How many times I did not run to and fro Tooting Bec tube station and Wandsworth, were I got to live after my nice but to expensive days in Chiswick, where the milkman thought he could charge those who were living in the area of the artists as much as he would like, because they had no time to notice it. I had to play my games on a totally different field.
Former England footballer and animal lover Michael Owen carried the Olympic Flame at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Tennis ace and British number one Andy Murray carried the Flame on to Centre Court at the Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to be taken over by US star Venus Williams.
Other Torchbearers included Doreen Lawrence, 59, who founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, an education charity committed to helping disadvantaged young people, in memory of her son Stephen, and internationally acclaimed actor Sir Patrick Stewart, known for his stage work and leading contemporary film roles.
The evening celebration took place on Tooting Bec Common, where the final Torchbearer of the day Tim Henman lighted the cauldron. Entertainment was provided by band Rizzle Kicks, and featured a street performance from dance act Twist and Pulse.
We are coming closer to the opening day of the games which should promote solidarity, sportiveness, togetherness, brotherhood, and international peacefulness. But those games of peace have often been the target of terrorists and people who are not so much interested in a united world.
It is already 40 years ago the world got chocked with the Munich massacre, when Palestinian gunmen killed 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Games. Complaining that the Olympic movement is still ignoring their pain, Israelis marked the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre on Sunday with a modest service in the atrium of a London apartment block. Prayers were read for the 11 murdered Israelis, wreaths were laid for them and a plaque unveiled about four miles (six kilometers) from the Olympic Stadium.
However, there will be no minute of silence for them at Friday’s opening ceremony.
“The International Olympic Committee have a moral commitment to commemorate the 11 athletes, coaches and referees,” Israeli Olympic Committee secretary general Efraim Zinger said. “Not because they were Israelis, but because they were Olympians and were murdered during the Olympic Games.
But the Belgian Jacques Rogge as IOC President reiterated Saturday that the opening ceremony was not an appropriate arena to remember the dead despite pressure from politicians in the United States, Israel and Germany. IOC President Jacques Rogge reiterated Saturday that the opening ceremony was not an appropriate arena to remember the dead despite pressure from politicians in the United States, Israel and Germany.
Ankie Spitzer, whose husband Andre was one of the athletes massacred in the Munich Games n 1972, told the European Jewish Press that Jacques Rogge, president of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, told her that his “hands were tied” by the admission of 46 Arab and Muslim members to the International Olympic Committee. She replied, “My husband’s hands were tied, not yours.”
Not only the death of many Israeli sporters would be in the mind of the People of Israel on the Opening night.
Sundown Friday 27th July marks also the date when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE and by the by the Romans in 70 CE. On the Hebrew calendar it is the 9th Av. Not only for Jews is that an important occasions. Christians also should remember the writings in the Holy Scriptures where it is written we shall not only to face the fall of Jerusalem, than a diminishing of the People of God (Holocaust), then the rise of Israel again (1948) , followed by the beginning of the war in the Two Streams Land (Euprhrate and Tigris; Iran and Iraq) and then would begin the signs of the end times (more earthquakes, religions getting against each other, children going against their parents, a foul way of life.) We all should be aware of the spoken of third and final destruction coming.
Some people wonder if the third and last destruction could come on the same date as the previous two? We don’t know. But we do know a third destruction is coming and it will see the return of the rightful King of Jerusalem – Jesus Christ… So for believers it is a point to look out for, and to be prepared for because the third world-war, according the Holy Scriptures would be a terrible one.
Part of the mentioned End Times signs would be the position the world would love to take to symbols, heathen signs, entertainment and a way of life without boundaries.
We can only hope that the Olympics, which run until Aug. 12, shall only be remembered for sporting endeavours and that athletes of all faiths would be able to “unite in a city that unites the world.”
But many signs can’t go unnoticed.
According to the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Wednesday the Olympic committee in charge of the London event has formed a special team, consisting of politicians, diplomats, security officials and organizing committee personnel, to prepare for the contingency. The security team is taking care everything can go smoothly and when something terrible happens that can be reacted swiftly and appropriate.
They are preparing themselves for terrorist attacks but also for the possibility of an earthquake and strangely enough also for a volcanic eruption (?!?).
Heaving in their head the previous Olympic games and the Russian action taking then, when all eyes were deviated to the games, by the Russians beginning the 2008 South Ossetia war, as Georgia and Russia launched a major offensive inside the separatist region of South Ossetia after days of border skirmishes between the two sides.
There is a lot of tumult going on in the Middle East and some there do find the scrambled, jagged figures within the logo don’t form ’2012′, but rather the word ‘Zion’, which can give a wrong signal to the world. The “2′s” look like “Z’s”, and if you reassemble the numbers and the dot, the word “Zion” can easily be arranged. What does Zion mean? Critics of Zionism consider it a colonialist, racist, and anti-Semitic movement.
The Christian world, and other people should recognise several symbols which are used, and not always for no reason, just the opposite I would think.
The internet is one of those places were you shall be able to find a lot of discussions about potential ”illuminati symbolism” plastered throughout London. Free Masonry and elite’s favorite symbols as the All seeing eye, Torch, Pyramid & Obelisk symbolism.
Many also believe that the Illuminati are behind a lot of global events, such as the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and other tragedies.
The 2012 London Olympic games are certainly a prime target for a terrorist attack. There will be millions of athletes and fans from all different countries, all gathered into one central location to compete. Security has been on high alert all throughout the preliminary stages, and will continue to be a concern as the games commence. A 50,000-plus security force that includes police, the army and private contractors as 7000 security guards of G4S, one of the world’s largest private security firms, plus all personnel working on the sites, but also on premisses in the whole area of London shall be alert.
On July 12, the British ministry of defence announced that an additional 3,500 troops would need to step in and help guard Olympic venues, bringing the total number of armed forces staff for the games to 17,000, compared with the 9,500 troops Britain has in Afghanistan.
The security arsenal also includes RAF Typhoon combat jets, surface-to-air missiles on rooftops and an aircraft carrier on the River Thames.
A serious security alert has already hit the Olympic Park, with reports of a terror suspect repeatedly visiting the venue between April and May, in breach of a ban imposed by the Home Secretary, The Telegraph revealed on July 7.
Soldiers are now operating the X-ray scanners and metal detectors at the International Media Centre and men and women in fatigues are everywhere around the Games site.
Add to this the 5000-volt electrified fence (17.5 kilometres) that surrounds the Olympic Park, the ever-growing reach of the closed-circuit TV cameras that constantly watch over Britain’s capital, and the plans to put as many as six surface-to-air missile batteries atop downtown buildings, and it is hard not to think of London right now as a city under siege.
“We have got the numbers, courtesy of the military and our police services. We have got the numbers to make sure that this is a safe and secure games.” said Sebastian Coe, the head of the London Olympic organizing committee.
The London Olympic Committee describes the Games as akin to staging nearly 50 world championship sporting events at the same time.
Organizers are trying to accommodate nearly 15,000 athletes and 21,000 journalists while coordinating an army of 6,000 staff and 70,000 volunteers.
On top of this, the British government has put a special team of diplomats and protocol experts in place in case heads of state, such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin, decide to show up at the last minute; or in the event there is a need for secret, high-level negotiations among some of those in attendance.
The public is already worried, as many people have already noticed some glaring Illuminati symbolism all over London.
Organisers of the Olympics hit back on Sunday at cynics after weeks of negative headlines, saying criticism over planning mistakes and costs were being outweighed by a surge in public excitement as the gala opening ceremony nears.
Britain’s famously caustic media, which have highlighted security and transport problems before the July 27-Aug. 12 Games, also seemed to adopt a more positive stance as thousands turned out to cheer the Olympic torch relay through London.
“I think possibly what we’re going through as a nation, as a city is that necessary, pre-curtain-up moment of psychological self-depression before the excitement begins on Friday when the curtain goes up,” London Mayor Boris Johnson told the BBC.
The real security test comes during the next three weeks. Will any bombs go off? Will all athletes and spectators be safe? Will protests cause major disruptions? Was London, a high-profile target for terrorism, a bad choice for this globally-watched series of sporting events?
For one Olympic team, security problems began before they had even left home, with the president of Libya’s Olympic Committee Nabil Elalem taken from his car by gunmen in Tripoli last week, before being freed on Sunday.
A colleague said he may still make it to the Games.
Pope Benedict, speaking during his regular Sunday address, said he hoped the London Games – the first in the British capital since 1948 – would foster world peace.
“I pray that, in the spirit of the Olympic truce, the goodwill generated by this international sporting event may bear fruit, promoting peace and reconciliation throughout the world.”
That is also something we can hope and pray for.
Media and people shall have lots to speak about.
Enjoy the games from wherever you may follow them.
- Olympics 2012 and the date Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians
- The 2012 London Olympics & Illuminati Symbolism (zazenlife.com)
The belief is that these powerful elite create false flag events to sway public belief into believing false truths. Once they have the people on their side, it is a lot easier to carry out their agenda of global domination in ways that might not seem obvious at the time, but have potential extreme long-term consequences.The 2012 London Olympic games are certainly a prime target for a terrorist attack. There will be millions of athletes and fans from all different countries, all gathered into one central location to compete. Security has been on high alert all throughout the preliminary stages, and will continue to be a concern as the games commence. The public is already worried, as many people have already noticed some glaring Illuminati symbolism all over London.
- Illuminati symbolism
- The super security at the London Games
- Game On: The London Olympic Security Teams Can Still Go for the Silver (Lining)
- Olympic ‘terror visas’ racket Pakistan passport gang is smashed
The Sun secretly filmed Mr Chodhary as he explained how easy it was to get into the Olympic Village by masquerading as a member of the athletes’ support team.
- WRAPUP 2-Olympics-Games chiefs hit back at cynics as excitement mounts (Reuters)
- Olympics’ most wanted: Terror police fear suspect hunted after Bulgarian bus bomb could be on his way to London 2012
A terrorist believed to have been involved in a horrific suicide bomb attack in Bulgaria last week has emerged as one of the biggest security threats to the Olympics.
The man is thought to be carrying a U.S. passport under the name of David Jefferson and fled following the attack which killed six people last Wednesday in the resort of Burgas.
He has emerged as a top target for Israeli security agents who fear their athletes will be attacked by an Iranian terror squad operating in Europe.
- If you are coming to a London 2012 sports event or ceremony, please bring as little as possible with you. You’ll need to go through security checks when you arrive at a venue, and the more you bring, the longer it will take you to go through security.
There are strict rules on what can be brought into venues. In most cases you can bring one medium-sized soft-sided bag into venues – this should fit under your seat or in your lap. If you’re attending a Football event, we strongly suggest you do not bring a bag – if you do, your entry will be delayed and you may miss your event.
Be aware that it is a criminal offence to carry weapons such as knives and guns in the UK. Unlike some other European countries it is also illegal to carry CS spray.
Read more: Safety at the games
- Chief Rabbi’s prayer for victims of Munich Olympic massacre (thejc.com)
The chief rabbi has issued a prayer to be read on the first Shabbat of the Olympic Games in memory of the victims of the 1972 Munich massacre.
Despite a petition signed by more than 99,000 people around the world, the International Olympic Committee has refused to hold a minute’s silence to honour the 11 dead Israeli athletes.
But synagogues around Britain will be holding their own services next Shabbat – the day before the ninth of Av, one of the most sombre days in the Jewish calendar – to mark the 40th anniversary.
- Obama ‘absolutely’ supports Olympic moment of silence for Israeli victims of 1972 massacre (timesofisrael.com)
US President Barack Obama “absolutely” supports a moment of silence at next week’s London Olympics to mark the 40th anniversary of the massacre of Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Munich Olympics, according to a White House official.
- Belgium calls for Olympic ceremony to commemorate Munich massacre (timesofisrael.com)
In a letter this week to Joods Actueel, Belgium’s main Jewish publication, the sports minister of the Flemish region, Philippe Muyters, wrote that “I am sympathetic to the proposal that IOC president Jacques Rogge should hold a commemorative ceremony during the 2012 Olympics in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes who, along with a German police officer, were killed during a hijacking.”
Muyters added that “one does not need to take a stand on the Israeli-Palestinian question to find the events of September 1972 heinous.”
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has also spoken in favor of holding the ceremony, along with American and Canadian lawmakers and Israel’s Foreign Ministry.
- Olympic Committee On Munich Moment of Silence Refusal: ‘Muslims Tied Our Hands’ (frontpagemag.com)
the International Olympic Committee has reconfirmed its message to the world. Jewish blood doesn’t matter –we will not do what’s right because we are afraid of upsetting anti-Semites in the Muslim world.
- Olympics, mark dark day in Munich (cnn.com)
The Olympic Games have always featured an awkward mix of high ideals and crass, even brutal, political calculation. The Games have provided countless moments of inspiration, not only about personal achievement but, more importantly, about breaking down the barriers that push apart countries and individuals.The Olympics, however, have also reminded us how far human beings can stray from those ideals.
- London 2012 Olympics: IOC rejects silence for Munich victims (guardian.co.uk)
The request, in support of a campaign by two widows of victims of the Munich attack, was sent last month by the Israeli deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon. A minute’s silence, he wrote, would “send a clear message that we must not forget the terrible events of Munich 40 years ago so they will not be repeated”.
The IOC’s response was “a polite but very clear rejection”, said Yigal Palmor, a spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry.
- Muslims Barred IOC from Honoring Murdered Israelis (israelnationalnews.com)
Spitzer called the Olympics “a corrupt organization, led by greed rather than the Olympic spirit.” She added, “The IOC’s refusal is pure discrimination – greed and anti-Semitism.”
- Ankie Spitzer’s 40-year-old quest for Olympic justice (timesofisrael.com)
On September 6, 1972, at eight in the morning, Ankie Spitzer stood at the foot of the stairs and watched the trickling current of blood. The man by her side put a hand out and said, ‘Don’t go up there.’ But Spitzer, the Dutch-born wife of Israel’s Olympic fencing coach, who had given birth to their first daughter only three weeks earlier, wanted to see where her husband Andrei had spent his last hours on earth.
She walked up the stairs, alone, and looked into the dormitory room in the Olympic Village. This was where the athletes had been held. This was where Yossef Romano, an Israeli weightlifter, had been executed, his body brutalized as a warning.
Ankie Spitzer (right), meets with Andrea Faulkner (left), the Australian ambassador to Israel, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Elana Romano on July 3. Australia is urging the International Olympic Committee for a moment of silence at the 2012 London Olympics remembering the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches who were murdered at the Olympics ’72. (Photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
- 40 years later Muslim countries won’t honor those slain by “Religion of Peace” (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
During the crisis, King Hussein of Jordan was the only leader of an Arab country to publicly denounce the Olympic attack, calling it a “savage crime against civilization… perpetrated by sick minds.” Forty years later and not one of the Arab countries participating in the Games will offer one minute of silence for the horrendous murders? Speaks volumes to the true beliefs of these countries and their “religion of peace.”
- Letter: Munich massacre and a call for a minute’s silence (guardian.co.uk)
- Munich widow: IOC head said Arab/Muslim nations stopping minute of silence (ifaynsh.wordpress.com)
- Time to listen to call for Munich silence (thejc.com)
- London braces for Israeli strike on Iran during 2012 Games (timesofisrael.com)
- IOC officially rejects moment of silence for Munich 11 (jta.org)
- ISRAELI PARLIAMENT MEMBER RIPS UP NEW TESTAMENT: Calls book “abominable,” even though it was largely written by Jews. (flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com)
- Tories join call for Munich massacre tribute (news.nationalpost.com)
- Munich memorial planned for Olympic Shabbat (thejc.com)
- British MP calls for discussion on Munich memorial ceremony (ejpress.org)
- Av/Hey (workofheartandsoul.wordpress.com)
9 Av – (133 CE) – Fall of Betar
- Betar, the last stronghold of the Bar Kochba rebellion, fell to the Romans on the 9th of Av of the Hebrew year 3893 (133 CE) after a three-year siege. 580,000 Jews are said to have died by either starvation or the sword, including Bar Kochba, the leader of the rebellion.
- London’s Jews prepare for the Olympics with Munich massacre in mind (timesofisrael.com)
For one of the organizations, Maccabi GB, which runs sports programming for the Jewish community, the Olympics has been “a springboard to get people involved. At every opportunity we’ve linked to the Olympics,” said project manager Jessica Overlander-Kaye.
Maccabi GB worked with more than 15 Jewish organizations on more than 30 events, ranging from talks about the roles of Jews in sport to Olympics-themed sports days in Jewish schools, and liaising with students who want to write good luck cards to the Israeli delegation. An annual community Fun Run was expanded this year to reach 2,000 people, including British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
- Chief Rabbi’s prayer for Munich victims (thejc.com)
The full text of the memorial prayer composed by the Chief rabbi to mark th 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre.
- General Conspiracies – Re: Neo-Nazis aided Palestinians in Munich Olympics massacre (disclose.tv)
‘Neo-Nazis aided Munich Olympics massacre’
Der Spiegel reports Neo-Nazis provides weapons, fake passports to Black September Palestinian terrorists who murdered Israeli athletes in 1972
- Obama supports moment of silence for Israeli victims of Munich Olympics massacre (haaretz.com)
Shaul Ladani first knew that something was not right when he peered out the door of his room in the Munich Olympic village and saw four uniformed guards talking to a dark-skinned man who was refusing their request to bring medical aid.
- The Munich Massacre a survivor remembers, 40 years later (sacbee.com)
- VIDEO: ‘I survived Munich Olympic massacre’ (bbc.co.uk)
Among the Israeli athletes who survived the attack was Shaul Ladany – a world champion race walker who had already survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps.
Now at 76 he celebrates life by walking his own age in kilometres every year.
Kevin Connolly met him in Jerusalem.
- Olympic flame to drop into Tower (bbc.co.uk)
The Olympic flame will arrive in the capital by helicopter on Friday and be abseiled into the Tower of London.
It will spend the night there locked in the vault with the Olympic medals before the 200-mile London section of the relay starts from Greenwich.
- Olympic torch relay: Londoners urged to wait for flame to pass locally (guardian.co.uk)
Fears of huge crowds in centre of capital for final stage of relay, which will feature 982 torchbearers and a Thames procession
Londoners have been urged to stay in their home boroughs to see the Olympic torch, amid fears that huge crowds in the centre of the capital could create severe disruption in the days before the Games.
- Doreen Lawrence: I’ll carry flame for my son (standard.co.uk)
The mother of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence has been selected to carry the Olympic flame and said: “I’m doing it for my son.”
Doreen Lawrence, 59, was picked to be one of the London torchbearers after initially being overlooked by organisers.
- London 2012 Olympics: London torch relay route announced (telegraph.co.uk)
- Channel Islands visit for torch (bbc.co.uk)
- Flame to visit cliffs and castle (bbc.co.uk)
- Uk News: Doreen Lawrence to Join Olympic Flame Relay (madnewsuk.com)
- Stephen Lawrence’s mother Doreen to carry Olympic Torch (itv.com)
- Doreen Lawrence: ‘Terry’s behaviour was racist’ (itv.com)
- Doreen Lawrence to carry Olympic flame in London (morningstaronline.co.uk)
- Doreen Lawrence to call on watchdog to get tougher with corrupt police officers (independent.co.uk)
- Police watchdog will never weed out corruption, says Doreen Lawrence (independent.co.uk)
- AUDIO: Doreen Lawrence still wants answers (bbc.co.uk)