I was also struck by those comments. One speaker mentioned that in his opinion their interdepartmental comms is like ours was 30 years ago. What interests me is that one of the points cited by the 'stay eu' crowd is that our national security would suffer if we leave. Somehow I doubt it...Interesting piece by the BBC's security correspondent this morning where he mentioned the Belgian Intelligence Agency don't speak to the Belgian police and vice versa. What happens evidently is Belgian Intelligence speak to UK Intelligence who have good communication links with our UK police who then relay the information back to their Belgian police counterparts - a 4 way process instead of one to one.
Expect security checks to introduced at airport boundaries, all routes into terminals and car parks..
I can't see the point in that. There will just be a queue outside the airport (in the cold and wet) that will still present a soft target.
Where will it all stop?
You'd have to include, railway and bus stations, shopping centres, sports grounds, concerts, New Years Eve, etc.
Heart felt sympathy to those in Belgium is where I should have started.That might help a bit but they have been killing each other for much longer in the name of their particular shade of sky fairy.
As ever in these situations it's about power/control.
Stop bombing their countries killing their children and they'll stop killing yours.
Interesting piece by the BBC's security correspondent this morning where he mentioned the Belgian Intelligence Agency don't speak to the Belgian police and vice versa.
Humans have been killing each other since long before any religion surfaced.
Iirc Hinduism started roughly 50,000 years ago so you're trying to justify these religious attacks against what were some type of caveman?
I'm afraid to say the worlds thirst for oil is pretty much at the centre of all this, be it "The West" on the hunt for it or the Saudis with their billions from the sale of oil bankrolling these jihadis.
Neither "side" have clean hands, both use some form of mind control (eg religion) to justify their actions.
The religions we are talking about here probably originated as a way to govern people and territory. To say religion is to blame is to over simplify, if it wasn't religion it would be something else used to convince people of the cause.
Oil could very well have something to do with, but the cynic I am also thinks private sector interest in the war industry shouldn't be discounted.
One thing is for certain and that it that blaming everything on the "evil/cowardly/brainwashed/whateverpeoplesay Islamists" is to completely misunderstand the situation