Early Tuesday morning, three explosions occurred throughout the city of Brussels, rocking the city to its core and sending the world into a state of terror. The first two explosions occurred around 8 a.m. local time at Zaventem Airport in Brussels, and the second took place at about an hour later at a Belgium subway station near the suburb of Maalbeek. After being briefed on the early morning attacks, President Barack Obama spoke on the tragedy and offered his support to the people of Belgium. Obama's speech about the Brussels attacks, which was originally designated to address the relationship between the United States and Cuba, showed that the United States stands with Brussels and any other country that is attacked.
This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together regardless of nationality, or race, or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can and we will defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world.
Obama then transitioned into his initial speech, which was intended to address the relationship between the United States and Cuba. Though this may have seemed like an awkward segue to some, Obama's words to the people of Cuba further drove home the point that countries must come together to support one another, rather than be torn apart by hatred and violence.