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Bid to stop Olympic missiles rejected

2012-07-10 21:07

London - A British judge has rejected a bid by residents of a London high-rise to stop having their building used as a missile base during the Olympic Games.

Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said on Tuesday that Britain's Ministry of Defence acted legally when it decided to put the weapons atop the Fred Wigg Tower.

Residents of the 17-story tower, about 3km from the Olympic Park in east London, say the missile battery could make their homes a terrorist target.

But the judge said the missiles presented no real threat.

The building is one of six sites where the British military plans to place missiles as part of security for the 27 July to 12 August games.

Comments
  • des.cider - 2012-07-10 22:34

    Athletes should be aware of this and run very fast indeed. New world records are expected. Get out as fast as you can...

  • Thobile Lugwadu - 2012-07-11 06:54

    Consider this and compare it to zuma'razor wire. Hahahahaha, wonder who feels unsafe and why?

  • ricky.hammer.92 - 2012-07-11 08:05

    Wonder how many javelin's are going to be shot down and the look on the athlete's faces will be priceless

  • badballie - 2012-07-11 11:01

    Of course the public fear is justified, in the event of a planned attack by forces unknown, it is tactically expected that the first target of any assault will be to neutralize the defensive capability of the British forces. Britain by using civilian residential buildings as defense platforms automatically make the resident of those buildings acceptable casualties of any conflict. The use of civilians in the defense of military personnel and systems has been used by many leaders including Hitler, the outcome has in all cases been that the civilians are the losers.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-07-11 11:15

      'tactically expected that the first target of any assault will be to neutralize the defensive capability of the British forces ' Coz thats terrorists first target ? Maybe another army but they guys they worring about are looking fore high profile civilian targets.

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