|Ankie Spitzer Views Room Where Husband was Murdered|
In an article in Commentary Magazine, titled "Ignoring Munich Massacre Reminds Olympics are Pure Baloney", senior online editor and blogger, Jonathan S, Tobin provides an insight into what he terms the "popular mythology" of the "moral" value of Olympic sports and the hypocrisy of the IOC. He states:
...Though we will hear much about the “Olympic Spirit” during the endless promotion of this event, it is and always has been a gigantic fraud that has always preferred to appease tyrants and ignore crimes in the pursuit of building a global business brand...
...The reason for this refusal is clear. Any reminder of that historic crime would offend the vast majority of member nations that participate in the Games who don’t want any mention of an event that puts the Palestinians in a bad light.
The families will not give up. They have a website dedicated to this cause, and are hoping to persuade the Olympics to recognize the 40th anniversary of the tragedy this summer at the 2012 Olympics in London.
The First video below is Ankie Spitzer's appeal and request for everyone to sign a petition asking for "Just One Minute". Do Go to the LINK and read the STORY learn about the petition and then Please Sign The Petition! Your privacy will be protected as there is an option to NOT have your name displayed.
|Bios of Athletes at Munich 11|
The Second video is probably the best and most truthful coverage of that horrible day. It contains original footage, comments from news casters, police, and the families of the eleven athletes. You will see WHY the attempt to stop the terrorists failed! Do take time to watch the entire film~listen to the families of the victims, including the daughter of Ankie and Andrei Spitzer~as they speak of their motive for asking for this small honour.
05 September 1972~Palestinian Terrorists from the Black September group disguised themselves as athletes and crept into the Israeli quarters.They said their operation was backed by PLO Chairman and Fatah leader Yasser Arafat. Five of the eight members of Black September were killed by police officers during a failed rescue attempt. The three surviving terrorists were captured, but RELEASED shortly after by West Germany following the Black September hijacking of a Lufthansa airliner. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat's successor as leader of Fatah, is accused of having funded Black September's terror activities, and in 2010 he eulogized Mohammed Oudeh, better known as Abu Dauod, the mastermind of the massacre.
One can only pray that the 2012 the Olympic committee and the people of the UK will decide to remember the eleven athletes who came with their hopes and dreams~dreams of peace and friendship between athletes~only to return home in coffins. The Minute of Silence would serve as a reminder that politics and the Olympic Games should never be mixed and that the "Olympic Spirit" does exist and does overcome hatred! Don't Let Terrorism and Hate Destroy the Spirit Freedom and Peace!
Ankie Spitzer's Appeal for "Just One Minute"
The Munich Massacre~Told By Those Who Were There
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