NBC - "Prepared for the Worst at Sochi"

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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 07:38 AM
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Interesting article. NBC executives have the 1972 Olympic tragedy running through their minds as they are getting ready to cover the Sochi Olympics. They claim to be 'prepared for the worst'. (sounds like they are expecting 'the worst'). It's very obvious that the area these games are in are close to 'trouble spots' that have extremist Islamic terrorism. And the anti-gay laws will be put to the test. There is a lot of potential for big news events. I'm wondering how safe these Olympics will be.

NBC - Prepared for the Worst at Sochi

“I think we all know as we head to Sochi that we are in for an interesting ride,” said NBC “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer, speaking to press inside Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza Tuesday afternoon.

“There are a lot of groups that would like to take advantage of the Olympics to make a point, whether it is a positive point or a negative point, so we go there with our eyes wide open,” he added.

“Although obviously we have our fingers crossed that nothing happens, if anything the prospect of a terrorist event, the controversy of the anti-gay laws, those things in an odd way have increased awareness and interest in those games,” NBC’s chief Olympics anchor Bob Costas told reporters Tuesday. ...

Sadly, at every Olympics since ’72, that has been on people’s minds as you are going in,” Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC’s Olympics coverage, told Capital New York. “You’re thinking, ‘Well, #, what if something really bad happens?’ because it still has that potential.”


FOR REFERENCE -
1972 Munich Olympic Massacre




posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 08:08 AM
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It can happen anywhere. And it doesn't have to be muslim extremists. Atlanta even had a shoddy attempt at bombing that caused mass panic and stampeding.

I think it is a matter of "when" and "how bad" not "if".



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 08:09 AM
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Five of the eight members of Black September were killed by police officers during a failed rescue attempt.

Have to wonder if it wasnt the Germans who inadvertently killed the hostages only to then blame the kidnappers.

Would not surprise me in the least.

When did the Olympics become Sochi, what is that?

And whats the point of the Olympics anyway, a global distraction as the world implodes?

The whole thing is shameful. The wealthiest nations with the most resources always do the best, only to then brag about their "accomplishments".

If a grown man beats up a baby, is it really something to be proud of?


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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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I'm wondering how safe these Olympics will be.

Are you wondering from your personal stance based on your thought process, or after reading this stupid article?
I mean really, they mentioned Olympics from '72 as their point of reference to come to conclusion something bad is going to happen in Sochi?
Fear mongering, agenda driven article for discreditation of Sochi Winter Olympics

I wonder who pays them to publish these crap.
Oh, does this mean we have to cancel all sport events which were affected with some kind of terrorist threats or attacks?
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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 08:14 AM
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Well yah.

We have to be kept in a constant state of fear. Otherwise, how are TPTB going to control us and strip us of our rights?


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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 08:14 AM
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Take 3 or 4 volitle ingredients and mix them together in a boiling pot. IMO nothing will happen. Putin is going to drop the hammer. You mess with the bull and you get the horns.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 08:37 AM
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While I certainly hope Russian security services are as effective and ruthless as they are rumored to be in this instance, and keep these games safe (or kill the threats outside public view first ..either one works for me), I can't help but sigh about the media.

Aside from the almighty "If it bleeds, it leads" motto and the seeming push to help the blood flow at times, for their own ratings? I don't see the benefit in running story after story of what amounts to doom porn to look at the games as anything but the happy, international event of cooperation and peace they are supposed to be. Why bother HAVING the games anymore when, without fail, the last several have featured security (never needed as it's happened) as larger headlines than the games themselves?

Russia is spending a record breaking 48 BILLION dollars on these games, all told. They're doing this, in part, so people don't sit in the stands of the games, more focused on fear of death than of the athletes who have spent a lifetime building to the moment of whatever event they are in for a given venue.

Indeed... The games are targets. They've been targets since the 70's, at least, and likely long before that in lesser ways. Anyone over about the age of 10 knows the games are more than passing interest to evil men looking to do bad things .... Does NBC and the rest of the pack really need to destroy the games by fear mongering? I think not..personally..and I hope these are the most UNeventful games the world has seen in modern times.


BTW.. S/F for the OP... My ire at the ghouls and fear peddlers in media by NO means extends to folks sharing what is headlining. After all, how would we know it is a problem if not aware of the fear peddling?
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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 08:40 AM
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Every single bit of our miserable lives needs to be politicized and I'm sick of it.
I don't even know why I comented on this article, except for the fact that's how mind influence work.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 08:41 AM
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It seems that at least two of our American Olympic teams retain private security firms above and beyond what the government provides for all the athletes and what Russia will be providing in general.

The firm looking after the snowboarding and skiing team is on record as saying that they are preparing for possible mass evacuation of as many as 200 people which they have not done in their time working with the team (since 2006). The hockey contingent won't say any more than that safety is a top priority and hinting that they also have some kind of extra plan.

That hints that the athletes and the officials are no more comfortable with the situation as anyone else.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:02 AM
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gladtobehere

When did the Olympics become Sochi, what is that?





Is this a serious question?



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:06 AM
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Welcome to fear mongering 101.

It's only certain factions of the MSM that's fearing the worst, and I swear some of them want the worst to happen. They are the people who are most capable of turning a tragedy into a opportunity, if it wasn't for all the death and disharmony in the world they'd be irrelevant and out of a job.

I hope the games are great, but you can be sure that the MSM will be circling above like vultures, ready to put a negative spin on the event.
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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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I do remember how they were all breathless over the possibility of a repeat of Munich because London was an anniversary of that event.

However, Sochi has more potential to be real trouble.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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Buildup for future stories. The media is already starting their campaigning I guess.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:27 AM
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However, Sochi has more potential to be real trouble.


I'd disagree on that. London or Salt Lake City as examples, are open cities in a free nation that made no effort to fundamentally change that in either case.

Stories I've read indicate Putin is already basically closing Sochi in terms of security perimeter and force to respond to something as minor as a purse snatcher.

London or Washington security would arrest, play good cop/bad cop and maybe spend days to get to the bottom of something. The FSB or even GRU in this case (still around..just very very low profile compared to the bad old days) have more direct means of dealing with issues ..and the issues know it. Solutions involving bullets and kneecaps or elbow joints are not beyond the scope of what Russian intelligence has been known to call justified means to a noble end.

In this case? I might even agree with them ...whatever it takes with those who would turn games into bloodsport.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:32 AM
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Except that Russia is fundamentally still corrupt to its core.

If we were talking China, I would definitely agree. China is corrupt, but it's magnitudes lower than Russia.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:32 AM
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I see it as more the MSM/NBC would perfer something major to happen.

If they are lucky, it will be White American Males using AR15's...! And, they will be linked to the Tea Party-right away!

You know, the typical modern day news reporting.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:36 AM
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ketsuko
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Except that Russia is fundamentally still corrupt to its core.

If we were talking China, I would definitely agree. China is corrupt, but it's magnitudes lower than Russia.


The United States and England aren't?

We're talking Government and Security Services here of course, not private business and society on balance.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:44 AM
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Wrabbit2000

ketsuko
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Except that Russia is fundamentally still corrupt to its core.

If we were talking China, I would definitely agree. China is corrupt, but it's magnitudes lower than Russia.


The United States and England aren't?

We're talking Government and Security Services here of course, not private business and society on balance.


They are, but they're corrupt in different ways.

Russia was being run by the mob not so long ago, even it's government was the mob. It would be like a Mexico openly run by the cartels having a strongman come to power and impose his rule and win the Olympics. Sure, things look stable, but a lot of the government and military is still former cartel.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:46 AM
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Wrabbit2000
While I certainly hope Russian security services are as effective and ruthless as they are rumored to be in this instance, and keep these games safe (or kill the threats outside public view first ..either one works for me), I can't help but sigh about the media.

Aside from the almighty "If it bleeds, it leads" motto and the seeming push to help the blood flow at times, for their own ratings? I don't see the benefit in running story after story of what amounts to doom porn to look at the games as anything but the happy, international event of cooperation and peace they are supposed to be. Why bother HAVING the games anymore when, without fail, the last several have featured security (never needed as it's happened) as larger headlines than the games themselves?

Russia is spending a record breaking 48 BILLION dollars on these games, all told. They're doing this, in part, so people don't sit in the stands of the games, more focused on fear of death than of the athletes who have spent a lifetime building to the moment of whatever event they are in for a given venue.

Indeed... The games are targets. They've been targets since the 70's, at least, and likely long before that in lesser ways. Anyone over about the age of 10 knows the games are more than passing interest to evil men looking to do bad things .... Does NBC and the rest of the pack really need to destroy the games by fear mongering? I think not..personally..and I hope these are the most UNeventful games the world has seen in modern times.


BTW.. S/F for the OP... My ire at the ghouls and fear peddlers in media by NO means extends to folks sharing what is headlining. After all, how would we know it is a problem if not aware of the fear peddling?
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I am going to go as far as saying, NOTHING is going to happen to the olympics. Look last summer at the hype
of the british olympics.. Months of fear mongering, they put up surface to air missiles on buildings.
The English made sure it was LOCKED the hell down.. Russia is going to make sure things are LOCKED the hell down..
Now again, we have the months and weeks of fear mongering leading up to the winter olympics..
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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:46 AM
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www.debka.com...

Five bodies found near Sochi. Is this new news? Might be relevant to this discussion.





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