Monday, 27 February 2012

A very hot summer of Olympic Proportions

The arrival in London of 13,500 troops and military exercises in the capital city of the still United Kingdom is merely related to the Olympic Games. Is it? Well, let’s look at the facts. As the economy sinks, criminality in London has been rising steadily and we have now more than 400 armed gangs – sixty of them extremely dangerous according to Metropolitan Police sources – operating in London.
In August 2011, the riots were a mix of genuine protesters, common criminals and opportunist thieves that were out for the fun of it and this included people that were supposed to make Britain proud at the Olympic Games. The alert raised at a meeting at a Tottenham Church and broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation was ‘prepare for riots during the Olympic Games’.

Well, I assume that this could be part of the spectacle prepared to welcome thousands of tourists coming to the United Kingdom to watch the games. Having said that, thousands of tourists already had a hint of what London is when they witnessed two gang related stabbings in Central London just a few weeks ago.
Summer time is the perfect time for violence with big concentrations of people and plenty of reasons to be frustrated and discontent in the present social climate.

By the way, if the unthinkable were to happen, how ready are the emergency services in London to cope with any eventuality? I wonder why I haven’t heard anybody put the question across to the British Health Secretary?

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