MY PERSONAL TAKE ON BRUSSELS BLACK TUESDAY
First and before anything else, my heart goes to the innocent victims, their family and loved ones. Brussels is very close to my heart as it is the city where I grew up during the first three decades of my life. I have family and very close friends there. One day later, I am still in a state of shock as I am writing these lines. There is no defensible justification for terrorist attacks against innocent victims, the authorities lack of preparation and the ongoing insecurity. Worrying is a personality trait of mine, but for the first time last Sunday I experienced a feeling of fear. Sadly enough, two days later Tuesday attacks verified such a fateful premonition.
That Sunday, on this website, Google Plus and Facebook, I published the first of a new series of soli-lunar horoscopes. It was covering the period from Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 and was illustrated by the adjacent tarot card. We see a warrior ready to attack and kill (death) the Unicorn (innocent victim) drinking the water (peacefully) from a flowing river (life). Coming from behind, the attacker is invisible from the Unicorn (unexpected vicious attack). The yellow and red color represents fire rising from the earth to the sky (airport bombing). The general dialectic is that of good and evil.
Brussels Attacks: Europe March 22 = USA September 11
For terrorists, killing is not an end in itself but a mean to instill psychologic fear and terror in people’s mind and heart. Charlie Hebdo, November in Paris and now Brussels. The airport and the subway station close to the European Community Headquarter are Europe very symbolic locations. The ensuing panic is a measure of terrorists victory, that will encourage more attacks. Terrorists price to pay being insignificant only announce more frequent and more lethal attacks.
We could analyze decades of political laxism, debate about security and liberty and blame the absence of preventive actions. The fight against terrorism is of unequal weapons: bombs on one side and laws on the other. Ridiculous!! Captured Paris attacks ringleader murdering 130 innocent victims, Sarah Abdeslam could likely have provided intelligence to abort Tuesday tragedy. Instead, he is given legal rights. Three days ago, he was planning to take legal action against a French prosecutor, accusing him of breaching the confidentiality of the investigation!!! Unbelievable!!!
Europeans, please come back to reality. The point is no longer how do you got there, but how to build strength from here. People needs to learn fast from world anti-terrorist experts in Israel and the US how to implement radical measures before, during and after attacks. For instance, (1) the public at strategic buildings such airports needs to be checked before they enter not only after, (2) every habitant needs to be actively involved in potential dangers vigilance and (3) everyone from the top down needs to be ready with strong reactions when attacked.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
Wake up Europeans. It is time to act with strength before it is too late. Everyone is concerned. It is a matter of survival !!!
In light and harmony. Always, Serge