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US Intelligence Source Slams Belgian Security Forces

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posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 12:17 PM
Ran across this article today. Not sure who the "senior intelligence officer" might be and whether this is just that person's opinion or if this is truly a widely held opinion within US intel circles.

Also, found it interesting (and a little hard to believe) that they claim it takes 100 security personnel to follow a single terror suspect. Whenever I hear things like this, I begin to wonder whether this isn't a carefully crafted dialog to push for more funding for anti-terrorism operations, but I absolutely do not claim to be an expert. I just feel like you could manage to track the comings and goings of one person with less than a small army.

US Intelligence Officials Bash Belgium Security Forces as Children

posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 12:49 PM
a reply to: Slave2theTruth

it really is so easy for the U.S., they've got the Atlantic between them and Europe, they can play their part in screwing up these eastern European countries as well as Iraq, Afghanistan etc. and not have to worry about the fall out

posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 12:59 PM
Are that the same Intelligence Officials that were warned about 9/11?

posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 02:57 PM
The U.S. intelligence community is just glad someone looks more inept then our CIA. The CIA has helped create Alqueda and Isis . When we send in the CIA we are guaranteed they will make any situation worse. it would be best to end the CIA and replace them with a different organization with better ground rules then our CIA follows.
Also our F.B.I. isn't much better . Every time the F.B.I. has to deal with any radical group they turn it into a tragedy, see waco and ruby ridge. The U.S intelligence community relays needs an overhaul .
So they should stop commenting on other countries use of intelligence information when they are in a tougher situation then the U.S.
If you ask me Belgium has been doing the best they can and we should be trying to help them but not too much they are actually capturing people not making martyrs.

posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 05:24 PM
I could believe it takes 100 people. Look at the Jean Charles de Menezes murder:

At any time, there were five officers monitoring that apartment block. Working shifts of eight hours, that would make 15 people. But that's for a day. Stretch that out for a week, and you get 7x15 = 105 people


posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 05:42 PM
Think the reason Belgian Special Forces got slammed by US Intelligence was because they released the suicide bomber brothers from custody days before the terrorist attack happened. A fatal mistake.
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posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 05:44 PM
if a mother of 3 can keep track of her kids all by herself surely less than 100 highly trained security people with state of the art equipment can keep track of one person.

posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 05:55 PM
Who the hell is America to criticize their security forces?

Our politicians on both sides campaign for open borders, taking in migrants, that Islam is not a threat, people are racist for suggesting we pay more attention to Muslim communities and have security forces ourselves who have dropped the ball on numerous attacks, starting with 9/11.

The only non-threat we currently have the only person who understands the threat the West is facing is Trump. That there's such a backlash against him shows how deep the incompetence and foolishness runs on this side of the pond.

posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 06:18 PM
I don't think that all 100 people would be dedicated to a single terrorist suspect. I'm sure there would be a dedicated group to watch each individual. But the rest of the team would be made up of attorneys, tech specialists, researchers, etc. These people would likely be spread out to cover the actions of several terror suspects.


posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 06:22 PM
This is an interesting article and very much on topic.. Worth a read..

What is it with Belgium and jihadis?

On top of that police, the justice system and intelligence services are split across national or federal levels. An example of that is the six different police zones which cross the 19 different boroughs in Brussels with 19 different mayors - all of which makes information sharing more difficult. The country also has a tiny security apparatus compared to other EU countries and says it desperately needs more intelligence officers.

posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 06:40 PM
Belgium is by far perfect, but we are in this damn mess because of 16 years bad USA foreign policy.
The only blame my country gets is being a coward and not come forward who is really to blame.

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posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 06:50 PM
a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Very much agree with this statement, I would say however add that Europe could have done a hell of a lot more to avoid these issues by actually looking at who the hell was coming in and what longer term influence they could have. Granted that there are European born extremist but how many more have been aloud to come in totally under the radar??..

When I see men in their mid 20s being able to pass themselves off as minors because there is no way to prove otherwise it seems the fundamentals of this situation are a complete joke..


posted on Mar, 23 2016 @ 07:40 PM
Belgium has long been seen as the weak link in Europe's internal security apparatus. Its counter terror and intelligence agencies are poorly funded and its law enforcement plagued by bureaucracy and lack of communication. It is a small nation of 30 million people. With some decent funding and a stream lined bureaucracy it would be as secure as any small European state. It is the larger states that should have the problems with larger populations come much more complexity and bureaucracy. This is something they no doubt will be fixing soon.

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