Twin Bombing in Belgium

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Re: Twin Bombing in Belgium

Postby Aubustou » Tue 22 Mar 2016 21:26

Mitchverr wrote:
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A retaliation for Belgium's role in the conflict which was miniscule to be frank. ISIS cheered prior to the attack at their own compounds in Syria and Iraq.


No, it's a retaliation for the capture of Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving terrorist of the Paris attack, last friday in Bruxelles' suburbs. It's absolutely terrifying that they could organize so quickly and under pressure, and with suicide bombers too.


I suspect the plans were already in the works, they just bumped them ahead of time simply out of fear of being caught before striking, given that somebody that they likely were hiding was snatched they likely thought it wouldnt be long till they were.


That's possible. Some terrorist expert was expecting an attack 5 months after Paris.

I seriously doubt ISIS's retaliation statement on the whole thing. It has more to do with there being a high radicalization within the rather small Belgian muslim community which if I am not mistaken would be under 250 000 nationals:


Obviously, the Paris november attacks were directed from Belgium with several Belgian citizens. But the capture of Abdeslam must have been the lighter over the pool of oil.
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Re: Twin Bombing in Belgium

Postby nWODT_Niack » Wed 23 Mar 2016 13:25

Aubustou wrote:
A retaliation for Belgium's role in the conflict which was miniscule to be frank. ISIS cheered prior to the attack at their own compounds in Syria and Iraq.


No, it's a retaliation for the capture of Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving terrorist of the Paris attack, last friday in Bruxelles' suburbs. It's absolutely terrifying that they could organize so quickly and under pressure, and with suicide bombers too.

Unlikely. You don't mount that kind of operation in four days.
More plausible is that they were preparing an attack, and the capture of Salah Abdeslam and his possible revelations forced them to act quicker than expected. To corroborate this explanation, one of the leaders of the attack, Najim Laachraoui, was arrested this morning in Bruxelles.
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Re: Twin Bombing in Belgium

Postby Mike » Wed 23 Mar 2016 18:00

Now they're saying the largest bomb didn't explode.
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