Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NHL monitoring security in Sochi

From where I sit it looks like the NHL is keeping a careful eye on security in Sochi...

I really don't blame them. Honestly, it's a scary situation. I really don't think there will be an attack, but that doesn't mean terrorist groups aren't taking advantage of the situation to at least get some publicity. Even the perceived threat of terrorist action has the sporting world keeping a careful eye on the security measures in Russia. Several groups have made threats against athletes, all that serves to do is bring more attention. On the plus side, apparently Sochi is a 'gay free' zone, at least according to the mayor. I sincerely doubt even a city that small (under 350,000) doesn't have any homosexual people. Even if he's right, there will be soon. The US delegation will see to that just by itself. That doesn't cover up the fact that after the game are over, international focus will shift away from Russia and on to more pressing issues. Meaning, state condoned persecution will resume. That's almost as scary as the threats of terrorism.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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