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January 9, 2012

LONDON (AP) — U.K. police managed to smuggle a fake bomb into Olympic Park in a security test, overshadowing a special U.K. Cabinet meeting held at the park Monday marking 200 days until the Summer Games begin.
The Olympic Delivery Authority declined to comment directly on whether a fake bomb was involved in last year’s failed test, but said “testing is standard practice” in all major security operations.

“Such tests have a key role in developing our capability to ensure that London 2012 is safe and secure and that we are best prepared to detect potential threats before and during the Games,” the statement said Sunday. “Members of the public with tickets should be reassured that such exercises are being staged to ensure their safety, our number one priority.”

Olympic security experts downplayed the significance of the test, arguing that such tests are routine and conducted by experts trained at exposing vulnerabilities.

Peter Fussey, author of “Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City,” which looks at the London 2012 games, said the only thing that was unusual was that the public heard about it.

January 8, 2011

The United States government funded the research of the scientists in the Netherlands who created a mutated form of the H5N1 flu that could, if released, literally destroy humanity.

The research and experiments have lead to an intense debate with supporters (mad scientists?) wanting to release the recipe and detractors worried that doing such a thing could lead to the virus being introduced into the population which in turn could end the world as we know it.

Scientists and officials have claimed that the reason they purposely genetically altered the virus to become more contagious is to be able to further research the virus and possibly come up with a way to fight it.

In reality we do not actually know if this virus will ever mutate to the strength that the weaponized version has obtained and the idea that we should actually create the pandemic scenario and put it in the hands of people who want to release it to the public just in case it ever happens seems behind ridiculous and highly suspicious.

A recently released New York Times article outlined the fact that the U.S. government funded the research which led to the weaponized version of H5N1.

“You are not going to believe this one,” he told Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. “I think we have an airborne H5N1 virus.”

The news, delivered one afternoon last July, was chilling. It meant that Dr. Fouchier’s research group had taken one of the most dangerous flu viruses ever known and made it even more dangerous – by tweaking it genetically to make it more contagious.

What shocked the researchers was how easy it had been, Dr. Fouchier said. Just a few mutations was all it took to make the virus go airborne.

The discovery has led advisers to the United States government, which paid for the research, to urge that the details be kept secret and not published in scientific journals to prevent the work from being replicated by terrorists, hostile governments or rogue scientists.

Considering the fact that the U.S. government has already has drawn up martial law type pandemic preparedness plans to be used against the America people in the event of a pandemic, be it lab created or natural, the American people must remain vigilant to the possibility that a pandemic could be on the horizon.