Just as with the Paris attacks, Wikipedia saw an article posted on the Brussels bombings within a short time of the actual event.
The bombings happened at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, 22 March, 2016.
Apparently, within 20 minutes, an article appeared on Wikipedia as “Brussels Bombings.” It’s what’s called a “stub,” an article that serves as a placeholder and is fleshed out later on.
Within twenty minutes of the blast, the writer is able to say: “Authorities have temporarily halted all air traffic to the airport, and patrons inside are being evacuated.” There’s no indication how he or she knows what the authorities have determined to do within 20 minutes of the blast, while putting together an article on it probably miles, if not hundreds of miles, away.
One of the functions of these stubs is to “own” the territory. Why? To establish the storyline for the future. And what is the one vital element in the storyline to be established. It would seem to be this: “The news agency Belga reported that shots were fired and shouts were heard in the Arabic language before the explosion occurred.” (1)
Thus we’ve now established that Arabs were responsible for the blast, even though in reality it was in all probability a cabal-inspired and managed event, just as the Paris attacks were, 9/11, the London bombings, the Japanese tsunami, etc.
The first version of the story had six sources to draw on. By midday the next day, the story had 90 sources, had identified the perpetrators, the allegiance of the perpetrators, the type of explosives used, etc. (2)
There was no question of keeping the perpetrators identities a secret or aspects of the investigation that could be used later in other questioning (such as the type of explosives used).
There was no inclusion of any Internet report that questioned the bombings. There were however reports included of how other countries like Malta are stepping up their security precautions in the wake of the blasts.
(1) See https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2016_Brussels_bombings&oldid=711339785 Remember that this is the first version of the story.