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Commonwealth Games
« on: September 25, 2010, 02:45:08 PM »
This is how far Canada has fallen from it's position of world respect. India is blackmailing the commonwealth countries. I'm shocked we are not boycotting them.

CNN has documented proof of India using child labour for the Games.

India threatens countries with economic losses

Van Loan doesn't want to skuttle that Free Trade Agreement. Disgusting.
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Re: Commonwealth Games
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 10:40:44 AM »
The predictability is so loathsome.

Terrists plan to kill athletes/fans

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Reports emerging from Australia suggest a number of countries are   worried but will not upgrade travel warnings for fear of angering India.

Canadian athletes arriving today and Monday

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Re: Commonwealth Games
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 10:57:31 AM »
"Security sources..."

"Reports emerging..."

"One source said..."

"The warnings came..."

Not a single named source.

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Re: Commonwealth Games
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 11:59:23 AM »
Indeed pogge, but it just feels inevitable, don't it? Fingers crossed those athletes are kept safe. The Guardian cites the UK-based firm Control Risks as saying the cops are spread too thin
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Re: Commonwealth Games
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2010, 12:16:23 PM »
That Observer piece is better all around. Certainly due diligence is required. But the first article took some anonymous comments and used them in support of the most extreme headline it could come up with. And in fact what Control Risks is suggesting is that too many resources may have been diverted to securing the site of the games itself and left other targets undefended -- as if the people running security for the games listened to the same sources as the reporter for the Daily Express without considering the possibility that strategic leaks could be used to distract law enforcement from the terrorists' true intentions.

 

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