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
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.