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Munich Terrorist Hits Out at Spielberg
IMDB ^ | 9/09/05

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)."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; Israel
KEYWORDS: blackmuslims; blackseptember; fugitive; mohammeddaoud; munich; plo; radicalmuslims; spielberg
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1 posted on 09/09/2005 9:43:56 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Can't they trace the call?


2 posted on 09/09/2005 9:44:53 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges; SJackson; Alouette; Salem

BTTT


3 posted on 09/09/2005 9:46:07 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Borges
because the director failed to consult him over his new movie dramatization of the tragic events.

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.

4 posted on 09/09/2005 9:48:24 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Borges
by the only surviving Palestinian terrorist behind the massacre at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany

I imagine Carlos the Jackal will now be calling IMDB to complain about THAT statement.

5 posted on 09/09/2005 9:49:14 AM PDT by cgk (We'll have to deal w/ the networks. One way to do that is to drain the swamp they live in - Rumsfeld)
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To: Borges
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)."

And the athletely active Jews killed in Munich were guilty as what?

6 posted on 09/09/2005 9:49:22 AM PDT by hflynn ( Soros wouldn't make any sense even if he spelled his name backwards)
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To: hflynn

as = of


7 posted on 09/09/2005 9:50:02 AM PDT by hflynn ( Soros wouldn't make any sense even if he spelled his name backwards)
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To: Borges

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. There’s 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. Spielberg’s film.

So incompetent and lackadaisical and indifferent do the Germans seem that one can’t 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 didn’t 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.


8 posted on 09/09/2005 9:50:18 AM PDT by soundandvision
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To: Borges

So?


9 posted on 09/09/2005 9:50:31 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Borges
Can't they trace the call?

He's in Algeria, under the protection of the government. He showed up in an HBO documentary about the attack a few years ago.

10 posted on 09/09/2005 9:50:37 AM PDT by Heyworth
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To: Borges

Mohammed Daoud has a lot of chutzpah.


11 posted on 09/09/2005 9:51:12 AM PDT by Califelephant (Liberals: "We've always been soft on criminals, but now we're soft on terrorists too.")
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To: Borges

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.


12 posted on 09/09/2005 9:53:17 AM PDT by frankiep
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To: Borges

He could have emailed Reuters. Either way, I'm sure some people would LOVE to talk to him. Then, he can talk to Reuters.


13 posted on 09/09/2005 9:54:49 AM PDT by Gunflint
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To: Califelephant

I hope that he is a lot of dead ...and soon


14 posted on 09/09/2005 10:00:44 AM PDT by sofaman
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To: Gunflint
He could have emailed Reuters.

mahmoud@terroristscum.allah
15 posted on 09/09/2005 10:01:39 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
.....he contacted news agency Reuters to put forward his side of the story.

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?

16 posted on 09/09/2005 10:03:48 AM PDT by capydick ("The current tax code is a daily mugging." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Borges

Just another Jew-hating terrorist.


17 posted on 09/09/2005 10:06:38 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Borges
the only surviving Palestinian terrorist behind the massacre at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany

Gee, this guy ought to attend the movie's premier by special invitation as an "honored guest". Free hotel accomodations and a limo ride from the airport.

(wink, wink, nudge, nudge)
18 posted on 09/09/2005 10:08:53 AM PDT by F15Eagle (Epistle of James 2:5-6, 12-18, 20, 22, 24)
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To: Borges
mahmoud@terroristscum.allah

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.

19 posted on 09/09/2005 10:12:46 AM PDT by Sarastro
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To: Borges

Hey Mohammed, you have our permission to take Spielberg out!


20 posted on 09/09/2005 10:30:39 AM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...

If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.


21 posted on 09/09/2005 10:32:37 AM PDT by SJackson (“I worry that I've seen this movie before”, Rep. Mark Kirk on aid to palestinians.)
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To: soundandvision
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.”

Kathleen Blanco was a German elected official?

22 posted on 09/09/2005 10:57:51 AM PDT by Dahoser (If we can't shoot the looters, can we at least drop a Taser in the water near them?)
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To: Dahoser

LOL


23 posted on 09/09/2005 10:59:14 AM PDT by soundandvision
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To: RacerF150
Hey Mohammed, you have our permission to take Spielberg out!

good to know even this murderer ranks higher in your estimation then a great American artist.
24 posted on 09/09/2005 11:08:54 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
good to know even this murderer ranks higher in your estimation then a great American artist.

Spielberg is an American??? And a great one at that??? Gosh, where have I been lately?

25 posted on 09/09/2005 11:42:07 AM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: RacerF150

Last I checked he was born here and has made a truckload of great American Art.


26 posted on 09/09/2005 11:43:15 AM PDT by Borges
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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?)

27 posted on 09/09/2005 11:54:07 AM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: RacerF150

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.


28 posted on 09/09/2005 11:55:41 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
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)

29 posted on 09/09/2005 12:16:55 PM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: RacerF150
It was made by a guy named James Moll who had worked for Spielberg in the past...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1180396/posts

As for his 'affection' for Castro I don't know if merely visiting there makes the cut. If we were talking about Oliver Stone then yes...after all he made a movie about the guy!
30 posted on 09/09/2005 12:21:39 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

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.


31 posted on 09/09/2005 12:25:45 PM PDT by Rastus (Year 7: Harry Potter and the Heartbreak of Psoriasis)
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To: Borges

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!"


32 posted on 09/09/2005 12:47:39 PM PDT by Paloma_55
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To: Borges
It was made by a guy named James Moll who had worked for Spielberg in the past...

According to several articles I found, he assisted Moll. Is that incorrect?

33 posted on 09/09/2005 12:54:32 PM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: RacerF150
-'Last Days' director crafts John Kerry bio-pic
Source: Kerry-Edwards, thanks to Josh
Steven Spielberg grabbed a lot of press in connection to this past week's Democratic National Convention due to his association with a short campaign film for presidential nominee John Kerry.

'A Remarkable Promise' is a nine minute film by documentarian James Moll. Moll was suggested to the Kerry-Edwards campaign by none other than Steven Spielberg, who had previously served as executive producer to Moll on such films as "The Last Days" (for which Moll won an Academy Award), "Price for Peace," and "Burma Bridge Busters." Spielberg and Moll have also worked together on various documentaries for the Survivors of the Shoah Foundation.

'Promise' gives voters a view into the background of John Kerry through photos, footage and interviews with the presidential nominee, his family, his friends and colleagues. The film is narrated by Morgan Freeman ('Amistad') with music by Nathan Wang ('Price for Peace,' 'Voices from the List').

The film has received a lot of press (for obvious reasons), most of them mentioning the Spielberg connection. It should be noted that some sources are stating that Spielberg directed or produced the film (certainly a disservice to the Oscar-winning Moll), but according to a press release from the Kerry-Edwards campaign, Spielberg officially served as "adviser" to the project. Some recent unconfirmed sources have stated that Spielberg helped with the last minute editing on the production to ensure its readiness for its premiere on the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

'A Remarkable Promise' is now available to view online at www.johnkerry.com in both Windows Media and Real formats. From the main page of the site, click on "Documentary Video: 'A Remarkable Promise' to launch the video.


spielbergfilms.com
34 posted on 09/09/2005 2:13:07 PM PDT by Rastus (Year 7: Harry Potter and the Heartbreak of Psoriasis)
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To: frankiep

'the director was lamenting that he was still on the lamm'? and that would be Spielberg?? ...


35 posted on 09/09/2005 6:50:39 PM PDT by bboop (Facts are your friend.)
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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.


36 posted on 09/10/2005 9:09:37 AM PDT by frankiep
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To: Borges

Wht is this scum still alive????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


37 posted on 09/10/2005 6:07:07 PM PDT by GregB (Bring back Capt. Michael Scott Speicher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: frankiep

Oh UCK, Germany -- collaborating with Evil. The price is so high.


38 posted on 09/10/2005 8:50:31 PM PDT by bboop (Facts are your friend.)
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To: Heyworth

Hi, does anyone by any chance know the name of this documentary? Thanks


39 posted on 09/30/2012 9:57:57 PM PDT by PAGuy2012
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To: Borges

It’s Reuters. They probably bought him dinner in Paris.


40 posted on 09/30/2012 10:06:01 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Borges
he has also donated millions and millions to destroy our traditional culture which he views as racist and anti Semitic and all other prejudices he wakes up worrying about meanwhile wholly ignorant of his own

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

41 posted on 09/30/2012 10:10:49 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in)
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To: Rastus

BTTT

Speilberg is a turd..why conservatives would laud him beats me


42 posted on 09/30/2012 10:15:36 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in)
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To: Rastus
A Jewish Propagandist but a heck of a talented Director and a Rich American Socialist (the most dangerous kind).

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.

43 posted on 09/30/2012 10:23:23 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: PAGuy2012
The only one I could find that came close was One Day In September, which won the 1999 Academy Award for Best Documentary but was later criticized for several inaccuracies. Still, it's a pretty good look at the attack.
44 posted on 09/30/2012 10:26:08 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: wardaddy

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.


45 posted on 10/01/2012 7:06:59 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Niteranger68

Did you actually say you wish Steven Spielberg dead by terrorism? Disgusting.


46 posted on 10/01/2012 7:15:08 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
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.

47 posted on 10/01/2012 8:44:14 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: Niteranger68

This is an article about a terrorist whining that Spielberg wasn’t nice enough to him and his cause in a film.


48 posted on 10/01/2012 8:51:23 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
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.

49 posted on 10/01/2012 9:17:26 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: Niteranger68; Borges

Too funny

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


50 posted on 10/01/2012 11:27:32 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in)
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