The Guardian, 16 December 2011
The Scotsman, 16 December 2011
compiled by Cem Ertür
16 December 2011
Warship in the Thames for 2012 Olympics (*)
by Owen Gibson, The Guardian, 16 December 2011
The [British] Ministry of Defence has insisted that the London Olympics will retain a celebratory atmosphere despite unveiling plans for a warship on the [River] Thames, surface to air missiles and fighter planes on standby and the deployment of 13,500 military personnel.
[British Defence Minister Philip] Hammond revealed that the Royal Navy's largest ship, 22,500-tonne helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, would be based in Greenwich [south London] for the duration of the [Olympic] Games, while assault vessel HMS Bulwark would be moored in Weymouth, where the sailing events will take place.
An “appropriate and scaleable” air security plan includes Typhoon aircraft at RAF Northolt [airbase in northwest London], helicopters operating from HMS Ocean and “appropriate” surface to air missile systems. The [London Metropolitan] police will also deploy up to 12,000 officers on the busiest days of the [Olympic] Games, with the operation being planned on the basis that the terrorist threat level will be set at severe.
(*) title of the print edition
Olympic terror flights will divert to Scotland
Aircraft under threat from terrorists will be diverted to a Scottish airport under controversial plans to protect the London Olympics from an attack.
by Gareth Rose, The Scotsman, 16 December 2011
Theresa May: We will never know how many people got through without proper checks
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has admitted that the number of people who entered the country without being checked against a Home Office database of terror suspects and illegal immigrants will never be known.
Daily Telegraph, 7 November 2011
London 2012: SAS build top secret base on Olympics Park to combat potential terrorist attacks
The SAS will play a key role in Olympics security with elite troops ready to swoop via the Thames in the event of a terror attack.
SAS come home to fight Games terror
THE SAS are pulling out of Afghanistan in six months to protect London from potential terror attacks during the 2012 Olympics.
by David Willetts, The Sun, 21 June 2011
The Guardian: Britain prepares to take part in US strikes against Iran
by Cem Ertür, San Fransisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, 2 November 2011
UK Prime Minister Cameron: We must not be afraid to use military force against tyrants
by Cem Ertür, San Francisco Bay Area Indymedia, 26 September 2011
British government: We wasted millions chasing wrong terrorist threats
by Cem Ertür, 911Blogger, 6 June 2011
UK Foreign Minister: We will continue to fight against terrorism wherever it rears its head
by Cem Ertür, 911Blogger, 5 May 2011