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Lessons From Brussels - America Should Get Out Of The Middle East

For us here in America, the lessons of the European tragedy are there to be learned. There is only one solution to the problem of terrorism and it doesn’t involve going abroad in search of monsters to destroy. The point is to make sure those monsters never reach our shores. It’s too late for the Europeans, who are now forced to sleep in the bed they so assiduously made. It isn’t too late for America: we can learn the lesson of Brussels if only we have the will to do so.

Frontrunning: March 28

  • Terror Network’s Web Sprawls Beyond Brussels and Paris (WSJ)
  • Dollar firms, Asia stocks slip as U.S. data, Fed comments awaited (Reuters)
  • Pakistanis hunt militants behind blast that killed at least 70 (Reuters)
  • Biden-Clinton Friction Hangs Over Campaign (WSJ)
  • Japan opens radar station close to disputed isles, drawing angry China response (Reuters)
  • Google Search Technique Aided N.Y. Dam Hacker in Iran (WSJ)

Futures Rise In Thin Trading On Back Of Yen Weakness; Europe Closed

With European markets closed across the continent on Monday as the Easter holiday continues, overnight Asia was busy with China Shanghai Composite letting off some steam, and closing down 0.7% at session lows on concerns the Shanghai and Shenzhen home bubble have been popped by the politburo, Japan was a different story with the Yen sliding following a report by the Sankei newspaper that Abe will announce in May his intention to delay the planned levy hike, coupled with additional reports that Japan will unveil a major fiscal stimulus (and just on Friday Abe said he is "not thinking at all about supplemental budget" at this time).

Why Glenn Greenwald Believes Ted Cruz Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

"If you look at what Ted Cruz has actually been saying and what he’s been doing, you could certainly make the case—and I would be someone who agrees with this—that Ted Cruz is, in many respects, maybe most respects, more dangerous than Trump. I mean, Ted Cruz is this true evangelical believer who seems to be really eager to promote this extremist religious agenda."

"Dirty Bomb" Fears Rise As Belgian Nuclear Facilities Seen As Vulnerable To ISIS Attacks

Although Belgian nuclear officials say reports that a guard was killed and his access badge stolen are "false," there's little question that the country's nuclear facilities have a questionable safety and security record. That, combined with the fact that at least one ISIS member had access to a reactor at Doel in 2012, has experts worried that Belgium's nuclear facilities will be the next target for the now famous Brussels cell.

Belgium May Make Major Shift Toward Fascism In Wake Of Brussels Terror Attacks

Just one day after the coordinated attacks in Brussels, the resounding cry from governments, media, and national security experts is that we need less freedoms and more security. “Our tolerance of electronic surveillance... seems a small price to pay for some measure of security against threats that nobody - today of all days - can doubt are real.”