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  • Zionist James Bond: Mossad officer who hunted down those behind 1972 Munich massacre dead at 87

    03/18/2015 4:18:05 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 68 replies
    National Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | The Telegraph
    Michael Harari, who has died aged 87, was a high-ranking intelligence officer in the Mossad and was known as “the Zionist James Bond”. In 1970, Harari was appointed head of the Mossad’s special operations division, Caesarea, and established within it the Kidon (“Spear”) unit that specialised in assassinations. Two years later, Palestinian militants belonging to an organisation calling itself “Black September” killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. Subsequently, Golda Meir’s government instructed the Mossad to track down those responsible for the Munich terrorist attack and kill them one by one.

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • 'Germany met with Munich terrorists after attack'

    08/27/2012 11:09:26 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 26 August, 2012 | Benjamin Wieinthal
    Fearing additional attack on German soil, Germany offered Black September political upgrade of PLO, 'Der Spiegel' reports. BERLIN – For years, Germany’s government had contact with the organizers of the Black September terror group that was responsible for the murder of 11 Israeli sportsmen and a German police office at the 1972 Olympic Games, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported Sunday. Several months after the murders, the West German government proposed a secret meeting between one of the organizers of the Palestinian terrorist group and then-foreign minister Walter Scheel. The aim of the clandestine meeting was to create a “new basis...
  • Tears Don't Protect Against Murder

    08/13/2012 4:51:02 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    After serving a few years in prison for his role in the Munich Massacre, Willi Pohl moved to Beirut. The brief sentence was a slap in the wrist, but Pohl had still served more time in prison than the Muslim gunmen who had murdered eleven Israeli athletes and coaches during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Mohammed Safady and the Al-Gashey cousins were released after a few months by the German authorities. They went back to Lebanon and so did he. A decade after the attack, Willi Pohl had begun making a name for himself as a crime novelist. His...
  • Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in 4 decades - 1971-2011

    02/18/2012 6:58:19 PM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies · 3+ views
    Some of highlighted mass casualties by (radical) Islam in four decades - 1971-2011 2,000-25,000 between Jordanians and "Palestinians" 1970 ('Black September').[] 3,000,000 - Bangladesh, 1971 (by Yahya Khan).[] 300,000 - Uganda (1971-1979 under Idi Amin). [] Over 100,000 - Algeria (between 1992 and 2002).[] Over 300,000 - Iraq (1979-2003) under Saddam Hussein.[] 300,000 - Lebanon 1970s-2000 by Syria and 'Palestinians'.[] 2,500,000 - Sudan, 1983-2005.[] PSMost Israeli casualties are innocent non-combatants. Most Arab "Palestinian" casualties are combatants and/or involved in violent attacks. Not to mention Arab-Islamic intentional routine in causing deaths on their side via human shields. Same goes to Hezbollah...
  • The First Palestinian State (2003 article, very relevant)

    09/14/2011 6:39:07 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    Americans for a Safe Israel ^ | December 9, 2003 | E. Winston
    WINSTON MID EAST ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY - December 9, 2003 THE FIRST PALESTINIAN STATE by Emanuel A. Winston, a Middle East analyst & commentatorOh. You didn’t know there was a First Palestinian State? It’s not necessary to go back to 1964 when, with Egypt’s help, Yassir Arafat formed up the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) - with the sole intent of engaging in Terror for the purpose of conquering the Jewish State, with the assistance of all the Arab/Muslim nations. Those goals of the PLO have NOT changed. (1) Arafat was elected Chairman of the PLO in 1969.But, Arafat and his...
  • "We Muslims can mass-murder each other - But don't dare defend yourself by eliminating some of us!"

    08/26/2011 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Milagros · 12 replies
    Where's the so-called "angry Arab street?"When will the hypocritic Arab-Muslim world start giving a 'dime' about its own people. Arab-Muslim on Arab-Muslim crimes against humanity - routine. The "moderate" voice of Islamic-Arabs: "We can kill each other by the thousands!"(Syria, Hamah massacre - 1982, Daraa, Jisr al-Shughour and Hama massacres, mass torture of kids - 2011), Black September [Jordanians vs "Palestinians"] 1970 , Iraqis vs Iraqis since 2003, "Palestinians" VS each other (Hamas/Fatah 2007), "Palestinians" & Hezbollah using civilians (routine), Libyans (2011 massacres), Bahrainians [Shiite Apartheid VS Sunni], Algerians (100,000 dead in the 1970s') Yemen (2011), Tunisia (2011), Egypt (2011),...
  • The Continuing Saga of Lebanon

    01/25/2011 6:23:41 AM PST · by bsaunders · 1 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | January 25, 2011 | B. Saunders
    When writing about Lebanon I get a nervous feeling that but for the grace of G-d, this could happen to Israel. Lebanon has had one of the roughest histories among all the nations. The disintegration of order and sanity began with the arrival of Yasser Arafat and the PLO after they were cast out of Jordan after the events now called Black September where Yasser Arafat used his followers to overthrow the government in Jordan. Soon after being exiled to Lebanon everything boiled over. Yasser Arafat again made an attempt to take over the government in Lebanon while using southern...
  • NYC bomb plot terrorist free to bomb again

    03/06/2009 12:01:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,777+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 06, 2009 | James Simpson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday that Khalid Al-Jawary, a dangerous Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist convicted of a 1973 New York City bomb plot and implicated in multiple terrorist attacks spanning two decades, was deported to Sudan. He had served only half of his thirty year sentence. Recently declassified information additionally reveals that Al-Jawary got help from New York's Iraqi diplomatic mission in communicating with his PLO masters. In March of 1973, Al-Jawary and possible accomplices planted three powerful car bombs: two along 5th Avenue near Israeli-owned banks, and one at Kennedy Airport. Timed to explode upon...
  • Terrorist in 1973 NYC bomb plot to be deported ( Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem )

    02/20/2009 6:02:25 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 19, 2009 | ADAM GOLDMAN and RANDY HERSCHAFT
    A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo... Al-Jawary has denied involvement in the 1973 New York City bomb plot; he claims his real name is Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem. The FBI to this day remains unsure of his true identity; his nom de guerre was Abu Walid al-Iraqi. Al-Jawary was a member of Black September, a terrorist group responsible for...
  • U.S. prison frees terrorist who plotted to kill Golda Meir

    02/20/2009 10:14:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,894+ views
    AP via ^ | Last update - 07:26 20/02/2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado, said Carl Rusnok, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman. Rusnok said a federal immigration judge had signed a deportation order for Al-Jawary."
  • Lobby for Terror

    04/28/2004 11:02:58 AM PDT · by Disgo · 4 replies · 895+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/28/04 | Thomas Ryan
    Does America need a terrorist financier to secure its “freedom”? Sami al-Arian thinks so. His National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom poses as a watchdog for the Constitution, but he has focused his lobbying efforts on repealing anti-terrorist legislation. While Sami al-Arian himself has been arrested for being a prime financier for Palestinian Islamic Jihad (and likely one of its three founders), his political movement continues to threaten homeland security. Al-Arian founded the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom (NCPPF) in 1997 as a reaction to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1996. The coalition’s stated goal “is to help change the...
  • Obama Friend Khalidi Praised Palestinian Terrorist Behind Munich Olympics Attack

    11/01/2008 9:44:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies · 601+ views
    BreitbartTV ^ | 11/1/2008 | n/a
    Fox News reports that Rashid Khalidi wrote a 1991 obit of Salah Khalaf (also known as Abu Iyad): "Abu Iyad will be sorely missed by the Palestinian people to whom he devoted his life."

    08/31/2008 3:54:08 AM PDT · by Righting · 592+ views
    REMEMBERING THE 'SEPTEMBER BLOOD TRAIL' ANOTHER ISLAMIC PALESTINIAN "CONTRIBUTION" TO (against) HUMANITY In September three jetliners-- one American, one British and one Swiss-- were hijacked by Palestinian Arabs to Jordan. The passengers were held hostage. This action further undermined the sovereignty of King Hussein's government. The King decided to take action and fighting broke out between the Jordanian Army and the Palestine Liberation Organization. The Syrians attempted to intervene on the side of the P.L.O. but Israel warned that they, too, would then intervene. The Jordanian army defeated the P.L.O. whose forces fled to Lebanon. Black September, The PLO's...
  • Why [Islamic] Terror Thrives [remembering Munich 1972...]

    08/18/2008 11:05:53 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 402+ views
    jpost ^ | August, 2008
    Why Terror Thrives ...It was the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, however, that trailblazed attacks on airliners with its September 7, 1970 hijacking of three planes "to call special attention to the Palestinian problem." Sure enough, the Palestinian cause has since became synonymous with anti-civilian warfare, from the Munich Olympics' massacre in September 1972 to the Arab fratricide inside Gaza this weekend. And the slaughter of innocents is now part of the Islamists' struggle against "infidels." What the Palestinians began in the early 1970s is now paying "dividends."
  • Arizona Air Guard to watch over Super Bowl

    01/29/2008 4:41:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 398+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Capt. Gabe Johnson
    1/29/2008 - TUCSON, Ariz. (AFPN) -- Pilots assigned to the 162nd Fighter Wing's Alert Detachment at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., will fly air patrols and air defense deterrence missions in support of the Super Bowl XLII Feb. 3 in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona's Air Guardsmen are teaming up with the North American Aerospace Defense Command in a consolidated effort with federal, state and local agencies to provide security for the National Football League's championship game held at 73,719-seat University of Phoenix Stadium. "We have the best jobs in the world," said Lt. Col. Moon Milham, the alert detachment commander. "We...
  • The Communist Roots of Palestinian Terror

    12/26/2007 8:32:31 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 464+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | December 14, 2007 | David Meir-Levi
    Brainchild of the KGB As Ion Mihai Pacepa, onetime director of the Romanian espionage service (DIE), later explained, the PLO was conceived at a time when the KGB was creating “liberation front” organizations throughout the Third world. Others included the National Liberation Army of Bolivia, created in 1964 with help from Ernesto “Che” Guevara, and the National Liberation Army of Colombia, created in 1965 with help from Fidel Castro. But the PLO was the KGB’s most enduring achievement. In 1964, the first PLO Council, consisting of 422 Palestinian representatives handpicked by the KGB, approved the Soviet blueprint for a Palestinian...
  • Cold River: A Case Study (A Blogger Uncovers Arafat's Murder of U.S. Diplomats)

    12/31/2006 8:00:40 PM PST · by Zack Nguyen · 35 replies · 1,214+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | December 28, 2006
    In June 2002 I wrote a column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune regarding Yasser Arafat's responsibility for the 1973 assassination of two United States State Department officers -- Ambassador Cleo Noel and charge d'affaires Curtis Moore -- in Khartoum, Sudan. The column was based on accounts of the events in David Korn's Assassination in Khartoum, Neil Livingstone and David Halevy's Inside the PLO, and the testimony of former National Security Agency analyst Jim Welsh. Welsh has doggedly purused the story for over thirty years as a result of his personal involvement in disseminating a warning relating to the communications intercepted...
  • Put the blame where it belongs: The Arab world's crimes on the "Palestinians"

    12/01/2006 11:28:14 AM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Put the blame where it belongs: The Arab world's crimes on the "Palestinians" The Arab nations keep the Arab-Palestinians and their descendants in squalor. They are denied citizenship rights. They are denied work. They are denied property. They are denied their human rights because they are and always will be a political football in the Arab campaign against Israel.How early did Arab leaders start their crimes on the "Palestinians"?How many times have you heard the term "Palestinian refugees" but never heard the full story behind it? or the the Nakkba, known-coined by "Palestinians" as a catastrophe was actually self inflicted by adhering...
  • Munich terrorist 'regrets nothing'

    01/28/2006 2:12:44 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 17 replies · 870+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 28, 2006 | AP
    A former Palestinian terrorist said he "regrets nothing" and will not apologize for being one of the masterminds of the 1972 attack at the Munich Olympics in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed, according to a TV interview transcript released Saturday. Mohammed Oudeh, better known by the code name Abu Daoud, said it was up to Palestinians to "fight as long as it takes Israel to recognize our rights." "I regret nothing" about the Munich attacks, the former Palestinian Liberation Organization terrorist told Germany's Spiegel TV, according to a transcript of the interview released before its broadcast. "You can only...
  • Munich: The Real Assassins

    01/21/2006 12:09:30 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 26 replies · 2,620+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | Jan 2006 | Discovery
    DSC — Munich: The Real Assassins Munich: The Real Assassins 1972 Munich Olympics: before the eyes of millions of television viewers, 11 Israeli athletes are murdered by Black September, a radical group within the PLO. This is the true story behind the extraordinary mission of revenge planned by Israel in response. JAN 22 2006 @ 10:00 PM
  • George Jonas: The Spielberg massacre. My book was all about avenging evil...

    01/16/2006 11:05:40 AM PST · by Tolik · 74 replies · 5,796+ views ^ | January 7, 2006 | George Jonas
    My book was all about avenging evil. Then the King of Hollywood got hold of George Jonas January 7, 2006 EXCERPTS [emphasis is mine, T]:    ...Spielberg is quoted as saying that the real enemy in the Middle East is intransigence. He conceives of "Munich" as a prayer for peace. His screenwriter Tony Kushner says they do not wish to demonize either side.Such remarks illustrate why, in an era of moral chaos, Hollywood is unlikely to restore clarity. With due respect to pop culture and its undisputed master, one doesn't reach the moral high ground by being neutral between...
  • Munich mastermind spurns Spielberg's peace appeal

    12/27/2005 7:53:53 AM PST · by Hildy · 77 replies · 1,442+ views
    reuters ^ | December 27, 2005 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    GAZA(Reuters) - The Palestinian mastermind of the Munich Olympics attack in which 11 Israeli athletes died said on Tuesday he had no regrets and that Steven Spielberg's new film about the incident would not deliver reconciliation. The Hollywood director has called "Munich", which dramatizes the 1972 raid and Israel's reprisals against members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), his "prayer for peace". Mohammed Daoud planned the Munich attack on behalf of PLO splinter group Black September, but did not take part and does not feature in the film. He voiced outrage at not being consulted for the thriller and accused...
  • Spielberg's Munich Pact

    12/22/2005 11:41:22 AM PST · by elizabethr · 13 replies · 1,052+ views ^ | 12/22/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Spielberg's Munich Pact By Debbie Schlussel | December 22, 2005 When Steven Spielberg began filming Munich in June 2004, he set the tone for his fictional movie about Israeli agents who hunted down the Palestinian terrorists responsible for the slaughter of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Spielberg abruptly stopped filming and closed up shop. Why? Because the 2004 Summer Games were happening in August, and Steven Spielberg didn’t want to upset the terrorists. That’s what Munich is about: not upsetting the terrorists. And rolling over while they attack and kill us. In Steven Spielberg’s world, not going...
  • Spielberg's Munich Pact

    12/22/2005 7:35:42 AM PST · by kronos77 · 13 replies · 678+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | december 22nd 2005. | By Debbie Schlussel
    Spielberg’s “Black September” terrorist group is named after the Munich terrorists, who murdered the Israeli athletes in September. The real-life “Black September” is so named after Jordan’s massacre of 10,000 Palestinians in September 1970 – causing many Jordanian Palestinians to flee for safety in the West Bank and Israel. Spielberg’s Palestinian terrorists have deals with CIA officials in which they are paid not to harm American diplomats. Real-life Palestinians in 1973 beat to death U.S. diplomats, like Cleo Noel and George Curtis Moore in the Sudan, with Yasser Arafat personally giving the orders. (They were tortured to death and beaten...
  • The Myths and Reality of Munich

    12/09/2005 5:29:10 AM PST · by wichita_lineman · 14 replies · 743+ views
    Time ^ | 12-2-2005 | LISA BEYER
    After the slaughter of its Olympians, Israel vowed to hunt down the killers. But, says a new book, that's not whom it got Posted Sunday, Dec. 04, 2005 Golda Meir didn't want to believe the news. The Israeli Prime Minister had heard media reports that West German police had rescued the Israeli Olympic athletes taken hostage by terrorists in Munich. Now Zvi Zamir, head of the Mossad, was phoning from Germany at 3 a.m. to correct that account. "I saw it with my own eyes," he told her. "No one was left alive." . The notion persists that the Israelis...
  • To the general media, No more beating around the bush, say it out loud: ARAB RACISM & ISLAMIC JIHAD!

    10/21/2005 2:10:54 PM PDT · by Actuality · 18 replies · 1,126+ views
    ARAB RACISM & ISLAMIC JIHAD!!! Are Militant Muslims DECAPITATING Tourists in S. Philippines? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Did Sadistic Saddam attack Arab Kuwaiti 'brothers' tortured them horrifically? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Did Sadistic Saddam BUTCHER/GASSED/TORTURED HIS OWN PEOPLE? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Do Arab Muslim Militant Hamas/Islamic-Jihad/other 'Palestinian' Militants (& often Fatah - connected to the official 'Palestinian' authority) TARGET BABIES, (not as the West targets terrorists) Yes or no? IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM + JIHAD!!! Did Arab Islamists attack French subways? (1985) IT'S ARAB MUSLIM FANATICS' RACISM +...
  • Munich Terrorist Hits Out at Spielberg

    09/09/2005 9:43:56 AM PDT · by Borges · 50 replies · 1,925+ views
    IMDB ^ | 9/09/05
    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...
  • Terrorism Allows No Room for Negotiation - (Munich 1972 should have sounded terror alarm bells!)

    07/25/2005 3:08:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 644+ views
    It was discovered in Munich, during the 1972 Olympic Games, that terrorists could not be dissuaded from carrying out heinous acts of cold blood against innocents when motivated by ethnic hatred or religious fanaticism. It also became apparent that the rest of the world could and would carry on as though the fedayeen's (men of sacrifice) acts of barbarism were of no particular cause for concern. To emphasize this, The Olympic Games continued with full media coverage after the murder of 11 members of the Israeli team by PLO affiliates referred to as "Black September". Although Israel absolutely refused to...
  • Spielberg risking Israeli anger over Munich tragedy

    07/09/2005 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 30 replies · 1,282+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09/07/05 | Hugh Davies
    Spielberg risking Israeli anger over Munich tragedy By Hugh Davies (Filed: 09/07/2005) A drama about the 1972 Munich Olympics where Black September Palestinian terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes is being filmed by Steven Spielberg, who is courting controversy by concentrating on the bloody aftermath as the murders were avenged. The material is so delicate that the project, which is being filmed in Malta, is shrouded in secrecy. For while movies like 1977's Raid on Entebbe, starring Peter Finch and Horst Buchholz, portray Israel in a heroic stance, the new picture is about the misgivings of Golda Meir, the then Israeli...
  • Spielberg thriller leaves Israeli spies in the cold

    06/26/2005 8:42:53 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 28 replies · 959+ views
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg, famed for Hollywood blockbusters, is keeping mum about his latest project, a dramatization of tit-for-tat killings that followed the 1972 massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes by Palestinian guerrillas. Such is the secrecy that even the Israeli spymasters who commanded the reprisals after the Munich Games have been left out in the cold.
  • Cleo A. Noel, Jr. - United States Ambassador

    11/12/2004 9:12:48 AM PST · by gridlock · 6 replies · 670+ views
    The three ambassadors who died violent deaths were Cleo Noel Jr.,killed in March 1973 when Palestinian terrorists struck an embassy in Sudan; Adolph Dubs, killed in 1973 when Afghan police stormed a hotel room where he was being held by terrorists; and Arnold Raphel, who died in 1988 when a plane crashed. Receiving waivers as longtime diplomats with military service were William Rivkin and Philip Crowe. Rivkin, who died in 1967, served as ambassador to Senegal, Gambia and Luxembourg and spent five years of in the Army during World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Crowe, who...
  • Spielberg to direct Munich Olympics film

    04/21/2004 1:27:40 PM PDT · by Monty22 · 31 replies · 339+ views
    CNN ^ | 04/21/04 | CNN
    <p>LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who won his first Oscar for the Holocaust drama "Schindler's List," has taken on another tragic moment in modern Jewish history as his next project -- the 1972 Munich Olympics.</p> <p>Spielberg plans to start production in June and is eyeing actor Ben Kingsley for a role in the upcoming drama, which will chronicle the Summer Games marred by the kidnapping and slaying of Israeli athletes by Palestinian militants, a DreamWorks studio spokeswoman said Wednesday.</p>
  • Arafat's getting away with murder (shocking news alert)

    08/15/2003 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Valin · 6 replies · 205+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune ^ | 8/15/03 | Scott W. Johnson
    In June 2002 I wrote a column for the Star Tribune regarding Yasser Arafat's responsibility for the 1973 assassination of two U.S. State Department officers in Khartoum, Sudan. The column was based on information provided in David Korn's "Assassination in Khartoum," Neil Livingstone and David Halevy's "Inside the PLO," and news accounts of testimony provided by former National Security Agency analyst Jim Welsh, who played a key role in the drama. According to Welsh, the NSA listening post in Cyprus had picked up radio traffic about a planned PLO operation in Khartoum in late February 1973. Welsh himself received the...
  • American diplomats murdered by Arafat?

    03/01/2003 10:40:19 PM PST · by Minutemen · 5 replies · 374+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3-02-03 | Art Moore
    By Art Moore © 2003 On this day 30 years ago, two American diplomats were machine-gunned to death at the Saudi embassy in Sudan by Yasser Arafat's Black September organization. Details of the brutal executions filled the front pages of newspapers around the world for several days in early March 1973. Yasser Arafat But an element of the story that could have reshaped the history of the Middle East is missing from the official record, according to a National Security Agency Palestinian analyst at the time, who was in Cyprus monitoring radio communications between Palestinian leaders in Beirut and...
  • The German way with terror

    09/12/2002 10:08:05 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 10 replies · 504+ views
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 12 sep 02 | Simon Reeve
    SHORTLY after 4 a.m. on 5 September 1972, eight heavily armed terrorists from Black September, a faction of the PLO, arrived on the outskirts of Munich and scaled a perimeter fence protecting thousands of athletes sleeping in the Olympic Village. Carrying assault rifles and grenades, they ran to Apartment One, 31 Connollystrasse, the building housing the Israeli delegation to the 1972 ‘Games of Peace and Joy’, and crept into the foyer. Yossef Gutfreund, a 6ft 5in wrestling referee, was the only one woken by the faint sounds outside. As he crept to the door, it opened just a few inches....
  • Dark Olympic hour lives 30 years on

    09/05/2002 4:47:51 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 27 replies · 432+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | Sept. 5 | By Ron Allen
    MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 5 — On a dreary Munich morning, three decades of painful memories overwhelm Ankie Spitzer — memories of her newlywed husband, Andre, father of their newborn daughter. Andre, a fencing coach, was one of 11 Israeli Olympians taken hostage and murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 summer games in Munich 30 years ago on Thursday.
  • When the Terror Began (Munich 1972)

    09/02/2002 11:20:31 AM PDT · by Timesink · 17 replies · 4,984+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | August 26, 2002 | Alexander Wolff
    <p>For a citizen of a country manacled to its past, Dr. Georg Sieber had a remarkable knack for seeing the future. In the months leading up to the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, West German organizers asked Sieber, then a 39-year-old police psychologist, to "tabletop" the event, as security experts call the exercise of sketching out worst-case scenarios. Sieber looks a bit like the writer Tom Clancy, and the crises he limned drew from every element of the airport novelist's genre: kidnappers and hostages, superpower patrons and smuggled arms, hijacked jets and remote-controlled bombs. Studying the most ruthless groups of that era, from the Irish Republican Army and the Palestine Liberation Organization to the Basque separatist group ETA and West Germany's own Baader-Meinhof Gang, he came up with 26 cases, each imagined in apocalyptic detail. Most of Sieber's scenarios focused on the Olympic Village, the Games' symbolic global community; one that did not -- a jet hired by a Swedish right wing group crashes into an Olympic Stadium filled with people -- foreshadowed a September day in another city many years later.</p>
  • Munich Olympic victims remembered

    08/11/2002 7:08:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 232+ views
    BBC News ^ | Augustus 11 2002
    Current Israeli athletes joined the ceremony The widow of one of the 11 Israeli athletes and officials killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics has used a memorial service to criticise the German authorities' handling of the hostage-taking. At a commemoration in Munich, Ankie Spitzer, widow of the team's fencing coach, condemned the "incompetence and arrogance" of the German response to the attack by Palestinian militants. She also criticised the Olympic committee for "refusing to commemorate" those killed. However, others were upbeat about the ceremony, which took place a day after the Israeli pole-vaulter won a gold medal at the European...