Islamic Terrorists have claimed responsibility for a large-scale coordinated attack in Brussels today, killing 34 people and critically injuring at least another 200 people. ISIS terrorists struck the city’s main international airport and in a subway station at the heart of the city, near the headquarters of the European Union.
The attacks started with a large explosion at a departure terminal at the Brussels airport. Witnesses described an apocalyptic scene of carnage, after an ISIS terrorist set off a suicide bomb and turned the terminal into a war zone.
79 minutes later a second explosion ripped through a Metro station just 400 meters from the EU headquarters, killing at least 20 more people and injuring a countless number of bystanders.
ISIS Claims Responsibility
In the afternoon, Amaq, a news agency affiliated with the Islamic State, issued a bulletin saying the militant group was responsible for the attacks.
“Islamic State fighters carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices on Tuesday, targeting an airport and a central metro station in the center of the Belgian capital, Brussels, a country participating in the coalition against the Islamic State,” it said. “Islamic State fighters opened fire inside the Zaventem airport, before several of them detonated their explosive belts, as a martyrdom bomber detonated his explosive belt in the Maelbeek metro station.”
— RT (@RT_com) March 22, 2016
Political Correctness is Killing People
Only days ago in Brussels, as police searched for suspects from the last year’s Paris terror attacks, Belgian officials warned that there were dozens of Islamic jihadists at large in the city and that more attacks were being planned.
Rob Liddle, a writer for the Spectator in the UK, summed up how and why this attack occurred; Like London and to some extent the United States, Brussels has allowed itself to become a hotbed of Islamic extremism.
In his article for the Spectator he wrote:
It was only a matter of time before Brussels got the suicide-bomb allahu akbar treatment, as the Belgians knew full well. Part of the city – especially Molenbeek – is a cesspit of Islamic extremism. The authorities have been content to let such areas fester and until recently the police were noticeable by their absence.
Quite aside from the Isis-inspired suicide bombers, a whole crescent (suitably enough) along the north-west seaboard of Europe has proved fertile ground for the Arab European League, a violently anti-Semitic and anti-western Islamist movement which has attracted scant attention, despite its typically vile programme. From Lille in the south, via Brussels, Antwerp, The Hague all the way to Rotterdam, whole towns and suburbs have Muslim populations in excess of 40 per cent. Political parties which have opposed this colonisation (such as Vlaams Belang) are excluded from government and denied airtime.
These are the same so-called refugees that President Obama is trying to bring into the United States. These people have declared war on the world.
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) March 22, 2016
Brussels on Lockdown
Two ISIS suspects were arrested a mile from the Maelbeek metro station at around 11am, as hundreds of troops and police flooded the streets of Brussels. The French government ordered 1,600 extra police officers to patrol the nation’s borders, including at train stations, airports and ports
— Danny Haelewaters (@dhaelewa) March 22, 2016
Nuclear Power Plants on High Alert
The Tihange nuclear power plant has been placed on high alert and Belgian security forces have tightened security at nuclear plants across the country. The Tihange nuclear power plant is being evacuated of all non-essential staff as Belgium raised security to its maximum level.
In February, investigators probing the Paris attacks found video footage of a senior Belgian nuclear official at the property of a key suspect.
Belgian completely unprepared because of political correctness.
Despite being fully aware of the radical Islamic invasion of their country, Belgian officials have done little to stop these types of attacks. In fact, political correctness is so out of control that police aren’t even allowed to conduct nighttime raids for fear of offending the countries growing Islamic population.
Current and former U.S. and European counter-terrorism officials told NBC News that the location and timing of the attacks suggested a level of unpreparedness by Belgian authorities that one ex-official called “shocking.”
The officials described Brussels, especially the Molenbeek neighborhood a few miles from the site of the subway strike, as an explosive mix of highly capable foreign fighters trained by ISIS and sympathetic locals who are unknown to authorities but eager to help in attacks.
Clint Watts, a former FBI and U.S. Army counter-terrorism official and expert on how ISIS operates, told NBC News that Belgian authorities should have been more prepared for Tuesday’s attacks.
“That they could sit for four months, not only in Belgium but in Brussels and especially in Molenbeek, and plot these kinds of attacks just four days after the arrest of such a high-level network facilitator — this is shocking to me because they should have been on the highest level of alert,” Watts told NBC News.
“It is hard to conceive that this would happen on such a large scale when it was so obvious that these guys were operating there,” Watts said of ISIS. “After [Abdeslam’s] arrest, you would have to assume everyone in the network was preparing to launch whatever they had.”
“After the Paris attacks, it was a question of not being able to run all the leads down,” Watts said. After Tuesday, “It’s no longer a capacity problem, it’s a competency problem.”
President Obama’s non-response
President Obama spent only 51 seconds discussing the attack before going back to prepared marks at a speech in Cuba.
Obama asked the Havana audience to “please indulge me” before committing that the U.S. “will do whatever is necessary” to support the people of Belgium.
“The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium and we stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people,” Obama said. “We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally, Belgium, in bringing to justice to those who are responsible.”
He said that the attack “is yet another reminder that the world must unite … regardless of nationality, or race, or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism.”
Shockingly, instead of cutting his trip short to come back to the U.S. and deal with these attacks, which have caused U.S. security officials to raise alert levels across the country, Obama will instead attend a baseball game with communist leaders in Cuba.
Brussels Phone Networks Jammed
“Brussels mobile networks are getting saturated,” Alexander De Croo, Belgium’s minister for development cooperation, digital agenda and telecommunications, said on Twitter. “Please contact through data messages: Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter. Avoid calls.”
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You need to protect yourself because your government CANNOT.
These attacks have yet again highlighted how useless our government agencies have become because of political correctness. Make no mistake, the threat is real and the threat is ISLAMIC TERRORISM.
The threat of radical Islamic terrorism is one of the greatest threats we face as a nation, specifically because the people running this country refuse to admit it or do anything to stop it. This is exactly why I wrote my book, The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World, to help people prepare for this threat.
These attacks in Brussels can happen anywhere, and you need to be prepared for them.
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Prepare for Martial Law: Should we be hit by a large-scale attack like what happened in Brussels you need to be prepared for the aftermath. In all likelihood some form of martial law will be declared, just like we see happening in Brussels.
- Curfews and travel restrictions will be put in place.
- City, State and National borders could be sealed.
- Constitutional freedoms will likely be suspended, especially your 2nd and 4th amendment rights.