London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

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London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

Post by Gary » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:45 pm

Hi all, its been a while since I posted here.
I see security measures for this summers up-coming olympic games will include a SAM missile battery on the roof of a block of residential flats :shock:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17884897

Whatever next! :think:
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Re: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

Post by RF » Tue May 01, 2012 6:38 pm

I believe the whole Olympics is OTT, absolutely commercialised with complete rip off of athletes and fans.

The ''Olympic Torch'' will be coming to Wolverhampton, on its way to Dudley, traversing past the bottom of my street. And no, I shall not be seeing it, in my view it is a parody of the original real journey in Greece.
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Re: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

Post by paul.mercer » Tue May 01, 2012 8:08 pm

I have to say that after seeing a British policeman dressed up like someone from the SAS I do wonder what is happening in our Police force. This particular photo had this chap in a black balaclava, two Glock pistols, tear gas grenades and pouches for the magazines for his Heckler & Koch machine gun. I know security is very important, but I never thought to see a British Bobby armed like that and cannot help but wonder if we would not be better employing the proper Special Forces chaps to do the job for which they have endless training to do.

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Post by RF » Wed May 02, 2012 5:03 pm

The special forces just aren't big enough for such a task, especially with the armed forces budget being cut back. So its put on to the armed police.

We apparently need missile batteries to defend the skies of London in case terrorists or other enemies try to launch an airborne assault on Lord Coes' folly.

And it is the British taxpayer who is funding all this. Value for money?
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Re: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

Post by Gary » Fri May 04, 2012 5:54 pm

Lets hope young Tom Daley doesnt dive into the pool and land on a nuclear submarine! :wink:
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Re: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

Post by RF » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:34 pm

Gary wrote:Lets hope young Tom Daley doesnt dive into the pool and land on a nuclear submarine! :wink:
Yes, well he wasn't diving off Plymouth Hoe......
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Re: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

Post by RF » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:35 pm

Now that the Games are over and the hyperbole has now started to die down....... those missiles weren't needed after all.
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Re: London 2012 security going a bit over the top?

Post by ede144 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:00 pm

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