posted on Jan, 23 2014 @ 07:29 AM
reply to post by MessageforAll
"“First, they have to foot this ridiculous bill for the Games; second, in order to provide all those security personnel, they have to come from
somewhere else; and third, it galvanizes the insurgency,” Galeotti said. “This is a chance to really take advantage of the international
spotlight. Let’s face it: There are terrorist attacks every week in the North Caucasus. Now they can do something on a platform.”
Despite Galeotti’s analysis of the region, he said interior Sochi should be safe given the enormous resources being poured into it, and he cautions
against postponing or moving the Games, because it would appear to concede to terrorism, not to mention how it would insult blameless Russians.
“What the terrorists are trying to do is get everyone to talk about security and not sport, and they are succeeding,” he said. “They are keeping
up pressure, with attacks on other cities, releasing threats on videos, all these things allow them to control the narrative.”
That is exactly my point. It won't be Sochi but it certainly could be elsewhere in Russia. Does anyone honestly think Putin would allow anything to
happen?? Again this is not a democracy. This is one of the most intrusive Nations on earth. The article says 60,000 troops now. With constant drone
presence. Nothing will happen in Sochi itself. Elsewhere may be a different matter entirely.