Why the f*ck does the FBI want to send its agents to police the London Olympics?
I suspect it's a lame excuse to give 500 FBI agents a free all expense
paid vacation in London?
On the other hand you never know,
maybe since the last time I checked the news
the America Emperor Obama has invaded England and now
they are one of our colonies and those FBI agents are needed.
Britain: No Foreign Security Needed to Protect 2012 London Olympics
Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 5:00 pm
The head of security for the 2012 Olympics in Britain says there will
be no armed security personnel from other countries when the Games
open next July in London.
Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison Tuesday dismissed reports in
Britain's Guardian newspaper that 500 American FBI agents were going
to be at the Games to protect U.S. interests.
The London Organizing Committee, which is responsible for preparing
and staging the games, is attempting to resolve questions over venue
security. But the committee recently conceded it had underestimated
the strength of the security contingent necessary to protect the 32
venues for the Games. The committee originally estimated needing
10,000 security personnel but now believes as many as 21,000 will be
The Guardian report said senior police officials warned ministers and
the committee that 10,000 was too few, but that the costs involved
prevented further action. Western intelligence agencies are worried
that al-Qaida or one of its offshoots may try to disrupt the Olympics,
with the U.S. team being a target.
A spokesman for Britain's Home Office says security planning is “on
track” and the International Olympic Committee has “full confidence”
in the strategy.
British police say no armed FBI agents allowed at 2012 London Olympics
By Associated Press, Published: November 22
LONDON — The national security coordinator for the 2012 London
Olympics sharply rejected reports that armed FBI agents would be
taking part in securing the games, insisting Tuesday that Britain did
not need outside help to keep the event safe.
Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison dismissed a Guardian newspaper
report suggesting that the United States would send dozens of armed
FBI agents to protect U.S. interests. Though he has denied the report
before, the issue has continued to fester, suggesting tensions between
Britain and the United States, which sends a huge contingent of
athletes to the Olympics.
Allison said that while U.S. liaison officers would be involved in
preparing for the Olympics, the notion that agents would come en masse
“There will be no foreign armed personnel here,” Allison said.
The news conference for international media seemed designed to stamp
out the notion that other countries — and particularly the United
States — lacked confidence in security preparations for the games.
Underscoring that point, Paul Deighton, the chief executive officer of
the London organizing committee, sat beside Allison and staunchly
repeated that all the planning — including security — was on track.
Deighton said that the number of security guards at venues remains
under discussion, and that volunteers could be called upon to do tasks
at the start of the screening process — bolstering the security
“It is essentially a welcome activity saying ‘you are welcome to the
Olympic Park and you are about to go through a screening process. It
might be helpful if you took your coat off now and maybe your belt to
get through screening faster,’” Deighton said earlier.
Security has been a costly and critical issue for the games since a
terror incident at the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, in which 11
Israeli athletes and coaches died. The Olympics continue to offer a
ready platform for any terror group, as international focus is already
directed at events broadcast live worldwide.
London itself has also been touched by such troubles. Four suicide
bombers targeted the city’s transit network in 2005, killing 52
commuters — an attack that took place one day after the Olympics were
awarded to London and forever linked the two events together in public
The London Games are seen as a high security threat. The British
government is planning for the national terror threat to be “severe”
during the Olympics, meaning an attempted attack is highly likely.
About 12,000 police officers will also be on duty on the busiest days
of the July 27-Aug. 12 games. The massive operation includes 11 police
But at Tuesday’s news conference, and others before it, Allison said
that it is police — rather than the military or any other group — who
will provide the vanguard of forces protecting the tens of thousands
of athletes, spectators and others attending the games.
It is a matter of national pride that the police in Britain will do
things their own way — with unarmed officers patrolling the streets as
they always have done. However, British police have specialized armed
officers ready to respond to emergencies, and say they are prepared to
respond to terror incidents.
At the same time, it is clear that planners underestimated the number
of security guards needed at the venues to search spectators.
Thousands of British soldiers are likely to be posted at Olympic
venues after a security review showed that the 10,000 security guards
contracted for the games might need to be doubled.
British authorities had already planned to have the country’s military
help secure the games. However, this role was to be limited to certain
specialized events, such as patrolling the perimeter of the sailing
Underscoring the sensitivity of planning, Britain’s Defense Secretary
Philip Hammond said last week nothing would be ruled out to keep the
games safe — including the use of surface-to-air missiles.
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