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Security concerns in Sochi

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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp=54174955?&from=en-us_msnhp&snid=18424824?ocid=msnhp#54174955

    I have frankly been worried about how security will be handled in Sochi. The Russians believe that they are strong and that they will
    be just fine. The international stage brings all of the worlds attention and it is almost an opportunity for those who want to do something
    bold and make a loud statement. The US has told our athletes to not wear the US team clothing into public after the opening ceremonies
    to avoid being a target. Some say the US aren't likely to be targets, that Russia has more to worry about with recent confrontations.
    Either way, it's not long now. We'll see how everything is handled and what - if anything - develops.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/19/world/europe/russia-putin-sochi/index.html

    Additional information - 2 weeks away.
    US may offer bomb detection devices. US technology won't be handed over. I think our involvement in such a volatile area is definitely a mistake.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Why not just send our troops in and protect everyone? We do it everywhere else. God is on our side so how can we lose (or be wrong)?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: Why not just send our troops in and protect everyone? We do it everywhere else. God is on our side so how can we lose (or be wrong)?
    This country hipes up everything; if I was a Russian, I would say; get out of my bussiness;again the US loves to meddle, because we know everything better and love to have our troops with all their badges and stickers show off in Russia. Sick indeed. I doubt if anything will happen that either the Russians have failed or we were in the wrong place at the wrong time; so then we will start pointing fingers again like Tripoli. Thus if we leave it up to the Russians then you can blame them not us. So stay out of it !!! Even the marine ships which we sent there, I consider an insult against Russia; (probably NSA people on board!!)
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    NSA people on board? Maybe. Navy Seals and helicopters on board? Definitely.

    We have seen that president Obama is just as much of a warmongerer as President Bush, so what did you expect?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jamesn Wrote: NSA people on board? Maybe. Navy Seals and helicopters on board? Definitely.

    We have seen that president Obama is just as much of a warmongerer as President Bush, so what did you expect?
    In this case it is not warmongering, but pure arrogance, i.e. only the US can only protect this whole world. Wow, I guess that is why we have the most murders in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Other Party
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    No the USA is nowhere near the most murders in the western hemisphere, we're not even number one in North America either by total number of murders or rate of murder per population.

    Look at Honduras, El Salvador, or even the fast growing murder rate of Venezuela if you want to see a high murder rate. In North America Mexico tops us and it's not even close.

    Sure it's warmongering AND pure arrogance, remember last summer when the president wanted to bomb Syria? I was glad to see Bush go so that we could be a peaceful country again, but we haven't changed.