The UK government has deployed an extra 1,200 more troops to aid in protection measures at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The lack of confidence in the G4S security firm has prompted the use of military forces. The opening ceremony will provide an estimated 18,200 UK military personnel. Another 5,500 troops will be stations outside the venue.
Jeremy Hunt, Olympics Secretary released a statement explaining: “On the eve of the largest peacetime event ever staged in this country, ministers are clear that we should leave nothing to chance. The Government continues to have every confidence that we will deliver a safe and secure Games.”
The armed forces will be soldiers formerly stationed in Afghanistan.
Security at the Games is beginning to be referred to as “the biggest peacetime security operation in Britain’s history.”
Surveillance at the Games promises to rival any other Big Brother monitoring as of yet. More than 4.2 million CCTV cameras will be used to watch the general public while the Games commence.
Licensed software used for spying has been provided by the CIA, FBI and TSA. In fact, TSA cronies will be monitoring airports in London to aid in the search for terrorists scheming. At London’s Heathrow airport the TSA will be molesting British citizens. The TSA is scheduled to assist US and British airlines; however they are supposedly restricted from screening passengers, conduct inspections, or go beyond the gates, but this promise will most likely be broken at some point for security’s sake.
Lt. Colonel Brian Fahy, senior army officer, seems to believe that it is “feasible” that unmanned drones equipped with poison could be flown over-head at the Games and used as in biological warfare in London. Fahy explained: “An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can be put in a backpack. They come in all sorts of sizes and it’s feasible they could be filled with something noxious and flown by remote-control.”
Threats of the spread of infectious diseases looms as the Europe Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)reports that global mass gatherings are rife for bacteria and viruses to infect thousands of people at once due to proximity and exposure. The ECDC and the Health Protection Agency (HPA) will be monitoring spectators and provide “risk assessment” of the potentials with regard to public health and communicable disease.
According to the ThreatMatrix , an integrated cybercrime prevention software program, mobile phones (including smartphones and tablets) are a significant threat to the Games.
Andreas Baumhof, chief technology officer, ThreatMetrix, says: “With such a large audience seeking information on the Olympic Games, cybercriminals will seize this opportunity to attack PCs, mobile devices and even tablets. Cybercrime today is so advanced that in many cases users are completely unaware they are being attacked. The Olympic audience needs to be vigilant when browsing the Internet and researching the games. Whether you are searching for Michael Phelps or real-time medal count updates, make sure you are using sites that can be trusted – mainstream news sites, or better yet the official Olympics website.”
The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, in preparation for cyber threats, has allocated an estimated $3.1 billion to spend on technology securitization alone.
Terrorists using blended attacks , which are the application of simultaneous destruction of physical targets at once, could be carried out as an attack on the Games and London. The security agents and military forces may be pulled in opposite directions to mitigate damage.
MI5, British internal counter-intelligence and security agency, will collaborate with the Secret Intelligence Service to focus on minimizing foreign threats.
Mainstream media is claiming that MI5 may have to worry about:
- Organized plots hatched by al- Qaeda or affiliated jihadist groups
- An individual with an Islamist background intent on carrying out a “lone wolf” attack
- An attempt by a rogue Irish republican group to do something attention-getting on the mainland
- Dissident groups from other countries who see an opportunity to strike at the head of a hated government while he is in London
The “lone wolf” is being touted as the biggest threat to the Games. Islamic extremist, plants of al-Qaeda or other Irish dissidents could, according to Will Hartley, defense specialist at HIS Jane’s, who warns that the lone wolf “by definition, they are unpredictable and could be potentially motivated by any number of causes.” Hartley refers to “chatter” that specifics a target at the Games that militant Islamic online forum have revealed – point to anarchists who represent a clear and obvious threat to the Games.
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