Bulgarian Nationalist Leader: Paper Explosion Means Coup Attempt
The Far Right in the US are not the only fringers to immediately leap to dark conspiracy theories after every news event. In Bulgaria the far right is represented by Ataka, allies of Vlaams Belang and other Euro nationalist/fascist groups.
A group of plotters is trying to stage a coup d’etat in Bulgaria starting with Thurday’s explosion at the office of the Galeria weekly, according to Volen Siderov, leader of the nationalist party Ataka.
Siderov, who is an informal coalition partner of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, commented Thursday that group is headed by President Georgi Parvanov and is instigating backstage actions against the Borisov Cabinet.
The blast that occurred before the office of the Galeria weekly early Thursday morning did not hurt any people. The Galeria weekly is a controversial newspaper known to the be mouthpiece of Aleksei Petrov, a former secret agent of the Bulgarian State National Security Agency DANS, who in February 2010 was arrested in a much advertised special police operation “Octopus” but the organized crime charges against him have been downsized ever since.