Explosive Accusation: Belgium Had "Advance And Precise" Warning About Terrorist Attacks, Did Nothing

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In what, if true, is the most incendiary allegation of the day, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reports that Belgian security services and other Western intelligence agencies had "advance and precise intelligence warnings" regarding Tuesday’s bombings. According to the paper, "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 underground railway as well."

Here is the full Haaretz report:

The Belgian security services, as well as other Western intelligence agencies, had advance and precise intelligence warnings regarding the terrorist attacks in Belgium on Tuesday, Haaretz has learned.


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.


The terror cell responsible for the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday was closely associated with the network behind the series of attacks in Paris last November. At this stage, it appears that both were part of the same terrorist infrastructure, connected at the top by the terrorist Salah Abdeslam, who was involved in both the preparation for the Paris attacks and its implementation.


Abdeslam escaped from Paris after the November attacks, hid out in Brussels and was arrested last week by the Belgian authorities.


Abdeslam's arrest was apparently the trigger for Tuesday's attacks, due to the concern in ISIS that he might give information about the planned attacks under interrogation, particularly in the light of reports that he was cooperating with his captors.


The testimony of the detained terrorist, alongside other intelligence information, part of which concerned ISIS operations in Syria, should have resulted in much more stringent security preparedness in crowded public places in Brussels, along with a heightened search for the cell.

If this report is accurate, it leads to many unpleasant and frankly disturbing questions for both local as well as international authorities, like why in the aftermath of the Salah Abdeslam capture did Belgium not at least issue a heightened state of alert, as it did in November in the aftermath of the Paris bombings, when overnight Brussels looked like an army ghost town; at least it was safe.

Recall from our November report of how Brussels looks like a warzone after the Paris terrorist attack:


This time, however, the local police did nothing and the result was over 30 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

What's worse as of this moment the third suspect remain at large: as Haaretz reminds us, "the search is focused on the terrorist Najim Laachraoui, who created the explosive vests used by the bombers and escaped from the airport at the last moment."

There is concern, however, that other cells connected to ISIS in Western Europe will attempt to carry out additional attacks in the near future, either in Belgium or in other countries involved in the war against the terror organization in Syria and Iraq.

How Europe will handle the ongoing deadly fallout from the bursting of this one terrorist cell, will be closely watched, and should Tuesday's event recur when local authorities had been warned about an upcoming terrorist attack leading to no specific action, perhaps some will finally ask if the local governments were at least partially complicit in the deaths of dozens of innocent people, for motives first hinted at in that infamous 2008 AIG Banque presentation which has so far predicted with absolute accuracy the future of the Eurozone.

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Maplehood's picture

Thank goodness nobody was offended by racial profiling!

Bokkenrijder's picture

Sorry to copy/paste my same post again, but here it is. It offers some more background info on that small and friendly country wedged in between The Netherlands and France.

Why Belgium?

Belgium is a totally corrupt and failed state, more reminiscent of a 3rd world banana republic. Want to hear some scandals from the country that hosts the EU and NATO?

Here we go;

The murder of Karel van Noppen (a veterinarian) by the hormone maffia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Karel_Van_Noppen (hint: corruption and maffia)

The murder of left wing politician André Cools: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Cools (hint: corruption and maffia)

The Agusta scandal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agusta_scandal (hint: corruption and maffia, never fully solved)

The Gang of Nijvel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brabant_killers (most probably right wing police officers, never solved)

The kidnapping of ex prime minister Paul vanden Boeynands: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Vanden_Boeynants (corruption, maffia? who knows, it was never fully solved, but a scapegoat was found who 'conveniently' died in his cel)

The murderer and child molester Marc Dutroux: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Dutroux (completely botched investigation, again: corruption or involvement of high ranking politicians or police?)

Gladio Belgium, right wing (police and military) groups that were to engage in acts of sabotage in case of a Soviet occupation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_stay-behind_network (again links to right wing police and military, and also links to the Gang of Nijvel)

Belgium, AND THEIR ENTIRE POLICE FORCE, is without any doubt, the biggest cesspool of corruption and incompetence in Europe!

p.s. everybody is now talking about Molenbeek, a suburb of Brussels, but there is another town in Belgium which is known for Muslim fundamentalists. It's called Maaseik, a small town very close to the Dutch border (very close to where I was born, the area where my username is from) https://www.google.com/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=ql_yVr31IOKg8wf4pIGYBQ&gws_rd=ssl,c... Unfortunately very few English webpages exist, hence the search results are in Dutch.

XuscitizenSweden's picture




>>>>> NATO Headquarters = Operation Gadio B


Dolar in a vortex's picture

I'm just finishing the book, highly recommended.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

"I'm not surprised, motherfuckers"

Mr. Ed's picture

The Belgian Security Services were probably too busy spying on their own citizen's emails and financial activities to get involved in looking at these IS guys... kinda like our own NSA and FBI were in Boston!

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) Mr. Ed Mar 23, 2016 1:48 PM

Nothing gives me faith in the Gummint like masked police/troops in the streets.

eforce's picture

Just after the attacks I said this would be the case like with the French attacks...

Pinto Currency's picture



Take Raqqa and the oil.

Too clever.

Perfect for Israel and NATO.



"Similar to the deceptive US-UK call for the invasion of Iraq on grounds of Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction, western media reporters are now engaged in misleading and deceiving global public opinion as to the real perpetrators of this ISIS project. Like the western manufactured “Arab Spring” in North Africa, the ISIS project is a deception at its worst designed with hateful intentions to cause horrendous regional mayhem and destruction with military might for the creation of a “New Middle East” with Israel as the regional power in control of the region's oil, gas and water resources."

InflammatoryResponse's picture

That was given as "A" reason.  but is wasn't the reason we had to go back and pound them some more.  Sadam wasn't following the terms he agreed to to cease hostilities.  so since he didn't do what he was told we had to blast him some more.


now how that was handled I don't agree with.  but we did have to go back and pound Iraq, because that's what we said we would do if he didn't follow the "rules".


pods's picture

Everyone is pissed off at the bloodshed and suddenly an Israeli paper:

"Pssst, they knew about it."

Were they dancing when they told them? 



Ignatius's picture

They were just "there to document the event."

HowdyDoody's picture

The Russian warned the US prior to the Boston attack. The US did nothing. Just like Belgium, a small bomb exploded with sufficient force to make the news but not big enough to do what real terrorists do with bombs.

The IRA at Bishopgate 1993, in the heart of the UK financial district, targetting banksters.


eatthebanksters's picture

"There is nothing to worry about...ISIS is NOT an existential threat."  Barry O.

So I should worry about being killed on a subway in New York?  Or some other public place becasue you say everything is ok an we're in no danger while horrific attacks are being carried out in Europe?

Whatever you say Barry...



turtle's picture

And how does haaretz know this? ... zionists=puppetmasters... thx again ziohedge...

Fish Gone Bad's picture

The female soldier in blue (third pic) is hot. 

willwork4food's picture

Jesus, get a grip on yourself mate... wait..

JamesBond's picture

A society becomes numb to weekly bombings.



Keyser's picture

Just ask, who benefits from the Brussels attacks...

Surviver22's picture
Surviver22 (not verified) stormsailor Mar 24, 2016 5:05 AM

All the weapons in the world won't matter once ISIS army kick into gear!


fleur de lis's picture

@HowdyDoody -- There is no way the IRA could have acquired materiel of such force without alphabetroid assistance. That thing was put together by Mossad, CIA, or maybe both just to see if it works.

Ms No's picture

True but they did kill that one Limey pedo so something good happened.

Still Losing Money's picture

so everyone on ZH thinks the joooooooss are lying pigs, but when a joooooish newspaper makes an unsubstantiated allegation you all instantly believe brussels was an inside job. wait I thougt joooooos were all liers?

and "in the near future" is NOT precise intel. near future coulde mean today, tomorrow next week next month. oh wait, why think when we can just strap on our tin foil hats and scream inside job

Ms No's picture

Haaretz leaks truth quite a bit actually.  Why?  Because they don't give a fuq what we think.  They also think we are too stupid to notice.  Israelis know what is going on with IS, guaranteed. Hareetz will just include a section on how Palestians are sub-human... business as usual.   

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The Dutroux child molestation case was the exact same as the Boys Town scandal in America.

They got away, because TPTB did not want to throw away all that blackmail material.  Its difficult compromising that many politicians by getting them to participate in child pornography, after all!

Ms No's picture

I can't believe cops admitted to hearing little girls crying as they starved to death in a basement and didn't stay to find them.  How in the fuq does a human being walk away from that?  Any human would have had that place turned upside down in 15 minutes. 

Bokkenrijder's picture

The latest is that the suspect was deported to The Netherlands (not to Belgium) and that the Dutch government (= always politically correct) fucked up and released this guy. http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/36484/Aanslagen-Brussel/article/detail/2655651/...

Antifaschistische's picture

am I the only one that completely forgot what this article was about when I saw the beautiful lady in the third picture?  Why can't we have those!!

Husk-Erzulie's picture

I noticed her as well... :-)

Slightly OT... what is with the balaclavas anyway.  Is there a reason that the milterized gendarmerie all wear them now?  Just dedicated followers of fashion?  Curious.

Socratic Dog's picture

Because they are assholes.

Clear enough?

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

They saw that ISIS was doing it, and looking badass, so decided to imitate them.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Real reason is that Belgium has hardly any high functioning cops, and about a thousand times more muslims.  The cops are rightly afraid for their own property and families.   Thanks for playing though.  

FIAT CON's picture

The cops in toronto @ the g20 summit also wore face masks and their name tags were covered as well.

Funny how cops can cover their faces but citizens cannot...

Different set of laws. Hitlery knows all about that.


Demdere's picture

So the CIA planned it on 'secure networks' provided by Israeli companies who enhanced Mossad's reputation by providing very accuracte information to the Belgiums who were inhibited from following it up as they couldn't be sure what Mossad's intent was, maybe killing bomb squads.

Trusting relationships everywhere, good allies.

dcohn's picture

While that document to you and I is telling I show it to people and they say SO what, it means nothing.

Well 3 buildings fell down into their own footprint and one was not even hit  by anything.

The answer to that.  Well the IEEE has already shown why that happened?  So if it was on TV it is proof but if not then it is not is one way to put it.


I dont get it.   

Why everyone is desperate to get bad news is another thing that I do not get.  I did not know about the Brussels attack until noon yesterday.  People were asking why I dont have important news alerts on my phone.  

What can I do for those people?

Why do I want to hear such horrors.

Yes very confused.

petroglyph's picture

dcohn, it blows me away. People just don't want to think it may be true, IDK. Look at the plane wreckage in Ukraine, that is what a plane wreck looks like or many other examples. Then look at the wreckage in Penn., there are no plane parts, no wheels, motors etc. Their brains will not except the input? The Pentagon is the most photographed building in the world, and no pictures of the incoming plane, wtf?

Transformer's picture

Well, I was thinking this could be a real terrorist event and not a false flag, what with the no passport or ID left behind and the fact that here it is 36 hours later and they still haven't caught the guy and killed him...  but... I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Sudden Debt's picture

Well, in defense of my country...

our police system... our inteligence system... our army... our politicians...



For example: The police of Brussels can't access the computer systems of Antwerp... and it's the same with almost every police force over here.

Most of them work on computers from 20 years ago.

Nobody communicates, there's a massive shortage of personel and honestly not the brightest people apply there...

the fucked up... again...

All they're good at is writting parking tickets and collecting taxes.

At the national holliday parade, the armed forces where walking with wooden guns because they didn't have enough real guns...

I mean... FOR FUCK SAKE!!



o r c k's picture

That's all irrelevant Sudden Debt.  This will all be under Sharia in another decade or so. Much of Europe will be. And the most incomprehensible and amazing thing of all ? It's the truth and it can't be stopped. Way too late for that. 

Demdere's picture

"This will all be under Sharia in another decade or so".

Your mind is seriously nonlinear in projections.  I just saw a Pew poll on what populations favored Shria.  There were no majorities in the countries around the Mediterranian, nor Iran.  They are the most secular of Muslim societies outside of Mayalasia.

No country has voted itself into Shria if given choices, only when electing Clerics as a replacement to Generals and Shas, as in Iran and ?Libya or??, and never did it again if offered a choice.

This is a meme of insanity, and it is repeated everywhere.  "They don't merge with the society".  BS, and who cares?  Amish don't, nobody thinks we should be down on the Amish for remaining separate.  Amish are part of the civilization and contribute just by being an example of another way to live and think.  Can't have too many of those.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

The Amish are breeding like rabbits, are seriously pissed off at the "English", and they're heavily armed. The FBI has a task force made up of Orthodox Jews to keep tabs on them because both groups wear the same kind of black clothes, have beards, and speak a bastardized form of Yiddish so they can easily infiltrate them if they learn to eat pork products.

TBT or not TBT's picture

The Amish don't saw your head off for sketching biblical personaliites.

The Amish don't condone raping your infidel daughter. 


TehGrumpyOldGuy's picture

You are not too bright there Sunshine, about as bright as a broken light bulb. Ignorance is not the lack of knowledge, but the refusal to gain it. You obviously refuse.

petroglyph's picture

Maybe they wouldn't have to go full Shraia law all at once and could just work up to it a a lil bit at a time, starting with Sharia banking?

Kicking out the moneychangers ain't all bad.