Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke out Friday on
attacks that devastated Brussels, claiming the
terrorists could have been stopped based on information Turkey shared
about the killers with Belgian security forces.
the former NSA contractor who was deemed a traitor by British and
American intelligence services after he leaked top secret information
about the NSA’s spy activities, said Friday that Turkey had
forewarned Belgium that some of the suspects behind the attacks on
its capital’s subway station and airport were involved in terrorist
source: Surveillance video
from an undisclosed location in Russia at a video conference hosted
by the University of Arizona College of Behavioral Sciences Friday
evening, Snowden added that Russia had also warned the United States
about the Tsarvaevs, the culprits behind the 2013 Boston Marathon
bombing, but authorities did nothing, the Daily
in Brussels resulted
in the loss of 31 lives, with hundreds more injured after multiple
explosions struck the Belgian capital. The Islamic State claimed
responsibility for the attacks.
and Belgian police forces arrested
the man Belgian state broadcaster RTBF has identified as the “man
in the hat,” referring to widely circulated surveillance photo of
the suspects taken at the Brussels airport, Saturday.
Belgian filmmaker and journalist identified as Faycal Cheffou was
also charged with terrorism and murder following the Brussels attack.
suicide bombers in Tuesday’s attacks were
Belgian prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw Wednesday as brothers Ibrahim
El Bakraoui, a suicide bomber at the airport, and Khalid El Bakraoui,
who attacked the metro station. It was later revealed that the
Bakraoui brothers were also listed on United States databases as
potential terror threats.
are still searching for other unidentified suspects in Tuesday’s