"Enacting and holding a moment of silence for the victims of this atrocity is not some wild request: it is a moral requirement. Shame on them." Seb in the Atlas comments
The IOC's naked antisemitism is depraved, inhuman and barbaric.
PA thanks IOC for refusing to honor Munich victims (& Abbas’ role in the massacre) July 27, 2012, Tom Gross Dispatch
* Palestinian President Abbas played a key role in enabling Munich Olympics massacre
Armed police during the attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972PARLIAMENTS ACROSS THE WORLD CALL ON IOC TO “DO THE RIGHT THING”
.....the parliaments of Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia and the U.S. Congress, among others, have held a minute’s silence and criticized the IOC’s decision, as have U.S. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.WHY IS THE MEDIA SILENT ON ABBAS’ ROLE IN THE MUNICH MASSACRE?
Even when the Munich massacre has been written about in media in recent days, there has been almost no coverage of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s role in the massacre.
Abu Daoud, who openly acknowledged his role in the Olympic massacre, both in his memoir, “Palestine: From Jerusalem to Munich,” and in an interview with al-Jazeera TV, is one of several senior PLO members who has said that Yasser Arafat’s then deputy, Mahmoud Abbas (also known as Abu Mazen), was responsible for financing the Munich attack.
When Abu Daoud died in 2010, the official Palestinian Authority daily paper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, reported (July 4, 2010) that “President Mahmoud Abbas sent a telegram of condolences yesterday over the death of the great fighter Muhammad Daoud Oudeh, ‘Abu Daoud.’ What a wonderful brother, companion, tough and stubborn, relentless fighter.PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY THANKS IOC FOR REFUSING TO HONOR MUNICH VICTIMS
In a letter sent on Tuesday to IOC chairman Jacques Rogge, the Palestinian Authority officially thanked the International Olympic Committee for refusing to hold a minute of silence at today’s opening ceremony in London to mark the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli sportsmen at the 1972 Munich Games, the PA’s official news agency, Wafa, reported yesterday.
An Israeli government spokesperson responded by saying that “if the leadership of the PA is not willing to disassociate itself from its terrorist past, and is unwilling to see the Munich massacre as a brutal act of terrorism, then in Israeli eyes there will be big questions regarding their true commitment to peace and reconciliation.”THE IOC’S “FASCIST PAST”
This not the first time the IOC has courted controversy involving Jews.
By the time the 1936 Berlin Olympics was held, 114 anti-Semitic laws had been enacted in Nazi Germany. Yet the IOC said the games should go ahead even though it was clear they were going to be a propaganda coup for Nazism.
The chairman of the American Olympic Committee, Avery Brundage, is said to have been behind the decision to stop the two Jews on the U.S. track team in 1936, Sam Stoller and Marty Glickman, from running in the 4 x 100-meter relay race, in order to appease Hitler.
Brundage later became IOC president for twenty years, from 1952 - 1972, and it was he who stated after 11 Israeli Olympians were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at Munich in 1972 that “the Games must go on.” Brundage was so gleeful in his remarks that The Los Angeles Times reporter at the games, Jim Murray, described his behavior as “like having a dance at Dachau.”
Juan Antonio Samaranch, from Spain, who led the IOC from 1980 to 2001, was a well-known Fascist and there are photos of him giving the Fascist salute in Barcelona as late as 1974, when he was an IOC vice president. Yet, the IOC still elected him its president in 1980.
THE MURDERED ATHLETES
[All notes above by Tom Gross]