Brussels Bracing for an Attack
Belgium is preparing for the possibility that the surveillance that was undertaken by the Bakroui brothers may have been the first steps taken by ISIS for a potential nuclear attack. A part of their solution is to issue iodine pills to all of their citizens. This follows up the successful attack in Brussels last March. Regular readers and followers may recall that we previously addressed the possibility of a dirty bomb in Brussels based upon the particulars of the way that the attack in Brussels was carried out in late March. There is clear evidence and reports have now shown conclusively that ISIS terrorists in that region have taken steps to obtain a dirty bomb.
Assessing the threat
While the threat is very real, at this time we do not know how close they were to acquiring the nuclear materials needed to make dirty bomb, or the area in which the ISIS intends to target. In all likelihood, choosing soft targets has been the calling card of ISIS as they wage a brutal terror campaign which is based on indiscriminate killing. What we do know is that this should be viewed as a global threat to an extent, and certainly a threat when traveling through Europe. The EU intelligence community are aware of these threats and are actively seeking to neutralize the risk before they have a chance to act. The issuing of iodine pills to citizenry should be viewed as evidence that this is a threat that those in the counter-terrorism community in the EU are taking seriously.
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