Brussels attacks

At least 26 people are reported dead after several explosions rocked Brussels airport and a subway station on Tuesday.

The Belgian Capital is on lock down and commercial planes are being diverted to other Belgian cities.

According to the NY Post a Brussels police spokesman is reporting deaths at the Maelbeek police station near European Union headquarters.

The Brussels attacks are in revenge for the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that left 130 dead.

Abdeslam was taken into custody on Friday following a police raid on an apartment just yards away from his family home in Brussels. The Belgian native was shot in the left foot during a brief shootout with police.

Police believe a network of terrorists kept Abdeslam hidden for months while more attacks were being planned by experienced jihadis who slipped into Europe along with the surge of refugees from Syria.

The attacks in Brussels occurred despite the heavy presence of police and army soldiers guarding train stations and the city’s main tourist attractions since Sunday.

"What we feared has happened," said Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel at a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday.

“Terrorists struck Brussels but it was Europe that was targeted,” said French President François Hollande.

The death toll is expected to rise throughout the day.

Video from inside Brussels Airport immediately after explosions. Survivor asks: "Where are the f*cking soldiers?"

  • LeBrick James

    Looks like Religion of Peace has struck again.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Such a tragedy. That video though...wow.

  • NeverSurprised

    What happened there will also happen here if we refuse to address the truth of Radical Islam.

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    Them Ppl was not letting go of their luggage...Rip to the ppl who lost their lives, so sad.?

  • iWasteTime

    Pray for the world.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sad. Prayers

  • Yoni

    How horrible!

  • Jusstlookn

    Praying time. God Bless to loves ones of all.

    Lets see what Donald Trump has to say, this is a perfect time for all "leaders" to speak.

  • ShelbyMoore

    I said the same thing when I watched the news this morning. These people refuse to leave their luggage. They are there running for their lives, but with luggage in hand.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    So sad to wake up to such news. RIP to those who lost their lives. When will it end?

  • Yoni

    Never.

  • Jusstlookn

    Honey, you sent me in a slight seizure down stairs and planned my lunch all at once.

    Skinnyt turkey, chips and water...ha who am I kidding. Whats the dizzY berry drank .

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    this is too much. too many innocent lives being lost. what exactly do they want? the while world can't be forced to convert to islam.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I believe in God. With every fiber of my being. The older I get and the more I learn the more I see how RELIGION perverts what God is truly about. It's religious beliefs created by man claiming they are the word and want of God (or the gods before monotheism) that have been responsible for countless atrocities. God is great. Religion, not so much.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Scary this may boost him even more.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Sad.

    Hey Sandra, I noticed you removed my comment about Fidel Castro..LOL I guess you don't like when people express truth on here, huh? :) I get it.

  • 88

    The problem is not Radical Islam the problem is The System of Racism White Supremacy.

  • NeverSurprised

    The reason for today's attacks: Once Abdelslam was captured alive, the assumption was that he might talk, so some of the sleeper cells that were in place in Belgium were automatically deployed. The fear is that he will reveal information that could compromise those with ISIS ties (not just ISIS, but ALL radical Islamic groups based in Europe). So the coordinated assaults HAD to take place immediately, at both the Airport and the Subway.

    As French president Hollande has noted "All of Europe is under attack." That means other sleeper cells may also be deployed over the next few days. The question for Americans is whether any sleeper cells here in the U.S. (and there are many) may ALSO be deployed at this time.

  • 88

    This sounds like European B.S. if what they are saying is so why would a airport be bombed when the international headquarters of the European Union and NATO are around the corner?

  • side_i

    It's looking like I'm headed to Australia cause Europe ain't safe from all these extremist. I feel sorry for the refugees in these countries but this is exactly why ppl don't want them, it takes just one to slip through the cracks.

  • LadyFrance

    He will no doubt use this to add to the stew of hate he is stirring. People are so putrid in their blind following of him.

  • NeverSurprised

    Then the whole world must die. It is really that simple. It isn't about black or white, Christian or Jew. They kill their OWN people, other Muslims, who do not follow Islam in the way that THEY (the radicals) believe it should be worshipped. The short answer to your question is : THEY WANT A GLOBAL ISLAMIC CALIPHATE WITH SHARIA LAW RULING THE PLANET. Nothing less will suffice.

  • Yoni

    So no one can leave. Breakdown their mode of transportation and then leave everybody like sitting ducks. Nowhere to run to. Nowhere to hide.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    big problem cuz it aint gonna happen

  • 88

    Brussels Airport is not the only airport in that area Antwerp International Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport are all in that area and have international flights.

  • scentsychick30

    So sad prayers for all impacted by this.

  • Yoni

    With NO solution.

  • Jusstlookn

    True

  • Yoni

    HOW Sway?

  • Jusstlookn

    Security has to be increased worldwide, these terrorist are angry and unforunately the ilk of Donald in the higheat could make it worse.

  • GuestSTAR

    Not only will it boost the orange moron, but God forbid if we have an attack on US soil right before the election, Trump will become the POTUS.

  • Yoni

    How long do you think traffic and panic will stall the ppl in THIS particular area, is what I'm saying. You have hundreds of ppl stranded. Stuck. Panic stricken. This will take hours/days to sort out. Meanwhile across town at "the other airport" all flights may be postponed or canceled. International flight or not, folks ain't about to leave RIGHT NOW!

  • SameoleJ

    You are correct on both points, especially the trump part..........he will only push them completely over the edge that they are on.

  • NeverSurprised

    The locations that were bombed in the airport are significant. The one bomb was deployed near the AMERICAN Airlines counter. It sends a message, simultaneously, to both Europe and America.

    Secondly, the airport was a "SOFT TARGET", the EU and NATO are not. They want targets that are easily penetrable, so they deployed the bombs in the ticketing area, PRIOR to any screening. Neither the EU offices nor NATO could havce been as easily penetrated, with as many killed as they weer able to accomplish at the airport. And since when has ISIS or the other Islamic savages ever cared about hitting "administrative" or "governmental" offices. Innocent Westerners (women and children among them) in an airport, administrators in the EU offices, members of NATO, they are all the same to these SAVAGES.

  • NeverSurprised

    AND, hitting at the ticketing counter in the airport, prior to any screening.

  • Jusstlookn

    I Love POT belly and those cookies are the devil. I started twitching...at the sight of the words. dont tell anyone. But i have bought the Cookies home and warmed up in oven. So shame..our secret.

  • Sheyonce

    I was thinking the same thing. So strange...but I guess you don't know what you'll do until it happens to you. They probably didn't even realize they were dragging it along, just kind of a natural instinct to keep your things close???

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    All I can think about is Don Cheadle in the movie Traitor. When he was a construction worker.

  • NeverSurprised

    As of this morning, ALL flights in the area had been shut down. I don't know if that is still the case, but those were the reports right after the bombings.

  • LeBrick James

    Yeah, but lets not make any excuses for these people. Bill Clinton was pretty calm and balanced as president, and yet the terrorists were attacking U.S. targets even during the Clinton years.
    They dont need a Donald Trump to start doing evil things against innocent men and women. These are evil people, regardless of who our President is.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My heart goes out to the families of the deceased.

  • SameoleJ

    Can we just say radical groups and not clump them into Islam? There are PLENTY of people of Islamic faith who are against the atrocities that these monsters are committing and using their faith as the reason.

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Those poor ppl...this is crazy. Praying for the world.

  • LeBrick James

    Not me. I'm not gonna let terrorists cause me to uproot my life and run to the other side of the world because of fear.

  • 88

    Where are you getting this term ''soft target''? this is white supremacist verbiage. Secondly if I am to believe what the EU and NATO has said about ISIS (which I don't) why would they not target them? Makes no sense. To me this looks like an inside job set up to propagate racism white supremacy against ppl of color of the Islam religion in Europe who they want out anyway. Just look at your comment you call them savages etc like you saw them plant the bomb yourself.

  • SameoleJ

    That is not what I am saying. What I am saying is they are already full of anger and hate and looking for more fuel for their existing ire. trump will only serve to give them that fuel.

  • SameoleJ

    AMEN!!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Gesundheit

  • Yoni

    THANK YOU! Which is what I'm saying. Niggas will go back and forth with Helen Keller if you let'em.

  • Zizzle

    Female bombers unleash carnage on Nigerian mosque
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nigeria-mosque-female-suicide-bombers-in-boko-haram-islamic-extremist/

    Do their Black Lives Matter? Or maybe I missed your post.

  • SameoleJ

    HATECHU!! LOL

  • Yoni

    I don't think I've ever had their cookies. But that fresh avocado on a turkey and swiss slim with red onion and mushrooms and a bag of salt and vinegar OR jalapeno chips. Man listen! #fat

  • LeBrick James

    Yes, I understand what you're saying 100%. And I'm no Trump fan at all, so I'm certainly not trying to defend him. I think he'd be a disaster as president, for a lot of reasons.

    But I'm just saying that Donald Trump would just be a convenient excuse for these people. Their fuel is hate. That's what fuels them. Belgium is a peaceful country that hasnt done anything wrong to these people, and here they go killing all these innocent Belgian citizens just because they can.... so clearly they dont need much fuel, apart from the hate that's inside them.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I've always been curious as to how silent the non radical muslims are on these issues. I know that not every muslim is like that but it would be nice to see them do MORE to condemn and denounce these extremists. to me they spend a lot of time fighting discrimination and ignore the big fat pink elephant in the room. people are calling on their God and shedding innocent blood...

  • 88

    Civilians can't leave but the ppl with power in the EU and NATO can leave at will.

  • NeverSurprised

    "Where are you getting these terms "soft target"?"
    ________________________________________
    Well, there are these things called "dictionaries." They are source materials (either hard copies of books or online versions) that educated people use to ascertain definitions of these things that we call "words or phrases". In this particular instance, "soft target" is a term of art universally used by EVERY educated person who has ever read a book, or an article, or even a paragraph about security and global terrorism.

    The Oxford Dictionaries Online defines "soft target" as "a person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack."

    I hope I have sufficiently answered your inquiry.

  • SameoleJ

    It is only so much they can do, as they are in the middle of this and too close to the flame. If loudly speaking out and protesting could cause harm to me and my family, I would be hesitant to say anything as well. They are between a rock and a bomb.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    oh so its ok for them to not say anything to stay alive? but then they are so worried about people treating them specially at the airport?

    there's a disconnect.

  • Milani

    NEW POST - Mess, smh...

  • SameoleJ

    All of this is true, but I was only responding to the original post, so I didn't go that deep into it.

  • Yoni

    YES!!!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    ???you deserve an award for this one ?

  • 88

    It was rhetorical question, but thanks for the explanation it further reinforces my point. Oxford University is a white supremacist university located in Europe they has successfully confused you and many others into thinking by using white supremacist verbiage it makes you educated it does NOT.

  • observer

    There is power in prayer!!! Amen.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    I've always been curious as to how silent the non-radical blacks are on black on black crime. I know that not every black is like that but it would be nice to see them do MORE to condemn and denounce these nword radicals. To me, they spend a lot of time fighting discrimination and ignoring the big neon pink elephant in the room. People are calling on their gang/squad/nation and shedding innocent blood.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    I know right! blacks think it's okay to keep silent to stay alive in a world where snitches get stiches for being regular law abiding citizens but then they are worried about police treating them all like criminals.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    nice write up but black on black crime is very different from radical groups on rest of the world crime.

    a gang shooting is not the same as getting killed for being in a market place.

    the US is not the only country in the world so settle your domestic issues somewhere else, not on a post about killings in Germany.

  • NeverSurprised

    I will call them what they are. The people who are committing carnage around the globe are doing so in the name of ISLAM, are they not? The very reason for their anger (and it's not Trump or any other convenient scapegoat) is their desire to have FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM rammed down the throats of every single person on the planet. Good lord, they even beheaded a couple of young MUSLIM boys recently for listening to western music. How can we ignore the depths of their depravity?

    And of COURSE there are peaceful Muslims, but that does not change the fact that it is RADICAL, FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM is at the core of the philosophy of those who are committing these TERRORIST acts. I fail to see how pretending otherwise will in any way solve this global problem.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I have to be honest with u, african american issues are not as important to the world as these extremist attacks.

    US =/= the whole world
    all blacks =/= african americans
    global war on terror =/= US's personal problem
    US's personal problem <<<<<< global war on terror

  • side_i

    Actually I'm moving if Trump gets elected, Europe was an option lol. I'm more afraid of what will happen to my quality of life.

  • NeverSurprised

    Every time someone says: "The vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving and disagree with what the terrorists are doing," my response is: "How do you know?" Where are they? WHY ARENT THEY SPEAKING OUT? How do we know that their silence DOESN'T equal agreement?

    Abdelslam has hidden out in PLAIN SIGHT for the last four months, and not a single Muslim in that community ever felt compelled to say, "Hey, the mass murderer from Paris is living right around the corner."

  • Naptastical

    Jesus take the wheel. My mom flew from this airport last week and was supposed to fly back through there next week. Thank God she's safe. My heart truly goes out to the family of those pointlessly murdered.

  • Paige

    You are well informed!! Keep the knowledge coming!

  • Paige

    They are silent b/c they are sympathizers. They are not going to do the deed themselves, but they certainly aren't shedding any tears. It's what their religion teaches.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    wish I could like your response 500 times! well said

  • AG

    Jihadist that slipped into Europe, but he's a Belgina native?

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He had something to say all right! No filter either! ? Basically he thinks he can build a wall and keep all the terrorist And immigrants out. He also basically said the military should torture. anyone caught as a terrorist. He said do what has to be done ....Hillary is well trained to say the right things....

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Donald Trump Rump Roast wants to build up our borders. Obama already let some Syrians in and there are American sleeper cells ready to attack. Building walls and borders to keep out radical Muslims is fine but it's going to keep "in" the ones already here....

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    And we were just attacked in California ... They wanted to do more damage than they did. We can't forgot Boston Mararhon and 911 or Fort Hood....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "Jihadis" is plural, not singular.

  • NeverSurprised

    And so it goes. Americans will continue to be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking it is only EUROPE that has to worry about these animals, but of course, they walk among us. And while the ISLAMISTS plot our demise, we allow the media to Satanize Trump. For what? For speaking the truth? We ARE sitting ducks and RADICAL ISLAMIC Fundamentalists DO want us to bow to ISLAM or DIE.

    ISIS has admitted that their operatives have infiltrated the refugee population. We KNOW it to be true in Europe. Reasonable people can assume it to be true in the US as well because it is IMPOSSIBLE TO VET SYRIAN REFUGEES. Passports are forged for $2,000. There are NO viable records offices in the war-torn regions of Syria. We don't have a clue who is coming in or what their past affiliations are (ex: the female CA shooter). And THEY WILL CONTINUE TO KILL US, as they already have in California and Boston and Ft. Hood. I am at a loss to understand why people are angrier at TRUMP, than at the ISLAMIC terrorists who want to destroy ALL of western civilization.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    I can tell you're not black or you would've seen how well this applies. Every black person is judged by the actions of these domestic terrorists just like every Muslim is judged by these international terrorists. 34 dead was January numbers for chiraq.
    Please apply critical thinking to your illogical questions for an entire group of people.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Unfortunately, the actions and stereotypes applied to African Americans are attached to all blacks just like you expect moderate Muslims to answer for terrorists.

  • Soldier Woman

    Please! Donald needs to STFU...we have enough issues dealing with the terrorists in America...And who said he was a "Leader" lol...stop playin...

  • missmiami305

    aint this the truth

  • Molly Church

    Living in a world of "TERROR" Bomb & Gun Carnegie becoming the Norm. ?The world is in A state of deadly unrest.
    Prayers 2 the "Almighty for every single day we leave home & r blessed 2 return "ALIVE?

  • AG

    But we agree that this guy is European and not a Syrian refugee, correct?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did you read the post? I stated he is a native Belgian. Belgium is in Europe.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    My guess is you object to me linking Abdeslam with a network of terrorists who sneaked into Europe along with the Syrian refugees. I didn't make that up. Let Google be your friend.

  • Jusstlookn

    Dear Ma'am it was a cheeky comment. I am NO fan of Donald. Pleease never assume.

    Try and have a better day.

  • Scroogwap

    Makes me scared to travel and want to walk everywhere.

  • Jusstlookn

    Ohh wow he sure did. Auke missed it. Chile he spund loke Charlie Brown teacher. Wonk wonk wonk wonk

  • rodt

    DAMN SHAME