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RWGR
03-23-2016, 08:17 AM
The value of catastrophic events is that they can help people face up to problems that are otherwise impossible to address. Maybe this will be the case with Tuesday’s horrific attacks in Brussels.

Europe is facing a security threat that’s unprecedented in its modern history, at a time when its common currency, border security and intelligence-sharing are all under severe stress. If Europe were a stock, a pragmatic investor would sell it, despite the sunk cost and sentimental attachment. Without radical restructuring, it’s an enterprise that’s headed for failure.

The European Union needs to reinvent its security system. It needs to break the stovepipes that prevent sharing information, enforcing borders and protecting citizens. In the months before yesterday’s attacks in Brussels, “the system was blinking red,” as George Tenet, the former CIA director, famously described the period before Sept. 11, 2001. Yet Belgium (like pre-9/11 America) couldn’t connect the dots.

The jihadist wave rolling back toward Europe is dizzying

http://www.bostonherald.com/opinion/op_ed/2016/03/ignatius_belgium_attacks_show_eu_weakness

RWGR
03-23-2016, 08:18 AM
"The success of the attacks demonstrate a significant failure by Belgium's intelligence and law enforcement authorities."

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-terror-experts-point-to-europes-multiculturalism-failures-in-bombings-20160323-gnpq54.html

RWGR
03-23-2016, 05:10 PM
The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum carnage, officials have told The Associated Press.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRUSSELS_ATTACKS_CELLS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-03-23-15-15-46

My, my, sure seems like they're angry about more than just US foreign policy.

Could it be they don't like you if you're not a radical Muslim???


Wake the **** up, Europe

Hans
03-23-2016, 07:12 PM
The value of catastrophic events is that they can help people face up to problems that are otherwise impossible to address. Maybe this will be the case with Tuesday’s horrific attacks in Brussels.

Europe is facing a security threat that’s unprecedented in its modern history, at a time when its common currency, border security and intelligence-sharing are all under severe stress. If Europe were a stock, a pragmatic investor would sell it, despite the sunk cost and sentimental attachment. Without radical restructuring, it’s an enterprise that’s headed for failure.

The European Union needs to reinvent its security system. It needs to break the stovepipes that prevent sharing information, enforcing borders and protecting citizens. In the months before yesterday’s attacks in Brussels, “the system was blinking red,” as George Tenet, the former CIA director, famously described the period before Sept. 11, 2001. Yet Belgium (like pre-9/11 America) couldn’t connect the dots.

The jihadist wave rolling back toward Europe is dizzying

http://www.bostonherald.com/opinion/op_ed/2016/03/ignatius_belgium_attacks_show_eu_weakness

And when did George Tenet make this statement? Before or after the attacks?

RWGR
03-24-2016, 06:29 AM
Obviously after. The failure to act be Belgian authorities is breathtaking.

Europe has been deluding itself with a "can't happen here" mindset for a long time, and now the price to pay is high.

Hans
03-24-2016, 08:54 PM
So what you are stating it he sat on this important information, deliberately did not share the information, and finally decided to say something after the terrorist attacks.
Makes sense.

Also, do not forget your own mindset of "it cannot happen here". 911 did happen.

Barry Morris
03-24-2016, 09:01 PM
...Also, do not forget your own mindset of "it cannot happen here". 911 did happen.

AND they had as much warning.

RWGR
03-25-2016, 01:17 PM
AND they had as much warning.

Not even close

RWGR
03-25-2016, 01:18 PM
Belgium turns on immigrants after Brussels bloodbath as membership of far-right 'White Power' group DOUBLES in three days

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3509174/Belgium-turns-immigrants-Brussels-bloodbath-membership-far-right-White-Power-group-DOUBLES-three-days.html#ixzz43w6LUopm

RWGR
03-25-2016, 01:20 PM
Investigators are aware of multiple additional ISIS plots in Europe possibly linked to the Paris and Brussels networks that are in various stages of planning.

A combination of electronic intercepts, human sources and database tracking indicates several possible targets had been picked out by the ISIS operatives over the last few months since the Paris attacks, according to U.S. counterterrorism officials.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/24/politics/isis-plots-europe-planned-brussels-cell/index.html

Hans
03-25-2016, 08:32 PM
Seems everyone seems all of a sudden "aware" of important information.
It is interesting none of them have made this information public until after the attacks.

If the information is indeed correct, I fail to see why these people should not be prosecuted for holding back important information regarding terrorism and possible terrorist attacks.

Make no mistake about it: terrorism is a worldwide problem, not a local European problem.

Hans
03-25-2016, 08:34 PM
Belgium turns on immigrants after Brussels bloodbath as membership of far-right 'White Power' group DOUBLES in three days

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3509174/Belgium-turns-immigrants-Brussels-bloodbath-membership-far-right-White-Power-group-DOUBLES-three-days.html#ixzz43w6LUopm

I have voted for that party for the as long as I have been eligible to vote. Nothing new to me.