What does the immediate future hold for the world? Every one ponders this question at some time or another, and most of us consider it daily! The Rockefeller Foundation apparently spent lots of time trying to work it out, and they’ve even provided a handy document for us all called ‘Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development’.
If you have a few moments to scan the report’s 53 pages, you’ll find this tidbit on page 34:
Devastating shocks like September 11, the Southeast Asian tsunami of 2004, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake had certainly primed the world for sudden disasters. But no one was prepared for a world in which large-scale catastrophes would occur with such breathtaking frequency. The years 2010 to 2020 were dubbed the “doom decade” for good reason: the 2012 Olympic bombing, which killed 13,000, was followed closely by an earthquake in Indonesia killing 40,000, a tsunami that almost wipedout Nicaragua, and the onset of the West China Famine, caused by a once-in-a-millennium drought linked to climate change. [emphasis mine]
The London Olympics have plenty about them to make us scratch our heads (pagan scenes and ritualistic imagery in the opening ceremony, complete with a replica of the Glastonbury Tor–not to mention those ‘eyes of light’ pyramids that hover over everything–and what about those towers that looks like DNA or worse yet a hideous, coiling snake?), but the very idea that the Rockefeller think tank imagines a bombing that would kill 13000 must give us pause.
The Olympic stadium is built over a nuclear landfill, and a newly built series of tunnels skirt beneath the stadium to provide power and other access. The London Underground also runs very close to the stadium, and portions of the area nearest the stadium were closed due to ‘flooding’ in early June. If someone wanted to use that closure as cover to plant a terrorist device, then the Rockefeller ‘scenario’ could come hideously and horrifyingly true.
If you’ve ever thought about attending an Olympic event, you might want to consider giving this year a miss.