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Old 08-06-2012, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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It seems they had help from neo-Nazis inside Germany. Police passed on info to German intelligence agency who did not act upon the information prior to the attack. The person was arrested later for illegal weapons charges. He's now a crime novel writer. German neo-Nazis helped Palestinian terrorists kill 11 Israeli athletes in 1972 Munich Massacre, intelligence files reveal | Mail Online

I still find it insulting to the memory of those murdered that 1. All Muslim nations demanded their flags to be raised from half mast at a memorial ceremony, 2. The ceremony would not actually mention the massacre nor those athletes killed, and even to this day the IOC will not do a public memorial for those killed.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It's funny what you remember from times like that.. i was fairly young but do remember a lot of the news concerning the hostage situation and I vividly remember Jim McKay saying, "they're all gone". I don't think I understand what he meant at the time..
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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At least Bob Costas was willing to do his own moment of silence at this year's Olympics, since the IOC refused to even on the 40th anniversary.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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It's funny what you remember from times like that.. i was fairly young but do remember a lot of the news concerning the hostage situation and I vividly remember Jim McKay saying, "they're all gone". I don't think I understand what he meant at the time..
If I live to be 100 I don't think I'll ever forget hearing him say that. It was a stab to the heart.

I was in Munich just a few months later and saw both the Olympic Village and the Olympic Stadium. You could stand between the two and look at one, then turn and look at the other. It was a very sad, sobering experience. Especially seeing the balcony of the Israelis' rooms and knowing it was where the terrorists stood. Horrible.

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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The 1972 Munich terrorist attack was a terrible event.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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I was 6, almost 7 when this tragedy took place, I was so horrified. Unfortunately, I DID know what was happening and why this happened to the athlete.

I grew up when it was the 'norm' to have explicit scenes live on TV and pictures of dead and wounded Soldiers in Vietnam on the front covers of magazine.

The opening ceremonies of the Olympics always make me cry; all those bright, physically 'perfect' young people from so many Countries proud and strong - then the memory of the Israeli athletes slaughtered as a political statement of hate and intolerance...so sad.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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The 1972 Munich terrorist attack was a terrible event.
Terrorist yes. Attack? Ok. More like murder. Premeditated murder. The world is lucky Israel didn't totally destroy Palestine in retribution and the world still puts Israel down. Unbelievable.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Terrorist yes. Attack? Ok. More like murder. Premeditated murder. The world is lucky Israel didn't totally destroy Palestine in retribution and the world still puts Israel down. Unbelievable.
Actually it wasn't premeditated murder but the result one of the most botched anti-terrorist actions ever attempted. The result was the establishment of the first hostage rescue units in the world the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 otherwise known as GSG 9 which by the way, is part of the German Federal Police and not the military.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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Terrorist yes. Attack? Ok. More like murder. Premeditated murder. The world is lucky Israel didn't totally destroy Palestine in retribution and the world still puts Israel down. Unbelievable.
Palestine didn't exist then as a country and doesn't exist now as independent country so how could Israel destroy it? The Munich attack was a terrorist attack and also a premeditated murder which horrified the world at that time.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Actually it wasn't premeditated murder but the result one of the most botched anti-terrorist actions ever attempted. The result was the establishment of the first hostage rescue units in the world the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 otherwise known as GSG 9 which by the way, is part of the German Federal Police and not the military.
Yes, I know who the GSG9 are. In fact, I've trained with, and trained many of them. However, they are not the first Hostage Rescue Teams. The first was the British SAS. Yet, you are correct. It was a very much botched mission.
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