Did Bulgaria bus bomber wear a ‘Star of David’ t-shirt?
By Danny Bloom
CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — While almost all earlier news reports of the tragic terrorist bus bombing in Bulgaria that killed Israeli tourists last week noted that the suicide bomber whose image was allegedly caught on security cameras at the airport was sporting ”long hair, a t-shirt and Bermuda shorts,” few if any news outlets have mentioned that the suicide bomber might have been wearing — as this reporter suspects from viewing the video footage — a t-shirt with the Magen David Adom [Star of David] design on it, apparently to make it easier for him to blend in with the crowds before he committed his heinous, terrorist act.
However, this point of view is just a footnote to the wider story, and while it does appear to some viewers of the video that the t-shirt showed a large Jewish star on it, other people, including a CNN reporter, believe that the blurred image may be an Adidas logo of the company’s copyrighted three-stripes triangle design.
When I alerted several news outlets about this, I specifically asked a friend of mine who works for CNN in Europe and she told me after I told her about the Shield of David t-shirt, possibly a Magen David Adom t-shirt, the CNN reporter told me:
“Dear Danny, Thanks for that. I’ve checked it out. In the security video, it does indeed look like a ”Magen David Adom” design. But I believe it’s actually an Adidas design t-shirt. The pixelation of the video makes it appear like a star. But I believe it’s the three-stripe triangle of Adidas. Thanks for the tip though. There are so many angles, it’s hard to cover them all!”
Readers, look at the video again on YouTube or any video site. The suicide bomber appears to be wearing a t-shirt with the star of David on it. What do you think? And if true or even just possibly true, then why has not one media outlet reported this either as fact or observation as a footnote to the ongoing story?
“The suspect is wearing a Maged David Adom tee shirt to impersonate an Israeli, thus he wanted to blend in and get near the bus without suspicion,” a source told me. Can any readers here confirm this? Look again! What do you see? A star of David or an Adidas logo?
LINK to video
Bloom is Taiwan bureau chief for San Diego Jewish World and an inveterate web surfer. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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