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  posted on 7/27/2012 at 06:57 PM
For not acknowledging the tragedy of the murdered Israeli athletes by Muslim terrorists at the 1972 games!!! A moment of silence should have happened at the very least!!! IMO this terrible tragedy should be acknowledged at each and every Summer Olympic games. It was an evil crime committed at their event and should never ever be forgotten!!!!

 

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  posted on 7/27/2012 at 07:13 PM
They are kinda full of themselves..who am I kidding they have that crap coming out of their ears!!!

 

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  posted on 7/27/2012 at 09:46 PM
For those of us who watched the tragedy unfold live on television in '72, it doesn't take a moment of silence to remember the tragedy...every time there is an Olympic, we remember it all in horrible detail.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2012 at 10:24 AM
Sometimes, you just gotta let it go.

That aside, I thought the ceremony was dreadfully dull. Who wants to watch an interpretive dance of the Industrial Revolution? Zzzzzzzzz.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2012 at 12:28 PM
Considering the economic woes of Europe, I thought they did a good job of putting on the ceremony. I agree that it was a bit strange, but they still managed to make it about their country and they had a spectacular finish!

 

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  posted on 7/28/2012 at 12:28 PM
Would you feel the same way about September 11, 2001????? Those Israeli athletes were slaughtered by terrorists just like all of the 9-11 victims. Should we just let that go and not acknowledge it???? We acknowledge 9-11 and Pearl Harbor every year so I don't see why they can't acknowledge the Olympic tragedy once every four years.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2012 at 02:36 PM
I'll be honest with you....I wish they'd stop making a three day spectacle out of 9/11. People were lost and their families will always grieve them. A mention of the day is appropriate but for heaven sake, I don't want to ever have to see those towers come down again to mindless 'mood' music. Those who lived through Pearl Harbor remember it will without grandiose ceremonies. Something tasteful is always in order but as I said, I'm so tired of the three day 9/11 angst fest. We watched it, we remember and as I said before, I watched the events in '72 live. I won't ever forget what happened.

 

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I'll be honest with you....I wish they'd stop making a three day spectacle out of 9/11. People were lost and their families will always grieve them. A mention of the day is appropriate but for heaven sake, I don't want to ever have to see those towers come down again to mindless 'mood' music. Those who lived through Pearl Harbor remember it will without grandiose ceremonies. Something tasteful is always in order but as I said, I'm so tired of the three day 9/11 angst fest. We watched it, we remember and as I said before, I watched the events in '72 live. I won't ever forget what happened.



Ann, respectfully you are just one person. There are many children growing up who didn't witness 9-11 or Pearl Harbor or the 1972 Olympics. These types of tragic events should always be remembered and acknowledged so we can make it as hard as possible for them to ever be repeated. September 11 may be over hyped and played out over a number of days each year and maybe too much but it certainly should be acknowledged each and every year. It certainly wouldn't hurt them to have one friggin' moment of silence for those Israeli terrorist victims. Not asking for three days or even every year, just a moment of silence every four years to remember the victims and to acknowledge this tragedy. I don't think that is too much at all Ann and I would bet anything that if that had been Americans slaughtered at the 1972 Olympics we would be screaming for it to be acknowledged.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2012 at 04:11 PM
The problem Pete is that many of the Arab nations don't consider the slaughtered Israeli athletes as terrorist victims. It is as simple as that. The murderers are honored to this day. Thus the very idea that they are victims of a crime is considered "political." It's disgusting yet true. I appreciate your sentiments. Just like the United Nations. The International Olympic Committee is a lost cause.

 

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I'll be honest with you....I wish they'd stop making a three day spectacle out of 9/11. People were lost and their families will always grieve them. A mention of the day is appropriate but for heaven sake, I don't want to ever have to see those towers come down again to mindless 'mood' music. Those who lived through Pearl Harbor remember it will without grandiose ceremonies. Something tasteful is always in order but as I said, I'm so tired of the three day 9/11 angst fest. We watched it, we remember and as I said before, I watched the events in '72 live. I won't ever forget what happened.



Ann, respectfully you are just one person. There are many children growing up who didn't witness 9-11 or Pearl Harbor or the 1972 Olympics. These types of tragic events should always be remembered and acknowledged so we can make it as hard as possible for them to ever be repeated. September 11 may be over hyped and played out over a number of days each year and maybe too much but it certainly should be acknowledged each and every year. It certainly wouldn't hurt them to have one friggin' moment of silence for those Israeli terrorist victims. Not asking for three days or even every year, just a moment of silence every four years to remember the victims and to acknowledge this tragedy. I don't think that is too much at all Ann and I would bet anything that if that had been Americans slaughtered at the 1972 Olympics we would be screaming for it to be acknowledged.


I appreciate your sentiments and acknowledge we should never let people forget the horrors that have occurred. As I said before, I read that the broadcasters in this country did participate in a minute of silence so we're doing the right thing. As for the UN and Olympic Committee....I never did expect much from either of them in so far as standing up for what's right.

 

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I'll be honest with you....I wish they'd stop making a three day spectacle out of 9/11. People were lost and their families will always grieve them. A mention of the day is appropriate but for heaven sake, I don't want to ever have to see those towers come down again to mindless 'mood' music. Those who lived through Pearl Harbor remember it will without grandiose ceremonies. Something tasteful is always in order but as I said, I'm so tired of the three day 9/11 angst fest. We watched it, we remember and as I said before, I watched the events in '72 live. I won't ever forget what happened.



Ann, respectfully you are just one person. There are many children growing up who didn't witness 9-11 or Pearl Harbor or the 1972 Olympics. These types of tragic events should always be remembered and acknowledged so we can make it as hard as possible for them to ever be repeated. September 11 may be over hyped and played out over a number of days each year and maybe too much but it certainly should be acknowledged each and every year. It certainly wouldn't hurt them to have one friggin' moment of silence for those Israeli terrorist victims. Not asking for three days or even every year, just a moment of silence every four years to remember the victims and to acknowledge this tragedy. I don't think that is too much at all Ann and I would bet anything that if that had been Americans slaughtered at the 1972 Olympics we would be screaming for it to be acknowledged.


I appreciate your sentiments and acknowledge we should never let people forget the horrors that have occurred. As I said before, I read that the broadcasters in this country did participate in a minute of silence so we're doing the right thing. As for the UN and Olympic Committee....I never did expect much from either of them in so far as standing up for what's right.


And they are more than meeting your low expecations.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2012 at 06:46 PM
As long as the security services remember the tragedy (which I'm sure they do), that is sufficient. I'm not sure what lesson is learned by the rest of us by being reminded of murders, or terrorism.
 

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As long as the security services remember the tragedy (which I'm sure they do), that is sufficient. I'm not sure what lesson is learned by the rest of us by being reminded of murders, or terrorism.


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As long as the security services remember the tragedy (which I'm sure they do), that is sufficient. I'm not sure what lesson is learned by the rest of us by being reminded of murders, or terrorism.


It's not so much whether we need to be reminded. It's the reason they refuse to do it. Because the victims are Israelis and Jews. Plain and simple. Read below and understand what is actually going on. It is a much larger issue.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/27/why-ioc-will-never-memorialize-72 -munich-massacre/

 

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  posted on 7/28/2012 at 10:02 PM
Quite a poignant piece of writing by Mr. Weinberg.
 

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  posted on 7/28/2012 at 10:27 PM
If this is the issue, it needs to be exposed on a grander scale so the rest of the world can learn of the connection between the Nazi's and what happened in '72. Just asking for a minute of silence and then getting pissed that there isn't one, trivializes what seems to have really happened. It's time for the truth to come out.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2012 at 11:16 AM
2 dead 111 injured by domestic political/religious terrorism at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. I was there that day with my three children. We went to see the Lithuanian Basketball team play and spent the rest of the day in the park trading pins and planned to stay for the James Brown concert. We decided to go home early because the youngest was wiped out tired.

That little blip in history barely causes a ripple and it deeply offends me that someone would actually say the reason OC will not do it is because the victims were Israeli Jews. Can anyone recall a memorial moment of silence by the OC for the victims in Atlanta.

Even with all this controversy in all the newspapers across the country, nothing is ever mentioned. At least the power of the press brings the victims of the Munich kidnappings and murders to the forefront, it is a shame that the Atlanta victims of terrorism at the Olympic games do not even stir a ripple.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2012 at 11:58 AM
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If this is the issue, it needs to be exposed on a grander scale so the rest of the world can learn of the connection between the Nazi's and what happened in '72. Just asking for a minute of silence and then getting pissed that there isn't one, trivializes what seems to have really happened. It's time for the truth to come out.


The world doesn't care about the truth. Justice and honesty is the last thing anyone is interested in. That is why Israel and the U.S. too must defend their own interests and not rely on the "international community."

 

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2 dead 111 injured by domestic political/religious terrorism at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. I was there that day with my three children. We went to see the Lithuanian Basketball team play and spent the rest of the day in the park trading pins and planned to stay for the James Brown concert. We decided to go home early because the youngest was wiped out tired.

That little blip in history barely causes a ripple and it deeply offends me that someone would actually say the reason OC will not do it is because the victims were Israeli Jews. Can anyone recall a memorial moment of silence by the OC for the victims in Atlanta.

Even with all this controversy in all the newspapers across the country, nothing is ever mentioned. At least the power of the press brings the victims of the Munich kidnappings and murders to the forefront, it is a shame that the Atlanta victims of terrorism at the Olympic games do not even stir a ripple.




Sorry the truth deeply morally offends you. Sometimes the truth hurts. I have no problem acknowledging the terrorism at the Atlanta Olympics. I think there is a difference. Namely that the request to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Munich atrocities was specifically denied while other moments of silence were held. As far as I know nobody requested a moment of silence for what happened in Atlanta and had that request turned down.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2012 at 12:32 PM
If we're going to acknowledg the terrorism at the '72 games, then there should be a shared moment of silence for all of the people who have died because of terrorism at the Olympics. That would cover everyone.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2012 at 12:48 PM
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If we're going to acknowledg the terrorism at the '72 games, then there should be a shared moment of silence for all of the people who have died because of terrorism at the Olympics. That would cover everyone.


No, they can have a moment of silence for each and acknowledge each separately as they were separate events at separate games. Also that one was a random act and the other was a terror plot specifically aimed at Jewish athletes shouldn't be ignored due to the relentless attacks that Israelis have consistently been put through for decades. I think they could fit in more than one moment of silence for murder victims in an opening ceremony that goes on forever and ever and is boring as hell!

 

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  posted on 7/29/2012 at 02:06 PM
So you think Eric Rudolph and Atlanta was just some random terror attack?

You think this so random that he did not plot and plan this for months? It happened on American soil and Americans were killed so it was different because they were not Olympic athletes from Israel? I seem to understand the truth pretty well, both were politically motivated, in both innocent lives were lost and in both cases no memorials have ever been held by the OLC.

Its seems to me that it is you Doug not me who is deciding which atrocity holds more value and deserving of recognition than the other.

Terror is terror and it is offensive when one act of terror is deemed to be more important and deserving of attention than another. 52 people were killed in London by terrorist the day after the Olympics were announced that Great Britain got the games in 2005.

I think that acts of terror against people are the same, no one gets to play the trump card. All victims should be remembered by a moment of silence. How about something like "40 years ago today the first act of terror to be committed during the Olympics was in Munich, 11 people were murdered in a vicious attacked by 8 terrorist, in 1996 in another act of terror in Atlanta where 2 people were murdered and 111 people where injured in a vicious attacked by a lone terrorist. We in OLC would like to remember the victims in both these monstrous attacks. The OLC would like to welcome all the peoples of the World here in Great Britain to show that as humans of this earth we believe that all people deserve the right to life, peace and prosperity in the spirit of the Olympic Games.

The truth is that you are playing the terror trump card not me.



[Edited on 7/29/2012 by PattyG]

[Edited on 7/29/2012 by PattyG]

 

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  posted on 7/29/2012 at 03:23 PM
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So you think Eric Rudolph and Atlanta was just some random terror attack?

You think this so random that he did not plot and plan this for months? It happened on American soil and Americans were killed so it was different because they were not Olympic athletes from Israel? I seem to understand the truth pretty well, both were politically motivated, in both innocent lives were lost and in both cases no memorials have ever been held by the OLC.

Its seems to me that it is you Doug not me who is deciding which atrocity holds more value and deserving of recognition than the other.

Terror is terror and it is offensive when one act of terror is deemed to be more important and deserving of attention than another. 52 people were killed in London by terrorist the day after the Olympics were announced that Great Britain got the games in 2005.

I think that acts of terror against people are the same, no one gets to play the trump card. All victims should be remembered by a moment of silence. How about something like "40 years ago today the first act of terror to be committed during the Olympics was in Munich, 11 people were murdered in a vicious attacked by 8 terrorist, in 1996 in another act of terror in Atlanta where 2 people were murdered and 111 people where injured in a vicious attacked by a lone terrorist. We in OLC would like to remember the victims in both these monstrous attacks. The OLC would like to welcome all the peoples of the World here in Great Britain to show that as humans of this earth we believe that all people deserve the right to life, peace and prosperity in the spirit of the Olympic Games.

The truth is that you are playing the terror trump card not me.



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[Edited on 7/29/2012 by PattyG]


Stop the BS. Nobody said one was worse than the other although even as a non Jew I will say that the planned attack on the Israeli athletes by Muslim terrorists, the same kind of Muslim terrorists that attacked us and killed 3000 innocent civilians on September 11 is a more significant time in history than the Atlanta attack. That doesn't mean I think it was any less tragic for the victims and their families. Domestic terrorism sucks also and we have to deal with that as well but I don't see the two as exactly the same. Like I said, what would it hurt to have a moment of silence for each???

 

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  posted on 7/29/2012 at 04:32 PM
Your continual reference to muslim terrorists puts the emphasis on the wrong word. Terrorists are terrorists regardless of their religion.
 

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  posted on 7/29/2012 at 04:36 PM
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Your continual reference to muslim terrorists puts the emphasis on the wrong word. Terrorists are terrorists regardless of their religion.


Well stated.

 

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