At Least 31 Killed In Brussels Bombings

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  1. Gary Ridenour

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    back in January Trump predicted the Brussels attack

     
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    the UK has had many attacks over the years because of an open door policy on immigration. same with France and Germany.
     
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    I read earlier today that France and Great Britain were "Tightening security at airports" because of this attack. Does that mean that security was lax before? Or are they just buzz words to make us think they are doing something?
     
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    Maybe they mean more security before you go through the security line. Today's attack happened by check in.

    Most airports dont have much security there and at the big airports there's usually lots of people in those lines.

    Sometimes There's more people in the security line than on an airplane. I'm just guessing though...
     
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    They are flying in refugees on planes without checking them out and are given money and a location to live in the US. As an American citizen you can be expected to go through hoops to get on a plane with passport. There is something rotten going on that is being hidden from everyone. They are trying to put all the industrial countries back to third world countries and to start civil war inside the countries.
     
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    a very frightening look at the expansion of Islam

     
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    One intereting news report is saying that some of the pictures that were shown on CNN and then circulated on Facebook, and other places on the internet are not actual scenes from Brussels at all.
    The report says that the pictures of people fleeing in a smoky-looking subway are actually from a different incident that happened back in 2011, and not from today's attack.
    They also said that (at least earlier) none of the actual CCTV videos had been released yet, although that has apparently happened with the pictures that we are seeing at this time.

    http://www.blacklistednews.com/CNN_...day’s_Brussels_Attacks/49975/0/38/38/Y/M.html
     
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    What can we as viewers "believe", when news media show us what "fits" the "National Agenda", as defined in secret by the Administration: additional constraint placed on Americans, based on purported "need", as evidenced by the scenes depicted, whether accurately located, or not.
    Frank
     
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    With the use of the "green screen" and other techniques, one wonders just how much of what we see on television news is real, and how much is staged.
    If you look up CNN greenscreen, or even just "greenscreen" news; you will find all kinds of youtube videos showing how the mainstream news media has used tricks to fool us into thinking we are seeing actual news scenes, or that some reporter is at the scene where news is happening, and really it is all filmed in a studio with background videos of the supposed location.
    This humorous video shows exactly how CNN filmed some of their "on scene" news from the Iraq War. Of course, that was quite a few years ago, so their methods and techniques have seriouly improved in the years since then.

     
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    Yes for more than a year now in most Russian airports everyone entering the airport is x-rayed, and have all their baggage checked, so I guess that will spread to the UK and other European airports. The problem is the outside of the airport is still vulnerable to car bombs etc., Its difficult if not impossible to make everywhere completely safe from terrorists.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith , yes, after something like this happens you often read that it was staged or it's not the right video or picture but maybe since it's chaos at the scene, news people need some kind of footage to show.

    Everything is fake now, so I guess you have to believe what is the most consistent in all news outlets.

    I'm pretty sure there was a terrorist attack in Belgium and that's the main point.

    Of course with iPhones, almost everything is caught on camera or video if someone is near the scene.

    These are pics taken even before the news gets there.
     
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    @Shirley Martin I saw the same thing said about American airports, security has been tightened. I didn't even bother to click to see what they were tightening, since I don't plan on traveling any time soon.

    I understand the news stations wanting to be first with the news, and pictures and videos add depth and emotion to stories, but I'd rather not see them than see ones from other such events. I'd prefer to see plain text, then actual pictures or videos when they're available. Showing pictures and videos of other similar types of events simply fuels the fire and encourages conspiracy theories that events were faked and we're being controlled by particular agendas.
     
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    No, since the Islam follower Richard Reid the shoe bomber tried to blow up an American plane in 2001.. security has been very much tighter at airports in the UK....not quite as tight as Russia, but probably similar to the USA...X ray machines, banned items in hand and hold luggage, scanners...security, and police with guns and sniffer dogs....but of course this attack was at the check in desks in Belgium, so unless we all change to the Russian system of X rays before entering the building, it's clear it could happen again!!...and of course more people died on the train...

    These people are absolutely indiscriminate. trains, tubes, buses, planes, coffee shops... even a newspaper editorial suite... :(
     
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    I'm not understanding the point here, Yvonne. Is it that the terror attack was not true?

    CNN is fairly liberal, terror attacks aren't in their best interests. Think it benefits Trump supporters more than anything as he wants to keep terrorists out of our country. Am I missing the point?
     
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    We also need a reality check after these incidents they increase security and what does that mean less freedom for you. There are more people killed by bee stings or peanut allergies than by terrorists. How many terrorists have been stopped in the US after all the security you have to go through and all your freedom you had to give up to get it. They have an I-phone from some terrorist and now they want the key to unlock all i-phones so they can spy on everyone. MacAfee the person who made a famous antivirus program said he would get the information off the phone for the government but that is not what they wanted. They want a way to spy on all. I am more afraid of the government than a terrorist.
     
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