Our aggressive interventions have made us so fearful of reprisals that it is deemed necessary to employ 13,500 military personnel to provide security for Games:
- Royal Marines will be based on HMS Ocean, just off Greenwich.
- snipers in helicopters
- rapier air-defence missiles on high alert
- fighter jets ready to take off close to the Olympic site
- air force jets shifted to RAF Northolt to be closer to London
The Telegraph also reports that the total number of people involved in the security operation has been increased to 41,700, forcing a rapid escalation in the total security budget to beyond £1 billion.