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    Manhunt for armed Flemish soldier (Jürgen Conings): large nature park closed, four anti-tank weapons found

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    The soldier in question has national socialist sympathies and is sick and tired of living under a traitor regime and the rule of virologists. Note: Mark Van Ranst is the Flemish Fauci, but worse - a known communist who is at war with half of Flanders on Twitter and whom tells his minions to stalk his adversaries. Even though Van Ranst's name was not mentioned by the soldier, Van Ranst is still crapping his pants.


    In the ongoing search for Jürgen Conings (46), an armed soldier hiding from police after taking weapons from a military base and making threats against virologist Marc Van Ranst, the Hoge Kempen National Park in Limburg has been closed.

    The man’s car was already found close to the National Park on Tuesday, and “there are strong indications that [he] might be in that park,” the federal public prosecutor told VRT. Conings is thought not to have another car, and investigators assume he has been moving on foot since yesterday.

    According to the prosecutor, heavy weaponry including four anti-tank rocket launchers and ammunition, was found in his car. However, Conings is still believed to be armed, presumably with an FN P90 submachine gun, a smaller pistol and a bulletproof vest, reports De Standaard.

    “In consultation with the National Crisis Centre, I have indeed ordered the closure of the Hoge Kempen National Park,” Limburg Governor Jos Lantmeeters confirmed to local media. “There is a ban on walking and cycling.”

    However, it concerns a vast park of about 12,000 hectares of forest and heathland with several entrance gates, where you could easily spend days without coming across anyone else. Currently, it is forbidden to enter, and people who are in the vicinity are advised to follow the directions of the police.

    Additionally, the helicopter of the Federal Police has also been circling above the Dilserbos woods in the Dilsen-Stokkem municipality, where Conings lives, since Wednesday afternoon.

    Meanwhile, it has become clear that the man has a troubled past, and has even been signalled as a potential terrorist threat by OCAM, the organisation charged with the assessment of terrorist threats.



    Now, that threat level was raised to the highest level, which means there are very concrete indications of plans, and thus a “degree of imminence,” specifically because of Conings.

    The search for Conings has been going on for over 30 hours now, since he disappeared on Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind a note stating he would not surrender easily.

    Over the course of Wednesday afternoon, a whole column of police vehicles arrived at the National Park, as well as at least one armoured army vehicle.

    In total, 250 people are involved in the action, mainly police officers, with the support of military personnel. They are currently doing sweeps in three demarcated zones “based on elements in the investigation,” the public prosecutor told VRT.

    Earlier on Wednesday, the federal police also issued an official search notice. “Conings is about 1.80 m tall and is muscular. He is bald and has several tattoos, including on his upper arms. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a Timberland T-shirt (dark colour).”

    “He may be in possession of firearms. If found, the police should be informed immediately, without contacting the person involved,” the notice reads. “Jurgen Conings is asked to report to the nearest police department as soon as possible.”

    In the meantime, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo reacted strongly to the case on VTM News on Wednesday afternoon, saying that it is “unacceptable that someone on the OCAM list is active in Defence, and gets access to weapons.”

    The army command announced that an investigation is being conducted, and that Defence and the security services will provide an analysis on Thursday.

    On Tuesday, Van Ranst and his family were taken to an undisclosed safe location by the security service, where they are supposed to stay until Conings is taken into police custody.

    Source: Brussels Times

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    Fugitive soldier spent two hours near home of ‘target’ Marc Van Ranst on Monday

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    Despite a massive search involving the army and cops, the state still can't catch him. Meanwhile, the Belgian media are up in arms over the massive social media support this working class hero receives.


    The fugitive soldier Jürgen Conings (46) was in the neighbourhood of his “target,” virologist Marc Van Ranst, on Monday evening, Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne confirmed on Friday afternoon after consultation with the Crisis Centre.

    On the fourth day of the manhunt for Conings, an armed and radicalised soldier hiding from police since Tuesday after taking weapons from a military base and making threats against Van Ranst, Van Quickenborne confirmed to VRT NWS that the man did not act impulsively.

    “The search is still ongoing, but it is now clear from the judicial investigation that this was not an impulsive act,” he said. “The man has been preparing for this for days, he is someone who is on the terrorist list, he is very dangerous.”

    “For example, it has emerged that on Monday evening when he disappeared, he was near a target, hung around there for more than two hours, and finally turned back,” Van Quickenborne said.

    He did not give any details about who the target was, but reliable sources confirmed to VRT that it concerned virologist Marc Van Ranst, who was brought to a secure location where he has been staying with his family since Tuesday.

    “The next day, on Tuesday, his car was found. The investigation showed that it had been booby-trapped with the intention of making victims,” Van Quickenborne said, adding that munition and weapons of war were found inside.

    Conings was previously placed under covert surveillance by military intelligence for his extreme right-wing views, and was also included on a list of the terrorist risk analysis unit OCAM as a PGE: a potentially violent extremist.

    “So, this is someone who is very dangerous, and it is no coincidence that he is on the OCAM terrorist list,” he said. “He wants to use violence against society, and against our citizens.”

    In response to the thousands of people who have expressed their support for Conings on social media, Van Quickenborne underlined that people should “properly understand what kind of person this man really is.”

    “This is the only soldier on the OCAM list, and that’s a terrorist list. People are not placed on such a list lightly,” he said. “This is someone who wants to use violence because of his extremist ideologies.”

    “You should know that the jihadi extremists of IS are also on that list,” Van Quickenborne stressed. “He is that kind of person, who is a threat to our society and the safety of our people.

    In the meantime, the search for Conings continues in the Hoge Kempen National Park in Limburg. “This is evaluated hour by hour, but we hope, of course, to find him as soon as possible,” said Van Quickenborne.

    The federal public prosecutor’s office assumes that Conings is still alive, and the focus of the search is still on the National Park, even though the perimeter for the investigation has now been expanded.

    Over the course of Wednesday and Thursday, Belgium’s police and army gathered on the edge of the park, with support from forces from Germany and the Netherlands, both of which border closely on the area in question.

    Not only manpower, but also two helicopters, armoured personnel carriers and other heavy vehicles were deployed in the search.

    During a “thorough sweep” of the area on Thursday, a groundsheet was found, presumed to have been used by Conings to improvise a sleeping place.

    On Friday, an examining magistrate opened an investigation for “attempted murder in a terrorist context, and prohibited possession of weapons in a terrorist context,” the federal public prosecutor’s office confirmed to the Belga news agency.

    Meanwhile, Van Ranst and his family feel well-protected, thanks to the impressive weaponry his security detail is equipped with, he told De Morgen earlier.

    Brusselstimes

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    Can anyone really blame him?

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    If this was America, it'd be 24-7 news with endless rush to pass legislation and more gun control even if it is stolen military equipment.

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    It's the main news item over here, not in the least because the media are trying to exploit the event to demonise Vlaams Belang and the nationalist opposition, and instigate a cleanup in the military and online. No-one got hurt so far but it's almost like Conings slaughtered three entire cities by now, if we're to believe TV.

    Conings is a modern day folk hero indeed given the tremendous outpouring of support for the man - tellingly, there are cops from every neighboring country involved in the search - because our own cops and soldiers are definitely not fully trusted by the establishment - the surest sign we're dealing with a tyrannical system. And they just can't catch him.

    Tt's highly embarrassing for the Belgian state and a source of endless popular entertainment for the people - with countless Flemings and Walloons rooting for the renegade soldier online and in very large FB groups, there was even a protest march in the streets to support Jürgen Conings.

    Meanwhile, another guy who "threatened" the Flemish Fauci online was arrested, a Flemish nationalist who carried a banner "Stop islamisation of Europe" was thrown in prison for six months for spreading hatred - his companions got six months probation each - and the news redaction of the satirical far right online mag 't Scheldt' was raided and their research into various corruption scandals confiscated with a different pretext - 't Scheldt had dirt on several liberal politicians involved in shady business which remain a secret for now - even a far left mag was raided for the same reason. The mainstream media didn't even bring up that last fact.

    @Winterland: guns can't be confiscated over here anymore since that already happened 15 years ago.
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    ‘We are still assuming that Conings is alive,’ federal prosecutor says



    As the manhunt for the fugitive career soldier Jürgen Conings (46) moved back to the Hoge Kempen National Park in Limburg, the authorities continue to assume that the man is still alive.

    Since 8:00 AM this morning, some 300 soldiers and about 120 police officers have been searching again in three specific areas a bit more to the north of the Park, one of which is near the spot where Conings’ car was found on Tuesday.

    “There are no indications that Jürgen Conings has died,” Wenke Roggen of the federal public prosecutor’s office said in a brief update. “So we are still assuming that he is alive.”

    “Based on elements in the case, we decided that we had to carry out searches here again,” she said, without elaborating on what those elements are. “The search is now more targeted, whereas last week it concerned a sweeping.”

    The targeted areas were partly determined by the Missing Persons Unit and the people of the Nature and Forest Agency, according to Roggen.

    During the first days of the search, a 20-kilometre-wide area of the Hoge Kempen National Park was searched in minute detail by the police and the army, but without result.

    A tent thought to have been used by Conings was found, but in the meantime, it became clear that it probably did not belong to him, according to the federal public prosecutor.

    Additionally, the suspicious mechanism that was attached to Conings’ car – described by Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne as a “boobytrap” – will also be investigated further. On Saturday, the search in the National Park was halted, and the police continued their search in other ways.

    Whether there are any concrete clues today or why they are searching the area again is not clear, as the authorities are still keeping all possibilities open, according to Roggen.

    In the meantime, the governor of the Limburg province, Jos Lantmeeters, confirmed via Twitter that apart from those three specific zones, the park itself is not closed to the public.

    Brusselstimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chlodovech View Post
    It's the main news item over here, not in the least because the media are trying to exploit the event to demonise Vlaams Belang and the nationalist opposition, and instigate a cleanup in the military and online. No-one got hurt so far but it's almost like Conings slaughtered three entire cities by now, if we're to believe TV.

    Conings is a modern day folk hero indeed given the tremendous outpouring of support for the man - tellingly, there are cops from every neighboring country involved in the search - because our own cops and soldiers are definitely not fully trusted by the establishment - the surest sign we're dealing with a tyrannical system. And they just can't catch him.
    ......
    Sounds they try to use Conings, like they used Breivik in Norway.
    That they use cops from the other countries is a breach of Belgian sovereignty. I'd call this treason. And the motive for this treason is obvious: They think that their own cops won't go against their own people. In my eyes its the whole purpose of the multicult, that one doesn't have social cohesion and hence can easier control populations.

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    Initially, the cops and army seem to have had a license to kill, but fearful they'd create a martyr given the incredible level of support for the man, they're now trying to catch him alive. He's by far the most popular national socialist in this country, like Rambo who rebelled against the system after being screwed over by it.

    This isn't big news internationally, but this is the Flemish meme of the year already. It is part of the local meme wars here. But there seems to be a lot of Russian support on Telegram too.

    BTW, Jürgen threw his medals away and left them on his mother's grave, right before he disappeared.

    And there's also a conspiracy theory although so far no-one has provided any evidence or arguments for it. Some would say the intelligence service and the military let him do his thing and run off with weaponry from his base to manufacture a crisis in order to electorally undermine an explosively growing Vlaams Belang and to give the government a pretext to go after the far right. We do have a shady government at the moment headed by a liberal prime minister, I wouldn't rule anything out. If they're imprisoning you for carrying banners that say "stop the islamisation of Europe" and raiding newspapers - something the western press always finds horrible when it happens in Russia, Belarus or China - we've reached such a point where that too is possible.
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    I can imagine that this is excellent for meme and jokes. They got to mobilise a large portion of the security resources of the state, but never find him. Best would be him laying low for weeks, and perhaps others doing things that put him into the news over and over again. I hope some people do stuff that refreshes the perception of "danger". That way the system looks paranoid.

    Good commenting should also ring the bells with people. I mean, there wasn't that much attention given to, let's say, Marc duTroux, when he abducted and murdered the children. The later seems to have had some backing by the Belgian deep state, too. Had probably some big shots involved as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theunissen View Post
    I mean, there wasn't that much attention given to, let's say, Marc duTroux, when he abducted and murdered the children. The later seems to have had some backing by the Belgian deep state, too. Had probably some big shots involved as well.
    Well, in the US, all the Southern and most of the Midwest States still execute sick-o's like Marc. I can't believe that the legal system let him out of prison at three years? What?????? He can be executed in the US prison sytsem in 23 States dealing with child murders ( 1+) and rape! Belgium courts don't think much of their children.

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