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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Prime Target

It would seem that some people are becoming distinctly nervous and edgy about the security issues relating to the forthcoming 2012 London Olympics.

Lord Jopling, chairman of the House of Lords EU Committee, believes that the Government should begin talks with the EU Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) civil protection unit "as a matter of urgency".

He is quoted in the Telegraph:

"It is increasingly clear that the 2012 Olympics could be a prime target for terrorists.

It is vital that the Government takes every possible step to ensure that other EU Member States are fully prepared to assist the UK in the case of a potential attack.

We are surprised that this process is not already in hand, and we recommend the Government begin liaising with the MIC as a matter of urgency

Lord Jopling also wants Nato to become involved:

"The lack of co-operation between the EU and Nato is especially worrying in the area of civil protection and crisis management, where there is virtually no contact between the bodies involved. This cannot be allowed to continue."

What will be the real legacy of these games?

-A police state?

-A population cowed by fear of terror attack?

Are these games really worth all of this?

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1 comment:

  1. I can already see all the precautions costing millions and still failing. With all the security around the sport spirit dies and all that is left is just a bunch of people scared and triple checking everyone to find a needle in a haystack. If NATO gets involved I imagine the games being held in a secret underground location with no fans allowed in.

    Take care, Lorne