- Posted January 2, 2014 by
Deer Park, Washington
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Sochi Olympics Warzone
The Sochi Olympics. We are sending athletes that have spent their entire lives training for this moment. Yet I have to wonder why would the Olympic Committee pick a city in the middle of a war zone. They could of picked many cities in Russia yet they pick one that is in what I call the :Russian Triangle.
First there is the Most Wanted Man in Russia "Dokka Umarov" He has vowed to stop the games and his hometown is just hours away from Sochi. Kharsenoy, Russia.
It just so happens that Kharsenoy is just a few hours away from Dagestan. If you remember this is where the Boston Bombers had a visit before their attack on Boston.
Then just a week ago in Volgograd 2 suicide bombers blew up a train station and a trolley. All of this within hours of Sochi. Sochi is in the midst of a warzone and countries around the world need to prepare the athletes going.
Have they been alerted that where they are going is probably one of the most dangerous places on the planet? Do we forget so fast the 11 Israeli hostages taken in Munich? Do we forget the Atlanta Bombing?
Countries around the world are sending athletes to a place that is just hours away from Armenia, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, etc. Yes some are further away but Sochi is like Al Quaeda Heaven.
Are we really sending Olympic heroes to a place where soldiers should be going? Do we so easily forget 9/11, Boston Bombing that tore legs off people? Or how about our own domestic terrorism because that is what Russia is. Russia is the Alfred P Murray Building (I hope I got that right) That was the Oklahoma City Bombing?
I think it is time to rethink these Olympics. These athletes are not going to Russia to put them in the war zone. They are suppose to entertain and win some great gold medals.
A suicide bomber could end so many dreams so fast and with the "Emir Of The Caucasus"Threatening to end these Olympics this should raise a huge red flag. I am posting a map to show the distance and why I call this "The Russian Triangle".