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‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Day 1 of the first arrivals. Day one of the first security failures. Police and military have had to step in to provide security in areas that the private company was suppose to secure... no one turned up from the private company basically.
So far the London Olympics have only shown us not to outsource security to private companies.
Ehhhh personally i think its a bit much........ But hey UK has slowly been turning into a police state... As long as with us...
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This is just my personal preference but I'm kind of a private person, so it's not my idea of fun going to the olympics. I expect a certain loss of privacy when going out, but with cameras and military presence everywhere (I realize Beijing was the same), London is not on my to-visit list. Is this event even worth conducting if this is necessary? Is the risk worth it? What's the point in allowing spectators if they can't enjoy themselves? I don't know that 9-11 should have changed the mentality here so much as 1996 and those killings in the 80s. The Olympics is a high profile target period, so I get that it's necessary to have some security. I do think this is excessive though and should focus instead on intelligence and traditional screening at the stadiums.