via gizmodo.com: "British Special Forces Will Be Hanging Out in a Network of Underground Bunkers During the Olympics."
GMM: This is a great report for Olympic fans who are concerned about security at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
As a fan and former participant of the Games, security is always a worry. London is one of many terrorist targets in the West. This has to be in the back of athletes' minds as they ramp up for competition next summer. Closer to competing, however, this concern does fade as the pressures of racing descend in. When I went to the Olympics, I didn't think about it...until I saw soldiers with automatic weapons at checkpoints. That always sent a faint, tiny shiver down my spine that I'd quickly fight away.
The media machine, the Olympic machine, will work hard to keep this story off of PAGE ONE (as they should), but I wonder if it'll get more ink this time around. The world feels much more unstable these days, certainly financially, which I believe is always the terrorists' endgame...to disrupt global economic stability.