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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Missiles? Not in my backyard....

Bloggers in England are responding to the government's plan to place missiles in residential areas in London during the Olympics. Some bloggers and radical websites have stated that they live in neighborhoods where the missiles are to be placed and did not know until they received pamphlets in their doors. There has been no consultation as to this plan.

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"Yesterday my girlfriend brought home the leaflet," resident Brian Whelan told Euronews. "I was absolutely shocked. I couldn't believe that this would be announced in such a flippant way. Just a leaflet put through the door - some posters put up. I don't think that's any way to tell people you are putting a missile base on their roof."

"We don't really know if it will make us feel safer or more of a target," an employee of Madison's, a local restaurant was quoted by The Guardian as saying.

Residents won't need to wait until the Olympics to see the system in action. The leaflet says the batteries will be deployed with dummy missiles for a national Olympic security exercise Wednesday.

And that's not all. The Defense Ministry states there are, in fact, several locations that could be used to deploy surface-to-air missiles, though a final decision is yet to be made.

"As announced before Christmas, ground-based air defense systems could be deployed as part of a multilayered air security plan for the Olympics, including fast jets and helicopters, which will protect the skies over London during the games," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

It's all part of the Defense Ministry's 1.2 billion-euro Olympic Security plan. The Defense Secretary had previously confirmed that Typhoon fighter jets, helicopters, two warships and bomb disposal experts would all be deployed to London as part of the plan. That's alongside 13,500 troops to be dispatched to safeguard Olympic events throughout the city.

BBC news
Opinions are divided as to the necessity and wisdom. I must admit, that the photos made by media computer guys look like London would be made into a war zone--but maybe it is already. Comments?


Patricius said...

I think you mean "missiles". I am always tickled when Americans pronounce the word so as to confuse an object which is forcibly propelled at a target with the book containing the texts of the mass!
Nevertheless, I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments.

Supertradmum said...

thanks...I am using a very old computer which does not have an active spell check, which I need...I think you mean missals...

New Sister said...

They sound like ungrateful hippies. I’m really getting concerned over what sissies every one has become – about firearms and use of military force. Those citizens' first concern should have been about the THREAT that their most competent military has assessed exists, or they wouldn't waste emplacing missiles like that. [plenty of other places we can deploy them, believe you me] I’ve worked with the UK military for years, most recently in Afghanistan. When they come through to conduct exercises, those residents should feel honored and sincerely thank them for their service and bravery.

New Sister said...

Gosh, the more I think of this the more irritated I am by the absurd blindness of these people. Protest the mega-mosques in London, THEY'RE the threat -- not their military!!

Supertradmum said...

New Sister, I agree with you on both accounts. There is a hatred of the military growing in some western countries, including the States, which is horrid. We need our soldiers. Catholicism has never been a religion of complete pacifism and we can defend ourselves.

As to the tolerance of those in the nest of London, who preach hatred weekly, you are correct. Start with home-based hatred and deal with false tolerance. The lack of religion of the people have led to this idea that all religions are the same. Not so...St. Pius V, pray for us.

New Sister said...

The souls who lived through the Battle of Britain would be incensed by the flabby, un-patriotic, anti-military, and collaborative (accomodating Islam) attitude of Londoners today.