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East London warzone

The alleged terrorist threat to the London Olympics has been made the excuse for a military and security clampdown unprecedented in peace time.

Surface-to-air missiles are to be placed on residential blocks, without consultation with their occupants, to shoot down aircraft suspected of evil intent. An aircraft carrier is moored on the Thames, equipped with attack helicopters.

The Olympic Park itself is surrounded by a massive 11-mile-long high-voltage fence, and is to be guarded by 13,500 troops, 48,000 security guards, with guns, surveillance drones and a sonic weapon that disperses crowds by creating ‘head-splitting pain’.