The Brussels nail bombing attacks occurred on the morning of March 22nd 2016; two in the departure area of Brussels international airport near the town of Zaventem seven miles from Brussels and one in the Maelbeek metro station in the centre of the city. 28 victims and three suicide bombers were killed, and 330 people were injured. Another bomb was found during a search of the airport. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks.
We now know that Turkey ‘deported’ the presumed key instigator of the Brussel’s attack to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, rather than to Belgium. Which meant, that rather than being detained as a terrorist in Belgium upon leaving the plane, he was instead permitted to drive back to Belgium from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport because he was not on any Netherlands wanted list. Poor bad luck? or was it-as has been suggested, a cosy arrangement between Turkey and the Israeli owned security firm ICTS International (owned by ‘former’ Shin Bet intelligence agency personnel) managing the security at the airport. You will perhaps recall that ICTS International is the same security agency that escorted Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas Day 2009 , without a passport or ticket, to a First Class seat on Northwest flight 253 at Schiphol Airport, and who then attempted to detonate plastic explosives hidden inside his trousers.
But the key issue that Western media consistently ignore, is their and their political masters’ support for anti-Assad rebel groups; who are in fact, terrorists. Their ‘moderate’ terrorists have been trained by Western intelligence and sited in Jordan and Turkey to inflict terror on Syrian populations. Hillary Clinton’s psychopathic need to kill and destroy is reflected in her weird emails using agents like Google and the Qatari terrorist supporting Al Jazeera media outlet. Now that , with a little help from Russian bombers, Assad ‘s military is inflicting serious losses on these terrorists groups in Syria- many are rushing ‘home’ to safety. But with all that training and nowhere to go-whats a good terrorist to do but blow up something close to home?
This all suits the US vacuous political and military establishment very well. Heightening fear and loathing about these ‘Islamic’ groups in European communities, and encouraging right wing imbecilic xenophobia, is incredibly useful to ensure that the Eurozone limits its citizens freedoms, expands its military and supports NATO weirdness.
To ensure we all believe that America is in fact attempting to destroy terrorists ( ie the long long looong war!) the US military prioritises killing heads of terrorist organizations- the key advantage of such vaunted actions is that they can never be corroborated – (unless of course ISIS agrees that their man has been killed)!, as opposed to destroying terrorist supply lines, banking activities, training camps, weapons supply routes etc, which can all be independently verified. The evidence is mounting that these fundamentalist Islamic terrorists are in fact nothing but mercenaries who can conveniently use the fear of Islamism to increase their impact on gullible Western populations.
As Pepe Escobar notes, NATO headquarters is less than 2 kilometers from the site of the Brussels terror; why choose a metro station to create an impact , rather than the central supposedly core of Western values sited at NATO headquarters? Soft targets are of course easy targets, but they clearly have less impact on Western political actions than hard targets….
If we are to believe the quoted media response from ISIS, that; ‘let France and all nations following its path know that they will continue to be at the top of the target list for the Islamic State and that the scent of death will not leave their nostrils as long as they partake part in the crusader campaign … [with] their strikes against Muslims in the lands of the Caliphate with their jets.’, then this soft target response to the ‘11,111 air strikes launched by Western and Gulf states against targets in Syria and Iraq’, then this supposed ISIS response is certainly a circuitous route to conquering the crusaders.
Sibel Edmonds, ex-FBI operative, argues however that the proximity of the attacks to NATO headquarters is no coincidence, and simply forms part of a long sequence of CIA/NATO sponsored Gladio attacks in Europe- or in Belgium, the ‘stay-behind’ Gladio units were known as S.D.R.A. VIII , with strong connections to far-right organisations.
Despite his genetically ingrained Russophobic tendencies, Craig Murray makes the very good point that terrorists can in fact attack any soft target at will. Current anti-terrorist measures , such as at airports are a complete farce, largely useless, and result in long, vulnerable to attack, queues.
We live in a bizarre world of lies, disinformation, half-truths and extraordinary events where individuals with limited intelligence have accumulated great power, and are quite prepared to kill any number of innocents for their own foolish ends.