The PJ Tatler

Report: Bulgaria Bomber Is a Gitmo Catch-and-Release Case

The Daily Mail reports that the bomber who attacked Israeli tourists in Bulgaria has been identified as Mehdi Ghezali.

A suicide bomber suspected of blowing up himself and six others at an airport in Bulgaria is believed to have spent two years in Guantanamo Bay before he was released without charge.

Media reports in Bulgaria have said the man behind the horrific attack at Burgas airport is Mehdi Ghezali, 33, an Algerian-Swedish Islamist.

He is believed to have spent two years in Guantanamo after he was arrested in Pakistan in 2001. But when he was released and sent back to Sweden the local government refused to press charges.

According to RT, he was again arrested by Pakistani authorities in 2009 on the Afghanistan border but once again set free when he was extradited back to his homeland.

The attack yesterday will now lead to serious questions for the Swedish authorities who refused to press charges.

And the US and Pakistani officials who released him as well. For their part, the Swedes deny that the bomber is Ghezani.

Earlier today, reports surfaced that the bomber was also using a fake Michigan drivers license which, bizarrely, has a Louisiana address on it.