Apparently the Belgian government allows terrorists to get a good night’s sleep which might have allowed Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspects in last month’s attack in Paris still at large, to escape:
One of the Paris attackers might have escaped because of a Belgian law banning raids at night, officials said https://t.co/e5ZMqIBODq
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) December 17, 2015
The authorities in Belgium said on Wednesday that one of the Paris attackers may have been holed up in a house in Brussels two nights after 130 people were killed and hundreds more injured — but that he could have escaped because of a law banning police raids on private homes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the country’s justice minister.
The revelation by the justice minister, Koen Geens, that the suspect, France’s most wanted man — Salah Abdeslam — might have gotten away because of an arcane law intended to safeguard family privacy only adds to the picture of a severely dysfunctional and ineffective government in Belgium.
The minister said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday night by the Dutch-language television station VTM that Mr. Abdeslam would have been caught if he were there, and a spokesman for the federal prosecutor’s office acknowledged in a telephone interview that “the immediate surroundings and the streets surrounding the property were not sealed off during the night.”
We’re no experts on anti-terror police tactics, but this seems problematic:
@nytimesworld Yeah, you definitely wouldn't want to catch anyone by surprise when doing a raid.
— Dick Pound (@WarmDick777) December 17, 2015
@FoxNews progressive liberals strike again. The enemy within.
— ravello262 (@Ravello262) December 17, 2015
Police need proper tools with proper rules https://t.co/pkChUCo9am
— Rise for Rubio (@RiseForRubio) December 17, 2015
— giorgioG (@gal_gio) December 17, 2015
@foxnews According to Belgian law between 9pm to 5am no criminal or terrorist operates.
— mizo (@bemelmesre) December 17, 2015
@FoxNews politically correct morons
— Mary I Bonnell (@mibonnell) December 17, 2015
That it is.