Terrorists have threatened to attack the Winter Olympics at Sochi, and “we have to take them at their word,” Heritage Foundation national security expert Peter Brookes said yesterday on CNN’s Situation Room.
Russian officials have created a security cordon around Sochi. By limiting vehicle access, officials can keep track of everyone coming in and going out of the “ring.”
Despite Russia’s efforts to flood the area with security, however, Brookes maintains that it’s still a dangerous situation. Terrorists “could have somebody inside this ‘ring of steel’ already,” he warned.
Terrorists don’t even need to strike the games themselves to make themselves felt, he added. Any attack within Russia will be viewed as compromising the security of the games.
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