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Missiles at the Girling Reservoir

[This statement was on the home page of this website during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The missiles were in place only for the Olympics]

The decision to site missiles around the Olympic Park implies a willingness to shoot down planes - possibly passenger planes. That the government should be even contemplating such action - let alone preparing for it - implies that the security services see a significant risk of attack from the air.

But if there is such a risk it is not because of some fundamentalist opposition to competitive sports. It is because of British military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, Britain's support for US foreign wars and Britain's connivance with Israel in its oppression of the Palestinians. These policies have roused anger across the middle east and also amongst some of our own citizens. They also cause frustration amongst many citizens without links to the middle east who see that these policies damage the countries at which they are directed and our own long-term interests as well as being morally indefensible.

The willingness of our government to bring planes down on our heads shows the bankruptcy of its policies. In the interests of safety, sanity and morality it is time for a change.

[These missiles are now being removed, thankfully without being used. The comments above remain valid]

Published and promoted by Bill Linton for Enfield Green Party, both at 39A Fox Lane, London N13 4AJ