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Multiple Blasts Rock Brussels
by Stephen Lendman
Violent incidents in Turkey, European cities and America are happening with such frequency, it’s hard distinguishing between terrorism and false flags – the latter usually identifiable the way fingerprints ID people.
They’re strategically timed, used to stoke fear and enlist public support for horrific state-sponsored plans to follow. Post-9/11 horrors are well documented. Endless US-led wars on humanity followed.
November 2015 Paris attacks were carefully planned and coordinated, targeting popular crowded venues.
The predictable aftermath included French President Francois Hollande declaring a state of emergency, still in force, suspending constitutional rights under martial law, parliament enacting draconian police state laws, Britain and other European governments following suit.
All indications suggest what happened in Paris was state-sponsored terrorism, the most dangerous threat to fundamental freedoms, disappearing in plain sight.
Justifiable suspicions surfaced right after last December’s San Bernardino incident. Falsely accused perpetrators Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were used as convenient patsies – the same way Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Dzhokhar were set up, unjustly framed for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing they had nothing to do with.
On Tuesday, multiple blasts rocked Brussels, taking at least 30 lives, injuring many others. Attacks targeted its airport and metro train, departing Maelbeek station for center city. High-level security alerts followed in European capitals.
Attacks appeared well coordinated. Whether one blast was caused by a suicide bomber remains unsubstantiated.
The incidents occurred four days after police said a suspected participant in last November’s false flag was arrested.
A conveniently found Kalashnikov assault rifle and undetonated explosive belt were found –  whether planted by police or implements of terrorism isn’t known.
Fear grips Brussels and other European capitals. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls hyped it, saying “(w)e are at war, and we have been subjected to acts of war in Europe for the last few months.”
Expect the usual aftermath with greater crackdowns on civil and human rights, stoking fear to get people across Europe to willingly sacrifice freedoms too precious to lose for greater security not forthcoming.
It’s too soon to know whether multiple Tuesday attacks in Brussels were terrorism or state-sponsored false flags.
Sordid Western history suggests the latter. In time, evidence will reveal what’s unknown now. Whatever the truth about the bombings, expect nothing good following what happened.
Note: Late Tuesday afternoon Brussels time, ISIS reportedly claimed responsibility for the incidents – not independently verified, no official word from Belgian authorities as this is written.
Given longstanding Western deception, claims made by their governments lack credibility. Take them with a grain of salt. Accept verifiable independent assessments only.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.