London 2012: Missiles may be placed at residential flats
The Ministry of Defence is considering placing surface-to-air missiles on residential flats during the Olympics.
An east London estate, where 700 people live, has received leaflets saying a “Higher Velocity Missile system” could be placed on a water tower.
A spokesman said the MoD had not yet decided whether to deploy ground based air defence systems during the event.
But estate resident Brian Whelan said firing the missiles “would shower debris across the east end of London”.
The journalist said: “At first I thought it was a hoax. I can’t see what purpose high-velocity missiles could serve over a crowded area like Tower Hamlets.
“They say they’ll only use them as a last resort, but… you’d shower debris across the east end of London by firing these missiles.”
Mr Whelan, who claims to have seen soldiers carrying a crate into the building, said his property management company put up posters and gave out the leaflets on Saturday.
He continued: “They are going to have a test run next week, putting high velocity missiles on the roof just above our apartment and on the back of it they’re stationing police and military in the tower of the building for two months.
“It [the leaflet] says there will be 10 officers plus police present 24/7.”
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Britain was among the first to decry Gadaffi using civilians as shields, they decry the Syrian use of civilians for the same; and now they are doing the same thing to Britons.
This idea is insane.
What happens to the residents if there is a malfunction?
“Oh dear, collateral damage, never mind, they were expendable in the interests of national security.”
These security measures by the British and Americans (TSA, NDDA, CISPA, etc) are totally over the limits.
The first world is entering the age of the dictators.