The Dark Side of the London Olympics (Part 4/4)

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IAN R CRANE: London getting the Olympics wasn't exactly a
great shock to me.
Of course, London partied very hard, and we were still
partying the following morning when, of course, we heard the
London bombings.
And this really set the scene for everything that has
unfolded and has continued to unfold as we speak.
I had felt for some time that London was going to be the
focus of a number of events around about this particular
period of time.
Let's not ignore completely the Mayan calendar.
2012 was always going to be a significant year.
The symbolism associated with the London
Olympics is not random.
The London Olympics logo is certainly very interesting.
I really didn't know what I was necessarily looking to
find, and then it jumped out at me.
I mean it literally was a case of oh my God.
That's when, for me, it became the Zion Olympics.
The London 2012 Olympics are going to be the most heavily
securitized event in history.
Anti-aircraft missiles will be located on an apartment block
in East London.
There's going to be a device installed on a barge on the
Thames which has the capacity to disable crowds of people
through sonic waves.
And of course all this is on top of a helicopter carrier in
the Thames.
49,000 military personnel will be mingling with the athletes
and with spectators at the Olympic events.
There's going to be an 11-mile perimeter around the Olympic
area in London.
And literally the whole area could be sealed off in a
heartbeat, and then effectively it becomes a
concentration camp.
What's going on right now literally is a
game of global monopoly.
And the London Olympics are a very, very
important part of this.
This is a document that came into the
public domain in 1967.
One of the observations or comments they make in this
report is that if there was the threat of an alien
invasion, it would very quickly draw all the nation
states together under the guise of a global government.
On the basis that you can't rely on the extraterrestrials
to turn up on cue, you'd have to stage it.
It's my opinion that the London Olympics are going to
be used to stage an event of such enormity it will give
them the springboard to introduce their one world
This is a point of humanity's evolution which
is absolutely crucial.

MALE SPEAKER: We all know why we're here.
We don't want missiles in residential areas.
We do not want the militarization of our
BRIAN WHELAN: We've seen the biggest mobilization of troops
in the UK since the end of World War II.
None of this is normal.
And I think what is normal is to come out like people did
today and say no, you're bloody not.
My name is Brian Whelan.
I'm a journalist currently living in Bow Quarter, who
initially made a lot of noise about the sighting of missiles
above my apartment.
And for my sins, I'm now being forced to leave my apartment.
It's quite a complicated affair, but let's just say
that I'm leaving five days before the opening ceremony of
the Olympics, so the timing is really suspicious.
It also means now I can't be party to a legal challenge
against the MOD.
So essentially the Olympics has left me without
somewhere to live.
That's the position I'm in now.
I spoke out, and there's consequences to when you speak
out and try and ruin the fun of a really
big event like this.

ANDREW PLENTY: For the Olympics, we'll be
anti-Maritime and air threat security.
So we'll be supporting the police in their job in
securing a safe and secure Olympic games.
So our main role will be the stop of any threat that comes
from the air or from the maritime environment.
There's no reason for anyone to feel any increased feeling
of threat just because we're here.
We're here to deter any threats.
Obviously the Olympic games is a global event, and any
country would put in place the measures that would ensure a
safe event occurs.
So I don't think they've got any reason to feel more scared
at all, and I think that's the key.
TOMMY SWIPE: I'm not afraid of the Army or the police who's
going to be at the Olympics.
Don't bother me.

The Olympics, what is a multimillion, billion pound
event coming to London.
South London, East London, Hackney, is going to be a
great money spinner for all of us underworld criminals.
TONY SALES: I think the Olympics are probably the
biggest opportunity for fraudsters and all types of
criminals that we've probably seen in the recent years.
In Hackney, it's one of the biggest crime places in
London, it's going to create an absolute multitude of all
different crimes.
TOMMY SWIPE: My name is Tommy Swipe, and
I'm a full-time swiper.
Been involved in criminal activity all my life, since
the age of 15.
Allegations of selling cocaine, firearms, Section 18
with intent that could cause grievous bodily harm, three
assaults on police officers.
There's loads-- it goes on and on.
TONY SALES: The most popular crime at the Olympics could
possibly be the RFID reader.
You can just gain the information just by simply
running it over any type of RFID card.
So that might be an oyster card or a PayPass card that we
see with the little white wave lines in the corner.
You could then convert that with the software that's
available to get the 16-digit number that's on the
front of each card.
TOMMY SWIPE: Through the Olympics, I just find it an
easy target to use the scanner to go around.
Easy to pickpocket people's numbers.
Sometimes I go out on me own and do it, and I just walk
close to people and just-- it's not really that I really
get a target really.
I just walk past someone, as soon as it picks up their
numbers there it is.
Bingo, isn't it?
Liking walking into the shop, buying a penny sweet.
TONY SALES: This is how easy it is to gain the information
on the card.

That's it, we've got the information as simple as that.
TOMMY SWIPE: I'm a space-age Fagan, you could say that.

At the Olympics I can make up to thousands a day just for a
few hour's work.
A few hundred quid, just one hour.
The longer you're out, the better it is.
FREDDIE: Hi, I'm Freddie.
We here in Scarborough shooting Chariots of Jizz for
the Television X Olympics special.

I just like the whole Olympic ethos.
Even though it has become more and more commercialized and
more professional, I still think it's the greatest show
on Earth, really.
Some people say they watch us just to see the funny bits,
rather than to watch any of the sex.
So we like that, that's good.

HONESTY: The scene we're shooting today was in the
equipment room.
And the guys come in to put their equipment away.
And I'm in there as an athlete, possibly typing my
shoelaces, and we just sort of go from there really.
HONESTY: Hello, boys.
Have you been training?
FREDDIE: Some of the athletes that have performed at the
Olympic games in previous years had said that as soon as
they finished their events, all the athletes from that
particular event would have a big party and that often ended
up in a bit of a sex orgy.
MALE SPEAKER: Oh, that's good.
Oh, you naughty girl.
Look at that.
MALE SPEAKER: Got about half an hour.
Another 10 minutes maybe, and that's it.

FREDDIE: Team GB from Freddie, bring back all the medals.

MALE SPEAKER: This whole business has been positive on
the idea of creating a heritage or a legacy, and
that's getting it the wrong way round.
Nobody can say what the future will be.
The thing you have to work on is the present.
MALE SPEAKER: You can't set out to create legacy.
Legacy is what happens.
And you can't just say look, I've just
made some legacy here.
Only history will tell, but my suspicion is we're going to
have a lot of rather large, rather useless, rather empty
buildings left in Stratford.
FEMALE SPEAKER: Look where Athens is now.
I'm not saying that the games bankrupted an entire country,
but they certainly didn't help.
Britain's not exactly in such a great position either.
MALE SPEAKER: Are the Olympics an opportunity or a threat?
They're a great opportunity for thieving.
But the thieving seems to be mostly carried out by those in
charge of running the Olympics.
IAN R CRANE: I hope from the bottom of my heart that the
games goes off without a hitch.
If anything does occur, I would say that don't take any
the news reports at face value.
MALE SPEAKER: The government's got good ideas, but the
execution's not there.
MALE SPEAKER: I think, generally speaking, this is
just going to be a sporting event.
Obviously, my biggest concern, as somebody who lives and
works in this borough, is about people who live here.
FEMALE SPEAKER: There was a lot of propaganda about how it
was going to bring regeneration, how they're
promising legacy benefits, and so on.
But that is not what's happened at all.
It seems to benefit only corporations, and it's taken
over our green spaces.
FEMALE SPEAKER: My feelings are they want Stratford city
to be the up and coming place to be.
And they don't want the likes of us, working-class people,
in Stratford.
No, they just want professional people here--
money people.
FEMALE SPEAKER: Ultimately, it does boil down to thousands
upon thousands of little individual lives that are now
forever changed for three weeks of a brand-fest.
MALE SPEAKER: Same reason why I didn't get tickets.
But I can just watch it on TV anyway.