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July 20, 2012 11:51 am

Russia’s Media Arm RT Suggests Israel Committed Bulgarian Terror Attack

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Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at RT's Washington D.C. studios in 2010. Photo: wiki commons.

As Bulgarian officials attempt to identify the man who blew himself up on Wednesday in Burgas, killing 5 Israelis, a bus driver, and himself, the RT news network has published an article inferring that Israel carried out the terrorist attack to “play victim”.

Published on Friday, the article “Burgas bus Bombing: Does Iran really need to attack Israeli tourists” claims that “experts doubt” Tehran needed to carry out such an attack.

The article cites Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, an American based journalist, who says that “it does not make sense that Iran would want to carry out this operation”.

“I can’t say for certainty that Israel was behind this or that this was a false flag attack, but I only look at who gains by this operation judging from their past behavior,” Ulrich told RT. “And to me it does not make sense that Iran would want to carry out this operation.”

Ulrich also claims that Israel needs to “play the victim card in order to be more aggressive.”

“I don’t believe there are any signs at all, and it can be expected that Netanyahu would point the finger at Iran. Netanyahu, and Israel in fact, need to play the victim card in order to be more aggressive. In the past few months and years, Israel has lost a lot of support even here in the United States.”

Meanwhile, a leaked report from the New York Police Department on Friday claims that Iran has been behind 9 plots to attack Israelis and Jews around the globe, during the first six and a half months of 2012.

A former employee of RT, who spoke with the Algemeiner on condition of anonymity, says RT typically engages in the reporting of conspiracy theories, and looks to book guests that support these theories.

“During the interview process, RT told me they wanted to report ‘the other side’ of the story, the one American mainstream media wasn’t reporting.  What that really meant was finding the side of a story which is anti-American and anti-Israeli.”

The employee says he left RT after three months, following an editorial meeting in which the station manager yelled at a colleague for suggesting a story idea that was critical of Vladimir Putin, who at the time was Russia’s Prime Minister.

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  • kevobx

    The world has favours from their god. True believers have grace and truth from Jesus Christ. (1st Corintians 8:6) *Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel. *Amos 8:2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.

  • Samuel Johnson

    Who should know more about waging terrorist attacks against its own citizens than Russia. It is only logical that it would assert other nations do the same.

  • At the world media conference recently hosted in Moscow Putin favored an international content distribution model that featured coordination between major powers designed to mangage news and promote soft censorship, silos and managing down the risk of popular (populist) information groundswells. Sephour-Ulrich comments on BU event are a convenient theme for RT to play false flag card she dangles. Considering his friends in Ahmadinejad-friendly Ecuador one wonders why Julie Assange stays silent on this…

  • D.B

    The price the free world pays for allowing free speech and a free press is that any lunatic or whatever can say or publish his/her fantasies at will. This of course backfires – no sane person pays the slightest attention to such babbling; instead they need only see the magnificent achievements of Zionism. Against all the odds and under constant deadly attack and discrimination for over fifty years by powerful nation states led by lunatic, cynical and corrupt incompetents it has achieved the freest most democratic, most powerful and wealthiest state in the whole middle east. Period.

  • Fredric M. London

    Of course! And while we are at it, the Holocaust was really the Jews’ fault. Some Jews thought there were too many of us, so they arranged to kill most of their relatives. Excuse me, I forgot, the Holocaust never happened, but Hitler is a hero nonetheless. The Easter Bunny dated my sister, I can prove the earth is flat, my daughter is really my grandfather, Philadelphia is in West Africa, Tehran is actually in Israel (see, those pesky Jews again!), and a spaceship took away all reason! (Oops, that last one may not be quite so far fetched).

    • kevobx

      Is it true England stills bans the Jewish religion from their country? They have a king James, the Bible. *Psalm 78:67-68 Moreover he refused the tabernacles of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved. *Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. *Revelation 5:5*

  • The RT network is correct that it makes no sense for Iran to attack Israeli tourists. Similarly, it made no sense for Iran to blow up a Jewish center in Argentina 18 years ago. And it makes no sense for Iran to tempt the world to impose sanctions so that it can have nuclear weapons. It also makes no sense for Iran to oppose Israel’s existence, since Iran is an anti-Arab country and doesn’t care what happens to the Palestinians.
    Iran’s policies are utterly unmotivated. The most dangerous enemies are those that are irrational. Hitler’s need to rid the world of Jewish genes was totally irrational. His irrationality is what made him so vivious and destructive.
    RT is not so very rational either.


    In other words, RT is not up to date on Putin’s latest trip to Israel or on the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. OK Its why we rely more on news from Algemeiner and Gatestone Institute and not the more “main stream” sources.