Category Archives: Belgium

Belgium — COPS Catch Speeder Going Over 900 Km/H (550 MpH)

“In testing one month prior to the 2005 Italian Grand Prix, Juan Pablo Montoya of the McLaren-Mercedes F1 team recorded a record top speed of 372.6 km/h (231.5 mph).” Wikipedia Belgium – September 30 2018 — A man has been summoned to … Continue reading

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Intel Today — A Belgian Watergate?

“What do Molenbeek’s failures reveal about the deep dysfunction in the Belgian state? That Molenbeek has been allowed to become a breeding-ground for jihadism says some damning things about formal and informal structures in Belgium, and in particular Brussels.” “Belgium … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Belgian Policeman Arrested for Complicity in Brussels Attacks

“Over the past year, according to police documents, the police have been piecing together Mr. [Yassine] Atar’s role in the network. He is a cousin of the brothers Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui, who on March 22, 2016, carried out the … Continue reading

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Belgium — State-Owned Telecom Giant Hacked by British Intelligence on Behalf of the US

“We will take the appropriate steps if the high-level involvement of a foreign country is confirmed.” Elio di Rupo — Then Belgian Prime Minister (September 2013) “Meanwhile the prosecutor’s office is reported to have advised the minister that the case … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Welcome to Belgistan! [Is Belgium a Failed State?]

“What do Molenbeek’s failures reveal about the deep dysfunction in the Belgian state? That Molenbeek has been allowed to become a breeding-ground for jihadism says some damning things about formal and informal structures in Belgium, and in particular Brussels.” Belgium … Continue reading

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Belgian Diplomat Accused of Helping Russia : “Stirred, not Shaken” — UPDATE : Guilty; 12 Months Sentence

“During one of the phone calls we listened to, he (Oswald Gantois) said himself that he had played too much James Bond but that every diplomat must be a bit of a spy.” Ann Fransen — Belgian federal prosecutor ‘I never … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Brussels Attacks : “Serious Failings Prevented Dismantling of Belgian Terror Network.”

“The Committee observes certain failings in the security architecture, following which we missed the opportunity to dismantle the terrorist network in question on time.” Belgian Investigative Committee on the 2016 Terrorist Attacks Belgium – June 10 2017 — The Investigative … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Paris Attacks : Belgium Formally Charges Yassine Atar

“Over the past year, according to police documents, the police have been piecing together Mr. [Yassine] Atar’s role in the network. He is a cousin of the brothers Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui, who on March 22, 2016, carried out the … Continue reading

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Breaking NEWS — Three Killed in Belgium Shooting

“There are elements that point in the direction that this is a terrorist act.” Eric Van Der Sypt — Spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office “The question of whether this man should have been given leave is striking because … Continue reading

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Belgian Diplomat Accused of Helping Russia : “Stirred, not Shaken”

“During one of the phone calls we listened to, he (Oswald Gantois) said himself that he had played too much James Bond but that every diplomat must be a bit of a spy.” Ann Fransen — Belgian federal prosecutor ‘I never … Continue reading

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