Political analyst digs into Belgium terror attack

Published: Mar. 23, 2016 at 1:20 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2016 at 2:02 AM CDT
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(WAFF) - Dr. Waymon Burke, a political analyst for WAFF 48 is speaking about why Belgium may be a target and what message those responsible may be sending.

Dr. Burke says after seeing what's happened recently in Paris and the San Bernardino shootings in California this attack was not a shock.

Burke says there could be three reasons behind this attack.

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First, he says if ISIS is behind it, they chose Belgium because they lack the sophisticated police intelligence other countries may have. Also, their borders are very fluid, meaning it's easy to get in and out of the country without major issues. And lastly, he feels because the country has such a high Middle Eastern population they may have been an easy target.

"They have sophisticated military weaponry so they fortunately do not have this so it would seem logical that they would try to create fear in the western world to advance their agenda," says Burke.

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