1. Were Brussels jihadis trying to make a RADIOACTIVE BOMB? Expert says ISIS may have been plotting to steal nuclear material – as 11 power plant workers have their access revoked amid fears of ‘insider help’
(Now what could those 11 had in common with the Belgian jihadis I wonder…)
The Brussels terrorists may have been plotting to make a radioactive bomb after it emerged 11 nuclear power plant workers have had their site access revoked amid fears of ‘insider help’.
Jihadi brothers Khalid and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui had secretly filmed the daily routine of Belgium’s nuclear programme chief, before they blew themselves up at Brussels airport and on a Metro train.
It is thought the brothers’ spying operation was possible preparation for a kidnap plot to force him to let them into one of Belgium’s two atomic facilities. However, it is likely they switched targets to the less well-guarded airport and Maelbeek Metro station after authorities became suspicious.
The terror cell responsible for the Paris and Brussels attacks was planning to attack an unidentified nuclear power station or try and steal materials from it for a ‘dirty bomb’. Pictured is the power plant in Doel, Belgium
It emerged last night that 11 workers at the Tihange nuclear power plant, 40 miles south-east of Brussels, have had their access badges withdrawn – leading to speculation the bombers may have been seeking insider help.
2. Oliver North on the fight against the Islamic State
3. US State Dept fails to say if ISIS must be pushed out of Palmyra or not
4. Police conduct more raids in Brussels. (But not between 5:00 and 9:00 am)
5. ANOTHER terrorist attack in Brussels. This time it didn’t work however.
A woman was taken hostage by a suspected terrorist at a tram stop in Brussels today, witnesses say.
Police shot the suspect as part of a fresh swoop to thwart an ‘imminent attack’ on France.
A second suspect was also shot in the raid, which began in a flat nearby in the Schaerbeek area of north Brussels.
Dramatic footage shows police coaxing a child away from the injured suspect who was shot in the leg at the tram stop amid reports he was carrying explosives.
Belgian prosecutors confirmed the man was linked to a planned attack in France, foiled by the French authorities last night Thursday.
Eyewitness videos show the incident unfolding at the tram stop where the ‘neutralised’ suspect dropped the bag, which was then investigated by a bomb robot.
(Videos at DM but will find and post here in later post)
Thank you Wrath of Khan, Buck, Richard, M., and many more.
There is a lot to write and research today. But I hope to get caught up as well as several more languages in the Orban Rosetta project which now numbers 10 languages I believe. Much thanks to many hard working translators that put an extra special effort into this one, as PM Orban used very precise and even somewhat Churchilian language and most translators worked hard to try and preserve that poetic aspect to the translation.
More to come today indeedy.