Brussels attacks: Isis claims responsibility for bombings - FT.com
. . . killing perhaps 30, injuring myriad. "Isis claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks in Brussels on Tuesday that killed at least 30 people and left scores injured in the EU capital."
Graphic video from AP follow:
"President Barack Obama said the “thoughts and prayers of the American people” were with the people of Belgium. “We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible,” said Mr Obama, who was in Cuba. “This is yet another reminder that the world must unite, we must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world.'" I am fully in accord with our President. I just hope he means what he says here.
While Trump and I stand apart on nearly every issue, this would appear to confirm that it would be prudent to look closely at muslim immigration, at least for a while. I prefer a more open immigration policy, but when under obvious threat, this might need to be temporarily set aside. It would seem Europe will also need to reassess its current immigration policy.
Focusing on ISIS alone will not alleviate this problem. The problem stems from the House of Saud's close ties with Wahhabism, and Salafism, which are the foundational beliefs behind modern Islamic terrorism. We need to begin to reduce the fundamental core of Islamic terror, the House of Saud, and its in house religion, Wahhabism.
This is being attacked by Iran through proxy war. We should find ways to help the Iranians, in their war of Islamic Reformation. We need to also begin to pull back from assisting the House of Saud. We can use the kingdom's human rights violations to support these changes.
We will need to move on these changes post haste. The Salafist oil kingdoms are weakened by low oil prices, this is the opportunity to strike, and make lasting change. This does not mean direct US involvement in war, that would be a serious mistake. This will need to be a more subtle undermining of the House of Saud, utilizing its natural enemies, to accomplish goals which both hold dear.
Prayers to all in Belgium affected by this terrible act, and Godspeed to those investigating this crime.