Two separate bombing incidents took place this morning in Belgium, one at a Brussels subway station and the other at the airport. We’re hearing of potentially three-dozen casualties so far. My heart is breaking for the injured and dead and their families.
It’s pretty obvious who carried this out, although we’ll learn more as the day goes on. And pundits are shocked at the rise of Far Right parties across Europe, the resistance to taking in more refugees and the endless win streak of Donald Trump here in the US. People are sick of waking up to these atrocities and worrying about whether they or their loved ones might be next. The attitude of “throw ’em all out, they won’t assimilate and they don’t deserve to be here,” will only grow more prevalent in the wake of an event like this.
The President is in Cuba. He’ll offer the usual condemnation without going too far in his rhetoric or even naming the threat. His lack of passion or specificity in the aftermath of a terror attack is exactly what fuels the anger of the Trump voters. The perceived lack of security is what leads to all the talk about walls and deportations. It’ll get louder today.
Some links for the latest developments including the global stock market impact…