Qassem Says Israel Waging 'International Campaign' against Hizbullah after Bulgaria Accusation

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Hizbullah denounced Israel on Wednesday for waging an "international campaign" against it after Bulgaria said the Lebanese party was behind a July bombing that killed five Israeli tourists.

Sheikh Naim Qassem, the group's number two, slammed the "international campaign of intimidation waged by Israel against Hizbullah," and said it is "ever improving its equipment and training" and that "these charges will change nothing."

Qassem did not make specific reference to the bombing that also killed one Bulgarian, in the first comments from Hizbullah since the accusation was made by Sofia on Tuesday.

"There is a global attack led by Israel to confront the resistance in Lebanon and Palestine... targeting Hizbullah specifically because (Israeli) aggression has failed against Hizbullah," added Qassem.

"Today the world is divided between the resistance and those who seek international hegemony, and we know that the resistance can triumph," he went on to say.

The Bulgarian government said two people using Canadian and Australian passports linked to Hizbullah were behind the July 18 bombing of a bus at the Black Sea Burgas airport.

After the announcement, the White House and Israel called on Europe to take action against Hizbullah.

U.S. President Barack Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan, his nominee to head the CIA, urged European states to take "pro-active action" to uncover Hizbullah's infrastructure, financing and operational networks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Bulgarian accusation that Hizbullah was behind the bombing should push the EU to draw the "necessary conclusions" about the group, hinting it should be placed on a terror watch list.

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Thumb geha 06 February 2013, 17:58

and he is surprised?
of course it changes nothing for you: you do not care about Lebanon.
all you care about is to carry your Iranian masters orders.

Thumb bigsami 06 February 2013, 20:44

Don't forget an imbecile FARSI!

Thumb bigsami 06 February 2013, 21:31

No moliere.... I was responding to your post directed at FARSI Imbecile Motormouth...

"motawate2 toi tes le plus gros fake!! tes tabouche toi!"

Missing beirutbastard00 07 February 2013, 01:14

Hahaha ma 7adan fahim 7adan!

Default-user-icon i see nottin (Guest) 06 February 2013, 18:04

what, no denial?

Missing 06 February 2013, 18:11

Yes Israel is waging an international campaign against the Hizb. This is not new. The question is: was the hizb involved in the bombing? And if yes, who ordered such a stupid and counterproductive operation? Heads must roll for that incompetence.

Missing bigjohn 06 February 2013, 18:22

I agree with you rafehh? IF it is true (and I doubt it) how many heads were rolled after the many massacres Israelis have committed in Lebanon and Palestine? Why Europe keeps on calling settlements as Israeli colonialism, while at the same time supporting them? I do not think it is in Europe's interest to create more enemies in the Arab and Islamic world to please the Zionist lobby?

Missing 06 February 2013, 20:27

The Israelis investigate every screw-up. They could care less for Arab civilians. They care about the impact on the security and image of Israel. At the very least, we should do the same.

Missing bigjohn 07 February 2013, 00:56

"The Israelis investigate every screw-up". Yes, they investigated the murder of 8 Turkish civilians and they were found innocent. Also, the murder of Rachel Courie, and many other war crimes. You are saying that our government should do the same about Bulgaria?

Missing bigjohn 06 February 2013, 18:16

Why nothing has been written in Naharnet that the "investigation" was mainly relied on the US and Israeli investigators (who are not neutral) AND the Bulgarian opposition was VERY SKEPTICAL of the accusation against HA???

Missing samiam 06 February 2013, 20:54

here we go again, everything is conspiracy--if HA thinks the facts are incorrect, have them PROVE that. Sitting back and calling everything a conspiracy is getting old and everyone (at least with a quarter of a brain) has figured out that this is their modus operandi.

Deny, deny, deny and insist--nothing new in the HA playbook--oh yeah, still they offer no proof.

Default-user-icon kalerab (Guest) 06 February 2013, 21:02


a, it wasn´t
b, if by opposition you mean socialist party than their MO is criticism of government in every and any aspect. More or less the same job every opposition in this world has

Missing bigjohn 07 February 2013, 00:42

"egypt and thailand and argentina " ..Ya habibi ya peacelover, why do we have to be peacelovers and the Israelis ethnic cleansing killers?

Default-user-icon EYEOPENER (Guest) 06 February 2013, 18:35

Well read and well said you clever man " bigjohn".
All the commentators should open this link and they will know what israel is planning as said by one of the most proeminent Historians of our time, and a gentile himself.

Thumb geha 06 February 2013, 18:36

yes they are saints :)

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 18:37

Mowaten here is what a simple google search found.
The 1992 Israeli Embassy attack in Buenos Aires, killing 29, in Argentina.
The 1994 AMIA bombing of a Jewish cultural centre, killing 85, in Argentina.
The January 15, 2008, bombing of a U.S. Embassy vehicle in Beirut.
In 2009, a Hezbollah plot in Egypt was uncovered, where Egyptian authorities arrested 49 men for planning attacks against Israeli and Egyptian targets in the Sinai Peninsula.
The 2012 Burgas bus bombing in Burgas, killing 6, in Bulgaria.
there is also what mughnie did with the plane and I'm sure there are plenty more but I really don't feel like going through any more google links.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 19:55

what can say- It's a consperacy against hizb where everyone else is in on it and every single event is a false claim perpetrated and executed by the Isreal and the west.(Never mind the Butrous Harb incident, the Harriri bombing, the "two car salesmen" that settle their dispute by playing hot potato with a bomb,etc...)
I would love to hear your reasoning on WHY everyone is picking on the Hizb since they are saints who have never commited an act against civilians. If you don't mind me asking.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 20:12

my question to you was, and I repeat,
WHY everyone is picking on the Hizb since they are saints who have never commited an act against civilians.
what is the motive behind taking saints such as the hizb and implicating them in such consiperacies to which requires killing their own people (something only know to the arabs and NEVER used in western societies). why are so many countries involved. I want to hear WHY you think YOU AND THE HIZB ARE VICTIMS since you claim to be saints.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 20:15

Stands in their face to do what? what is the hizb in the southern part of tiny Lebanon standing in the way of the big evil west to do what?

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 20:21

I fail to see where you did but I will take your word for it. I know truly beleive that the hizb are truly victims and have absolutely NO BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS. Not Lebanese or any other. Thank you for convincing me with a such undeniable facts. GOD HELP LEBANON!

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 20:58

bigsami- I didn't expect any reasonable answers from him. I just wanted to expose him a bit to reason and common sense. Clearly one would have to throw both of those out of the window to even entertain the idea of accepting their lame execuses. Murdering people and claiming to be victims. They are nothing more than murderers. cold blodded murderers.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 22:06

Flamer- by that logic than all you have ever said is irrelevant since it is on the internet. Look, lets have an open mind when we look at things. one, two, three incidents, one can claim to be a victim of consperacies and big evil media. countless incidents and countless places caliming the same thing about the same people. Consperacy as an excuse is lame. As well, when someone wants to claim such things, one must at least state a somewhat reasonable motives others might have to go that extent to frame them. I have yet to get anything remotely resembeling a reason as to why all these evil doers would come together to victimize the holy hizb. how about you give it a shot and see if you can do a better job than momo.

Missing bigjohn 07 February 2013, 00:47

We all should be DEMANDING that the West charge the racist ethnic cleansing Israeli terrorist state with war crimes. Why are we concentrating on the Lebanese resistance record of what theyt might have done?

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 07 February 2013, 04:50

Big John- just because Isreal has committed crimes dosent make ok for Hizb to do so. You seem to forget that some of the people they murdered are LEBANESE!

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 07 February 2013, 16:56

Flamer- Thank you for the spell check. Always appreciated! How many countries are involved in the STL? Did you not claim it to be a conspiracy(spelled correctly thanks to you)? Which is it? all these countries picking on your holy hizb (not meant to be taken literally unless you're a kid) or the hizb is guilty? see flamer that’s the problem with you and momo. you spend your entire time arguing every single post and deciding your against that you inevitably contradict yourselves 100 times over. So I suggest you stop acting like an orangina parrot and repeating what your daddy told you on here. Maybe when you get a little older you can start developing your own thoughts and start making up your own mind on what is right and wrong.

Missing bigjohn 07 February 2013, 17:55

YES, Lebanese first HA has killed LEBANESE. Which Lebanese party has NOT? The Israeli enemy wants us to kill each other. That is MORE dangerous than anything else.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 19:17

so true. 100% of the time it's the Lebanese people that pay the price of either the government or the militia's mis-adventure.

Default-user-icon Moussawi's Captagon (Guest) 06 February 2013, 20:00

Remember the case of the Hezb's terrorist in Egypt, deny, deny, deny, then when the Egyptians produced the terrorist, Hassin Jardoun was on TV admitting it was his terrorist. Same thing with the Hezb's terrorist in Iraq etc...

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 20:09

mowaten- another fabrication? that's your excuse again? how many fabrications is that? have we reached 100 yet? I'm just curious as to how many times you are planning on playing the same card. well at least you didn't claim it was Isreal. Your answers do make great jokes, I do have to give you that.

Default-user-icon Truth (Guest) 06 February 2013, 20:30

You can lie on most people some of the time, or lie on some people most of the time, but you cannot lie on most people most of the time. Kassem you are a blunt liar part of a terrorist organisation with global reach, responsible not only for most of the serial political killings ver recent years, but stretching back to the early 80's, under different names, with the same sponsor, you were already exerting your criminal activities! Not to mention the countless terrorists acts where local national jurisdictions are uncovering your filthy marks, all over the globe!

Thumb bigsami 06 February 2013, 20:49

Can't wait until Israel finishes off this group of murderers. They will be doing the whole world a favor let alone Lebanon!

Thumb bigsami 06 February 2013, 21:38

Trying to sound retarded? Don't stress are a retard (and no disrespect for those who are unfortunately are)! Your post clearly shows what a moron you are still in la la land believing that the entire world is scum while a few religious fanatics that beleive in violence and blood as means for control is the way about it. Mustool and I don't blame you for it but your parents who probably drilled it into your naive limited brain.

Default-user-icon Khaled (Guest) 06 February 2013, 23:36

Hate to say it but i agree with you! Let the IDF crush these animals. Its obvious that the LAF wont do it and the UNIFIL guys are no better.

Thumb andre.jabbour 06 February 2013, 21:28

Death to Naim Qassem and Nasrallah & sons.

Missing peace 06 February 2013, 21:51

poor hezbis.... another conspiracy against an innocent democratic and peaceful party....

let us pity them

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 February 2013, 22:11

Exactly! How some people still buy this crap is beyond me. what are we? a nation of Forest Gumps?

Missing bigjohn 07 February 2013, 00:51

HA IS NOT a peaceful party. We are talking about what HA did or did not do in Bulgaria. Compared to the massacres and war crimes of the Israeli terrorist is a lot more just and peaceful.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 07 February 2013, 04:58

Again two wrongs don't make a right. What has Bulgaria done to the Hizb to deserve this? Was the bus driver not Bulgarian? What about innocent by-standers that could have been killed? And if you are wondering if Hizb did this or not, what motive would Bulgaria have to falsely accuse the Hizb of this and not the real perpetrators? Sorry bud, this just dosent look good for the Hizb.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 07 February 2013, 17:06

Thanks for the compliment on the one liners. I actually take pride in them! so nice of you to notice. BTW I graduated way back in 2002 so nope. did not learn them in school or the library. figured them out all on my own. However, if my deduction is correct then you are someone who is still in schoool. What grade are you in? I would venture to say that you are very young. Don't worry, the older you get the more knowledge you gain. Then you can look back at this and laugh at the absurdity of your claims. There is still hope for you yet.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 07 February 2013, 17:12

BTW Flamer- I lived bil nab3a during the heart of the war. How about you share with us a story or two of bullet whizzing by your ear? please enlighten us a bit.

Default-user-icon St Abbas (Guest) 06 February 2013, 22:07

Ya gatta give it to hezballs in less than ten years they already made more saints than 2013 years of church history. Me thinks that those ka3ks they distribute at their rallies are in reality halos, stick it on your head Hassan = instant saint.

Missing gcb1 06 February 2013, 22:14

What happened in Bulgaria remains a mystery. After all, Bulgaria has very close ties to US/Israel, but this does not mean that such allegations should be completely disregarded. Indeed, these are very serious allegations that must be reviewed by an independent judiciary.

The claim that Hezbollah is crime-free is baseless. While it is true that they do not deliberately attack a pure civilian area, they have committed war crimes (refer to independent NGOs such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International). Some of these crimes are launching inaccurate rockets that can pretty much land anywhere in Israel (thus killing civilians), and its guerilla tactics also mean that it is putting Lebanese civilians at risk.

If you do not want to take my word for it, then do read the articles by independent, non-partisan NGOs on Hezbollah, who have also criticized Israel many times as well.

Missing bigjohn 07 February 2013, 01:03

Ya habibi who has not committed war crimes??? The NATO troops occupying Afghanistan and other former colonized countries are immuned from war crimes prosecution from the natives.

Missing gcb1 07 February 2013, 01:06

Of course, Hezbollah is not alone, and one could argue that the devastation caused by Hezbollah's crimes are marginal compared to Israel's in Gaza and US in Iraq. I simply pointed out that Hezbollah is also not completely innocent, as some like to suggest.

Missing gcb1 07 February 2013, 01:09

Here's an interesting article:"Bulgarian opposition questions blaming of Hezbollah for bomb"

Missing realist 07 February 2013, 01:59

Helwe hay lol, didn't ha deliberately fire at iIsraeli cities? Leh mist7yeen? Of course Israeli citizens are fair game to hizbustAn. Why the shame?. The next thing you will say that gaegae bombed the bus lol. Other examples: kidnappings of westernes in the 80s, assassinations of countless she3as who opposed Iran in the 80s, not to mention scores of assassinations that involved many civilian casualties in the last 10 years

Missing realist 07 February 2013, 02:06

according to brainwashed people like mowaren here Israel killed it's own citizens, hariri killed his own father, wesam Hassan told aoun and Charles ayoub to issue him death threats, butrus harb episode was just a joke made in an elevator. how can you reason with such people?

Thumb shab 07 February 2013, 02:42

what a filthy turban

Thumb primesuspect 07 February 2013, 06:31

just lihe his milicia

Thumb AngryLeb 07 February 2013, 08:00

This is being a nightmare, Allah yestor !!!

Thumb primesuspect 07 February 2013, 15:25

They're sending a message.... they deployed their iron dome and patriots on the Lebanese border to show they're ready. If HA moves a muscle, we -the civilians- will all eat fecal matter.

Thumb whyaskwhy 07 February 2013, 17:28

The devil will not attack his house this clown will survive just fine

Missing bigjohn 07 February 2013, 17:48

In the last few months, Israel has attacked Syria, Sudan, and Palestine with IMPUNITY. The Israelis have NOT THREATENED to attack Lebanon because of what the Bulgarian government said. That is because it was an covert operation, just like their covert operations around the world. They do not dare attack Lebanon because there is an organized resistance that DETERS Israeli aggression.

The white man will never respect you or treat you as equal if we do not treat ourselves as equal.

Missing bigjohn 07 February 2013, 18:05

The daily flights have been going on for over 45 years. The Israelis WILL NOT DARE attack Lebanon unless they are attacked. The years of Israeli IMPUNITY in Lebanon are over.