January 23, 2014

Terror Threat to the Sochi Games Is Real

Ronald Crelinsten, Ottawa Citizen

The Associated Press

Sochi is sandwiched between mountains and the Black Sea, and is therefore quite easy to protect. A “ring of steel” surrounds the venue, including cameras, drones, and some 40,000 police and military personnel. It would be very hard for a suicide bomber to penetrate the perimeter unless people had been sent there much earlier, before the security was ramped up. This is what may have occurred however, since Russian security has just published photos of three women suspected of plotting suicide bombings, one of whom may already be in Sochi.

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TAGGED: Sochi Olympics, Sochi, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Volgograd

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