This has all become so tiresome and predictable that you could set your watch to it.
Apparent terror attack in major Western city, rolling 24-hour news coverage to make sure we know how important this is (“Europe is now at war”), increased climate of fear, division and xenophobia, immediate mass-conditioning hashtags (‘#PrayForBelgium’, ‘#JeSuisBruxelles’, etc), world landmarks lit up in Belgian colours, reactionary demonisation of refugees, opportunist right-wing groups seizing the chance to play ‘I told you so’ card, and so on.
Just as predictable, to be honest, is the ‘online blogger suggests false-flag’ routine. I’m as bored of that subject as anyone; as such, this is a shorter post than the other times, because the general subject has been covered at length for previous incidents such as Paris, Copenhagen, Boston, and 7/7.
The way these things play out now is so commonplace that you can make an easy check-list for all the reactionary comments, viewpoints or hashtags that follow. It’s the refugees! Or no, it’s the Muslims – they don’t belong in Europe. Or we need more mass surveillance, more soldiers on the street, etc. For the record, this Brussels attack should actually be proof enough that mass surveillance and militarization doesn’t guarantee stopping terrorist attacks (assuming they’re intended to).
I preface the rest of this by saying I intend no disrespect whatsoever to the people in Brussels who were subjected to Tuesday’s events (no innocent people should ever be subjected to terrorism as they’re innocently going about their daily lives), but #PrayForBelgium seems as scripted and as unnecessary as #PrayForParis. For that matter, has anyone seen what’s happening to people in Sirte? Or read the recent UN report on life in post-war Iraq?
The image/meme at the top of the page, by the way, is taken from this equally fed-up person’s Twitter account.
The apparent ‘ISIS’ attack in Brussels on Tuesday was expected. Something of the sort has been coming; we’ve been told so for a while. Two explosions occurred at the city’s international airport, while a third explosion occurred at Maalbeek Metro station. Dozens of innocent people are reported to have been killed, with many more seriously injured. Two blasts are said to have hit Zaventem airport; though the claim is that there was only the one suicide bomber. Another explosion is said to have hit Maelbeek metro station (close to EU headquarters) an hour later. Some witnesses reported hearing shots fired and shouts in Arabic (as was reported in the Paris attacks a few months ago) before the two airport explosions. A suicide bomber was “probably” involved, the Belgian prosecutor has said.
Again, all our sympathies should of course be with the victims of these bomb attacks, their families, and all those injured or otherwise traumatised in the attack. They are all innocent victims, regardless of the real nature or context of the attack. There will no doubt be talk of ‘crisis actors’ and the like; but I’m going to assume all the victims have been real victims, and that most of the people caught up in the trauma were not ‘actors’.
Second, this may not have been a false-flag, but a real ‘ISIS’ operation. It really may have just been a terrorist cell carrying out terrorism on a logical European target-city. There’s no doubt that there are radicalised individuals in a number of Western cities, and Belgium in particular appears to have a problem with ghetto areas and unemployed, disenfranchised, radicalized young men, mostly from a Northern African origin. But even if this Tuesday’s bombs were essentially the act of radical Islamists, understand that this doesn’t negate the false-flag element – it simply becomes a broader-context and longer-playing false-flag narrative (see end of post).
Widely circulating video footage purporting to show the Brussels Airport explosion appears to have been fake, and may have been shot in 2011 (from a bomb attack in Domodedovo Airport in Russia in that year). This is reported in the UK’s The Independent.
Many others also circulating additional CCTV video footage, claimed to be from Tuesday’s attacks in the European capital, were actually circulating footage from an older, unrelated incident in Belarus.
Despite the unreliability of these widely-shared social media posts, some mainstream news broadcasters showed the same footage, depicting it as footage from what had happened in Brussels.
This sort of thing has happened plenty of times before, of course; such as when the BBC showed footage of Indian protesters in Delhi and presented it as footage of anti-Gaddafi protesters in Libya (not even the same continent), or when major news sites showed an image of dead bodies from a Mexican earthquake and presented it as victims of the Syrian government, or when American broadcasters showed footage of Iraqi football fans celebrating a football victory and presented it as Iraqi civilians celebrating the 9/11 attacks. And so on.
Something curious, also worth noting, is that the date of the Brussels attack (22/3) may be of occult/ritual significance, as was very much the case with the Friday 13th Paris attacks (read more: ‘Paris, the City of Isis: Major Occult Ritual/Symbolism, Mass Hypnosis & the Psy-Op Now Underway…’)
Four days before the explosions occurred in Brussels, a ‘Redditor’ identified as lordrothschild in fact predicted an ‘ISIS’ attack for March 22nd. In a post titled ‘What’s happening on March 22?’, lordrothschild poses the question “So, does anyone have any theories as to what the Illuminati will do on the 22nd of March this year?’
The reason for his question, and the significance of March 22nd in some areas of conspiracy-theory lore, is that the emblem of the secret society ‘Skull & Bones’ features the number 322 (with March 22nd being 3/22). Skull & Bones, which both George W. Bush and John Kerry among others have been identified as members of, is mostly believed to have originated in the 1930s (and may or may not have originated in Nazi Germany).
Aside from that very specific prediction, terror attacks in European cities – and in Belgium in particular – have been forecast for some time.
Even Turkey’s President Erdogan alluded to this likelihood just a few days before the incident (and although there are some suggesting a conspiracy just with that statement, it’s more likely Erdogan was just making a general prediction based on the known presence of radicalised individuals in parts of Belgium). Assuming this week’s atrocity was carried out by ‘ISIS’ members or sympathisers, it would act, again, as rather definitive proof that all the mass surveillance and militarisation (the military has been out in Belgian cities for some time now – ever since the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris over a year ago) is rather ineffective and unhelpful in preventing terrorism.
Belgian intelligence in all likelihood knew about these (alleged) attackers, just as both Belgian and French intelligence openly admitted they knew about the alleged November Paris attackers. Indeed, in pretty much all cases of Western terrorism, the perpetrators are revealed to be known to intelligence agencies, and in some cases even to have been directly involved with intelligence agencies. There have been complaints not only about intelligence sharing between nations, but even between intelligence agencies and the police; this has particularly been an open issue in Belgium, where the intelligence community has been accused of not sharing data with law-enforcement, thus making the police’s job much more difficult.
Extremist/terrorist networks and sleeper cells in the West are almost certainly being kept in place (with or without their own knowledge) by various Western intelligence agencies in order to be utilized whenever they’re needed for these kinds of attacks.
These attacks are inevitable; they’re going to be happening periodically for their psychological and social effect on Western populations, as well as for various other reasons beneficial to governments, intelligence agencies and (corporate and military-industrial) foreign policies.
This state of affairs has its basis the type of operations NATO intelligence engaged in during the Cold War with similar networks of radicalised militants at their disposal to be used both as foreign mercenaries and domestic agent-provocateurs, which are now commonly known as ‘Operation Gladio’. Gladio can be regarded as a demonstrable historical fact; a post-World War II program established by the CIA and NATO supposedly to thwart potential Soviet/communist invasions or influence in Italy and Western Europe. In reality it was to become a state-sponsored right-wing terrorist network used for numerous false-flag operations and a wider subversion of democratic societies. The existence of the Gladio program was verified by the Italian government in 1990, when a judge, Felice Casson, discovered the network in the course of his investigations into right-wing terrorism.
Here, for those interested, is a comprehensive resource concerning Operation Gladio.
Belgium, for that matter, may have been subject to Gladio-related or Gladio-style false-flag terrorism in the past too. In Belgium, in 1984 for example, ‘a bizarre operation occurred around Vielsalm in the Ardennes region. A squad of US Marines were parachuted into Belgium and met by a member of the Belgian military intelligence. They hid for a fortnight before attacking the police station of Vielsalm, in a so-called Oesling exercise, killing a Belgian officer. One marine was injured during the operation, losing an eye. Initially the attack was passed off as terrorism, but was later proven to be the work of the American and Belgian military – as confirmed by the Senate investigations of 1991. Other attacks occured, where, as was the case in Vielsalm, arms and ammunition were taken. Arms that found their way subsequently to extremist groups’.
But the modern business of radical ‘Islamist’ cells being embedded in Western locations for sporadic or periodic attacks can be seen as a continuation or evolution of Gladio strategy.
Iraq, Libya and Syria – three stable, mostly secular Arab nations – have been methodically destabilised and callously turned into terrorist playgrounds and training arenas by NATO, the US and other international conspirators, providing vast arenas and battlegrounds for disaffected young men, wannabe jihadists and ‘holy warriors’ to be trained, further radicalised, desensitized and most importantly to get real-world experience of terrorist activity, guerrilla warfare, mass killing and blood-lust on the streets of Libyan, Iraqi and Syrian cities and towns.
Young, disenfranchised men from ghetto areas in Western cities – particularly in Belgium and France – have been allowed for some time now to travel to those places and develop their training and desensitization (while also engaging in terrorism against citizens in Libya, Syria and Iraq); and then they come back to their countries, bringing that psychological damage and blood-lust with them.
The frankly apocalyptic situations engineered in Iraq, Libya and Syria are serving as mass ‘converters’ to produce enough extremists and would-be terrorists to last for a generation.
In fact, leaked or declassified documents demonstrate that Western powers were actively seeking the creation of an extremist ‘caliphate’ in the Middle East, with what we now call ‘ISIS’ being simply the realisation of that intent.
Belgium is in fact reported to have produced more ISIS fighters than anywhere else, who’ve travelled over to Syria, Iraq and Libya to conduct jihad.
It has always been curious how little Western states have done to stop the flow of wannabe jihadists over to those countries where they’ve engaged in mass terrorism in foreign lands.
In that broader context, it really doesn’t even matter whether specific attacks like this are ‘false-flags’ or not, because the entire, overlapping narrative is one of a massive ‘false-flag’ machine and ‘terrorist’ conveyor belt.
Meanwhile, as time goes on, we’re going to be watching these things with increasing numbness, as we’re becoming fully accustomed to the narratives, the rolling news footage, the heavily choreographed emoting and outpouring of public grief, symbolism, and all the rest of it.
We’ll be so used to the counter-narratives and conspiracy theories too, so that we’ll essentially not care anymore whether these things are Islamist terror attacks, staged false-flags or whatever else – we’ll just be blankly gazing at the repetition of information and counter-information, tired of all of it and probably too numb to ascertain (or even care) what the truth is anymore.