Category Archives: Belgium

Belgium — World Top Arms Dealer Sentenced to 4 Years. Not Jailed for Now. [UPDATE : Court of Cassation Confirms 4 years Sentence]

“The reason I’ll be released is the same reason you think I’ll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of these men are the enemies of your … Continue reading

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5G — Brussels Government Gives Up on New Environmental Law

“I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Is Belgian ISIS Jihadist Oussama Atar the ‘Mastermind’ of the Paris and Brussels attacks?

“Abdelhamid Abaaoud [a Belgian-Moroccan killed by police five days after the November 13 atrocities] was only a go-between, not a senior figure. We know the mastermind [of the Paris Attacks] but I will remain discreet on this point.” DGSE Director … Continue reading

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Belgium Top Spook : “Not my Job to Monitor Foreign Spies!”

“Brussels has now overtaken Vienna when it comes to the density of so-called intelligence services from outside the EU.” Peter Gridling — Head of Austria’s domestic intelligence agency (June 2018) Jaak Raes — the head of the Belgian State Security Service … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — BELGIUM : €10bn Missing From Gaddafi Frozen Accounts

“There remains a little less than 5 billion euros on the four accounts opened at Euroclear Bank SA.” Denis Goeman — Spokesman from Brussels’ prosecutor’s office “Making the interest and other earnings freely available to the Libyan Investment Authority is … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Belgium : State Security Service officers not allowed to carry weapons…because of a legal glitch

“One of the oldest domestic intelligence agencies in continuous existence is Belgium’s civil security service, the Veiligheid van de Staat or Surêté de l’Etat (VSSE).” Kenneth L. Lasoen March 9 2017 — Because of a legal mistake, the officers of … Continue reading

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Belgium – Huawei Opens Europe Cybersecurity Transparency Centre in Brussels (March 5 2019)

“Trust needs to be based on facts, facts must be verifiable, and verification must be based on common standards. We believe that this is an effective model to build trust for the digital era.” Ken Hu — Huawei’s Deputy Chairman … Continue reading

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BELGIUM — €10bn Missing From Gaddafi Frozen Accounts [UPDATE III : Belgian FM Lied to Libyan Authorities]

“There remains a little less than 5 billion euros on the four accounts opened at Euroclear Bank SA.” Denis Goeman — Spokesman from Brussels’ prosecutor’s office “Making the interest and other earnings freely available to the Libyan Investment Authority is … Continue reading

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City of Spies — Hellish Week for Belgian Spooks

“Is Belgian military intelligence up to the job? There is talk of ‘different cultures”‘and civilian and military staff struggling to work together.  Meanwhile efforts are being made to implement a major reform plan that should put an end to the … Continue reading

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City of Spies — Brussels Restaurant Owner : “No Spooks in My Place!”

“Brussels has now overtaken Vienna when it comes to the density of so-called intelligence services from outside the EU.” Peter Gridling — Head of Austria’s domestic intelligence agency (June 2018) “The EEAS does not comment on issues relating to leaked information. … Continue reading

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