2011 has come to an end and now we are in 2012, the year of the London Olympics. Alongside the reports of the various celebrations, ceremonies and final preparations taking place for the impending 2012 Olympics, it has been revealed that the SAS are building a top secret base on the River Thames, designed to combat potential terrorist attacks.
In the event of a terrorist attack being carried out during next year’s Olympics, the SAS are prepared to play a key role.
Not only will elite troops be ready to swoop via the River Thames, as a fleet of highly technical military inflatables are to be readily posed on the bank of the Thames in east London, but an SAS secret underground bunker has allegedly been developed as part of the major security operation.
Although the SAS have denied the reports of the development of an underground bunker, in order to, we assume if the reports are true, to keep it as top secret as possible. The SAS has been in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police in assisting them with a series of anti-terrorism exercises, in case atrocity should occur in the summer.
The security budget for the London Olympics 2012 is said to be huge and is the largest single security test the UK will have needed to implement in modern history. In order to meet the security measures to keep every aspect of the Games safe, an additional 360 Metropolitan Police officers are to be posted at the Olympic sites in London and Dorset.
The SAS secret underground bunker that is allegedly being built will be another precautionary approach in light of a terrorist attack.
“All scenarios are being anticipated,” said an SAS source to The Sun.
“London will be protected like never before and the message is clear: If anyone is fool enough to try and endanger the public at these Games they will be meet with the swiftest retribution by the best equipped troops of our most elite fighting units. It’s a huge mission and [this] reflects the gravity of it.”