|The Washington Post|
Not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill Olympics this year.
By Andrew W. Griffin
Red Dirt Report, editor
Posted: July 17, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – When you try to hold an international sporting event in a country that is hellbent on becoming a full-blown police state (paging guitarist Steven Van Zandt) you are going to run into major problems. And that is certainly the case with the 2012 London Summer Olympics, an event that, even though it is still days away from kicking off, has fallen deep into the realm of the farcical.
Having been to London recently, I can attest that the city is crowded and controlled and overly policed. But with the Olympics having taken over – every little absurd rule, every nitpicking little “requirement” – people have had enough. The world-renowned London cabbies are in an uproar because of rules requiring “Olympic Games lanes” which can only be used by Olympic competitors, officials and sponsors, according to the London Telegraph.
The cabbies have used their tools – their cabs – to cause an enormous traffic jam to protest the rule (don’t taxpayers have a right to use any and all roadways in Britain?). Gridlock has ensued and tempers are flaring. But this is only part of the numerous problems that are plaguing the lead-up to the games, which begin in 10 days.
The Washington Post reports today that all sorts of things are going wrong. For instance, the British private contractor G4S and its company’s chief executive Nick Buckles are being severely criticized before Parliament and in the media for huge failures in providing well-trained staffers. As a result the police and British military are being forced to step in to fill in where G4S has failed. This is a huge red flag, we would like to note. With all the concerns about something bad happening during the Olympics (something we have already written about here), the athletes and public have little so far to ensure them that the 2012 Summer Games will be entirely safe.
And then there are the rumors of terror attacks. War games. Street violence. Clogged roads. False-flags. You don't have to look far to realize that the occult Olympics of 2012 have a dark cloud hanging over them.
This all reminds me of The Smiths’ 1986 hit “Panic” – “Panic on the streets of London / Panic on the streets of Birmingham / I wonder to myself / Could life ever be sane again?”
Red Dirt Report, we are happy to note, will be represented in a small way in London during the Olympics. As a sponsor, our logo is featured on the T-shirts of the girls going there as part of a performance team with Norman’s Classical Ballet Academy. Good luck, ladies!
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