U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) today issued the following statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Bulgaria.
I condemn in the strongest terms the ghastly attack in Bulgaria on July 18th. This attack, perpetrated by the Iranian regime and Hezbollah, is yet another reminder of the barbaric and wholly amoral character of these two fiendish actors, and their irrepressible hatred for Jews and Israel.
Attacks, like the one in Bulgaria and in 1994 in Buenos Ares, are not aberrations. They are fundamental expressions of the nature of the mullahs and their Lebanese attack dog which, however much they wish to shroud themselves in the clothing and mannerisms of religion, have no foundation in any faith, nor connection to anything of godly worth.
Murderous barbarism of this sort, which follows many other attempts at terrorism in many other places, is the natural expression of the hideous nature of the ayatollahs' regime and the inextricably violent nature of that regime's Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah. And this unrequited history of murder, terror and pitiless cruelty illustrates yet again why Iran must never be allowed, under any circumstances--and regardless of cost--to acquire a nuclear weapons capability.
While today, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this attack and their families, we must inevitably turn from this tragedy back to the essential task of confronting Iran and Hezbollah, and making absolutely certain that the power of nuclear arms never comes into their bloodstained hands.