Letting ISIS supporters work at a valuable terrorist target is a suicidal policy.
It seems unbelievable at an airport where all passengers are required to go through scanners that they would let any ISIS supporters work there, let alone fifty of them!
At least 50 supporters of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) are currently working at Belgium’s Zaventem Airport, which was rocked by suicide bombings last week, local media have reported, citing airport security officials.
These radical group sympathizers “have a security badge and can get into the cockpit of an airplane,” Nieuwsblad newspaper reported, citing an open letter from airport security.
Here’s some of that local Belgian media article, roughly translated by Google Translate:
“March 22, 2016. A date which every policeman knew he would take place. We all hoped that we would not be at work on that date.” The open letter written by the security guards of the airport of Zaventem, leaves little to the imagination.
The agents mainly complain of the lack of controls, anyone can just walk into the airport, even people who are transmitted for serious criminal offenses. Therefore, the terrorists were able to seamlessly send scouts. Moreover, work too many people with criminal records in shops and on the baggage handlers.
It sounds like Belgium has let in a foreign populace for menial labor that harbors dangerous elements.
According to RT.com, the two suicide bombers were known for links to organized crime but not to terrorism. But with ISIS reaching out to gain public victories, criminal networks are obvious potential targets. Even a non-radicalized criminal can be persuaded simply by promising payment to his family. See the Vox video below on how the Islamic state wants to launch attacks abroad to make up for defeats in Iraq and Syria.
Here’s some more via Google Translate:
Also were at least fifty today ISIS supporters at the airport to work. “They have a security badge and can get into the cockpit of an airplane. In the past, revoked the badge of a number of people because they had ISIS sympathies. But clearly not everyone. Especially in the shops, cleaning services and baggage handlers, we find those “radicals” back “, police suing.
Despite some confusing words, the point is clear. The Belgian government has left the nation and the people vulnerable.