November 23, 2015
We appear to be dealing with very serious incompetence among the security forces of mainland Europe.
I’m shocked that they’re having such serious troubles finding this one guy, and how they are arresting dozens of people for planning attacks. Why did they not arrest these people before? Why were they not deported?
Are these people incapable? Or is it just such a gigantic mess that no one could possibly deal with it, under any circumstances?
Brussels remained under extremely heavy security Monday after police carried out raids around the Belgian capital amid warnings of possible terrorist attacks similar to those that killed 130 people in Paris 10 days ago.
Sixteen people were arrested in raids Sunday across Brussels and in Charleroi, another Belgian city, said federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt.
But authorities found no firearms or explosives in the raid, suggesting they hadn’t defused the threat that has prompted the government to raise the terrorism alert to its highest level for Brussels.
The raids also didn’t uncover Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris who fled to Belgium in the aftermath and remains on the loose.
As the work week begins in Brussels, a major European capital, schools and the city’s subway will remain closed, with only the city’s above-ground trams and buses operating. Soldiers and heavily armed police are on the streets, and people have been warned to avoid large gatherings.
Shutting down the entire city. Because of Moslems. How will the city ever be able to reopen, I wonder? If it isn’t safe now, how will it ever be in the future?
Brussels is over 25% Moslem. All it takes is one guy to blow himself up. And he doesn’t have to have talked about it on Twitter beforehand. He can just go do it.
What to do?
Is diversity worth this?
We already know the costs, but what are the benefits?