Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Masked Men Steal $50 Million in Diamonds in Belgium

A brazen robbery in Brussels--heavily armed robbers disguised as police officers snatch $50 million in diamonds being loaded onto a Swiss-bound airplane. Read more.

The heist hurts Antwerp's reputation as an international diamond center--the diamonds aboard the jet came from the city--and calls into question the state of airport security in Brussels. If jewel thieves can make their way onto the tarmac to assault a plane there, why couldn't Al Qaeda also attack--to kill rather than to steal?