Earlier this week the Bulgarian government made news headlines around the world after announcing that the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah were behind a bus bombing which killed Israeli tourists in Bulgaria six months ago.
But now three of Bulgaria’s main opposition parties have joined together to condemn the announcement, describing it as unjustified and dangerous.
“The government entered into an international political game in an irresponsible manner, without calculating the consequences,” said the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Sergei Stanishev.
Both the nationalist Attack Party and the ethnic Turkish MRF party joined with the BSP in condemning the announcing, claiming that it was too soon to make any conclusions because the investigation has not yet finished.
They also criticized the government for failing to provide a thorough analysis of any holes in the nation’s security highlighted by the attack, saying that Bulgaria remains vulnerable.
The International Political Game – Conspiracy Theories
So, you may be wondering – what is the ‘international political game’ which Stanishev refers to, and why would Bulgaria want to rush to blame Hezbollah?