Skip to comments.Remember my brother and the other murdered Israeli Olympians
Posted on 08/02/2012 8:47:15 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
Each time we, the survivors of the fallen Israeli athletes of the Munich Olympic Games, face another rejection of our call for an official minutes silence at the London Games, we feel the same sting of emotion experienced in the late summer of 1972, but also the resolve to ensure that our sons, husbands, and brothers are never forgotten.
A moment of silence may not seem like much. Indeed, to a grieving parent or sibling or friend, to a nation too often beset by terror, no ceremony can ease the pain of a lost loved one or end the period of mourning for a life cut short. No moment of silent recognition can drown out the terrifying echoes of an unwarranted massacre nor can it erase memories of horror and loss.
For us, for all of the families of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich Olympic Games 40 years ago, nothing can fully alleviate our anguish. But with the Olympics just begun anew this year, it seems long past time for the world to offer a single moment of silence, respect, and remembrance to those residents of Munichs Olympic Village who were murdered on a dark September day four decades ago. And there has never been an official moment of silence to the Munich 11 at any of the Olympics since.
The State of Israel has requested a time for commemoration again and again, only to be rebuffed by the International Olympic Committee, only to be told that a separate, independent, unseen ceremony should suffice. International Olympic Committee chair Jacque Rogge conducted just such a small private ceremony last week but again rejected requests to do something more appropriate.
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Can't allow decent human feelings to get in the way of the PC fun, games and moneymaking.
What Israel needs to do is find jassive quantaties of oil underneath its land. Then the west would probably be less prone to constantly sucking up to A-rabs even when they are being extremely unreasonable in their butthurt over the Israel/Palestine issue...
In any case, it might have been the lesser of two evils to ban a public ceremony. The scumbags would only have ruined it by booing, jeering and insulting the memory of the dead athletes, thus casting a shadow over the families of the victims, the Israeli national team and the games themselves...
Haven’t you learned yet? We Jews just can’t expect much from the world, and never could.
We can get away with 9/11 'ceremonies' because the entire planet (with the obvious exceptions) was on our side ... remember ... We're All Americans Now ?
Anyway, unless the entire planet is prepared to fight islam on all fronts ... national, international and worse of all ... our own neighborhoods and cities.
All of the Christians were crazy when we spoke of the EVIL of islam ... well, now the planet is sufficiently 'terrorized' (cowered ... and we'd better start thinking in, and using, proper verbage for our state) ... NO ONE is willing to antagonize the rabid animal.
It is either, Come Quickly Lord Jesus ... or pick up, make a stand and shoot to kill because islam is here and unless it is stopped, it is here to stay.
Can't sugar coat it.
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