UPDATED 28/03/2016 17:20
Belgium releases terror murder suspect.
A man known as Faycal C, the only person arrested and charged with involvement in the Brussels attacks, has been released for lack of evidence. Belgian media gave his name as Faycal Cheffou and said he was suspected of being the mystery third man seen in CCTV footage of the bombers.
UPDATED 28/03/2016 13:45
Belgian police have released CCTV footage in an attempt to identify the third attacker at Brussels airport, whose bomb did not explode and who fled the scene.
UPDATED 27/03/2016 09:00
The Brussels Attacks: Whats True, and what is False?
- Two #Fake CC surveillance Videos of the #bomb #attacks, Ibrahim’s Laptop Computer discovered in a Rubbish bin
- Foreknowledge of the Attacks by the #Belgian police and security authorities
- An EU terror emergency drill simulating a #Metro attack held three weeks earlier
- Mystery, “Evidence” concerning the deceased suicide bombers?
- The Mysterious Photo: Three #Daesh Suspects at #Brussels Airport Caught on the CC Surveillance Camera?
The “real” video footage from the airport CC surveillance cameras has sofar not been made public.
UPDATED 26/03/2016 19:15
Belgian prosecutors have charged a man with terrorist offences, in connection with Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels that left 28 people dead.He was named as Faycal C and was arrested on Thursday.
UPDATED 25/03/2016 20:52
Belgian officials have named the second suicide bomber in Tuesday’s attack at Brussels airport as Najim Laachraoui, and said that his DNA was found at sites of the November Paris attacks.
UPDATED 25/03/2016 09:30
Sofar two cases of fake videos: can we trust the mainstream media reports concerning the Brussels terror attacks?
One of the first videos published by Belgium’s mainstream media, was, according to reports, from the CC security surveillance cameras at Brussels airport. The video report was released at 9.07am, one hour after the first bomb attack at the airport.
The video was fake. What Derniere Heure and La Libre published was footage from a January 2011 terror attack at Moscow International airport.
Journalists and media editors are fully aware that surveillance videos at an airport are under the jurisdiction of the airport’s security authorities. They are not normally released immediately after a terror attack.
There was no way the media could have got hold of the surveillance videos in the immediate wake of the attacks. Moreover, following the attack, the airport was closed down.
In another words, the airport surveillance video would not have been available to the media less than one hour after the terror event.
What Derniere Heure did was to take the Moscow International airport video, remove the audio in Russian, change the date and broadcast it on the Internet and network TV at 9:07 AM.
The Second Fake Surveillance Video at Brussels Maelbeek Metro Station
The terror attack in the afternoon of March 22 at Brussels Maelbeek Metro station was reported by mainstream media including CNN.
In these reports, video footage from a 2011 terror attack in Minsk, Belarus was used by network TV and online media to describe what was happening in the metro station at the time of the attacks.
According to the Independent:
CCTV footage that was shared after the Brussels attacks, believed to show video from inside Maelbeek Metro station, has been proven fake.
As news emerged of the third explosion in the Belgian capital, which targeted the station situated near EU offices, many began sharing what they believed to be footage of the bombing.
However it was soon discovered that the video in fact came from the Minsk Metro bombing of 2011 that killed 15 and injured over 200 people.
The Independent’s report is based on a fallacy. It was the mainstream media that published the Moscow and Minsk video footages. It was thanks to incisive social media blog reports that the use of fake videos by the mainstream media was revealed.
The more fundamental question: two cases of fake videos:
Can we trust the mainstream media reports concerning the Brussels terror attacks?
UPDATED 25/03/2016 09:00
Belgian police have arrested six people in Brussels as a major investigation continues into attacks that claimed 31 lives in the city on Tuesday.
UPDATED 23/03/2016 22:54
Suicide bomber was known militant deported from Turkey to Europe, president says
UPDATED 23/03/2016 19:00
Belgian Intelligence Had Precise Warning That Airport Targeted for Bombing
Attack in subway likely also known in advance by Belgian and Western agencies; attack plan was formulated at de-facto ISIS capital of Raqqa, in Syria.
The security services knew, with a high degree of certainty, that attacks were planned in the very near future for the airport and, apparently, for the subway as well.
Despite the advance warning, the intelligence and security preparedness in Brussels, where most of the European Union agencies are located, was limited in its scope and insufficient for the severity and immediacy of the alert.
As far as is known, the attacks were planned by the headquarters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Raqqa, Syria, which it has pronounced as the capital of its Islamic caliphate.
UPDATED 23/03/2016 06:05
Belgium is observing three days of mourning following bomb attacks in the capital Brussels that left 34 people dead and about 250 wounded.
A minute’s silence for the victims will be held at midday (11:00 GMT).
UPDATED 22/03/2016 21:35
Authorities knew something was being planned
Belgium’s interior minister says authorities knew that some kind of extremist act was being prepared in Europe but that they were surprised by the scale of the attacks in Brussels, the AP reports.
Interior Minister Jan Jambon said Tuesday that “it was always possible that more attacks could happen but we never could have imagined something of this scale.”
Update 22/03/2016 19:27:
CCTV purporting to show the deadly Brussels Airport explosions appears to be fake.
The footage resembles a video of the moment a bomb attack took place at Domodedovo Airport in Russia in 2011.
But the clip, which shows people walking before they duck and flee following an explosion, has been widely shared on social media since the Brussels blasts took place on Tuesday morning.
Update 22/03/2016 18:36:
The Belgian prosecutor’s office has confirmed that raids were conducted in Schaarbeek, a northern suburb of Brussels, writes Brussels correspondent Jennifer Rankin:
“the searches … have led to the discovery of an explosive device containing nails, among other things. The investigators have also discovered chemical products and an Islamic State flag.”
Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least 30 people, a news agency affiliated to the group said.
Belgian media published a security camera picture of three young men pushing laden luggage trolleys through the airport and reported that police suspected them of being the attackers. They said two were suspected of having blown themselves up while police were hunting the third.
As usual mixed reports are coming out surrounding the actual time line of events that unfolded today and we should expect this for at least another 48 hours by which point an official narrative of events will be agreed upon and fed through the mainstream media. We have no doubt claims of this being a false flag attack are already circulating with talk of crisis actors and fake injuries – this occurs with every terrorist attack. However it is in our opinion far to early to make any conclusions to what exactly happened.
Undoubtedly though we can expect as a result from these attacks more infringements of public privacy and human rights.
But while we wait for more information to filter though the main thing we should think on is who stands to benefit from these attacks and also if we are to believe all these attacks are being planned and carried out by Jihadist’s – what is their end game?
None of these attacks appear to be based on maximum death toll, we are being told how these recent attacks are very well coordinated to almost ‘military precision’ but yet the death toll far less than they could achieve with these capabilities. It does appear to be more about fear than anything else.
We will update this post over the coming days and weeks with any new information that comes to light.