Brussels Suicide Bombers Planted Hidden Camera At Home Of Top Belgium Nuclear Official

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As the chaos surrounding the coordinated suicide attacks on Belgium unfolded on Tuesday morning, we reported that energy utility Electrabel was evacuating two nuclear power plants, Doel, made up of four reactors, and Tihange, comprised of three.

Electrabel would later dispute that account, drawing a distinction between a full evacuation and the utility’s generous offer to non-essential employees: “...people who are not strictly necessary on site can leave.”

Yay, a day off. It’s kind of like when you’re a kid and you get sent home from school early because it’s snowing. Only with terrorists. And three dozen casualties.

But the presence of military personnel belied Electrabel’s attempts to play down the incident.

The stepped up police and army presence certainly seemed to suggest that the threat to Belgium’s crumbling nuclear infrastructure was very real indeed. We say “stepped up” because there were already 140 soldiers at the Tihange and Doel sites, which host 40-year old reactors that The Guardian notes have “been plagued by a litany of problems such as pressure vessel micro-cracks, fire and one mysterious case of sabotage.”

(Tihange)

Although nearly two thirds of Belgium’s electricity comes from the sites’ seven reactors, activists want at least two reactors shuttered on safety concerns. Those concerns - stemming from the discovery of “thousands” of micro-cracks - were amplified last month when Belgium’s federal prosecutor confirmed that on November 30, police seized footage that appeared to show a high-ranking Belgian nuclear official in an anti-terror raid. The surveillance video was discovered in a bust that resulted in the arrest of Mohamed Bakkali, who was charged with terrorist activity and murder in connection with the Paris attacks. His home in Auvelais may have been used as a hideout.

Unconfirmed reports out this week suggest that Bakkali was mentioned in the will of Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, which was found on a discarded computer discovered in a trash bin following Tuesday’s attacks.

Bakraoui blew himself up outside of a Starbucks in the Brussels airport. His brother, Khalid, carried out an attack on the city’s metro just a little over an hour later.

The connections between Tuesday’s attacks and the assault on Paris are now becoming clear and as we and others have documented extensively, this all appears to stem from the cell organized and run by Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Paris "masetermind" who allegedly became Emir of War in Deir ez-Zor after Omar the Chechen (al-Shishani) was transferred to Iraq. Indeed, the cell may be connected to the January 2015 raid in Verviers that killed two of Abaaoud’s compatriots.

On Thursday, we get still more chilling evidence to suggest that this is all the work of the very same Belgium-based terror cell. According to Dernier Heure, it was the Bakraoui brothers that planted a hidden camera in the bushes and captured the 10-minute surveillance video of the senior Belgian nuclear official coming and going from his home. Here’s DH (Google translated):

Beheading a part of the cell at the Forest of operation and the arrest of Salah and his accomplice Abdeslam Choukri in Molenbeek, investigators may have averted the worst. By striking this blow, the authorities forced the cell to the origin of the attacks Brussels to accelerate its action and turn away from its first targets. Including the Belgian nuclear system.

 

According to information from the DH , the two people who have recovered the hidden camera in front of the home of the director of the research program and Belgian nuclear development were none other than Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui brothers.

 

The video had been recovered by the two men shortly after the attacks in Paris, showing the full extent of the connections between France, Belgium and Syria.

It’s worth noting that DH has been wrong before (just yesterday for instance, the online paper claimed bomb maker Najim Laachraoui had been arrested when in fact he hadn’t and may actually be strewn around the Brussels airport in pieces). But if true, it underscores just how serious the threat to Belgium (and Europe) truly is.

Although officials will generally tell you that in the event an “amateur” dirty bomb were detonated, more people would likely be killed by the TNT than the radiation, the idea of a terrorist cell using radioactive material against the civilian population isn’t exactly something anyone wants to think about. Indeed, Belgian lawmakers were beside themselves when they learned of the footage last month.

“Your services possessed this videotape since Nov. 30, and the nuclear control agency was informed immediately,” said Jean-Marc Nollet, a Parliament member from Ecolo, told interior minister, Jan Jambon. “So I don’t understand how you could have been in possession of this video since Nov. 30, but on Jan. 13, when I questioned you on this, you answered, ‘There is no specific threat to the nuclear facilities.’

“I agree we shouldn’t give in to panic, but between giving in to panic and denying the magnitude of the risks, there is a big difference,” Nollet continued.

“Concrete indications that showed that the terrorists involved in the Paris attacks had the intention to do something involving one of our four nuclear sites.” Sébastien Berg, a spokesman for Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control said.

“If they find a way to spread such material among the population, they could do a lot of damage," he added.

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Haus-Targaryen's picture

I'll be honest, I saw this day before yesterday and bought nascent iodine.  Call me crazy but some asshole declaring Jihad on a water intake pipe & me ending up with thyroid cancer just doesn't seem like a great way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"...the idea of a terrorist cell using radioactive material against the
civilian population isn’t exactly something anyone wants to think about."

The one and only purpose of terrorism is terror. Period. If anyone actually gets hurt, sick or killed by the terror, that is a welcome side benefit.

Who is sicker, the so called 'terrorist' or the person/people/government behind them?

Ignatius's picture

i.e., terror and counter-terror are flip sides of same debased coin.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

New article exposing what Americans really think about Donald Trump, over at the Accredited Times:

http://accredited-times.com/2016/03/24/citizens-concerned-about-donald-t...

Isotope's picture

Poster, I served with MillionDollarBonus. I knew MillionDollarBonus. MillionDollarBonus was a friend of mine. Poster, you're no MillionDollarBonus.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

You're mistaken. Here's an article from 2011 with my username (you can find many more by googling me):

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bob-janjuah-one-year-i-expect-global-equit...

I challenge you to show me an article with the 'real' me.

NidStyles's picture

Obvious Mossad spies are obvious Mossad spies.

CheapBastard's picture

Just remember the "Keep them at arm's length" rule and you'll be fine.....just fine.

McCormick No. 9's picture

I think letting unvetted Muslims into the country by the 100,000's so they can set up their own entry-restricted neighborhoods and incubate their terrorist plans for global jihad is a grand idea. How's that working out for you Belgium? If you like your multiculturalism, you get to keep your multiculturalism.

Muh Raf's picture

What absolute rubbish. Who is stupid enough to believe this drivel. Has anyone here every attempted to enter a power station, let alone a nuclear powered one? The security is intense. This rubbish is the same as beleiving that someone could blow up a scottish airport by driving an 4x4 (Landrover) into an arbitrary wall. Disinfo propaganda at its most ridiculous. Embarassing that ZH have fallen for this.

NidStyles's picture

These people are playing the long game, and when they have a a foreign intelligence agency involved with their operations, I am pretty sure they can get passed any real security given the access and time.

 

FFS, we had Soviet spies running within some of our most secretive organizations for nearly 30 years before our intelligence agencies took note of them.

Transformer's picture

No passport or ID left behind.  Suspect not apprehended and killed after two days.  Hmmmm.... what does it all mean?

NidStyles's picture

Means he had handlers that managed him and told him where to go and what to do.

AGuy's picture

" Has anyone here every attempted to enter a power station, let alone a nuclear powered one? The security is intense. "

 

1. Yes! In 2014, Greenpeace managed to hang a very large Banner on a France Nuclear Containment vessel. Obvious Sercuty isn't tight at that plant.

2. Don't necessary need to get access to the premise of a Nuclear plant to cause a serious problem. I am NOT going to elaborate for obvious reasons.

 

Frankie Carbone's picture

Complete nonsense. Grow a pair for cripes sake 

Frankie Carbone's picture

Complete nonsense. Grow a pair for cripes sake 

azusgm's picture

Is that any different from what is going on here in the US?

Allen_H's picture

It is the zio playbook, read this and watch the video.

http://winteractionables.com/?p=31750

Bob's picture

Now that's some inadvertently funny shit right there, MDB!  Is your sarc detector off today . . . or does it work in only one direction?

LOL. 

You gonna start selling signed copies of your work or sumpin?

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

If you are the old MDB, then you must have had a stroke some time back.  Not that I'd wish that.

Or you just lost your game ala Tiger Woods / David Duval.

AGuy's picture

Tip: Original MDB and well as impostors, have always been sarcasm intended to drive people into rage.

 

 

azusgm's picture

Read up on the Mosul dam for context. The consequences of a dam failure from either demolition or simply an inability to get in there and perform maintenance could cost up to an estimated 1,500,000 lives.

Context.

War is truly ugly.

Rusty Diggins's picture

I have literally been dying for new content over at accredited times. The wait was worth it, right out of the park. Good job MDB, say hi to Trav and Francis for me.

Uchtdorf's picture

I took the 3 minutes to watch the video. More evidence of the horrible position America has placed itself in. Consequences will be harsh.

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

"Confused State Department spokesman struggles to answer..." Well, they are not confused and they do know what's better for them. It's just they realize that you know the truth and it is increasingly more difficult to bullshit the public. No they have to weigh every word they utter.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I know that coin. When the government/TBTF global corporations flips it, its "Heads I win, tails you lose".

Ignatius's picture

When the US invaded Vietnam the Vietnamese fought back the same as they did against the French, with terror.  The Vietnamese didn't have a big, well equipped military like the US so they fought with what they had:  a knife in the gut of a collabotator or a bomb in a cafe.  The US decided that the way to combat the Vietnamese, since there was rarely a major army to combat, was to commit even worse terror back on the Vietnamese.  This was the birth of the Phoenix Program -- become even more terrifying than the terrorists.  This Phoenix template has since been exported to every conflict since.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

Ignatius, I guess I somehow missed your Vietnam war..101st abn rvn 69-71

Khe Sanh for one example- that war was little more complex than you write.

Ignatius's picture

Yes, for brevity I've simplified, but this is an aspect that is not well understood.

1st Amendment's picture

No doubt you're correct.  However, the Phoenix Program was definitely a form of terrorism that most don;t know about.  War is hell

sevensixtwo's picture

Defense against the dark arts

Chupacabra-322's picture

Answer: The Pure Evil Psychopathic Criminal Corporate Governments.

Seems as though everyone & their mothers know that Governements around the world are arming, funding & training Al CIA duh terror organizations. Putin even pointed out a few months back of at least 70 of them in a speech. Yet everyone sits back & absolutely no one does anything to stop these Scum Fuck Globalist.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Anyone with the authority or power to 'do anything' is captured or co-opted by the corruption of Empire. That means there is no one to stop this other than you and I.

Either withdraw the best you can and starve the beast or fight back. I suggest starving the beast. If one tries conflict it plays directly into the strength of the beast. But the Empire has no way to combat your withdrawal of consent other than attempt to compel it.

Of course that requires you and I make great sacrifices. The vast majority have no desire to do so.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Each one of these incidents causes more people to immediately suspect a false flag. Meanwhile, the inscrutable Chinese and chess-playing Russians sit quietly and watch the results. The US and Europe aren't fooling everybody and cooler heads will win this game eventually.

my_nym's picture

"The US..." and "Europe"...  you mean Jews?  Because it looks like they're still fooling you if you can't even identify their influence and the techniques typical to ethnic chameleons wandering among the "goyim."

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Are you trying to coerce me into making an anti-semitic comment? Troll.

NidStyles's picture

It's not anti-semitic to point out that the people running around doing this are calling themselves Jews, or that they are operating out of the middle-east and Jewish centers worldwide.

 

Unless you actually think that morons like Obama are actually running things, rather than the task master Soros.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

I don't make anti-tribe comments here or anywhere else because it's part of the game being played and it's an unnecessary risk to take. Another one is describing your gun collection and ammo hoard. You don't know what my opinion is but feel free to speculate. I don't think you're a troll but the mynym guy above is posting like one.

my_nym's picture

Just silly, they wouldn't bother with you.  It's like they said when the Tribe hid in a fake Communist party/tribe that was aligned with their ethnic interests before it wasn't.  All they have to do is influence or control the social network nodes.  So what is your audience. Maybe, 9 people.  You think the ADL and SPLC gay rainbow diversity Bolshevik troops care about that? 

If people like you are scared of some Jewish nerd survelliance team then we're fucked.

You're making excuses about identifying the people responsible?  Please.  The next gambit is atomizing their tribal group, as if the fact that they're a tribal group with customs and traditions based on slavery and seeking to monetize the entire world/"goyim" doesn't matter.

l8apex's picture

Don't be so naive Ralph.  This shit has been going on for decades/centuries.  If it isn't some psychopathic subset of the Jews, please tell us who it is/was pulling the strings.

Mexicans?  Italians?  Buddhists?  Lizard people?  

lincolnsteffens's picture

If you do not make a distinction between Jews and a Jewish Mafia, you insult all Jews, most of whom have nothing to do with a Jewish Mafia. When you insult all Jews you alienate them and deter them from joining your side. It is no different than blaming all Italians for organized crime instead of the Italian Mafia.

Mr. Universe's picture

I used to cringe every time someone went down the "Jews are destroying the world" road. After all Christianity tells us that Israel is our friends and part of important prophecy on the world stage. I decided a bit of research and education was needed to quash these haters. What did I find? They were right. "Israel" has nothing to do with with the people who were "the chosen people". They follow a new version of the religion, which was usurped by the Pharisees using the Babylon Talmud.  Jesus even calls them out, more than once.

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:44

Even if you don't give any credence to a book of fables, the so called Jews believe theirs, and it has nothing to do with honoring God and and trying to be a good honest person. Read it, Martin Luther did and his views of Jews changed instantly.

Main_Sequence's picture

I wonder if this textbook false flag attack has anything to do with the EU legislation to enforce country of origin labeling for Israeli products.  It has all the telltale signs of a false flag even down to the discovery of an ISIS flag at the alleged perpetrators residence.  How convenient.  Where have we seen this modus operandi before?