“We must accept to live with the idea that other attacks are likely, that other attacks will happen. The potential actors are already here.”
Alain Winants — Former Head of the Belgian State Security Service (October 2016)
October 19 2016 — Today, Alain Winants — Former Head of the Belgian State Security Service — made it very clear: “Brussels is the perfect target for terrorists.” Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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UPDATE (October 18 2018) — Anywhere in the ‘democratic’ world, it can be said that it is a rather sad thing that people get the government they deserve. But in Brussels, it is a tragedy!
As I have explained long ago, it is very clear that both the Paris and Brussels attacks would not have occurred if some Belgian politicians had not moved heaven and earth to obtain the release of Oussama Atar from an Iraqi jail.
At the very least, you would think that these politicians would have been sanctioned by the election process.
Not in Brussels. The Green Party has actually received more votes than ever in this city during the last weekend election.
As a kid, my mentors taught me that “absurdity never reaches the infinity.” What will it take for Belgian people to realize that we are living very dangerous times and we need serious politicians and serious politics right now?
END of UPDATE
Why Belgium? According to Winants, Belgium is a “perfect target” for the following reasons:
TARGETS: The presence of European Institutions and NATO
MEANS: The Terrorists have already many cells and sympathisers living in Belgium
CURRENT EVENTS: Belgium is fighting ISIS
HISTORY: The Belgian Governments have never taken terrorism seriously. No serious resources were ever allocated to fight this threat.
Also… Although he did not say so, many experts expect a new wave of attacks for a simple reason. As ISIS is loosing ground, many fighters will return to Europe. Soon.
About the Belgian State Security Service
The State Security Service (VSSE) (known in Dutch as Veiligheid van de Staat — French: Sûreté de l’État) is a Belgian intelligence and security agency.
The State Security is a civilian agency under the authority of the Ministry of Justice, while the other federal intelligence agency, the General Information and Security Service, operates under the authority of the Ministry of Defense.
The current Administrator-General is Jaak Raes, after his predecessor Alain Winants occupied the position from October 2006 to March 2014. [WIKIPEDIA]
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