Skip to comments.Munich Terrorist Hits Out at Spielberg
Posted on 09/09/2005 9:43:56 AM PDT by Borges
Steven Spielberg has been criticized by the only surviving Palestinian terrorist behind the massacre at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, because the director failed to consult him over his new movie dramatization of the tragic events. Mohammed Daoud was a member of terror group Black September in the early 1970s and was responsible for the deaths of 11 Israelis in Munich's Olympic Village. He has been on the run ever since. But Daoud is so angry with Spielberg's supposedly pro-Israel stance in new film Munich, he contacted news agency Reuters to put forward his side of the story. He says, "If someone really wanted to tell the truth about what happened he should talk to the people involved, people who know the truth. Were I contacted, I would tell the truth. (Israel) carried out vengeance against people who had nothing to do with the Munich attack, people who were merely politically active or had ties with the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization)."
Can't they trace the call?
Okay, we can be completely fair about this. Spielberg agrees to meet with you personally to address your concerns and promises to give them proper consideration.
The meeting will be held in Jerusalem.
I imagine Carlos the Jackal will now be calling IMDB to complain about THAT statement.
And the athletely active Jews killed in Munich were guilty as what?
as = of
Here's the take from the Libertas Blog (August 17th)
Note ">>" equals a quote from the story that Libertas is commenting on:
Whatever nonsense Steven Spielberg hopes to convey in his film Munich, the documentary One Day in September, which won the 1999 Academy Award, is absolutely clear eyed and absolutely damning. It takes for granted the moral squalor of the terrorist position and devotes itself instead to a searing indictment of the German government, which was effectively complicitous in the murder of the eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics. As the film reveals, the entire anti-terrorist operation was incompetent beyond any rational explanation. After refusing to allow Israel to send a team of commandos, the Germans, for legal reasons not made clear, refused to give themselves permission to send in their own army units, and left the initial assault on the Israeli compound to untrained border guards. In any case, the Germans had to call off the assault when it finally occurred to them that the terrorists had been watching the preparations unfold on TV. At the airport there was yet more comedy: five sharpshooters for eight terrorists, and the undercover team planted on the jet waiting to whisk the terrorists out of the country refused to participate in the operation at the last minute because they felt it was too dangerous. There were supposed to have been armored cars as well, but somebody apparently forgot to make the phone call. Theres more a lot more but you get the idea. And in the end, of course, the Germans elaborately conspired to let the three surviving terrorists go free, necessitating the assassinations which presumably prompt so much hand-wringing in Mr. Spielbergs film.
So incompetent and lackadaisical and indifferent do the Germans seem that one cant help wondering if the old anti-Semitism was at work. Certainly some of the German officials interviewed for the film give grounds for suspicion. General Ulrich Wegener, who was, I believe, in charge of the counter-terrorist operation, recollects the gun battle at the airport:
>>[The terrorists] fired at the [airport] tower and I told >>[the Israeli minister] that he should lie down and he >>touched down under the desk.
At this point, Wegener inexplicably breaks into mirthful laughter.
>>Very funny, from our view today!
Dead Jews still get a laugh in Germany, it seems. And the head of the Olympic Village, who participated in the initial hostage negotiations, has this to say about the terrorist in command:
>>In a way I didnt like Issa of course because of what he >>was doing, but I could have liked him if I had met him >>elsewhere. He was not violent.
Notice the telling qualifier in a way.
The film includes extensive conversation with Jamal Al Gashey, the lone surviving terrorist, who now lives in Africa with his wife and daughter. He says that he remains proud of his part in the murder of the Israeli athletes. I can only say that I hope that Mossad has not given up the trail, and that there remains a bullet with his name on it.
He's in Algeria, under the protection of the government. He showed up in an HBO documentary about the attack a few years ago.
Mohammed Daoud has a lot of chutzpah.
I actually just saw a documentary about the Munich incident a few days ago. The lone surviving Palestinian terrorist was actually used as a source and filmed while being interviewed by the director (with his face in the shadow) for much of the program. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. And to top it off, the terrorist and director were even lamenting the fact that our misunderstood terrorist was still being forced to live in hiding after all these years.
He could have emailed Reuters. Either way, I'm sure some people would LOVE to talk to him. Then, he can talk to Reuters.
I hope that he is a lot of dead ...and soon
Interesting in that he chose Reuters to put forward his side of the story (as though there are two sides to this story). Reuters = Most sympathetic, or least likely to cooperate with authorities?
Just another Jew-hating terrorist.
Not sure how to parse the domain name. Is the omitted space between the t and the s (leaving scum), or is it between the s and the c (referring to the 72 virgins)? Inquiring minds want to know.
Hey Mohammed, you have our permission to take Spielberg out!
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
Kathleen Blanco was a German elected official?
Spielberg is an American??? And a great one at that??? Gosh, where have I been lately?
Last I checked he was born here and has made a truckload of great American Art.
Are you talking about the 9-minute John Kerry biography??? Well, maybe you are talking about some of his movies. Funny, I didn't know great American art had to be re-edited so often.
(You don't happen to carry around a light saber do you?)
Spielberg didn't make that Kerry film. Nor does he have anything to do with the Star Wars films. That's OK everyone forgets to check facts sometimes.
So we don't get lost in semantics, what was his roll in the Kerry film? He may not get credit for making it, but I have found numerous articles that site his involvement. Call him up and see what the deal is......
The Star Wars thing was a guess. I failed pop culture but that doesn't stop me from trying.
Let me ask you this....do you think his great movies mitigate his affection for Castro? (No need to get sideways with me.....I think we're just having fun)
Daoud should take heart at Tony Kushner's involvement. He has gone on record as saying Israel shouldn't exist, so there's at least one guy on the projecting fighting for the other side.
I suppose he is really pissed off that his character, who speaks English, is supported by sub-titles??
"What, me..I don't need sub-titles?... Susy sells seashells by the seashore..my English is perfect!"
According to several articles I found, he assisted Moll. Is that incorrect?
'the director was lamenting that he was still on the lamm'? and that would be Spielberg?? ...
No, I'm talking about another documentary I saw about it. It was called "One Day in September" and Spielberg had nothing to do with it. The documentary gave a tremendous amount of time to the Palestinian "cause". In one part there was a German negotiator telling us how he could very easily see himself being friends with the Palestinian terrorist negotiator. The specific part that I'm talking about is when the documentary showed us an interview with the sole surviving terrorist and lamented how he was still in hiding and how it is somehow unfair after all these years.
Overall though, I'd say that it was a good documentary. There was alot in there that I had no idea about. I had no idea that the German authorities at the time were totally incompetent and visibly more concerned about not disrupting the continuation of the games rather than saving the Israeli hostages. And how the rescue attempt at the airport might very well have been successful if only the German authorities hadn't had far too few snipers in position and "forgotten" to call in the armored vehicles that were to be used. I also didn't know about the most disgusting aspect of the German response to the situation which was the German governments collaboration with the Palestinians to free the captured terrorists in a staged airline hijacking which took place not long afterwards. It is shown that the German government freed the terrorists because they wanted to avoid future terrorist attacks in their country. I guess some things never change.
Wht is this scum still alive????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Oh UCK, Germany -- collaborating with Evil. The price is so high.
Hi, does anyone by any chance know the name of this documentary? Thanks
It’s Reuters. They probably bought him dinner in Paris.
and he also doctors his movies with said sentiment when he can or finances others to do it for him in their movies...The Contender as but one example...as big a piece of anti GOP tripe as ever envisioned and released to hit Bush mid October 2000....
he's an arrogant America hating a-hole
Leni Riefenstahl made art too...that is not excuse
he and his little crew of Geffen, Katzenberg, Hanks, Rod Lurie, and Weinstein etc are a scourge for anyone who loved old America back when folks believed in God, country and family... screw him...I can't stand the bastard am I clear enough ..but I like you well enough ...you are the movie guy here
Speilberg is a turd..why conservatives would laud him beats me
Imagine having the guts to use the word “remarkable” when referring to John Kerry. Gigolo, Liar and Tax Evader are a few of the words that come to mind when I think of him, but I guess that's why I was a Banker instead of a big time Hollywood Director / Producer and Writer. Must be my own lack of imagination.
Did it take you seven years to formulate a response? LOL OK I’ll play...which of his films demonstrate the sentiments you articulated. I’ve never heard him make any public statements about America being racist or anti-semitic...at least not contemporary America. He does make a lot of films about WW2 though.
Did you actually say you wish Steven Spielberg dead by terrorism? Disgusting.
Not really, but in your fantasy world, just make it up as you go. Spielberg chose the profession of playing pretend, but wants to be taken seriously on real matters? No dice. The scary thing is that he isn't much different from George Soros when it comes to working behind the scenes to destroy the conservative American way of life.
This is an article about a terrorist whining that Spielberg wasn’t nice enough to him and his cause in a film.
Maybe...if you believe everything you read. But look no further than SS's best political buddy....Nancy Pelosi. Since I consider her to be a terrorist herself, I have no problem judging SS on the company he keeps. His contribution to the world of arts is absolutely not a factor to me.
I just noticed the thread on recent posts and replied....never even glanced at date
That happens on occasion if like me a poster typically follows the forum mostly by scrolling latest replies
And i never saw Munich after reading Stevie gave the terrs too much relative just cause
I did see Cowboys and Aliens Borges and thought it funny with little irritating crap