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    Re: London 2012 Olympics security! Too much?

    Maybe they're worried about the 2010 Rockefeller Foundation prediction?

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    Re: London 2012 Olympics security! Too much?

    Excessive. Needlessly, extravagantly, popularly excessive.

    The hubris of the government about their "preparations" seem like an out-and-out invitation for troublemakers.

    Upping security during a major event is a given. Being quite so loud and public and cocky about it makes me think that they're less interested in actual safety - And more interested in what idiot tabloid readers think of them.

    All Theresa May has done is reassure the masses that she's checked the wardrobe, and looked under the bed - And that she found no monsters. Mind you, it cost a couple billion , but who cares, right...?!

    Nothing but overwrought hysteria. But it's government sanctioned, so it's OK!

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    Re: London 2012 Olympics security! Too much?

    The US team had a four hour bus trip on their 45minute journey from the airport...The bus driver (a local) got lost, despite one lane of the motorway being being set aside for Olympic traffic only! The Aussies too! (their driver could't work the sat-nav!)
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    Re: London 2012 Olympics security! Too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The US team had a four hour bus trip on their 45minute journey from the airport...The bus driver (a local) got lost, despite one lane of the motorway being being set aside for Olympic traffic only! The Aussies too! (their driver could't work the sat-nav!)
    At least they didn't go into overdrive and stop the buses at gunpoint! Clearly none of the passengers were in smoking cessation.

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    Re: London 2012 Olympics security! Too much?

    This type of security SNAFU is the reason why I go out of my way to avoid most large group events. Especially in places that would restrict or deny my RTKBA. I just don't trust the vast majority of the "security" firms out there. Here in the United States we still have no comprehension of what SECURITY really is, and probably never will, unfortunately.

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    Re: London 2012 Olympics security! Too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    They're very cunning. They might steal a plane or two and crash them into something.

    The surface to air missiles might make sense in that case.But what about the helicopters, the commandos in boats with mounted machine guns and all the other troops?
    "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"

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    Re: London 2012 Olympics security! Too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Twin Towers by air, USS Cole by Sea. Please stop me if im missing anything.
    Are the Olympics being held in skyscrapers and navy warships?
    "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"

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    Re: London 2012 Olympics security! Too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Are the Olympics being held in skyscrapers and navy warships?
    diving a plane into the middle of the olympic stadium would likely kill more than the attack on the WTC did. securing the air only would allow for a water based attack as London sits on a very large river called the Thames.

    Is the security really too much? possibly, but we will never actually know if it was more than necessary. We will always know when it is less than necessary though.....

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    Re: London 2012 Olympics security! Too much?

    They won't get up the river, this is where the helicopters live...

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