UK launches international operation to gather information on Olympic participants and coaches
– Biometric scans for all overseas Games athletes (Independent, Feb. 12, 2012):
More than 10,000 Olympic athletes and their coaches are having fingerprints and face-scans taken by UK officials around the world in the biggest operation of its type to prevent the London Games being targeted by illegal immigrants or terrorists.
Ministers fear that besides the vast numbers of genuine “Games family members (GFMs)” – not only an estimated 10,500 athletes but their training teams, accredited media and officials – would-be terrorists or illegal immigrants could use the influx of people at Heathrow in the days before the Games start on 27 July to get into Britain.
A temporary terminal at Heathrow is already being built to try to take the strain of the 20,000 accredited people as well as millions of ticketholders and visitors.
The Government is to step up the national terror threat to “severe” during the 16-day Games, meaning an attempted attack is highly likely.
Over the past few weeks, UK Border Agency staff, already in visa offices overseas, have begun the painstaking task of taking biometric details of around 10,000 individuals. Officials will visit international sporting events over the next few weeks to collect as much data in one place as possible. Each profile contains a facial image scan and 10 fingerscans, kept in a single digital record.
Athletes from some competing nations already have biometric information in their passports, and so do not need to hand their data over, but the Home Office believes there are 10,000 athletes and other team members who need to have details taken. The extra security is needed because each Games family member will have an accredited pass to go into and out of the Olympic Village and venues without tough security checks.
Athletes will not be forced to give scans in their own countries, but if they decline they will have to provide the biometrics on arrival in the UK.
The UK Border Agency is providing dedicated Olympic lanes at Heathrow for GFMs to keep any delays to a minimum.
A Home Office spokesman said: “Collecting biometrics in advance of travel will increase security as GFM biometrics will be prechecked before arrival in the UK.”
A Whitehall source said it was the first time an Olympic host nation had undertaken such a widespread biometrics operation. “We recognise that, while [Olympics organisers] Locog already have a robust accreditation system in place, there may be people who want to turn up at Heathrow two days before the Games, wearing a tracksuit of a participating nation, and try to breach security. This is an extra measure on top of already very tight security. But we cannot take any risks.”
The security crackdown applies to all foreign nationals regardless of whether they are entitled to a visa waiver – including those from the US.
The Home Office did not say how much the operation would cost, but said expenditure was being kept to a minimum because visa officials were already based in individual countries.
Rules for Paralympic family members will be imposed “bearing in mind the individual’s particular needs and requirements”, the Home Office said.
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaeda. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US.”
– Robin Cook, Former British Foreign Secretary
– Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist or How The US Created Al Qaeda (Documentary)
Just one month after his article in the Guardian Robin Cook DIED:
– Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook: ‘Al-Qaida, Literally “The Database”, Was Originally The Computer File Of The Thousands Of Mujahideen Who Were Recruited And Trained With Help From The CIA To Defeat The Russians’
More on 9/11:
Flashback: Loose Change (Final Cut)
– Former governor Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: 9/11
– Former governor Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: 911 Pentagon Attack (Full Episode)
The ultimate coincidence:
The financial coup d’état coincidence:
Donald Rumsfeld on CBS NEWS: Pentagon Cannot Account For 2,3 TRILLION Dollars (MUST-SEE!!!)
Rumsfeld said this the day before 9/11. The very next day America was under attack and the $ 2.300.000.000.000 were forgotten.
See also: Financial Coup d’Etat by Catherine Austin Fitts, Former Assistant Secretary of Housing.
Bush and Blair knew that there were no WMD’s in Iraq:
… and war criminals (GENOCIDE):
Inhaled or ingested DU particles are highly toxic, and DU has been classified as an illegal weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.
“More than ten times the amount of radiation released during atmospheric testing [of nuclear bombs] has been released from DU weaponry since 1991,” said Leuren Moret, a U.S. nuclear scientist. “The genetic future of the Iraqi people, for the most part, is destroyed. The environment now is completely radioactive.”
“Because DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the Middle East will, for all practical purposes, be radioactive forever.”