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Allen West: If we could forget Munich Olympics, we could forget 9-11
BizPac Review ^ | Michele Kirk

Posted on 07/28/2012 6:01:13 AM PDT by cap10mike

US Congressman Allen West offered a heartfelt response to recent news that the International Olympics Committee refused to schedule a moment of silence for the eleven Israeli athletes and coaches, as well as one West German police officer who were killed at the Munich Olympics 40 years ago.

West recalled watching the Munich Olympics at age eleven, feeling baffled by the horror that interrupted the usual competitive spirit of the prestigious games.

He said that he worries if we start to shirk the responsibilities we have to honor the dead on occasions such as this, what will happen 40 years from now, when someone refuses to honor the victims of 9-11. West in his own words, in response to a question asked during his July Townhall event in Pompano

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allenwest; massacre; munich; olympics
Political correctness has no place in the Olympics, or anywhere else for that matter.
1 posted on 07/28/2012 6:01:26 AM PDT by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike

Col. West is right...as usual.


2 posted on 07/28/2012 6:08:05 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: cap10mike

President Allen West.

From my keyboard to your monitor Lord.


3 posted on 07/28/2012 6:12:25 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: fatnotlazy

“Those who are not students of history etc..

He has obviously been studying and learning. Carry on, Sir.

My regret is that I cannot vote for him in a state election since I no longer live in Florida.


4 posted on 07/28/2012 6:17:58 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: cap10mike
Romney/WEST 2012

Romney/WEST 2012

Romney/WEST 2012

Romney/WEST 2012

Romney/WEST 2012

5 posted on 07/28/2012 6:28:51 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: cap10mike

Many have already forgotten 9/11. I was just at the memorial, and the atmosphere, by the visitors there, was nothing different from any other tourist spot. I could not believe it.


6 posted on 07/28/2012 6:42:42 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: DTogo

Romney/WEST 2012

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That would be fantastic, but it ain’t gonna happen.
We certainly need a good Consertative like West in the new Republican administration. (If there is one)


7 posted on 07/28/2012 6:50:47 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Chipper

Many have already forgotten 9/11. I was just at the memorial, and the atmosphere, by the visitors there, was nothing different from any other tourist spot. I could not believe it.
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Omuslim and the muzzie-loving Libs have done everything in their power to try to make us forget 9/11.
I will never forget.


8 posted on 07/28/2012 6:53:04 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: cap10mike

I’m positive that within my lifetime, 9-11 will be forgotten.

In fact, for most folks, sadly, it already has.


9 posted on 07/28/2012 6:53:25 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: cap10mike

He is damn right.

I can’t believe there is handwringing over an international moment of silence that murder was brought to this international athletic competition. The most wide angle vision of this tragedy is that SOME OF US were killed. Innocents were killed. If this is “offensive” to Muslim countries to have a moment of silence over it 40 Years Later,

Then damn straight it will offend Muslims if we ever commemorate our victims of 9-11.

It’s like inviting the Colorado theater killer to dinner and trying to have a polite conversation with him.

It’s like being offended and walking out of a dinner party abroad because someone brought up the Colorado killer, who is American like you are.


10 posted on 07/28/2012 7:07:59 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Chipper

Please say there are not t shirts and little statuettes sold.


11 posted on 07/28/2012 7:09:08 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Right, and we’re just reading that Lebanese athletes refuse to practice next to Israelis. So the stupid brits build them a special wall. Send the pigs home if they can’t live to the olympic standards. You can’t tolerate terrorists or their descendants.


12 posted on 07/28/2012 7:22:03 AM PDT by budj (beam me up, scotty...)
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To: cap10mike
Political correctness has no place in the Olympics, or anywhere else for that matter.

That's exactly what these guys said:

The Olympics have become so thoroughly perverted by media exposure and money over the years that they aren't even worth watching.

13 posted on 07/28/2012 7:23:10 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: glyptol

“My regret is that I cannot vote for him in a state election since I no longer live in Florida.”

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Neither can I. But I hold out hope that he will someday run for President.


14 posted on 07/28/2012 7:35:48 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Yaelle

FDNY, NYPD hats, shirts and other things at a different location. Not on the grounds, though. They also have some artifacts from that day displayed. The museum is not open yet, so I imagine that store will move there once it is open. I did purchase a baseball and refrigerator magnet, because those are what I collect from my travels.


15 posted on 07/28/2012 7:40:46 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: glyptol

That being the case, let’s pray that you’ll someday be able to vote for him in a national election — for president.


16 posted on 07/28/2012 8:02:47 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: DTogo

Wouldn’t that be great? He would certainly keep Romney on the straight and narrow!


17 posted on 07/28/2012 8:05:00 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Chipper

Jeez!


18 posted on 07/28/2012 8:07:15 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Alberta's Child
"The Olympics have become so thoroughly perverted by media exposure and money over the years that they aren't even worth watching. "

True. Wonder why no one has advocated a moment to commemorate the Nazi bombing of London.

19 posted on 07/28/2012 8:43:13 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: Chipper

My wife and I visited Ground Zero the Memorial Day after 9/11. People were properly respectful at the site, walking somberly up the ramp nearest the devastation. I confess that I bought a “Ground Zero” cap.


20 posted on 07/28/2012 9:43:58 AM PDT by Ax ( Y)
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To: Chipper

My wife and I visited Ground Zero the Memorial Day after 9/11. People were properly respectful at the site, walking somberly up the ramp nearest the devastation. I confess that I bought a “Ground Zero” cap.


21 posted on 07/28/2012 9:44:16 AM PDT by Ax ( Y)
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