You might find this entirely nuts, but NATO could have avoided the attacks in Brussels and probably Paris as well. You see, NATO – together with an important and powerful partner, an ally so to say – was close to developing a technology named STANDEX (Stand-off Detection of Explosives): “the result of four years of joint work between experts”.
The technology was going to be rolled-out to Brussels Airport, chosen because of its vicinity to NATO headquarters in a test run. Given its technical capabilities, it was almost sure to find the bombs, as well as their operators from among the crowd. You can read more about it of course. You do not even need to visit shady, “conspiracy theory” websites or watch dubious YouTube vids to do so. No, all you need is click on our trusted NATO.int website. Here’s that made easy for you: http://www.nato.int/cps/ic/natohq/news_104536.htm, or, should you prefer some images.
As to its capabilities, listen to this:
STANDEX is a unique and innovative programme using various technologies, which have been shared and tested for the first time. It can detect explosives remotely, in real time and without disrupting the flow of passengers. It can identify, track and locate any object or person identified as carrying explosives, and can control the triggering of the alarm.
So what happened?
Turns out the partner was a certain country named “Russia” and turns out that NATO all of a sudden had decided to sour-up its relations with the country because of an alleged military coup on Crimea. We were all told to forget that the “coup” was entirely peaceful and that more than 85% of the Crimea population voted in favor of reassembly to the mother land. Seems like democratic processes are only relevant when they turn up results which are to “our” liking – it’s far from the first time democratic results are not accepted by the West – and if they are not, sanctions are put in place. These sanctions apparently led to the cancellation of the joint effort STANDEX was and thus, this ill-advised hostility towards Russia, causes more than economic hardships for Europe’s farmers. It created an opportunity for crazied lunatics to explode bombs in Belgium.
Should we accept these politics? Our politicians? These responsible for the sanctions have blood on their hands…