American Elephants

Twin Bombings at Rush Hour in Brussels by The Elephant's Child

Another bombing, this time at rush hour in Brussels, and ISIS claims responsibility. One was at Zaventem airport, and the other at a Metro station near the headquarters of the European Union. Belgian police have mounted a nationwide search for a third terrorist suspect seen fleeing from the site of the airport bombing. There is a photo of three men believed the attackers in the airport bombing. This attack took place just four days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the primary suspect as the leader of the Paris attacks. In Brussels there are 31 dead, and 108 injured, including nine Americans.

“Islamic State fighters opened fire inside Zaventem Airport, before several of them detonated their explosive belts, as a martyrdom bomber detonated his explosive belt in the Maalbeek [sic] Metro station. The attacks resulted in more than 230 dead and wounded.”

So it is not clear at all how many ISIS fighters were involved.

Authorities in this country were quick to say that there were no credible threats against this country. They assured us that airports were now on high alert, though that suggests that they are not usually on “high alert.”

It might be helpful if we had a clear strategy for dealing with Islamic terrorism, and quit calling it “violent extremism” at the most politically correct. ISIS is not a “Jayvee” team, and the mullahs in Iran are not our friends. The President is at a baseball game in Cuba, declaring the “final end” to the Cold War, but then the clear-eyed experts that were once part of his administration have long since departed.

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