Sunday, July 29, 2012


American Power blog roundup on the IOC rejection of a moment of silence for Israel's 1972 athletes.

See: "Munich and the Politics of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)."

In the above screenshot, Limor Livnat, Israel's Minister of Culture and Sport, bows her head in silence at Friday night's opening ceremony.

And it turns out the IOC allowed the commemoration of the 7/7 attacks, but nothing for the Jews, which some say is "the worst decision of the Opening Ceremony."

NBC didn't even play the 7/7 terrorism tribute on U.S. television, perhaps attempting to avoid the controversy, but click through for the video clip.


  1. Long time reader, and I certainly appreciate your work here, as well as your time in the service and all that you do.

    In all honesty the majority of world doesn't care about the murder of Jews. The only people who care about the spilling of Jewish blood are the people who have it running through their veins. So it goes.

  2. I care. The Book tells me that the Chosen People are God's People, and that there is a reason for everything under the sun. As incomprehensible and confusing as things may be, there is a reason.

    My boss is a Jewish carpenter. He isn't showing His face right now, but He is around. When He does appear again it will be to us all - Jew and Gentile alike - and everything will make sense at that time.

    In the meantime we have to do what we have to do to in the struggle against Evil, which is darkness, chaos and confusion.

  3. I saw a video clip of the Israeli athletes coming in and Bob Costas talking about the Munich massacre and the call for a moment of silence. He then does his own moment of silence for the fallen. I thought it was a respectful and classy thing to do.