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London Olympics will have support from 13.500 MOD personnel

Saturday, December 17th 2011 - 03:50 UTC
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The extent to which Britain's Armed Forces will support the security effort for next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in London was announced Friday by the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond. Read full article

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  • xbarilox

    You're so loved around the world, that you have to do these things. What a stupid way of life, living with the fear that you will be attacked by your uncountable enemies :)

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 07:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Newsflash Moyano put unions on standby to retake the Malvinas without weapons,by re-occupation in numbers.provisional date set to coincide with the Olympic games opening ceremony.!!!!!!

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    ln you dreams, Yuleno.

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @1
    Read this remedial boy

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-04/08/content_7657914.htm

    The Chinese army had deployed more than 46,000 servicemen for security and safety operations in Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong during last year's Beijing Olympics, a top Chinese military official revealed Tuesday in a published article.

    Also 44 sets of air-defense missiles, 63 ships, 98 aircrafts and 60 helicopters were pressed into service, the PLA revealed for the first time since the Games

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Perhaps this is Olympics deployment is truer to the remit of *Defense* than some of the foreign forays initiated under the auspices of 'possible Weapons of Mass Destruction'.
    They will be there to protect people both national and foreign visitors, and they will be on both ceremonial and active service.
    Surely more acceptible than having to accept hundreds (thousands?) of CIA operatives to defend the 'Western Way Of Life' and the citizens of the US of A.

    But was it neccessary in the Olympic Bid to understate the numbers and cost of the necessary military deployment?
    The UK and the Olympic Committee both knew the scale of deployments from previous olympics.
    This understatement strikes me as disingenuous - but perhaps all bids were similarly so.

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    i don't guess a country can realize an organization as useless olympic
    properly under the heavy burden like UK...!!

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    ”What a stupid way of life, living with the fear that you will be attacked by your uncountable enemies :)”

    Do some research. These games are a target no matter what country they're in. It's our governments job to protect people. This is what they're doing.

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    No#3 that won't happen.Argentina is happy to negotiate the peaceful return of the Malvinas.But the UK got told by the yanqui what level of security they required.The UK responded.Not really independent anymore is it.And now crossing swords with Europe.tch tch!

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @8Yuleno,
    And we are happy to peacefully live our lives without Argentina.
    There is nothing to negotiate.
    And we are happy to cross swords with Argentina if that's what you really want.

    Dec 17th, 2011 - 10:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Argentina is happy to negotiate the peaceful return of the Malvinas

    BUT only because they failed to take it by illegal violent means .
    .

    Dec 18th, 2011 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Because the world wants a peaceful pullout from las Malvinas

    Iraq
    Peaceful !!!

    Dec 18th, 2011 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    “Argentina is happy to negotiate the peaceful return of the Malvinas”

    Is that why argentina are engaging in an illegal and aggressive military blockade of the the islands. I would hardly call argentinas actions as peaceful when it is clear such actions are an act of war.

    Dec 18th, 2011 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    But they are so “peaceful”, Teaboy2.
    Just ask the relatives of the “disappeared”!

    Dec 18th, 2011 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Yul #2
    'provisional date set to coincide with the Olympic games opening ceremony.!!!!!!'

    Once more you seem to be reading my mind before I post a comment.
    Spooky!

    Dec 18th, 2011 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Ha ha Geoff#14
    #12&13 I believe it is a duty for the security of Argentina to monitor and maintain surveillance of it's territorial waters.Argentina is already suffering the occupation of it's territory.
    Tea anyone?

    Dec 18th, 2011 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    it is a duty for the security of Argentina to monitor and maintain surveillance of it's territorial waters. Argentina, is already suffering the occupation of it's territory.
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    We agree, and the British have a duty to protect its territories as well,
    .

    Dec 18th, 2011 - 11:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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