by Sean Linnane
I remember looking at the image of Palestinian terrorists in the Munich Olympic village, on TV and on the covers of the news magazines. The Munich Olympics were supposed to be a celebration, another step further in the rehabilitation of Germany's standing as a member of the world community.
Instead we got horror. We saw the face of international terrorism, and an atrocity against humankind unfold before our very eyes.
We could barely comprehend what we were looking at. It was to the 1970s what 9/11 was to the 00's - a game-changer.
One thing we could understand, at that moment and throughout the rest of that tumoltuos decade of terrorist attacks and aircraft hijackings; even though they outnumber them a thousand-to-one, the haters of Israel could not defeat her on the battlefield. And so they turned to a captive pool of recruits - the Palestinians - to deliver cowardly attacks against unarmed noncombatants.
It was as disgraceful a tactic of war then as it is now. That the International Olympic Committee deliberately chose not to honor the memory of the Munich 11 is tantamount to siding with the terrorists.
Shame on the IOC.
Shame Shame Shame.
- STORMBRINGER SENDS