Category Archives: Paris Attacks 2015

Five Years Ago — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015) [UPDATE : At long last, the trial begins.]

“A jihadi loves a vacuum, as Syria demonstrates. Belgium as a state, and Belgium as the heart of the European Union are as close to a vacuum as Europe offers these days. (…) There is a vacuum. Vacuums are dangerous.” … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago — How Europe Left Itself Open to Terrorism [UPDATE — State Security investigates Green party politician’s ties to terrorist group]

“The flaws in the European system are multiple. The Paris and Brussels attacks should never have happened. I don’t know what we are waiting for. Do we have to wait for hundreds of deaths?” Jean-Louis Bruguiere — Former French investigating … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago — How Europe Left Itself Open to Terrorism [UPDATE — And it is only getting worse!]

“The flaws in the European system are multiple. The Paris and Brussels attacks should never have happened. I don’t know what we are waiting for. Do we have to wait for hundreds of deaths?” Jean-Louis Bruguiere — Former French investigating … Continue reading

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Five Years Ago — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015)

“A jihadi loves a vacuum, as Syria demonstrates. Belgium as a state, and Belgium as the heart of the European Union are as close to a vacuum as Europe offers these days. (…) There is a vacuum. Vacuums are dangerous.” … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — How Europe Left Itself Open to Terrorism [UPDATE — And it is only getting worse!]

“The flaws in the European system are multiple. The Paris and Brussels attacks should never have happened. I don’t know what we are waiting for. Do we have to wait for hundreds of deaths?” Jean-Louis Bruguiere — Former French investigating … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015) [2019]

“The Paris attacks prompted intense scrutiny of ineffective and convoluted governance in Belgium, where a vast majority of the attackers had ties.” New York Times (December 24 2016) “We must accept to live with the idea that other attacks are … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Is Belgian ISIS Jihadist Oussama Atar the ‘Mastermind’ of the Paris and Brussels attacks?

“Abdelhamid Abaaoud [a Belgian-Moroccan killed by police five days after the November 13 atrocities] was only a go-between, not a senior figure. We know the mastermind [of the Paris Attacks] but I will remain discreet on this point.” DGSE Director … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Paris & Brussels Attacks : Q&A About Oussama Atar in the Belgian Parliament

“With the usual reservations, it seems to indicate that Oussama Atar is dead and, importantly, that the judicial investigation continues. It is essential to continue to try to shed light on this dark affair.” Georges Dallemagne — Belgian Federal representative (February … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015)

“The Paris attacks prompted intense scrutiny of ineffective and convoluted governance in Belgium, where a vast majority of the attackers had ties.” New York Times — December 24 2016 “We must accept to live with the idea that other attacks … Continue reading

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Paris & Brussels Attacks — Q&A About Oussama Atar in the Belgian Parliament (UPDATE : French DGSE Confirms Atar Death)

“With the usual reservations, it seems to indicate that Oussama Atar is dead and, importantly, that the judicial investigation continues. It is essential to continue to try to shed light on this dark affair.” Georges Dallemagne — Belgian Federal representative (February … Continue reading

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