A video that has been recently spotted on the web, an Islamic militant group threatens to attack the upcoming 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
According to the ESPN.com, “two Russian-speaking men” appeared in the video holding automatic rifles who took credit for the recent bombings in Volgograd which claimed the lives of over 30 people and also assured of more attacks.
“We’ve prepared a present for you and all tourists who’ll come over. If you will hold the Olympics, you’ll get a present from us for the Muslim blood that’s been spilled.”
The Russian president who reacted to the situation immediately assured the safety of everyone in Sochi Olympics games due this Febrauary.
According to a CNN report:
We will try to make certain that the security measures are not intrusive or too conspicuous, so they are not too noticeable for the athletes, the Olympics’ guests or journalists.
But at the same time, we will do our utmost to ensure that they are effective.
Security is to be ensured by some 40,000 law enforcement and special services officers. Of course, we will draw on the experience acquired during similar events held in other regions of the world and in other countries. It means that we will protect our air and sea space, as well as the mountain cluster.
Putin also said that Russia has a “perfect understanding” of the threat and how to stop it.
Not everyone in the United States is nearly as confident.
According to the CNN report, United States Senator Angus King said that he wouldn’t attend the Games or let his family to be a part of it.
Let us hope that the treats be a warning to the Russians in building up their security force for safe Game ahead.