We know it’s more of the same unless the world ends the political correctness, admits we’re at war with Islamists and moves to protect their nations by ending free-for-all immigration, securing borders, closing mosques that are terror training hubs, expelling Islamists, and seeking out and arresting those who advocate and support violence in the name of Islam.
This is not brain surgery, and the Western world is not a suicide club.
A series of deadly terrorist attacks struck Brussels on Tuesday, with two explosions at the city’s main international airport and a third in a subway station at the heart of the city, near the headquarters complex of the European Union.
At least one of the two airport explosions was touched off by a suicide bomber, officials said. At least 34 people were killed — 14 at the airport and 20 at the subway station — and many more were wounded, including 92 at the airport and 106 at the subway station.
“We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium said at a news conference, calling the attacks “blind, violent, cowardly.”
On Twitter, he issued an appeal to the population to “avoid all movement,” as the authorities braced for the possibility of additional violence…
The attacks on Tuesday put the Belgian capital in a state of virtual lockdown, with the threat level raised to its highest possible level. Frédéric Van Leeuw, the Belgian federal prosecutor, said that border controls had been strengthened and that extra police officers had been mobilized.
Three Utah men in Europe to serve the Paris mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were seriously injured in this morning’s attack at the Brussels Airport, church officials said.
The men, identified as Richard Norby, 66, of Lehi, Joseph Empe, 20, of Santa Clara and Mason Wells, 19, of Sandy, were at the airport to accompany another missionary on her way to Ohio. A Mormon Church official in Brussels said all three men were close to the site of the explosion and had been hospitalized. The fourth missionary, a 20-year-old French woman, had already made it through the security line and was not injured.
U.S. Embassy Warns Americans in Brussels to Shelter in Place
Terror attacks kill dozens in EU capital, NATO headquarters
“The level [of] threat in Belgium has been raised to 4 (maximum alert) with special emphasis on transport hubs, airports, stations, and nuclear plants,” Prime Minister Charles Michel said Tuesday.
Authorities have shuttered the subway system and closed the international airport in the wake of the attacks. Reports later Tuesday indicated that the Belgian nuclear plant close to the country’s border with Germany had been evacuated.
The U.S. Embassy in Brussels issued an alert to American citizens there following the blasts, recommending they shelter in place and avoid all public transportation.
“The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that Belgium is at a threat rating of Level 4, or ‘serious and imminent attack,’” the alert read. “Such events can take place with little or no notice; therefore U.S. citizens are urged to be aware of local events, follow local authority instructions, monitor local media further developments and, take the appropriate steps to bolster your personal security.”
Energy utility Electrabel has stepped up security at Belgium’s two nuclear power plants, following the attacks in Brussels Tuesday.
The two plants — Doel, made up of four reactors, and Tihange, with three — have been closed, with “systematic control” of all vehicles coming and going, Anne-Sophie Hugé, a company spokeswoman told POLITICO.
Military and police have been onsite since the weekend, she added. Employees who are not needed to run the two power plants are now leaving the sites.