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Not only are reservations down considerably compared to past Olympics.

Getting arrested by Olympic police and placed in the hands of local anti-Gay police for unfurling a Rainbow flag would be a human rights violation in a civilized country.

And forget cruising online if you get lonely in your spectator hotel room.

To top all of this off there are terrorists angry with Russia and determined to cause mayhem there. So security is having a conniption which will make attending the games difficult.

According to wanted posters distributed by Russian police, Zaira Alieva, 26, Jhannet Tsakhaeva, 34, Oksana Aslanova, 26, are suspected to be preparing an attack from Tuesday and Thursday in the city of Rostov-on-Don, where the torch is due to arrive on Wednesday.

Officials allege that "organized underground groups" planned to use the three women as suicide bombers. Another poster named Ruzana Ibragimova, also known as Salima, as a suspected terrorist intent on targeting the Sochi Winter Olympics.

"It is possible the terrorists may use ordinary clothing ... which allow them not to stand out from surrounding people and to be able to infiltrate into places with mass gatherings without hindrance," the Russian-language posters read.

Militant groups in the Caucasus are known to use “black widows,” female terrorists so called because some seek to avenge the deaths of their husbands. They are considered by security experts to be harder to pick out in a crowd because they do not fit the stereotype of an Islamic militant and because they can easily alter their appearance with clothing and makeup.

Are these really people we want to call friends? Putin has already used the word cleansed in regard to LGBT's, indicating the genocide is no longer an if but a when.

Update:

Police have killed a senior Islamist militant in a shootout in Russia's North Caucasus before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the national anti-terror committee has said.

The operation against Eldar Magatov, a suspect in numerous attacks on Russian targets, at a house where he had taken refuge in the Dagestan region was part of an intensifying security clampdown as the Games approach.

President Vladimir Putin has staked his political reputation on organising a successful Olympics and tightened security nationwide after insurgents who hope to create an Islamist state in the North Caucasus threatened to attack the Games.

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 05:29 AM PST.

Also republished by Angry Gays and LGBT Rights are Human Rights.

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