An Armchair Analysis of the Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

What Happened:

Brussels was hit in two different locations approximately seven miles apart by multiple attackers. We have at least one confirmed suicide bomber, an AK-47 and reports of Arabic spoken prior to the attack. We have “suspicious packages” reported at the royal residence and one other government building which are in the process of being dealt with by explosive ordinance teams.

At about 8:00AM local time, a suicide bomber approached the security checkpoint at Zaventem airport and detonated his explosives. He did not pass the internal security zone and detonated in the crowd cueing at the check in desks near the entrance to the internal security checkpoints. Reports of shots being fired prior to detonation have been reported, but not confirmed. An AK-47 is reported to have been found near the scene. 10 people are currently reported dead and 100 injured.

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ISIS – Can They Target American Military Personnel on U. S. Soil ?

ISIS recently issued a global ‘order’ to target American military members, publishing a list of 100 names along with a variety of personal details. Undoubtedly by now, the U.S. Defense Department has provided security assistance for those named in the publication as well as issuing a list of instructions to all military families to effectively keep private and personal information off of social media.

news-report-Aegis-AcademyThis is not the first time this has happened. The self-proclaimed Islamic State made this request about a year ago on Jihadi social media sites asking Muslims to attack military personnel, and determined that their families were acceptable targets as well. This attempt to extol U. S. muslims to do violence against military members and their families has resulted is ZERO attacks. I am not saying there is no risk, nor that all American military families should not start to be more careful with the amount … Read more »

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