Skip to comments.Britain: 2012 London terror attack highly likely
Posted on 11/26/2010 7:34:30 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
LONDON -- Britain's national terror threat will remain at a severe level during the 2012 London Olympics, the country's national counterterrorism minister said Thursday.
The current threat was raised to the second highest classification in January, meaning an attack is highly likely in Britain.
To test the country's preparedness to cope with a major incident, a series of national counterterrorism simulations will be conducted in the run-up to the opening ceremony on July 27, 2012.
"We must work on the assumption that (the threat) will remain as it is," counterterrorism and security minister Pauline Neville-Jones told an Olympic security conference. "A rigorous testing and exercising program is about to start involving all levels of management and responsible parts of government."
There are expected to be 9,000 police officers protecting London each day of the Olympics and securing the transport network. Neville-Jones, a former head of Britain's MI5 domestic spy agency, said that will be "one of the greatest challenges."
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Pity the Brits aren’t as terrified of Brussels.
Since the Muslims are taking England over through immigration and reproduction - Mohammed is the post popular baby name there now (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/10/28/mohammed-tops-list-popular-baby-boy-britain/) - you’d think they would stop trying to blow it up.
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