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Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for 'plotting 'terror'

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posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 10:23 AM
I have just seen this here in Brazil, thought I'd share it with you guys.

Federal police in Brazil have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism during the Olympic Games.

The authorities said they were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group.

The arrests were made in the southern state of Parana.

They come just over two weeks before the Olympic Games get under way in Rio de Janeiro.

Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes told a news conference that all those arrested were Brazilian.

An emergency cabinet meeting has been called.


Truth be told, I'm very weary of the Olympics. I don't think it'll go well, and I say that without the thought of a terrorist attack in mind. Once you add that to the situation... well, I'm glad I don't live in Rio.

posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 10:33 AM
I hope they manage to pull it off for safety's sake. My old college coach will be there as part of the US contingent.

posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 10:37 AM
My best Pen-Pal (face book friend) lives in Brazil

She sends me the most beautiful pictures and videos.... dares to fish in the rio del muerto... But she has also told me of the corruption and the deplorable conditions there.... and the concern surrounding the Olympics. She said anyone in their right mind would stay home. She told me that most of the hospitals are overflowing with people sleeping in the corridors on floors in some cases.

I am thinking of Thais

I am thinking of Brazil.

Best wishes


posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 10:48 AM
Between corruption, violence and just plain old disorganisation, the Olympics will be one huge messy affair. I talked to my cousin last weekend, he is a flight attendant, and he told me he hopes he gets no flights to Rio in the next two months (Olympics and Paralympics).

He said that, not only there's nothing he could do if a terrorist attacks them, but the games make everything too disorganised - too many teams/people with their specific needs and schedules.

He did mention that the World Cup worked VERY well, so it can be done right, yes. But he's not getting that vibe from the Olympics at all.

posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 10:52 AM
I think we are all a bit (rightfully) concerned.

posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 11:25 AM
a reply to: angeldoll

this is not surprising at all and is one of many bad signs the olympics is not going to go well.

add this to

zika virus, economy in the tanker never rebounded, no money to pay the police or keep their cruisers gassed up and they were on strike, the hospitals can't pay the nurses and doctors and are running out of medicines,

reporters drove into the athletes village and another venue for a couple of hours amid workers and security who did nothing for hours then finally spoke to them to see why they were there...., jaguar got losse during the torch run was shot and killed.

atheletes pulling out.....russia was going to be blocked in track and feild, now they might be totosally blocked from all the games.

bacteria filled water....they are running out of time building that subway extension from the city center to the olympic park.

and now they caught these people planning a terrorist attack
edit on 21-7-2016 by research100 because: added sentence

posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 11:41 AM
The only people looking forward to the Brazil Olympics are Liveleakers.

posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 12:13 PM
a reply to: research100

I was just thinking this morning about how with the state of their economy and the Zika outbreak, you couldn't pay me to go to the olympics this time around. Throw in that it is a major terrorist target with limited resources for security, and Rio seems like the last place anyone would want to be.

posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 12:48 PM
I agree the olympics are going to be a disaster, is it worth risking your health or your life for a chance to win a round piece of metal to hang around your neck?
the water venues are literal cesspools full of human waste,dead animals, garbage, and even dead bodies and pieces of bodies.

posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 03:23 PM
a reply to: LukeDAP

says on skynews that they were linked to IS groups:

Ten people have been arrested in Brazil on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Federal investigators have said they are searching for a further two suspects - and the group is accused of pledging allegiance to Islamic State. "There was an order between them to start training in martial arts and to (obtain) ammunition and weapons with which they could carry out an act," justice minister Alexandre Moraes said. One of the suspects had allegedly contacted an underground weapons site in Paraguay to buy an AK-47 assault rifle, while others are accused of trying to seek funding from IS.

They had never been to Iraq or Syria but they had tried to gain funds and weapons via social media.

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