IndraD wrote:Two brothers who carried out suicide bombing were well known to police for organised crime. For sure there are local whites as well from lower strata involved in similar crimes, why it is not possible to infiltrate these cells?
The airport suspect in white coat either did not detonate his device or some thing went wrong with it, he is still on the run, has been identified by Belgians and hiding some where, apparently he was carrying largest bum of all and had it gone off damage would have been far more.
Apparently their taxi driver recognized the pictures and remembered that they wouldn't let him handle the luggage. he led them to the apartment and police found lots of incriminating stuff.
The third man abandoned his suitcase. The police blew it up. That was the third blast sound at the airport.
Don't know if the third guy was like the Paris attacker who abandoned his mission or it just didn't go off.
From the details of the apartment raid the police have definite connection between the Paris and Brussels attackers.
Meantime ISIS types claimed the Brussels was preplanned but date advanced due to the arrest of the Paris guy last week.
Media is all over the place with spirit of Belgium stories while the real issue is to get to the modus operandi to prevent future attacks,
One of my thinking is that the Brussels guys got spooked in a 'use it or lose it" situation.
Maybe the goat (Bakraoui) brothers should have been rounded up anyway as they had a criminal record.
Comparing to San Bernadino attack, looks like Europe modules use IEDs and US modules use guns. Both attack public gatherings to kill people.