEM TO WAR ZONES…
    Get them Arrested and BLAMING ISLAM….
    Its ENOUGH…….
    Dont Fuel the FIRE you EDIOTS..sooner it will be reacing YOUR HOMES.. Remember your Boys..