Less people were killed in terroristic assassinations in Brussels than in Paris recently, but results may paradoxically bigger

A dozen people killed, a few hundred people injured in assassinations at the airport and the underground station Maalbeek in Brussels, near headquarters of EU institutions. The number of casualties may be higher but there are – and will surely be – less of them than in November in Paris, when over 130 people were killed. However, shock is much higher as regularity is terrifying with which the Islamists from the so-called Islamic Country are attacking Europe and are announcing other attacks. Although the assassinations might have been bloodier, if the third terrorist had managed to set another bomb at the airport in Brussels and if they had not taken less bomb charges because of the error of taxi corporation.

They survived miraculously

According to Belgium authorities, the first bomb outburst took place at 7.56 in the departure lounge of the Zavent airport, an hour later there was an assassination in the underground station. Descriptions of the first identified casualties must touch us. At the airport, among the others, a young Peruvian woman Adelma Tapia Ruiz was killed, living in Belgium for 9 years and who orphaned her two three-year-old daughters. They and their father – a Belgian journalist Christophe Delcambe survived miraculously. Just before the explosion, the little girls started running around the departure lounge, and their father was trying to catch them.

In the underground station a 20-year-old Belgian man, a student of law Leopold Hecht was killed. Mason Wells, a 19-year-old Mormon missionary from Utah was injured in the assassination. According to the news, he had already survived in the third terroristic assassination in the Boston marathon in 2013, during which there was a terroristic assassination and in November 2015 he was going to Paris – during the attack of terrorists from ISIS. Three Poles were injured in the assassination in Brussels. Poland is a part of the European Union and an uncontrolled influx of immigrants, potential terrorists, also endangers us.

They govern themselves

It was just the reason for which the prime minister Beata Szydło informed about stopping letting in emigrants to our country, which had been announced by the previous government. – I will say it very clearly: I cannot see a possibility for migrants to arrive in Poland at the moment – emphasized the prime minister in an interview on TV.

- There is a key issue of safety. And as the recent events show, safety systems do not work. At the moment Poland is not able to let in migrants – explained a spokesman of the government Rafał Bochenek.

The assassination raised commotion even among the groups which, according to the authorities of Germany and the EU, were enthusiastic about letting in thousands of emigrants from the Near East. Janusz Lewandowski – an euro-deputy from the Civic Platform admitted that integration policy of the Muslims from Belgium has been a fiction for a long time, and in Brussels there are Arabic ghettos of which police is scared and in which there is an unwritten agreement that they govern themselves. These areas are breeding grounds of European terrorism.

Shocked but not scared

A few hours after the assassination flowers at the embassy of Belgium in Warsaw were deposited by the prime minister Beata Szydło, president Andrzej Duda and the chief of the National Defence Ministry Antoni Macierewicz. As the prime minister Szydło said, it is important to remember those who suffered in the ‘barbaric terroristic attack’. She emphasized that first of all, Europe should be united in an effective fight against terrorists acting on its boundaries in a bolder way and who remain unpunished. – We must say: stop! – she emphasized.

- We all are shocked but not scared – Antoni Macierewicz told journalists. – Europe is aware that the opponent is cruel, but weak. – These actions prove weakness and cowardice, our solidarity will be stronger – added the chief of the National Defence Ministry.

Being asked about safety during the forthcoming World Youth Days in Cracow and the summit meeting of NATO in Warsaw, the vice-chief of the Inner Affairs Department assures that services subjected to him are ready to provide the participants of these events with safety. Between 4 July and 2 August 2016, boundary controls will be introduced.


„Niedziela” 14/2016

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