• 7 hours New Allegations Against Huawei Raise Tensions In Tech Cold War
  • 10 hours Chinese Investments In the U.S. Plunge 90% Under Trump
  • 13 hours Mining Major Sets Aside $400 Million To Reduce Emissions
  • 15 hours Golden Ice Cream And Spiced Vodka: The Craziest Things Made From Gold
  • 1 day Can Twitter Sway Economic Policy?
  • 1 day Widespread Power Outages Hit New York City
  • 2 days Equifax To Pay $700 Million To Settle Data Breach Case
  • 2 days Netflix Struggles To Rebound After Subscriber Hit
  • 3 days $15,000 For Your Crypto’s Ticket To Visibility
  • 4 days The Next Fashion Frontier
  • 4 days What Is Africa’s Role In The New Silk Road?
  • 5 days Trump Was Right About The Dollar
  • 5 days Is Silver Gearing Up For A Rally?
  • 6 days World’s Largest Hedge Fund Turns Bullish On Gold
  • 6 days It’s Time To Spend More On Clean Energy R&D
  • 6 days Contrarian Investors Are Beating The Stock Market
  • 6 days Bulgaria’s Revenue Agency Falls Victim To Biggest Cyber Heist In History
  • 7 days Amazon Faces European Union Anti-Trust Probe
  • 7 days Commodities Are Having A Stellar Year
  • 7 days Bezos’ Next Big Project Could Be Worth $100 Billion Per Year
Market Sentiment At Its Lowest In 10 Months

Market Sentiment At Its Lowest In 10 Months

Stocks sold off last week…

Billionaires Are Pushing Art To New Limits

Billionaires Are Pushing Art To New Limits

Welcome to Art Basel: The…

The Problem With Modern Monetary Theory

The Problem With Modern Monetary Theory

Modern monetary theory has been…

  1. Home
  2. Markets
  3. Other

Blowback: Isis Suicide Bomb Attacks in Brussels Kills Dozens; Fear Descends on Belgium; What's Next?

Fear Descends on Belgium

Isis claims responsibility for twin bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, the EU capital. At least 30 are reported dead.

The first attack hit Zaventem airport shortly before 8am. A second blast, about an hour later hit the metro station of Mallbeek, right in the heart of the EU quarter.

Public transportation is now closed and sirens wail continually.

The Financial Times reports Isis Claims Brussels Bomb Attacks that Left at Least 30 Dead.

Isis claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks in Brussels on Tuesday that killed some 30 people and left scores injured in the EU capital.

The bombings came only a day after Jan Jambon, Belgium's interior minister, warned that jihadis could be looking for a way to counter-attack after the arrest last week of Salah Abdeslam, a suspected participant in November's Paris terror attacks.

The total number of casualties was unclear. The mayor of Brussels has said about 20 died in the attack on the metro, while Belgian media reported a death toll of 14 at the airport, citing staff at hospitals.

Belgian broadcasters showed footage from the scenes of both attacks of bloodied travellers, caked in dust, receiving treatment from paramedics.

Over a panicky day, public transport in Brussels was shut down and mobile phone networks were overloaded, while sirens wailed continually across the city.

Charles Michel, Belgium's prime minister, confirmed the country had been struck by terrorists, describing it as a "blind, violent and cowardly" act.

"What we feared has happened," Mr Michel said, telling reporters it was now a priority to secure "other locations for which concerns still exist".

Witnesses said the explosions happened inside a Starbucks café in the departure hall of the airport. "The whole side of the terminal building was blown out. A lot of people had blood on their faces, leg injuries. People began pouring out of the building," said Simon O'Connor, senior aide to Pierre Moscovici, the European Commission's economic chief.

O'Connor was at the airport's car park preparing for a flight to Rome when he heard the first explosion.


Airport Video

There is not a lot of blood in the following video. Be forewarned, the video is still emotionally disturbing.


What's Next?

These madmen commit such acts in the name of "God".

It is not yet clear where this set of terrorists are from, but this attack is sure to do one thing: Put an additional spotlight on Merkel's open door policy and her hastily hammered out agreement with Turkey.

How many more terrorists are waiting for their chance to be swapped into EU countries? More importantly, how many are already there?

Here's a bonus question: Will these attacks be the end of Merkel's Refugee Shell Game deal with Turkey?

 

Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment