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Euro 2016: Disaster in the making?

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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:57 PM
Due to my occupation, I get asked alot about my opinion on who will win the euro's. I cannot give an answer because I genuinely believe that this event will go down in history for all the wrong reasons.

Last time in france during the friendlies building up to this event, the world witnessed the most organised terrorist attack since 9/11 (IMO), with hundreds losing their lives. Since then, huge investment and initiatives have been put in place to ensure the security of the city.

With the eyes of the world watching this event, I cannot imagine a positive scenario from this event. Terrorists prey on this type of exposure and I believe they cannot miss an opportunity like this in an attempt to recruit more followers.

France has alot of resentment from minority Muslim communities due to legislation change, with belgium in close proximity and both displaying a small minority of radicalised people, I can't see a way in which there will not be attacked.

I am thinking about this objectively, or so I think. The time and resources dedicated to the last attack, only during friendlies and limited world wide exposure, I can only see that attempt as a "dummy run" (no offense to those affected, you get my point), to highlight possible security flaws and system failures.

I do not think a bomb/suicide bomber will gain entry to any stadium as security will be tight. My main concern is the city itself, resturants, tourist hotpots etc etc. It will attract people from all countries, a perfect opportunity to gain perceived revenge on those that have done them wrong (whatever reasons they feel).

Is this just me. No one is even mentioning it as a possibility. People I know are blissfully going to the euro's without a second thought as to what may happen.
It concerns me that no one thinks this will be the biggest event in sporting history for all the wrong reasons.

Does anyone share similar concerns as me or am I being narrow minded about the capabilities of the security forces in france?

All I know if I was hell bent on destroying life, I would be salivating at this opportunity.

What say you ATS?
If anyone from the UK is going do you have concerns, and if not why not?

Please please please this is not about muslims. This is about the euro's 2016 and the possible threat of terrorism. Stay civilised.

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 01:06 PM
a reply to: GemmyMcGemJew

I think everything will be fine and go smoothly without a hitch. Well, aside from the usual rioting Europeans seem so fond of after sporting events.

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 01:30 PM
a reply to: AmericanRealist
Wish I was as optimistic as you.

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 02:19 PM
a reply to: GemmyMcGemJew

Terrorists choose soft targets. Long lines with limited security, large nightclubs with limited security, public locations where security has been diverted away to take care of security-hardened target locations. It would not surprise me in the least if multiple simultaneous soft targets were hit in order to deplete security to gain access to a single security-hardened (by plan depleted) target.

Cheers - Dave
edit on 5/26.2016 by bobs_uruncle because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 02:27 PM
a reply to: GemmyMcGemJew
Same paranoid fearmongering occurred in the summer of 2012 but the London Olympics survived without incident.

The number of terrorist incidents of islamic origin in the West are very very few compared to all the others over the last 40 years. Just list IRA bombings !!!!! They alone are hundreds more than "Isis". Then we have ETA, Red Brigade etc

The world is gripped in fear because of the instantaneous worldwide reporting. If a cat farts in Brisbane Australia at 1:45 GMT we find out about it in Aberdeen Scotland at 1:46 GMT!

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 02:37 PM
a reply to: yorkshirelad
We haven't infringed on their religious rights in england though. France has.

You would have said I was paranoid if I said there would been an attack during the friendlies.

And comparing 40 years to 20 years is not helpful either, especially with technological gains.

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 02:38 PM
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
Very good point. Send the pawns in first, although I can't think what the "main" target might be.

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 02:56 PM
Put yourself in the shoes of mentally disturbed egotistical (religious excuse) sick psychotic murderous barbarians who have sheep followers (who are no better) willing to find out what the virgins in the sky look like with their kit off and then you can imagine that Euro 2016 would be a high value target for them. And potentially quite an easy one when you consider the number of EU team supporters that will be present in many French towns/locations.

The potential is horrific.

Will they conduct attack/s on Euro 2016 I don't know and hope not but don't be surprised!

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 03:52 PM
France is under Martial Law and will continue to be throughout the Tournament, so there will be lots of security in all the right places.

Apparently some Daesh representative has tweeted they wouldn't want to be in London during June and July. Maybe they were referring to it being summer in London and with Ramadan around the corner, fasting during the long daylight hours isn't for them?

edit on 26/5/16 by Cobaltic1978 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 04:12 PM
a reply to: Cobaltic1978
Yer some crazy white chick who abused drugs then found religion. Her husband was killed by a drone last month, or so the papers state. Her account has been suspended now. This threat comes every year now.

posted on May, 26 2016 @ 05:58 PM
a reply to: GemmyMcGemJew

Well if France is attacked, just do what us Americans do. Pick a country and bomb it back a few decades. We will be more than willing to assist. After all, this country likely would not exist if it were not for France. Although sometimes we see you as hesitant when it comes to defense, offense, and skittish about hurting feelings, we will always be there for you as our unconditional allies! At least, the French will always have my support. Just wish your government would take more initiative in the Mid-East considering it is where most of the threats to France and Europe originate.

As I see it, the French only seem to have interest in their former African colonies when it comes to action, which I find strange since that is not where many of the National Security threats are originating from. Although, I do believe most of France's immigrant population is of African decent.

posted on May, 27 2016 @ 08:25 AM
a reply to: AmericanRealist

Iran/Iraq what's the difference.

I can see this event as a justification for america to drop more bombs though.

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 03:09 PM
Rioting in France during the current Euro 2016 football championship are being carefully orchestrated by the French intelligence services using technologies of "mind control" to stir up violence and chaos in France and attempt to blame others for that chaos. Mainly as a false flag against the English rioters and indirectly against England before the upcoming Brexit referendum.
A good question would be: is the shooting against MP Jo Cox also a kind reminder by the EU???

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