Originally posted on Sweet & Sour Socialism 糖醋社会主义:

Writer mentions that the U.K. is named “Airstrip One” in the novel “1984”; however he fails to indicate the fact that not only is the U.K. a hyper-militarized police state for the Olympics, it harbors several (at least) US military bases, making it an occupied US satellite / puppet state  –  even more like the “Airstrip One” of Orwell’s novel than the writer relates.  This particular topic will never be broached by the media – Zuo Shou

by Finian Cunningham

July 15, 2012

The London Olympics are fast taking on the appearance and tone of a full-scale land, sea and air military operation rather than an international sporting event.

With surface-to-air missiles stationed on top of residential apartment blocks, Royal Navy battleships on alert and Royal Air Force fighter jets and helicopters patrolling the skies over Britain’s capital there is a foreboding sense of a nation at war instead of…

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