I travel a lot, both domestically and internationally. I’ve often thought that baggage areas, ticketing areas and the zones right outside of security were the places most vulnerable to a terrorist attack in an airport. Today, they took advantage of that vulnerability.
At least 34 are dead and hundreds injured in a terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium.
A series of deadly terrorist attacks struck Brussels on Tuesday, with two explosions at the city’s main international airport and a third in a subway station at the heart of the city, near the headquarters complex of the European Union.
At least one of the two airport explosions was touched off by a suicide bomber, officials said. At least 34 people were killed — 14 at the airport, and 20 at the subway station — and many more were wounded, including 92 at the airport and 106 at the subway station.
“We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium said at a news conference, calling the attacks “blind, violent, cowardly.”
Is there any question that we need to put more effort into stopping ISIS? The dithering of the Obama administration on this issue is simply stunning. If we do not commit to troops on the ground, the attacks will not only keep coming, they will end up happening right here at home.
Perhaps it’s too late? For all we know, there are sleeper cells here in the United States at this moment waiting for orders to kill. Are we prepared? Is our government protecting us? Does Obama think that by not making a deeper commitment to defeating ISIS abroad he’s staving off potential terrorist events here in the homeland? There are no obvious answers to these questions anymore.
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