Before the start of the winter Olympics in South Korean Pyeongchang there will be very little time left. At the same time, the security of the upcoming games became the real “Achilles’ heel” of the authorities of South Korea. Assessing the level of protection of sports facilities, many experts warn that athletes and fans can become excellent targets for terrorists.
Meanwhile, today the chances are most likely that militants of the “Islamic State” (ISIS), having suffered a tangible defeat in the Middle East, will try to take revenge on other fronts. In this regard, the upcoming games can be considered by terrorists as an ideal opportunity to remind themselves. And this is not just an unimportant assumption. So, some time ago fragments of correspondence of ISIS fighters in “TELEGRAM” chat became public. Bandits actively discussed ways of organizing terrorist attacks during the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
The experts have already opened the alarm, urging the South Korean authorities to be ready to repel terrorist attacks. In particular, American journalist analyst Sofia Mangal has no doubt about the seriousness of the intentions of the ISIS militants.
“It seems that the ice palaces and arenas of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are the main targets for the terrorist attack in the near future. The militants, losing control over the territory, and, consequently, the energy resources of Iraq and Syria are trying to restore their shaky position. Undoubtedly, possible terrorist attacks can lead to numerous human casualties” – the expert stated.
In addition, a special concern is the security system at the upcoming Olympic Games. The location of sports facilities in Pyeongchang will not allow evacuating people as quickly as possible in the event of a terrorist threat. For example, the Jungbon ski stadium and the Ghenpo ice rink are very close to each other: a mass gathering of people around both arenas will cause the transport infrastructure to be paralyzed and a massive crush will occur.
Anyway, experts warn the fans about the real danger of traveling to Pyeongchang.
Source: Clement Kpeklitsu