how likely is a terrorist attack at the winter olympics in sochi this year?

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Harry Gibbs, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    i'm afraid that one is very likely, and that's not going to be good for anybody.





    The U.S. Olympic Committee told American athletes that wearing their team colors at the 2014 Winter Games may make them a target in Sochi, according to multiple reports.


    "The U.S. Department of State has advised that wearing conspicuous Team USA clothing in non-accredited areas may put your personal safety at greater risk," the committee said to U.S. athletes in a memo, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.


    It was unclear when the memo was sent.


    "If you are an American Olympic athlete, you don't want to advertise that far outside the Olympic venues," said a senior State Department official during a recent briefing in Washington, D.C., per CNN.


    The news comes after recent warnings that Russian security officers are searching for three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to have already gotten through the security cordon surrounding Sochi.

    On Saturday, CNBC reported that some family members of U.S. Olympic athletes are planning to stay home because of safety concerns.


    In December, two bombings a day apart in the Russian city of Volgograd, which is 400 miles from Sochi, killed a total of 34 people and injured dozens more. In a video released Jan. 19, the radical Islamic group Vilayat Dagestan claimed responsibility for the attacks and warned of more to come.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/...lympians-warned-sochi-athletes_n_4666205.html
     
  2. NipplesAndToes23

    NipplesAndToes23 Vice Regent to the Bar POTY VIP

    Reputations:
    34,788
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    38,348
    Likes Received:
    26,844
    This thread fucking sucked the first time. Please explain how this one will be better.
     
  3. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    it probably won't be.
     
  4. Gwarn1

    Gwarn1 Single VIP

    Reputations:
    42,378
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    76,846
    Likes Received:
    27,560
    I don't get it, I thought those terrorists have a beef with Russia not the US so why does it matter if the athletes wear their red white and blue
     
  5. Babs

    Babs VIP Extreme VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    49,307
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    71,668
    Likes Received:
    26,903
    If it can happen at Dawgs, it can happen anywhere.
     
  6. Gitfiddle

    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

    Reputations:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    31,579
    Likes Received:
    26,984
    Sochi suicide bombers better damn well hope they die in the attack or they'll wish they did.
     
  7. Gwarn1

    Gwarn1 Single VIP

    Reputations:
    42,378
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    76,846
    Likes Received:
    27,560
    I don't even want to think of it
     
  8. Gwarn1

    Gwarn1 Single VIP

    Reputations:
    42,378
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    76,846
    Likes Received:
    27,560
    Wow Ed! You sounded just like dirty Harry there
     
  9. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,753
    Likes Received:
    5,861
    [​IMG]
     
  10. larryluncg

    larryluncg Birthdays were the worst days VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    126,325
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    18,346
    Likes Received:
    18,519
    There hasn't been a terrorist attack at an Olympics since 1972.


    The odds are in favor of it happening now. Black widows are hard to spot.
     
  11. Gitfiddle

    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

    Reputations:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    31,579
    Likes Received:
    26,984
    I'm a righteous dude.
     
  12. Cutlass

    Cutlass New Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Messages:
    778
    Likes Received:
    0
  13. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

    Reputations:
    148,103
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    91,149
    Likes Received:
    48,104
    I suspect they'll have a pretty tight perimeter akin to the green zone in Baghdad, but I could see a car bomb hitting the outer security rings.

    I'd also be worried about mortar attacks.
     
  14. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday I'll take the NY Giants +3 Gold

    Reputations:
    559,334
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    216,155
    Likes Received:
    159,813
    Surrounding communities or a nearby big city are softer targets for the filthy muslim scum who kill everything that lives.

    They just want air time on the news.

    I hope Putin gets hit hard and lets the nukes fly in retaliation for the filth that is islam.

    Too strong? :c
     
  15. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Messages:
    10,106
    Likes Received:
    3,873
    Guaranteed there WILL be some kind of attempt....
     
  16. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

    Reputations:
    148,103
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    91,149
    Likes Received:
    48,104
    When there is Putin will have a green light from the international community to take the gloves off.
     
  17. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Banned User

    Reputations:
    124,299
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    87,609
    Likes Received:
    44,012
    I concur.

    Shit has been crazy over there, and the Chechens seem intent on striking to send a very strong message to the Putin regime.
     
  18. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Banned User

    Reputations:
    124,299
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    87,609
    Likes Received:
    44,012
    I don't believe that the Chechens have anything against the US, it's all against Russia.

    They call the leader of the Chechen movement, the Russian bin Laden. :grad:
     
  19. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday I'll take the NY Giants +3 Gold

    Reputations:
    559,334
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    216,155
    Likes Received:
    159,813
    Bullshit.

    Chechens have been fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq against US forces since post 9/11.

    A filthy muslim hates all and will eat their own if they win this war.
     
  20. freds

    freds . 2010 OG VIP

    Reputations:
    142,562
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    85,033
    Likes Received:
    48,345

    oh yeah?


    what are you gonna do, torture them with your boring posts?