Or, Al-Quaeda threatens to bomb the world cup. :raspberry:
[quote]AL-QAEDA have vowed to bomb the World Cup - with England players top of their hitlist.
The terror group pledged to target the match between England and the USA in South Africa in June, warning “hundreds” of fans could die. …
They also vowed to target resorts, hotels and car parks used by supporters during the tournament. And they claimed explosive devices which cannot be detected by security scans would be used.
The threats appear on al-Qaeda-linked websites. A statement said: “How beautiful would the game between England and the USA be when broadcast live from a stadium full of spectators - when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands. The resulting death toll is in the dozens and hundreds - Allah willing.”
How much is South Africa willing to spend on anti-terrorism security for the World Cup? Canada managed to have a stellar terrorism-free Olympics, but we spent nearly a billion dollars on security. Not sure if S.A. can afford that kind of tab, but maybe I’m ignorant. can they? I would think they have a lot of other things to spend their money on, like security in general.
Would Al-Q be foolish to even try it? My impression of South Africans is that they’re armed and used to violence don’t mess around. I would think terrorists would not have an easy time taking anything over like in Mumbai.
Has South Africa been the target of terrorism from Al-Q before, or is this new?
In any case, best wishes for a safe world cup.