Terrorists thrive on disruption to normal everyday life and we should never give in to that.
See also The_Lhc's post four above yours.
I like that answer and i assure you i agree.
Just to ramp up the hypothetical scenario would you stand by your statement if say a WMD was involved ?
Do you class the Olympics as normal everyday life ?
I think they would use a WMD whatever the scenario, they really do not care, just think about 9/11.
I suppose the Olympics are not normal everyday life, but they are held regularly every four years with no shortage of takers.
I think they would be a potential target whoever held them, but I refer back to The_Lhc's post "let's just cave into the terrorists and let them stop us from doing anything at all".
You're quite right, let's just cave into the terrorists and let them stop us from doing anything at all!
We have been caving in to them for years. When did we last deport or extradite one?
Holding them somewhere they can't do any damage isn't exactly caving into them, it's the ones we don't know about that are the problem. Besides the biggest threat comes from "home-grown", British subjects, if they're in Britain plotting terrorist acts on British soil we can't extradite them anywhere, if they were born here, where are we going to deport them to?
No signature worth mentioning...
if they were born here, where are we going to deport them to?
Australia? Ah no, can't do that any more can we. Can't do anything any more can you? Bloody PC brigade <murmur murmur>
Antartica would cool them down!
I see where you are coming from i think from my perspective not holding the Olympics wasn't about caving into terrorists persay but when it was announced we would be holding the Olympics i found myself questioning the wisdom of that decision..... we were at war (and still supporting a make it up as you go end game) , economically and financially times were already turning tuff and have progressively got worse for most of the country but we would have to fund holding the Olympics and it was pretty obvious even at that time the security side of holding the Olympics here would be extra difficult. So i really didn't think it was a wise choice. However as i posted earlier with Wiggo and Muse i'm up for the Olympics now but it is literally within the last 3 days. I still think it wasn't a wise choice. Anyway got that of my chest i'm going to shut up about it now.
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If (using your phrase) "such extremes", or similar ones, help even a little bit to prevent something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972, then I'm sure they'd be well worth upsetting the sensibilities of the locals for a few weeks.
Hypothetically if something like the massacre at the Munich Olympics in 1972 transpires would we have been right to stage the Olympics ?
I see your point but we didn't have to hold the Olympics at the time we bid we were at war and i would say we are at the top end of the terrorists list of targets.
Terrorists thrive on disruption to normal everyday life.
So does that make TFL a terrorist organisation?
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I had to Google "TFL" to find out what it was.
Thats the trouble with being from the sticks oop north.
Well I can also see where you are coming from, I suppose we will all have different points of view.
Anyway hope you enjoy what you watch.
Big Chris :- (i had to look it up as well)
Laserman :- thanks
Where would you suggest we hold these people then??? probably somewhere other than near where you live??
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Well, anyone who missed the opening ceremony out of some sort of attempt at fashionable apathy, then more fool you. What a spectacle! I was worried beforehand that it was just going to be mad, but it ended up being brilliantly mad - fantastic!
Still watching, and the Arctics are ploughing a r and r furrow.
Looking forward to the torch and cauldron ceremony.
An amazing ceremony and the lighting of the cauldron was truly amazing. Those 7 young athletes will be the most inspired on the planet, what a fabulous honour. I wonder how many of them will succeed in years to come.
Best of luck to Team GB
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