I know I have to take security seriously, but I really do want to laugh everytime I hear about the Surface to Air Missiles that are being proposed, it really does sound like whoever dreamt this idea was coming from a particularly bad ‘trip’ or the Cabinet has been out on a ‘bender’ and someone had ‘one too many’ and thought about the missile idea – it’s very rarely even I invoke McEnroes ‘you cannot be serious’.
Of course the story gets better, this is so British, instead of floating the idea and asking people – and I am not making this up – they posted leaflets through the doors of the flats in Bow, in London, to tell people there would be missiles placed on the roof, as the story has unfolded it now transpires there will be several sites for these missiles. Assuming that in the event of some atrocious attack on the 2012 Olympic Games and the missiles are fired – what comes next?
I wonder have the government thought about the consequences?
Exhaust from the missiles would probably damage the ‘silo’ on the roof, I am sure looking through the insurance clauses missiles launches will not covered for when the Ming Vase bounces along the floor in several pieces, then the missile – hopefully – locks onto the correct target, hits it and …. debris, lots of debris, and fuel and chunks of burning metal falls down on one of most densely populated cities in Europe … what could possibly go wrong.
Of course we are making another assumption that people are actually here to watch the Olympics, Heathrow Airport ground to a halt over the weekend with a lack of staff of the UK Border Agency creating backlogs of up to two hours, remember this is not summer traffic, and it is definitely not Olympic traffic level. Having sacked 1,500 Officers the Government – and I am not making this up either – flew Officers from Manchester to Heathrow to do their shift, they did all of four hours.
I cannot help Britain having a notorious reputation for ineptitude and ‘own goals’ but I am beginning to object of celebrating the fac the fact by encouraging people to come here, be held up at Airports for hours, and then watch British Democracy explode in a £80 Million firework display – and this is from a Government that is taking free school meals from 350,000 of the poorest children in this country, like the Royal Wedding in 2011 and the Diamond Jubilee Cameron is hoping to distract us, as in Rome we are to be given a diet of Bread & Circuses to distract out attention from the crippling effects of the Tories mismanagement of the economy and wilful destruction of the NHS.
This Government is mishandling the Olympics, the Economy and Democracy