Saturday, July 03, 2010


Abu Daoud (Mohammed Oudeh) was one of the key planners of the attack on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. During the attack, 11 Israelis were taken hostage. Later, during a botched rescue attempt, all 11 of the hostages were killed. Shockingly, the Munich Games were not canceled. *(Correction: 11 Israelis died; 9 of the 11 died in the rescue attempt.)

Daoud, like Charles Manson in the Tate murders, did not participate in the Munich attack, he just planned it. And, like Bill Ayers, Daoud has no regrets:

"In 2006 Abu Daoud said he 'regrets nothing' and would not apologize for being one of the masterminds of the Munich attack. He told Germany's Spiegel TV it was up to Palestinians to 'fight as long as it takes Israel to recognize our rights…You can only dream that I would apologize.'"

In 1972, we had no 24-hour cable news coverage. So when this international crisis broke out, ABC had to go with what reporters they had available on the scene. Jim McKay, a sports reporter and the face and voice of ABC's Wide World of Sports, was their go-to guy.

When ABC confirmed the report, McKay reported to the world, "They're all gone."

Members of the 1972 Israeli Olympic team, photographed just before their departure for Munich. The 11 team members taken hostage and subsequently murdered were: 1) wrestling referee Yossef Gutfreund (inset), age 40; 2) wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, 33; 3) weightlifter Yossef Romano, 31; 4) weightlifter David Berger, 28; 5) weightlifter Ze'ev Friedman, 28; 6) wrestler Eliezer Halfin, 24; 7) track coach Amitzur Shapira, 40; 8) shooting coach Kehat Shorr, 53; 9) wrestler Mark Slavin, 18; 10) fencing coach Andre Spitzer, 27; and 11) weightlifting judge Yakov Springer, 51.

(This story via Breitbart News.)

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