The refusal of the International Olympics Committee to declare a one minute moment of silence for eleven Israeli athletes slaughtered – because they were Israeli – at the Munich Olympics forty years ago probably has something to do with the view of Israel encouraged by many in the “principled” media who use their media voices to support the “Palestinians” at every opportunity. That media approval, along with the resultant popular approval, encourages the “Palestinians” and their brethren to continue and to increase their spewings of hatred and murder. Have you seen the cartoons of Jews impaling infants on spears so that they and their coreligionists can eat them? Have you seen the heroes’ welcome given in “Palestine” to the snakes who slaughtered the Israeli Fogel family? Jewish blood is seen, by them, not merely as less valuable than other human blood, but as something other than and wickedly inferior to human blood.

The slaughter of Israeli Olympic participants is seen, evidently, as a contentious “political” matter – by those whose heroes did the slaughtering and by those who either wish those who have followed them well or are cowed by them and their enablers. Hence, through some perverse illogic, a moment of silence for those slaughtered is also seen as a “political” matter.

If the “political” sphere as viewed by the IOC has expanded to encompass such things to the point that it refuses to devote a minute of silence to the deceased, perhaps it is time for civilized nations to see the Olympics as no less political than its actions and motivations demonstrate and to cease to be party to it, financially and in every other way.

About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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3 Responses to

  1. Boeke says:

    If I were on the IOC I might oppose a commemoration, too, because it would provide a golden opportunity and an invitation for the murderers to repeat their murders as a celebration.

    • Possibly, but that was not among the explanations given by the IOC. Nor do I understand how reducing one day of the lengthy Olympic events by one minute could be useful for that purpose.

  2. Reblogged this on nebraskaenergyobserver and commented:
    40 years ago this summer 11 Israeli athlete were murdered in Munich for no reason other than that they were Israeli.

    I’m reblogging Dan Miller’s reblog of this because Dan’s commentary is just as important as the post itself.

    I completely and absolutely agree with Dan’s conclusions here. I remember watching in horror that day and I also remember being outraged that the Olympic events continued into mid afternoon like nothing had happened.

    Perhaps, this paragraph from the original poster constitutes the reason why this was so.

    “Competition at the games had continued until mid-afternoon that Tuesday. Only after a barrage of criticism did IOC President Avery Brundage suspend activities. Brundage, who served as president of American Olympic Committee in the 1930s, had been a great admirer of Hitler and, as late as 1971, had insisted that the Berlin games were one of the best ever.”

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