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DSN2K
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(05-05-2012, 08:38 AM)
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...s-7689165.html

"Missile batteries will be placed on the top of residential flats in east London over the coming days as Britain's armed forces prepare to conduct a major trial of their Olympic defence systems."

slightly disturbed why they would need Missile Batteries..
fna84
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(05-05-2012, 08:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by DSN2K

slightly disturbed why they would need Missile Batteries..

wenis
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(05-05-2012, 08:39 AM)
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The Olympics... creating peace and harmony every 4 years because no one gives a shit about the winter olympics...not even evildoers
linko9
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(05-05-2012, 08:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by DSN2K

slightly disturbed why they would need Missile Batteries..

Terrorists have been knows to make aerial attacks, I'm sure I don't have to remind you. But yeah, this seems like overkill.
speculawyer
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(05-05-2012, 08:40 AM)
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Yeah, I don't get it. Who do they think is going to attack? Everyone has athletes there.

Do they really think they would shoot down a hijacked plane doing a suicide mission?
KO Traveling Hobo
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(05-05-2012, 08:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by fna84

Sorry for being that guy, but: source?
Messypandas
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(05-05-2012, 08:42 AM)
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i feel safer already
GasProblem
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(05-05-2012, 08:43 AM)
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When preperations go a little bit too far.

What are they expecting? Planes? Or small RC planes with explosives attached to them?
Adam Scott Aukerman
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(05-05-2012, 08:43 AM)

Originally Posted by DSN2K

slightly disturbed why they would need Missile Batteries..

Given that they've been a feature of the defensive measures of every Olympic games since 1996, I'm not really sure why everyone is getting in such a fuss over it.
wenis
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(05-05-2012, 08:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by rogue_pigeon

Given that they've been a feature of the defensive measures of every Olympic games since 1996, I'm not really sure why everyone is getting in such a fuss over it.

4 years is a big gap.
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(05-05-2012, 08:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by rogue_pigeon

Given that they've been a feature of the defensive measures of every Olympic games since 1996, I'm not really sure why everyone is getting in such a fuss over it.

The English love to moan about something.
harriet the spy
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(05-05-2012, 08:46 AM)

Originally Posted by KO Traveling Hobo

Sorry for being that guy, but: source?

Mass Effect 3
jaxword
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(05-05-2012, 09:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by fna84

The giant robot on the right should see a doctor about that.
KO Traveling Hobo
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(05-05-2012, 09:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by harriet the spy

Mass Effect 3

Gracias.
Valnen
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(05-05-2012, 09:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by speculawyer

Do they really think they would shoot down a hijacked plane doing a suicide mission?

Of course they would. Far less casualties if you shoot it down.

I'd hate to be the one to have to push that button though =/.
Volimar
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(05-05-2012, 09:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Valnen

Of course they would. Far less casualties if you shoot it down.

I'd hate to be the one to have to push that button though =/.

But if the missiles are in London, wouldn't they be shooting the plane down....over London? I can't help but think that it could cause a great deal of casualties.
eudaemonic
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(05-05-2012, 09:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volimar

But if the missiles are in London, wouldn't they be shooting the plane down....over London? I can't help but think that it could cause a great deal of casualties.

Pssh. Details. Just shoot um down over the poor people.
EnderWiggles
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(05-05-2012, 09:19 AM)
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Serious question: do they still have the same security measures during the Paralympics?
LordAlu
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(05-05-2012, 09:35 AM)
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The thread title made me think the missiles were there to shoot at Olympians!

Then I woke up properly and read it again. :(
ItAintEasyBeinCheesy
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(05-05-2012, 09:41 AM)
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Getting cautious over nothing, North Korea just use missile for air travel is all. How else do you expect their athletes to get there.
Dead Man
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(05-05-2012, 09:54 AM)
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Even if it is excessive, why the fury?
Jackpot
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(05-05-2012, 10:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dead Man

Even if it is excessive, why the fury?

They've turned a private civilian property into a military target.
Dead Man
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(05-05-2012, 10:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jackpot

They've turned a private civilian property into a military target.

Meh, maybe, but I don't think it makes it somehow more dangerous to live near that than anywhere else in London during that period.
PJV3
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(05-05-2012, 10:37 AM)
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I have a nuclear sub in my fishpond, i like to do my bit.
Yen
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(05-05-2012, 10:46 AM)
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I'm not sure how effective this would be. It reminds me of the time the government stuck a tank on Heathrows runway to deter terrorists, or to make it seem like they're doing something.
dalin80
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(05-05-2012, 10:54 AM)
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HMS ocean has been moved just a few miles away to act as a mobile base-

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...s-Barrier.html

I believe one of the new type 45's is also going to be off shore and a bunch of typhoons have been re-situated for better air support.

Seems to be some serious concern over a possible airbourne attack, the typhoons working with early warning radar should be able to reach anything long before reaching london, while the type 45 can monitor half of englands air space on its own.

With the thousands of troops moving into the area it does seem a little overkill.
Foliorum Viridum
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(05-05-2012, 10:57 AM)
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I don't see what the fuss is about personally.
caramac
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(05-05-2012, 10:58 AM)
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How long before the Olympics are held on the moon in the interests of security. High jump and throwing event records will be smashed.
Spiffy_1st
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(05-05-2012, 11:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by CaramaC

How long before the Olympics are held on the moon in the interests of security. High jump and throwing event records will be smashed.

If the world didn't spend so much on weapons and stuff, this would probably be possible.
Burger
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(05-05-2012, 11:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by eudaemonic

Pssh. Details. Just shoot um down over the poor people.

If they shot it down over Hackney or Mile End I wouldn't really mind...
Bleepey
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(05-05-2012, 11:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Burger

If they shot it down over Hackney or Mile End I wouldn't really mind...

Fuck you.
catfish
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(05-05-2012, 11:11 AM)
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If the government came to put a missile battery on my roof, I'd say 'fucking rad' and try and get a look at the install while offering them coffee.
PJV3
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(05-05-2012, 11:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by catfish

If the government came to put a missile battery on my roof, I'd say 'fucking rad' and try and get a look at the install while offering them coffee.

It's the British Army, a cup of tea and a plate of Hob-Nobs.
catfish
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(05-05-2012, 11:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by PJV3

It's the British Army, a cup of tea and a plate of Hob-Nobs.

shit where are my manners.
Phoenix
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(05-05-2012, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volimar

But if the missiles are in London, wouldn't they be shooting the plane down....over London? I can't help but think that it could cause a great deal of casualties.

The Olympic venues would have a larger population density. Kinda like would you let a plane go down at the Superbowl or in a residential area. The destructive area of a crashed plane actually isn't that large so better to take it down from the higher density.
BosSin
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(05-05-2012, 12:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Burger

If they shot it down over Hackney or Mile End I wouldn't really mind...

That would be their aim, to shoot it down over the peasants. But fuck you man.
Manos: The Hans of Fate
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(05-05-2012, 12:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by speculawyer

Yeah, I don't get it. Who do they think is going to attack? Everyone has athletes there.

Do they really think they would shoot down a hijacked plane doing a suicide mission?

Why wouldn't they?
Ghost
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(05-05-2012, 12:31 PM)
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What a bullshit headline, there's no fury at all.

Obviously they it wouldn't be the best thing for your decor if a SAM was fired out of your upstairs window, but everyone understands that if that's deemed necessary it's really the least of our problems.
f0rk
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(05-05-2012, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by speculawyer

Yeah, I don't get it. Who do they think is going to attack? Everyone has athletes there.

Al Qaeda - world champions at discus.
leadbelly
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(05-05-2012, 12:36 PM)
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Terrorists: Okay. Lets go on foot then.
Fusebox
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(05-05-2012, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jackpot

They've turned a private civilian property into a military target.

Gotta agree. I wouldn't want one on my roof for this reason.
PJV3
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(05-05-2012, 12:41 PM)
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SO would you bring a plane down on Buckingham palace(Queen not around) or a council estate?.
Seep
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(05-05-2012, 12:43 PM)
Southern shandies love to moan about anything.

Missiles on your roof is fucking awesome!
Charmicarmicat
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(05-05-2012, 12:45 PM)
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I misread the title as 'McD plans', and had amazing images of them bombarding London with burgers.
dejay
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(05-05-2012, 12:46 PM)
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Surely it's better to err on the side of caution, when really it isn't really effecting anybody's civil liberties that much.

There's always someone complaining during the lead up to the Olympics. I'm sure some people will be put out, but some people always are during these events.
Dead Man
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Originally Posted by Fusebox

Gotta agree. I wouldn't want one on my roof for this reason.

All of London is a military target during the Olympics. The greatest targets will be those with VIP's and high density of people. Suburban roofs don't really get a look in.
steviedisco
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(05-05-2012, 01:02 PM)
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They had missiles on Blackheath the other day:

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/96...at_Blackheath/
BertramCooper
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(05-05-2012, 01:12 PM)
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I thought these things were handling all of the Olympic security.

dalin80
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(05-05-2012, 01:16 PM)
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With a bit of luck any downed aircraft will crash into the guy who designed the 2012 logo, do the world a favour even if not in time to save the London Olympics from looking retarded.
Seep
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(05-05-2012, 01:17 PM)

Originally Posted by BertramCooper

I thought these things were handling all of the Olympic security.

They must be the worst mascots ever.

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