In the wake of the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attack on a departure terminal at Brussels’s Zaventem International Airport and the Maelbeek Metro station near European Union headquarters in the heart of Brussels, BBC radio interviewed a journalist based at the EU who said he witnessed an altercation at the entrance to the subway station the night before the blast there, which killed some 20 people.
The BBC’s anchor in London asked the journalist for further details and he responded that the altercation he saw involved a Belgian police officer examining the identity documents of what the journalist called “Middle Eastern looking” men.
The Belgian journalist said it seemed to him that the Middle Eastern-looking men outside the Maelbeek station were upset that the police officer was checking their documents.
It is common knowledge in Europe among law enforcement and the mainstream media that the term “Middle Eastern looking” or “Mediterranean looking” is to be used when Israelis are the subject of a negative incident or news story.
The female BBC anchor, who appeared quite aware of where the Belgian journalist was going with his report, quickly interjected, “we are not implying that the incident you witnessed the night before at the Metro station had anything to do with today’s bombing.”
The BBC anchor then quickly ended the interview with the Belgian journalist.
Zaventem security handled by Israeli security firm ICTS. Security cameras allegedly caught three bombers [above] shortly before they detonated their luggage bombs.
The use of “Middle Eastern-looking” and “Mediterranean looking” to describe Israelis became necessary so that journalists and law enforcement officials could escape the dog whistle tag of “anti-Semitic.”
Zaventem airport’s security is handled by the Israeli-founded firm ICTS International.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) chief Peter Neffenger arrived at Zaventem airport just before the terrorist blast.
Neffenger is said to have been on a scheduled visit to Brussels.
Already in Brussels, attending the Brussels Forum, a policy conference, was Nicholas Rasmussen, the director of the U.S. National Counter-terrorism Center and Camille Stewart, policy adviser to the Department of Homeland Security.
The day before the Brussels attacks, the German Marshall Fund, an NGO closely aligned with the goals of George Soros’s various European operations, wrapped up its Brussels Forum in the Belgian capital.
In attendance were a number of Israelis and noted Washington insiders.
Among the Israelis were Uzi Arad, former Mossad officer and national security adviser to Binyamin Netanyahu and Dan Meridor, former Israeli Intelligence Minister.
The controversial pro-Israeli columnist Trudy Rubin of The Philadelphia Inquirer was also present.
Belgian officials in attendance included the chief of the Belgian Cabinet Yves Goldstein.
Noted Washington insiders at the Brussels conclave included Jonathan Capehart and David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Jill Dougherty of CNN, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, Politico National Editor Kristin Roberts, and John McCain’s neocon foreign policy adviser Randall Scheunemann, and former State Department chief negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal Wendy Sherman, and Neera Tanden, president of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress.
One of the forum’s sessions was titled: “Valuing Security, Securing Values: Countering Terror at Home.”
The session description stated: “The horrific attacks in Ankara, Istanbul, Paris, San Bernardino, and Suruç have shaken the transatlantic community to its core, forcing its societies to reexamine policies that affect values, identities, and the ability to provide for their publics’ safety.” Another session was titled: “Degrade and Destroy: Countering Terror Abroad.”
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