Chinese security officials are gearing up for the possibility of radical Islamic terrorist attacks against the Olympic Games in Beijing in late summer.
There is a fear of the use of radioactive material being used in the form of a “dirty bomb”.
The head of nuclear security at the International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna, said last week that “there is a threat at some level” that this could happen.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has been providing training and technical expertise to the Chinese as a normal preventative measure.
The next games are in London in 2012 and security planning is already under way in quite an industrious fashion, as authorities involved in British Security, at MI 5, Scotland Yard, and MI 6 are concerned about “homegrown” support for an attack.
That city is not called “Londonistan” for no reason.