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Threats for Sochi. Real risks and smoke screen


Renowned American expert on terrorism and one of the leading analysts of the Stratfor research center (and in the past, State Department official) Scott Stewart published an article that assessed the degree of terrorist danger at the Sochi Olympics. Looking from the outside is always interesting, especially since Stuart was personally involved in the investigation of many terrorist acts.

"Gift" for guests of the Olympiad

Naturally, the expert considers the intensification of the North Caucasian underground as the main threat. It is especially restless now in Dagestan, where special operations take place almost daily. From here to Sochi, the day is a good car ride, but, according to Stewart, the militants, if they strike, are not here. Olympic facilities, he assures, are securely protected, and all terrorist threats are only a diversion. “January 19,” writes Stuart, “a group calling itself“ Vilayat Dagestan ”, posted a video message in the Internet, in which it claimed responsibility for the attacks in Volgograd 29 and 30 in December 2013 of the year. The first suicide bombing of a suicide bomber occurred near the passenger security checkpoint at the station, the second - in the city trolleybus. The video shows the process of production of one of the explosive devices and presents the statements of two young people who are preparing to become shahids. True, these people are not like those who allegedly blew themselves up in Volgograd. At the end of the 49 minute video, there are threats to the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi. One of the future bombers says: “Every day of your long-awaited Olympiad, you must remember that we have prepared a gift for you and your guests. It will be revenge for the blood shed throughout the world. "

This statement caused a surge of panicky comments in the world press, and several US lawmakers appeared on television talk shows, talking about the "unprecedented threats" of the upcoming Olympics. In fact, it is very unusual for a terrorist group to announce an attack, which it plans to carry out soon. I investigated the behavior of terrorists since the 1980-ies and I do not know examples of terrorist attacks that would have taken place after such announcements.

True, we must not forget that we are dealing with a propaganda, psychological war, in which Vilayat Dagestan uses the world media as a multiple effect amplifier. Letters with threats to the Olympic Committees of Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Germany and some other countries are from the same series. As you know, publicity and propaganda have always been of paramount importance for terrorists. Even if it is impossible to arrange a terrorist attack, creating panic and attracting the attention of the world media is just what they are seeking.

From Arabic, “Vilayat” is translated as a dependent administrative unit, province. "Vilayat Dagestan" - apparently, part of the so-called "Emirate of the Caucasus", which is considered the largest terrorist organization in the North Caucasus. We do not yet know exactly who blew himself up in Volgograd, but we know the main thing: those who want to become a terrorist can contact the professionals who will help him in this matter.

As already mentioned, at the very beginning of the video, the process of making an improvised explosive device (IED) is shown. In the hands of people whose faces we don’t show, gloves - they don’t want to leave fingerprints, because, being professionals, they don’t intend to die. They use artillery shells as SVUs: they drill a fuse socket, insert igniters into the hole, which connect them with a switch to the detonator. Then the militants carefully check the wiring of the entire ignition circuit, which indicates a good level of their training. In addition, they use not one, but two igniters - a technique that proves that we are dealing with specialists.

The video shows that a simple detonation switch, which can be attached to the palm or forearm, is used in the VCA. It is unlikely that the militants would spend time making a more complex chain with a standby detonation system that would be triggered at a distance - just in case the suicide bomber at the last minute lost his temper. This suggests that the organizers of the attacks are absolutely confident that they are able to prepare the performer psychologically. Indeed, in all three terrorist attacks in Volgograd, the IEDs were activated by suicide bombers themselves.

Distracting maneuver

However, no matter how well the members of the “Vilayat Dagestan” were trained, carrying out the terrorist attack in Sochi is not an easy task. The venue of the games is not in the most accessible place, surrounded by mountains. In addition, it will be reliably protected by several perimeters of security, which are called steel rings. To hold the Olympics flawlessly for Russia is a matter of prestige, therefore, they did not regret the effort and money to ensure the peace of guests and athletes. It is said that for participation in security events it was originally planned to involve three times more people than at previous games in London. And after the Volgograd events and subsequent threats, we should expect security measures to be strengthened.

So it is unlikely that suicide bombers will be able to penetrate through the "steel rings". No matter how well prepared the terrorists are, they can only strike at unprotected targets. The bombings at the Volgograd railway station and at Moscow's Domodedovo airport (January, 2011) thundered in front of the inspection points, and not behind them. It is unlikely that the militants are able to crack the security system at the Olympics. Otherwise, they would not have made loud statements on the eve of the proposed actions, they would not have threatened to “disrupt the Olympics” for a year already (the leader of the Caucasus Emirate, Doku Umarov, promised to do it back in July last year).

The essence of the tactics of any terrorists: deeply conspiratorial activities and the surprise factor. Generally, terrorism is weaponapplied by a group of conspirators or rebels against a more militarily strong opponent. Terrorist attacks should be unexpected for the enemy, but the terrorists do not have the forces and means for open military confrontation. Therefore, one can hardly expect that the previously announced terrorist act will become a reality. It's one thing if Osama bin Laden would make general statements announcing holy jihad to the United States, and quite another if he voiced specific threats with reference to the place and time: “We are going to attack New York and Washington during the first two weeks of September 2001 year.

Stewart believes that the work of the security services during the Olympic Games has become much more effective since the last successful terrorist attack on the Munich 1972 Olympiad of the year (when members of the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September entered the territory of the Olympic village and killed 11 Israelis). There was, however, another explosion carried out by Eric Rudolph during the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, but Rudolph brought his plan outside the security perimeter - he blew up a bomb at an open concert in Centennial Park.

The intelligence services of many countries, as a rule, exchange information and learn from the mistakes of each other and their own. It is hardly worth expecting terrorist attacks directly on the Olympic facilities in Sochi. However, making loud statements with threats, the terrorists not only sow panic - they also watch the reaction of the special services and try to divert their attention from other regions, where they can strike suddenly and with maximum effect.

Stuart's analysis echoes the point of view of Russian experts on terrorism. Thus, the Vice-President of the International Association of Veterans of the Alpha Division, Aleksey Filatov, also links the recent terrorist attacks in Volgograd with the upcoming Olympics and considers them an attempt to discredit Russia. As 14 approaches February, terrorist financing will increase, and terrorist attacks will increase. “Today, terrorism,” Filatov says, “is not only and not so much a form of struggle against political and religious opponents, as a form of unfair competition in the economy. It’s cheaper for customers to discredit the Olympics in Sochi by financing terrorists. ”

High risk areas

So, we should expect new attacks. But where exactly? Those who plan actions of intimidation understand that it will be difficult to implement them in Sochi. However, you should get as close as possible. The first thing that comes to mind is the Krasnodar Territory, the Rostov Region and the Stavropol Region with its resorts. There are still relatively calm republics of the North Caucasus (Karachay-Cherkessia, North Ossetia and Kabardino-Balkaria), but the attacks there will be less resonant - if only because the national republics of the South of Russia have long been considered unsuccessful.

Another high-risk area is Abkhazia. In this republic, from the border with which to Sochi, half an hour by car, since the days of the Chechen campaigns, many people who have problems with the law have settled. In September last year, Russian diplomat Dmitry Vishernev and his wife were killed in Sukhumi. Whatever the motives of the crime and whoever its customers were, the immediate perpetrator was a Chechen native who had illegally lived in Abkhazia and had previously been convicted of contact with illegal armed groups.

And in the 2012 year, several reports of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee passed at once: about finding ten warehouses with weapons and ammunition and detaining a courier of terrorists Ruslan Berkhamov in Abkhazia who brought detonators from Georgia 300. The fact that there are a lot of unrecorded weapons in Abkhazia has long been known. It is also known that the border with Georgia is not at all on the lock - judging by the Abkhaz markets littered with Georgian goods.

It does not even mean that the militants will be able to break through the Russian-Abkhaz border and attack Olympic facilities. I want to believe that the security system of games is perfectly arranged. But we can not exclude the possibility of holding a loud rally of terrorists in Abkhazia. The effect of it will be much stronger than the terrorist attack committed somewhere in the North Caucasus - from the Abkhaz border to Adler, the entire 14 kilometers.

According to Interfax, the Abkhaz authorities have now established a border zone 11 width kilometers deep into the republic, and at the time of the Olympics all citizens entering it must have documents with them. The creation of new control posts and round-the-clock patrols of the settlements in the border zone are also envisaged. I would like to believe that this is enough.
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  1. PValery53
    PValery53 6 February 2014 06: 36
    The one who encroaches on the Olympics will be punished by the Almighty.
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 6 February 2014 08: 41
      I hope by the Almighty you mean God, and not the well-known "toilet-in-the-toilet". For the latter did not really punish anyone.
      1. Greenwood
        Greenwood 6 February 2014 09: 54
        Judging by the minuses, apparently they still meant the second. Well, well, surprisingly blind naivety. Okay, I'm not offended.
      2. Perch_xnumx
        Perch_xnumx 6 February 2014 11: 24
        Quote: Greenwood

        I hope by the Almighty you mean God, and not the well-known "toilet-in-the-toilet". For the latter did not really punish anyone.

        And who will punish you?
        Or the US State Department, or maybe Europe. Or maybe bulk, the Germans will figure it out when they stand at the helm and destroy it. army?

        To begin with, the West did not need to support the Nazis in Ukraine, the rebels in Syria, the jihadists in Libya.

        In Jordan, 70 tons of gifts for "rebels" from America recently landed.
        1. Greenwood
          Greenwood 6 February 2014 16: 01
          Quote: Perch_1
          And who will punish you?
          A head to think is not fate? Your ureter in toilets has been in power for how many years, and terrorist attacks in the country occur with enviable regularity once every six months or a year. And to call this corrupt thief the Most High is too much. So say the Lord God.
          Quote: Perch_1
          Or maybe bulk, the Germans will figure it out when they stand at the helm and destroy it. army?
          What other clowns from the Rain TV channel do you remember?
          Quote: Perch_1
          To begin with, the West did not need to support the Nazis in Ukraine, the rebels in Syria, the jihadists in Libya.

          In Jordan, 70 tons of gifts for "rebels" from America recently landed.
          Does it have anything to do with it?
          1. melan
            melan 6 February 2014 17: 24
            Quote: Greenwood
            Quote: Perch_1
            And who will punish you?
            A head to think is not fate? Your ureter in toilets has been in power for how many years, and terrorist attacks in the country occur with enviable regularity once every six months or a year. And to call this corrupt thief the Most High is too much. So say the Lord God.
            Quote: Perch_1
            Or maybe bulk, the Germans will figure it out when they stand at the helm and destroy it. army?
            What other clowns from the Rain TV channel do you remember?
            Quote: Perch_1
            To begin with, the West did not need to support the Nazis in Ukraine, the rebels in Syria, the jihadists in Libya.

            In Jordan, 70 tons of gifts for "rebels" from America recently landed.
            Does it have anything to do with it?

            That's what I like is the presence of a smart contingent of readers. Sometimes it’s more interesting to read comments than the article itself.
            Your posts do not make sense, exposing the authorities without any alternative position. Therefore minus.
            1. Greenwood
              Greenwood 7 February 2014 05: 31
              Quote: melan
              Your posts don't make sense
              My post in this case was only an answer to the first post in this thread. Accordingly, I did not put a special semantic load into it.
          2. saber1357
            saber1357 6 February 2014 23: 35
            Minorities have gone. They don’t arrange parades yet - but here they are going to punish ...
          3. fomich1977
            fomich1977 7 February 2014 18: 42
            even if it’s irrelevant, but here I am with you Greenwood - I agree!
          4. Walk
            Walk 10 February 2014 14: 07
            That is, do you think that the transition from round-the-clock fighting to one terrorist attack in six months is not progress?
      3. viktorR
        viktorR 6 February 2014 17: 10
        Well then, you grind the beards themselves with enviable regularity. There is an article about how they again blocked and destroyed. Another thing is that you need to somehow sausage the UAE or the same Qatar, but apparently this is not enough for BB yet, I think all the same because of the State Department behind the backs of the above.
        1. Greenwood
          Greenwood 7 February 2014 05: 33
          They will be ground like this until the end of the centuries, until the end of the century special operations will be carried out in the Caucasus, explosions will blow, the Caucasus will be paid subsidies, and in Russian cities suicide bombers will undermine themselves with enviable regularity. Is this called the effective work of the state, government and special services? And why in Soviet times there were no such problems, I can’t imagine ...
          1. fomich1977
            fomich1977 7 February 2014 18: 47
            so after all, the time was different ... and the orders and customs were accordingly different.
          2. Walk
            Walk 10 February 2014 14: 12
            Maybe because then there was no direct financing of terrorists, there was a death penalty, and most importantly, there was not ten years of frank propaganda of nationalism that began after the collapse of the USSR.
      4. saber1357
        saber1357 6 February 2014 23: 34
        Blue-wood who should be zamochen v sortire ....
    2. domokl
      domokl 6 February 2014 08: 56
      God give it.
      Quote: PValery53
      The one who encroaches on the Olympics will be punished by the Almighty.

      But the article is interesting. In principle, I did not learn anything new, except that there are experts in combating terrorist attacks everywhere. The accents are correctly written and the accents are clearly placed ...
    3. Stalnov I.P.
      Stalnov I.P. 6 February 2014 15: 49
      It’s necessary to simply and honestly tell these people all of you will be destroyed, especially this must be brought to those who stand behind their backs and finance all this, to wet everything wherever we find, regardless of the country, and it’s time for Umarov to slap right in the center of London so that the British knew no one would leave retaliation, then there would be a positive return, they would think.
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    5. Magyar
      Magyar 6 February 2014 22: 35
      Everything will be good.
  2. artist-mamluk
    artist-mamluk 6 February 2014 06: 55
    May God grant calm games.
  3. Normman
    Normman 6 February 2014 07: 02
    Of concern is the possibility of pre-laying explosive devices during the construction phase of facilities. Remember how it was in Grozny, at the stadium? I hope our special services monitored the construction and took appropriate countermeasures.
  4. ABV
    ABV 6 February 2014 07: 22
    Yes, there will be no terrorist attacks at the Olympics! See the root:
    1. Do not bite the nursing hand! The attack in Sochi will put an end to the receipt of huge financial profits for international companies on advertising, broadcasts, etc. And among the owners of these companies, there are just a few sponsors of terrorism ... they themselves will not be deprived of money ...
    2. It is one thing to carry out a terrorist attack within Russia, against exclusively the Russian Federation and the Russians, and a completely different thing to carry out a terrorist attack against the world community and citizens from around the world! World media will be FORCED to brand all the so-called fighters against the Putin regime - the enemies of mankind! They are supported by ordinary townsfolk who, in essence, have little to do with terrorist acts within the Russian Federation, but they themselves are a completely different thing ... + huge image losses for terrorists and their sponsors, as I have already said, they will not become fighters against totalitarianism in Russia , and they will oppose themselves to the entire world community and the halo of freedom fighters will fly off like a Tuzik from a heating pad ... laughing
    1. Dezzed
      Dezzed 6 February 2014 08: 40
      "The world media will be FORCED to brand all the so-called fighters against the Putin regime - the enemies of humanity!"

      why do you think this will stop them?
      1. Name
        Name 6 February 2014 09: 07
        Because they are not stupid, -cm. Item No.1 from ABV.
        1. Dezzed
          Dezzed 6 February 2014 23: 02
          I propose a run through the modern history of Muslims in the Middle East. Unfortunately, you will notice a lot of bitten nursing hands, and not only.
          I agree with the logic, but this is our logic with you, and in some comrades the world is visible in other colors.

          my country not so long ago also fed from the hand. these were the haughty fantasies of our "leaders"
    2. Hleb
      Hleb 6 February 2014 09: 31
      And among the owners of these companies, there are just a lot of sponsors of terrorism ... they themselves will not deprive themselves of money ...
      more specifically, enlighten?
  5. VadimSt
    VadimSt 6 February 2014 07: 24
    The one who encroaches on the Olympics will be punished by the Almighty

    Hands of the special forces!

    Ours know about real threats no worse, but many times better than Stuart, because they rely not only on precedents known in the past and on experience gained. But, and the task before them is incredibly difficult - it’s easier to find a needle in a haystack. We can only wish success to the Chekists, police and special forces.
  6. saag
    saag 6 February 2014 08: 08
    Quote: VadimSt
    About real threats, our people know no worse, but many times better

    Is it your personal opinion or is it the real state of things. and then three terrorist attacks for six months in the same city. somehow show the opposite picture
    1. VadimSt
      VadimSt 6 February 2014 10: 50
      In order to understand the simplicity of the question and the complexity of the answer, it is necessary to understand that the visible part of the work of spetsnaz is only the tip of the iceberg. The main work is carried out by special services, within the framework of operational-search activities. Try to find a black cat in the "black room". You will find by touch, you will understand that all these special operations are the result of "probing" the territory of the whole country and abroad.
  7. omsbon
    omsbon 6 February 2014 08: 14
    God bless you, all of us!
  8. ZU-23
    ZU-23 6 February 2014 08: 21
    God grant that everything goes perfectly and that it remains for life, and now why guess something, watch the Olympic Games and enjoy. I would like the media to show less all sorts of phobias during the games, otherwise they can, as in this article, guess at the attacks every day and through all channels.
  9. invisibility
    invisibility 6 February 2014 08: 24
    I understand everything, but ...
    I want to ask, has this analyst Scott Stewart ever been to Russia? Or is he extramural ..
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 6 February 2014 11: 05
      Or is he extramural ..
      This time they have a stump. Dosia is very fashionable! Being an analyst (in other words, an expert) in Russia, I have never once visited it myself ...
    2. Shick
      Shick 6 February 2014 11: 23
      not a bad comparison)))
  10. both s69
    both s69 6 February 2014 08: 26
    May God wait and see. For the bearded and their breadwinners, the time of the Olympics is the moment of truth. So to put a pig on the "unfaithful" is a sacred thing for them.
    Good luck and help from Above to the special forces and counterintelligence officers in neutralizing the "soldiers of Allah". good hi
  11. Duke
    Duke 6 February 2014 08: 51
    And it’s good that we didn’t share all the information with the Americans. There would be a leak.
  12. Luger
    Luger 6 February 2014 08: 54
    The article is so-so, another vyser, a superficial analysis and no more or less analytical calculations, in fact reprinting of everything that has been walking from one media to another for half a year.
    I believe in our specials. service, I believe that everything will go calm.
    PS The only option is gnawing at the early bookmark, they knew about the Olympiad for a long time, there was a lot of time to prepare, and it was not necessarily Islamic radicals who could do it, there are enough well-wishers among "partners" (the terrorist act against Akhama Kadyrov comes to mind).
  13. Arbatov
    Arbatov 6 February 2014 09: 05
    The professionalism of the special services is extremely high, but mainly in matters of creating the appearance of work. Shaitans can act both brazenly and boldly. Therefore, IMHO, anything can happen. If nothing happens, I will only see the merit of the Lord God in this.
  14. ando_bor
    ando_bor 6 February 2014 09: 10
    It is 4 km from the Abkhaz border to the main stadium "Fisht", and to some other Olympic facilities it is even closer, the Olympic Park is practically on the border, but there is a river.
  15. 1c-inform-city
    1c-inform-city 6 February 2014 09: 48
    Quote: ando_bor
    It is 4 km from the Abkhaz border to the main stadium "Fisht", and to some other Olympic facilities it is even closer, the Olympic Park is practically on the border, but there is a river.

    At the same time, the width of the site is also small, and in addition, it’s realistically that the border is now probably pushed into the depths of Abkhazia and there are so many military men that they are simply in direct visibility from each other.
  16. Ilja 22
    Ilja 22 6 February 2014 10: 19
    Anything can be expected from the Wakhabis, especially in view of the recent events in Volgograd, but let's hope for the work of the special services, because they are not sitting still, they are fighting on an invisible front, and the number of "necessary organs" per sq. m. considerable
  17. Patriot23
    Patriot23 6 February 2014 10: 25
    The article is American nonsense, they, as always, escalate the situation and are afraid of everything, it is profitable for them to put our Olympiad in a bad light, I am more than sure that our special services have carried out good preventive work with the "bad guys" and nothing threatens us ... bully
  18. Zabelin
    Zabelin 6 February 2014 10: 26
    There are friends in Moscow, FSB officers, it’s true that he is retired, but there are no former ones ... I met them in mid-December, so that’s what they said over a glass of tea. Going into the problems of operative-search activity, and even more so undercover penetration into terrorist organizations, the leadership of the FSB (read - countries) most likely chose the path of least resistance in reducing threats, namely, a banal purchase of peace from the leaders of existing gangs. And the Volgograd explosions - a banal bargain to increase prices. In addition, the main contingent is 90 percent, the fans of the Russian team will be verified people from trusted organizations, such as Sberbank, Russian Railways and others ... Without condemning this form of solving the problem in any way, I still find it harmful and fraught.
    I want to wish my colleagues steadfastness, courage and professionalism.
    1. Magyar
      Magyar 6 February 2014 11: 55
      Do not write such nonsense anymore, it is disgusting to read. I do not consider entering into further discussions on this subject with you because of your complete incompetence in this matter, as well as your FSB officers invented by the inflamed imagination. Better take your medicine and rest.
    2. Galinanp
      Galinanp 6 February 2014 13: 07
      Zabelin UA Today, 10:26 AM
      You should at least read books about spies, that would make this nonsense more colorful.
      1. Zabelin
        Zabelin 6 February 2014 16: 41
        Still, peremptory rudeness is the main achievement of the Internet ....
  19. umeletz
    umeletz 6 February 2014 10: 37
    I am sincerely sorry that we, my friends, are discussing whether there can be a terrorist attack or not. Padded pig, not padded. The question is apparently why we generally think about the attacks. I personally advocate that special operations in Dagestan continue, so that all Wahhabi scum is not tried and destroyed in the bud. We, Russians, are afraid to live in OUR COUNTRY. This is really sad.
  20. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 6 February 2014 10: 59
    An analysis of the materials published by the world media shows that the West is intensively exaggerating "security problems" at the Sochi Olympics. EU channel Euronews shows the "dissatisfaction" of Western tourists with poor living conditions and accommodation in Sochi hotels. All this is aggravating the situation in the context of the struggle of the West with Russia. All this chatter is only in the hands of the enemies of Russia. Let our special services and the army deal with security issues at the Olympics. And we, having stopped chatting "about security problems at the Olympics," will root for our athletes.
  21. siberalt
    siberalt 6 February 2014 11: 35
    When an unmotivated resonance murder is committed, a showdown begins in the criminal environment. Because she does not need a total shmon. But, after all, someone needs hysteria about the attacks in the Olympic Sochi. Hysteria itself is no less harmful to the action itself. It would be interesting to find out from the author the statistics of terrorist attacks for at least the last ten Olympic games. Was there such a thing?
  22. Evkur
    Evkur 6 February 2014 12: 26
    Everything will go smoothly! Such babosy have tumbled down and heated so much that if something happens their heads will fly away, and no one wants to lose their heads.
    The only thing scares if somewhere there is a lot of "protection" then somewhere there is not enough of it, and no matter how it explodes where it is not enough!
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  24. 222222
    222222 6 February 2014 13: 12
    "Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the declaration of an" Olympic truce "for the duration of the Winter Olympics in Sochi
    On February 7-23 and March 7-16, 2014, the XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Winter Games will be held in the Russian Federation, Sochi, respectively.

    The Russian Federation, as the organizer and organizer of the Winter Olympics, urges participants in all armed conflicts, regardless of countries and continents, to declare an “Olympic truce” at this time. First of all, our appeal is addressed to the parties to the bloody conflict in Syria, which has a serious destabilizing effect not only on the situation in this country, but also in the region as a whole.

    Such a step would fully comply with the resolution of the UN General Assembly 6/2013, adopted on the initiative of Russia on November 68, 9, “Promoting peace and building a happier life on the planet through sports and the embodiment of Olympic ideals,” which calls on all Member States to comply with the Charter United Nations "Olympic Truce" individually and collectively. This resolution was adopted by consensus, and the number of its co-sponsors was 121 states.

    With a call for an "Olympic truce" addressed to all states UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

    The initiative of the president of the Socialist International, G. Papandreou, to declare a ceasefire and ceasefire on the eve and during the Winter Olympics in Sochi by all parties to the armed conflict in Syria is in the same vein.

    The conclusion of the "Olympic truce" by the participants in armed conflicts around the world is intended to open an opportunity to end bloodshed, suffering of civilians and launch a political process to overcome crises on the basis of the principles laid down in the Charter of the United Nations. "
    ..strong step ...
    1. Cpa
      Cpa 6 February 2014 21: 19
      Quote: 222222
      ..strong step ..

      Remember Ossetia 8.8.8, the USA did not embarrass the US Olympics, not to mention Georgia.
    2. Victor-M
      Victor-M 6 February 2014 21: 34
      Quote: 222222
      Conclusion of the Olympic Truce

      Try, explain this to the banderlog (this is not for you personally, but in general), he only understands the language of the rustle of "green waste paper".
  25. PiP
    PiP 6 February 2014 13: 16
    I don’t know what to say ... From the point of view of a sane person, to commit a terrorist attack at the venue of the Olympics, given the security measures, is complete nonsense. But when dealing with the mentally ill, I would not count on their sanity ... History knows examples of the implementation of the "impossible". And the point here is not even how they (terrorists) will be thought of, whether they will pay or not pay, the curators will get angry, etc. The actions of one dodger (events in the Moscow school confirm this) can confuse all analyzes and strategies (you can predict the behavior of a mass of people, but not one person). It would be reasonable on the part of the bandyuk to arrange some kind of trick aside (further away). In this regard, in the place of all citizens of the country, it is worth strengthening Vigilance (in the literal sense of the word), starting with things left in public transport and ending with suspicious individuals. In this case, it’s better - "pereb.z.d * t-than nedob.z.d * t" because the likelihood of terrorist attacks increases many times.
  26. Marconi41
    Marconi41 6 February 2014 14: 25
    a truce is certainly good, but will it be respected? examples of the mass. Well, at least 08.08.08.
  27. xomaNN
    xomaNN 6 February 2014 14: 26
    Well, that will be the full exam for the FSB and other security services. A lot of money has been invested in them, experience has been gained from previous operations. I hope that after the Olympics in 5 years they will let you know if anyone was intercepted wink Have a good sporting holiday, Russia!
  28. ko88
    ko88 6 February 2014 15: 11
    even a provocation will not pass, because everything is taken into a steel ring, since the year before last, in Sochi and the territories adjacent to it, it was difficult to get through, even to a simple layman.
  29. RPD
    RPD 6 February 2014 15: 46
    you can still consider up to a heap of "capture" by terrorists of some kind of far-shooting garbage on the territory of Georgia or Abkhazia and a stray, unintended fire raid across Sochi
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  31. slev
    slev 6 February 2014 15: 52
    I have been waiting for this Olympiad for six years, watching the construction sites, looking forward to the hockey battle Russia - Canada (NHL stops its championship! For the first time!). And now, here you are - now gay, now terrorists. How annoying "our Western partners" are. Instead of a holiday of sports, everyone is waiting for scandals and explosions. I hate the "free democratic press" stirring up this hysteria.
  32. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 6 February 2014 15: 57
    I dare to recall a well-known fact. No one has ever won a single conflict with a single defense. This path is the path to defeat. Reflection of the threat, reaction to the attack is death. Only the one who successfully attacks with strong defense wins! Beats ahead, crushes sources of potential threats, inflicts heavy blows on an unprepared enemy in unexpected places.
    Based on the logic of the winner, the most effective behavior will be ... conducting a massive attack on enemy bases during the Olympics! Who attacks us is not a secret. their resources will be diverted, the protection of bases is weakened, the support of the authorities is minimal (occupied by others), people from the authorities of the countries coordinating the attack on us will be as open as possible. The most correct would be to embed so that five years the ashes are not raked. Oh ...
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  34. demotivator
    demotivator 6 February 2014 16: 26
    Like the majority on this site, I sincerely wish success to our country, the organizer of the Olympics, its success and the victory of our team. Now about the possible risks, i.e. about what the author writes in the article, as well as about what he kept silent about.
    US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford announced his plans at the end of the month (that is, after the Olympics) to leave his post.
    And even before that, the US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul announced that he would leave his post after the Olympics and return home: “I'm sorry to leave Russia. I love my job very much". At the same time, no one fired him, His Excellency is returning for family reasons. From the announcement it should be understood that at the whim of the son. This McFaul post on LJ is entitled: “It's time, my friend, it's time!”
    Why is it that the American ambassadors are so irresistibly drawn to their homeland?
    By all indications, during the Olympics in Langley and the Pentagon, some kind of grandiose special operation was planned in Russia. In any case, so large-scale that I had to notify the ambassador in advance about it. As a former presidential aide for national security, Professor McFaul is well aware of the outcome of all major special operations.
    Let me remind you that the US Navy seals were spotted with strange backpacks at another sporting event - the Boston Marathon last year, where, according to official American reports, two Chechen brothers committed a terrorist attack. Now, according to official American reports, the ships and "seals" will be located in the eastern part of the Black Sea "as part of standard military planning to ensure security during the Olympic Games in Sochi." True, then the "seals" were cleaned out, as well as those who participated in the destruction of Bin Laden - their helicopter, "Panimash", crashed.
    It has also been reported that for the same purpose, agents of the FBI and / or another American agency were officially placed in Moscow and Sochi. Unofficially, Caucasians who fought on the US side in Syria, as well as other Caucasians and not only who received training in three “training manuals” for Al Qaeda in the territory of the US NATO ally Turkey, were also unofficially nominated.
    So, we all wish to survive this Olympics, which in itself is more expensive than gold, and to the audience, perhaps, the same. We wish the Kotiks early cancellation of the operation, because at the end of the operation all six hundred will be cleared. Obama has enough helicopters that can crash.
  35. alal
    alal 6 February 2014 16: 32
    Quote: Greenwood
    I hope by the Almighty you mean God, and not the well-known "toilet-in-the-toilet". For the latter did not really punish anyone.

    Fans of the urine-in-outhouse have cons. Offended. Bugaga
  36. alal
    alal 6 February 2014 16: 34
    Quote: Perch_1
    Or maybe bulk, the Germans will figure it out when they stand at the helm and destroy it. army?

    Bugaga. grew up. the army was destroyed by an untouchable stool, a corefan of an inset-knee, not?
    1. RPD
      RPD 6 February 2014 16: 52
      from the island basement brothel it is certainly more visible what is happening in the world
    2. Victor-M
      Victor-M 6 February 2014 21: 40
      Quote: alal
      Bugaga. grew up. the army was destroyed by an untouchable stool, a corefan of an inset-knee, not?

      Oh trolling wassat crawled out. Come on bz.di. laughing
  37. Sleeping
    Sleeping 6 February 2014 17: 15
    Do you have an English flag? Do you move the position of the "sowers of democracy"?
  38. Free Island
    Free Island 6 February 2014 17: 42
    Quote: Greenwood
    and terrorist attacks in the country occur with enviable regularity once every six months or a year.

    Do you know, "dear", how many terrorist attacks a year are PREVENTED ???? in the past 2013 alone, more than 500 terrorist attacks did not take place thanks to your objectionable wrecker in the toilet and the guys from the special services. You don't have to behave like a housewife and navigate life only by the zombie box and look at things only from one side. It's one-sided and unmanly. It is necessary to analyze it somehow - three terrorist attacks against 500 imperfect ones is still an indicator.
    1. Astana_KZ
      Astana_KZ 6 February 2014 19: 57
      This is understandable, the special services are working and most likely it is, they prevent many terrorist attacks while preserving civilian lives, but you understand that an ordinary person doesn’t care, he is only worried about his life and if there is a terrorist attack and someone dies he doesn’t care how many terrorist attacks were averted earlier, he only cares why the specialists didn’t work now
    2. Greenwood
      Greenwood 7 February 2014 05: 47
      But do you know, dear, that during the Soviet era there were resorts in the Caucasus, and people went there to stay there safely, and many lived there. And now we boast of several hundred prevented terrorist attacks. It is not necessary to conclude an agreement with the militants and fill up the Caucasus with no subsidies, but arrange purges and arrests in the region (Stalinist methods work well in the Caucasus, verified).
  39. delfinN
    delfinN 6 February 2014 18: 26
    Quote: Greenwood
    I hope by the Almighty you mean God, and not the well-known "toilet-in-the-toilet". For the latter did not really punish anyone.
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 7 February 2014 05: 54
      Not scary. I foresaw this development of events. It's just really funny when, in some other article, people cry that everything has been taken over by oligarchs, everything is ruined, wages are low, they are stealing all around, etc. etc., and these same people sing laudatory odes to Putin, call him the savior of the country, a lifter from his knees, etc., forgetting that no one knew Putin back in 98, he literally came out of nowhere and promoted him Yeltsin's associates Berezovsky, Sobchak, etc., that his first decree was a guarantee of immunity to Yeltsin, that he refused to revise the results of privatization, and, most importantly, everything that happens in the country is in his jurisdiction. And all the thieving ministers and "effective dough sawers" are appointed by them. Putin is completely and completely their person, he just competently works for his image, creating the image of a tough guy riding a car, flying in city fighters, diving in bathyscaphes, etc. And the people believe, the people are led to this bullshit. And the numerous disadvantages addressed to me confirm this. At the same time, legalized corruption continues to reign in the country. That is why I have never voted for Putin and I will not do so in the future.
      1. Snoop
        Snoop 8 February 2014 06: 01
        The tale of a good king and bad boyars works, s))
  40. Puffed up
    Puffed up 6 February 2014 19: 09
    And Putin then, and Putin then. With wild beasts that hugs and kisses. That climbed into the cage to the wild beast. Something terrible is happening to him now. Is it up to the head of state to climb cells with predatory creatures? Not humanly, not divine. The first person in the country should set an example. And if everything now begins to climb the cells? Here the wild animals will begin to expanse ...
    1. denn
      denn 6 February 2014 20: 52
      What class are you in? Such trolling is popular in the elementary grades. For an adult, lower down the plinth.
  41. delfinN
    delfinN 6 February 2014 19: 17
    Here you are, and in the cage.
  42. voliador
    voliador 6 February 2014 19: 23
    Under the pretext of assistance in terms of security and evacuation of their citizens, scramers want to get closer to Ukraine. Otherwise, why did they want to send purely warships for evacuation?
  43. demotivator
    demotivator 6 February 2014 20: 52
    Quote: voliador
    Under the pretext of assistance in terms of security and evacuation of their citizens, scramers want to get closer to Ukraine. Otherwise, why did they want to send purely warships for evacuation?

    It was only in Ancient Greece that the wars stopped for the time of the Olympiads, and since then a lot of water has flowed. Back in 2008, Dick Cheney showed that everything was exactly the opposite: the moment the Olympics began - the perfect time to start wars.
    Imagine: the Olympics opens on February 7 at 20:14, and a minute after that (at 18:15 Kiev time), stagnant Maidan militants begin to seize government buildings and overthrow Yanukovych. The working day is over, all state institutions and buildings are empty, everyone has already gone on the weekend (and many bosses have left for their estates in Europe) - there will be few injured (or as much as necessary).
    And you can agree with the leadership of the special services and the Ministry of Internal Affairs: they also need career growth. And most importantly, many of them probably either have estates and “pilgrimage centers” in Europe, for which they are held with an iron hand (this is not a causal place - you will not get out and you will not jump off), or they just dream about them. So it's a very possible scenario.
  44. jjj
    jjj 6 February 2014 21: 51
    Before and during the 80 Olympics in Moscow, all threats were averted. Our friends from the states were directly involved in nasty things. We remember this and we know what they are capable of. Then in Moscow I first tried "Fanta" and the Finnish cervelat. I bought Yugoslavian shoes, Hungarian terry cloth robe. He got drunk from the heart of Czech beer and "Ambassador" vodka. History, however.
    Of course, I'm worried about the safety of games at heart. Some chill does not leave. I’m trying to reassure myself that the guys have very high qualifications and vast practical experience. All Olympic infrastructure in Sochi is new and reserved. It will not work to poison water sources there. There are such and such systems. You can’t even imagine what insignificant concentrations are remotely captured in the air. All fans undergo naturalization by obtaining a special fan passport. The approaches are echeloned off. And it was not in vain that they drove television groups that tried in advance to photograph the approaches.
    Everything is already a foregone conclusion; everything has already begun. Lord, carry it!
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 7 February 2014 05: 57
      Yes there will be nothing. I would be much more worried about the readiness of Sochi facilities to accept games. And then the already settled journalists complain about the dirt in the rooms, the lack of water in the taps, idle elevators and illiterate posters in English. This is really a disgrace.
      1. Snoop
        Snoop 8 February 2014 06: 04
        And I was thinking more about whether this would affect us simple. In terms of salary. Alas. We have teachers with a delay in salaries with NG))) Advance was only given. Sorry they say all the grandmother to the Olympics. I looked on an Internet, it turns out that in other regions of the teacher’s finger, and the rest of the public sector.
  45. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 6 February 2014 22: 54
    To ensure safety at the Sochi Olympics, the Russian authorities purchased and installed the Israeli SafeCity system from NICE Technologies in Ra'anana. It allows to coordinate the actions of the police and special services in real time, collecting information from a large number of surveillance cameras and sensors. According to the newspaper "Haaretz", 1400 video cameras were installed in the area from Sochi to Adler and located 45 kilometers away from the ski slopes. They are monitored from 40 data processing stations. The system determines the level of terrorist threat and the likelihood of an emergency, and also offers tools for solving such problems if they arise. The Israeli company does not disclose how much this system cost the Russian authorities, but experts in this industry estimate it at an "eight-figure dollar amount." The SafeCity system is used by the police in Israel and other countries, in addition, it is installed in the metro in London and New York. The Sochi Games will be the first Olympics to use this system, but before that SafeCity had proven its worth at the 2010 British Commonwealth Games in India. Forbes, an American economic publication, has compiled a list of Israeli technologies that could be of great help. to the Russian organizers of the Olympic Games. The list includes Magal Security Systems, which produces "smart" fences and fences, FST21, which allows using cameras and databases to "weed out" suspicious people, BriefCam, which helped to find the Tsarnaevs, Boston terrorists, Aorato, which allows to track those who use fake documents and a number of other technological innovations.

    We will swear at trifles later. And by rolling, also have fun later. Today, the whole World is OBLIGED not to let the urroders disrupt the Olympics.
  46. sinukvl
    sinukvl 6 February 2014 23: 16
    Congratulations to all on the start of the Sochi Olympics. And I wish our Olympians neither fluff nor feather!
  47. delfinN
    delfinN 7 February 2014 05: 43
    Quote: sinukvl
    Congratulations to all on the start of the Sochi Olympics. And I wish our Olympians neither fluff nor feather!

    Good luck, of course! And you go to hell.
  48. Takashi
    Takashi 7 February 2014 08: 08
    by the way, for those who write that the Americans - "know nothing."

    Photos of NASA - the vicinity of Sochi. Why only in the red spectrum they have everything :(
  49. Cossack23
    Cossack23 7 February 2014 16: 27
    we like no one else can see and hear what happened and is happening in Sochi so that neither our team will fluff nor God forbid disgrace the whole WORLD.
  50. spirit
    spirit 7 February 2014 18: 13
    Threats for Sochi. Real risks and smoke screen

    do not look for enemies there))) they have long been there) and feel great) such a masterpiece will not explode)