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Brussels Attacked: At Least 31 Dead at Airport and Train Station

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 7:41:33 am

Credit: @FDuboccage

Awful news from Belgium this morning: Brussels attacks: At least 31 dead at Zaventem and Maelbeek.

At least 31 people have been killed and many seriously injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.

Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport at 07:00 GMT, killing 11 and injuring 81, Belgium's health minister said.

Another explosion struck Maelbeek metro station an hour later. Twenty people were killed, Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur said.

De luchthaven nu. Heftig en angstaanjagend. pic.twitter.com/XAXNlIahY7

— weerman@FDuboccage (@FDuboccage) March 22, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fURb1IyDBs

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump immediately started trying to capitalize politically on this act of mass murder, of course.

Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels was. Not anymore, it is from a different world! U.S. must be vigilant and smart!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2016

Donald Trump says the #Brussels attacks are "just the beginning" https://t.co/t9qGgMbPL9 via @DavidWright_CNN pic.twitter.com/ucoBeEfFiT

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 22, 2016

.@tedcruz: “Today’s attacks in Brussels underscore that this is a war...this is a war w/ radical Islamic terrorism." pic.twitter.com/yHTLgzmaad

— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 22, 2016

UPDATE at 3/22/16 8:17:28 am by Charles Johnson

Ted Cruz's grandstanding gets even stupider:

JUST IN: Ted Cruz tells Obama: Leave #Cuba, come home or go to #Brussels https://t.co/1Tc1KSqncl pic.twitter.com/V9pHl1O4kB

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 22, 2016

UPDATE at 3/22/16 8:53:06 am by Charles Johnson

Trump responds to #Brussels attack by insulting Belgium & calling for torture #tcot #UniteBlue https://t.co/wiLKvtF2TK

— The Vicious Babushka (@viciousbabushka) March 22, 2016