UK Terrorism Threat Level Raised. Will Olympics Be Safe?
Okay, so I do have my tongue firmly in my cheek. But, if the (erroneous) attack on a group of footballers in Angola could have such a huge impact of the World Cup in South Africa, then maybe I’m not being entirely out of line here.
The BBC reports that: The UK terror threat level is being raised from “substantial” to “severe”, Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said. The new alert level means a terrorist attack is considered “highly likely”. It had stood at substantial since July. (BBC)
A terrorist attack is “highly likely”. That’s bad that is. Very bad. And where are terror attacks most likely to take place? Right you are. In crowded, busy cities. Places like London. Places like stadiums in London.
Is London too unsafe to be the venue for the 2012 Olympics? Should the IOC not already be considering alternative venues? Surely we can’t expect the worlds’ best athletes and their thousands of supports to be put under such high levels of risk.
As an aside: I think that the logo they’ve put together looks like it has already been a victim of an act of terror. Is it just me, or is that a truly ugly piece of ‘art’? I just can’t get to even begin to like it. It is wrong on so many different levels. And that colour? Good grief.
Seems I’m not alone in my dislike for the logo at all. Alongside is an alternative version which speaks rather eloquently for itself.