The 2012 London Olympics are just around the corner and to prepare for possible terrorist attacks the country’s Ministry of Defense is considering a plan that would place surface-to-air missiles on the rooftops of residential flats.
700 residents in an east London estate were told via leaflet this week that the “Higher Velocity Missile System” could be placed on a water tower located on top of the building.
At this time the ministry has not decided to use the system, however it is a definite possibility as London officials have promised to create a safe environment for athletes and visitors, going so far as to recall 3,500 MI5 agents to help provide security at the event.
In the meantime London residents are none to happy with the possibility of the system being used, as resident Brian Whelan tells the BBC firing the missiles:
“Would shower debris across the east end of London”.
Mr. Whelan also went on to claim that he witnessed soldiers carrying a crate into the building
According to a leaflet that was passed around to residents there will be 10 officers plus police present 24/7. It also states that Armed forces will be on location from May 2 through May 7 to perform a military exercise in preparation for the 2010 London Olympics.
If the surface-to-air system is approved residents will be forced to live in unison for soldiers for a period of two months this summer, their “operational deployment” time according to the leaflet.
The location in question has been chosen because of its close proximity to Olympic Park and excellent view of surrounding areas where attacks could potentially occur. The building also has a flat located on its roof which would make the perfect base of operation for soliders.