Shameful: International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge Refuses to Allow 1 Minute of Silence for Israeli Victims of the 1972 Munich Terrorist Massacre at Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics; However, NBC’s Bob Costas Will
SHAMEFUL, DISRESPECTFUL AND GUTLESS ACT BY THE IOC …
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge reiterates that he refuses to allow a one minute moment of silence during the Opening Ceremonies of the London Summer Olympics for the Israeli victims who were killed by terrorists during the 1972 Olympics Munich massacre. Simply SHAMEFUL. On the 40th anniversary of the tragedy that saw 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian terrorists, Rogge stated that it’s not “an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident.” Really, or is it discrimination?
Like it or not Jacques, this is a lasting image of the Olympics
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge won’t budge: There will be no minute’s silence for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich massacre at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
Rogge rejected the latest calls Saturday for a special observance to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian gunmen at the Munich Games.
“We feel that the opening ceremony is an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident,” Rogge said.
The IOC has come under pressure from politicians in the United States, Israel and Germany to pay tribute to the slain Israelis during Friday’s ceremony.
The Late Great ABC’s Jim McKay … “they are all gone”
Could you be any more DISRESPECTFUL, not the right atmosphere? It is exactly the right atmosphere as a reminder of what happened 40 years ago. Instead the IOC would rather keep their collective heads in the sand and pretend like it never happened. It is exactly the correct moment to put it on the world stage for all to see and to condemn violence, murder and terrorism. But no, instead Rogge comes up with excuses to have it remembered in other less public ways. Can you say GUTLESS! What’s the matter Jacques, are you afraid you might upset radical Islam? Or are you afraid you might upset and antagonize Muslim countries participating in the games? And if such countries would be upset over a one minute remembrance of the slaughter of athletes and coaches who were just participating in the Olympic games, what does that tell us about so-called mainstream Islam?
The IOC’s logic to all of this is if a murderous, terrorist act occurs in the woods and no one is there to see the remembrance, did it really happen? However, it would seem that all are not going to keep their heads in the sand and pretend like it never happened. NBC’s Bob Costas intends to remember the slain Israeli’s during the Opening Ceremonies and call out the IOC.
ABC News 1972 Munich massacre coverage
“I intend to note that the IOC denied the request,” Costas said. “Many people find that denial more than puzzling but insensitive. Here’s a minute of silence right now.”
Costas appears to be joining the efforts of Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Ankie Spitzer, whose husband was among the Munich victims. Ayalon said the IOC refusal of his request to commemorate the victims was “unacceptable.” Spitzer, meanwhile, has been petitioning to have a moment of silence during the Opening Ceremony, to no avail.
“The IOC’s refusal is pure discrimination,” she said.
A note to the IOC, like it or not but the 1972 Olympic massacre of Israeli’s is part of your past. If you want to embrace the good of the brilliance and skill of Russian gymnast Olga Korbut (video) from the 1972 Olympics, you also have to deal with the bad. To simply ignore it does not trivialize those that were killed, it trivializes you. By pretending terrorism did not take place during the Olympics does not make it goo away, it shows your weakness and acceptance. If you pretend that it never happened, you open yourself up to it occurring again.
The moment of silence should have been done and the victims names should have been named, no different than what they do in the United States for the victims of 9-11. Since the IOC does not have the respects or guts to do so, we shall.
- Moshe Weinberg (wrestling coach)
- Yossef Romano (weightlifter)
- Ze’ev Friedman (weightlifter)
- David Berger (weightlifter)
- Yakov Springer (weightlifting judge)
- Eliezer Halfin (wrestler)
- Yossef Gutfreund (wrestling referee)
- Kehat Shorr (shooting coach)
- Mark Slavin (wrestler)
- Andre Spitzer (fencing coach)
- Amitzur Shapira (track coach)
UPDATE I: Interestingly enough, the Olympic committee in charge of the London event has formed a special team to prepare for the contingency for the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran during the 2012 Summer Games.
Barack Obama … Stressed He Probably Knows About Judaism More than Any Other President … Sure He Does
If Obama’s lips are moving, the BS is a flowing … “some of my best friends are Jews”, huh?
From Barack Obama, the Narcissist in Chief … First Barack Obama told us he was an outsider the beltway type that would bring ‘hope & change’ to Washington DC and ‘inside the beltway’ politics. Then he claimed he would reach across the aisle and be the most transparent president in history. Then America was fed a bill of good and told that the $787 billion Obama stimulus plan would keep unemployment under 8%. Only to be followed by the statement that we would learn to like Obamacare after we learned more about it after it was forced down America’s throat against the will of the people. To recently being told by Obama that he was fiscally conservative on spending.
In the immortal and profound words of US Rep Joe Wilson (SC-R) … YOU LIE!!!
Get ready folks, Barack Hussein Obama is at it again. This time, as reported at The Weekly Standard, President Obama
said pandered to about 20 Conservative Jewish community leaders, ‘Obama … stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it’.
In the meeting, Obama reportedly boasted about his knowledge of Judaism, telling the leaders that he thinks he knows more “about Judaism” than all past presidents. He said he gained this knowledge of Judaism from reading.
“Obama … stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it,” Haaretz reports. “[He] wondered how come no one asks Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner or Senate minority leader Mitch McConnel [sic] about their support to Israel.”
Similarly, he said to the group, “I [am] not going to tell you again how I even feel about Israel, but why [are] we still talking about it?”
He then suggested that he should not be questioned about his commitment to the Jewish state because “all his friends in Chicago were Jewish – and at the beginning of his political career he was accused of being a puppet of the Israel lobby,” Haaretz reports.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us that Obama’s wealth of knowledge of Jews most likely came from his 20 years of sitting in the pews listening to his mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Some more musings from the Joshua Pundit regarding Barack Hussein Obama’s astute knowledge of Jews, more so than any other American President. Wow, this guy is just the bestest.
I wonder why that could be? Maybe because he threatened to cut off all aid to Israel at one point? Or because he made blatantly anti-Israel appointments to his cabinet and to his advisers? Perhaps because this president and his secretary of state blatantly lied about agreements Israel made with the Bush Administration as a part of Israel’s acceptance of the Road Map? Or maybe it was the president’s funding of the openly genocidal Hamas, or his issuing a statement that the Palestinians need not recognize Israel as a Jewish State or his continued funding of the Palestinian Authority in spite of their continued support and incitement for terrorism against Israeli civilians?
Putting the “Moon” in MOONBAT!
Democrat primary candidate Lee Whitnum calls Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT) a whore during last nights debate for Connecticut’s open US Senate seat. Well, at least she did not call him a “SLUT”. However, what might have been more eye popping was her stance and comments regarding Israel. This loon went on to say that she wants the US to prosecute Jewish Americans who go to Israel and join the army and kill. Huh? Whitnum actually believes prosecuting our own American citizens “would solve anti-American sentiment world-wide”.
Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was called a “whore” by a primary opponent during Thursday night’s debate for Connecticut’s open Senate seat.
Lee Whitnum, who is mounting her second bid for the Senate in Connecticut, blasted Murphy over his support for Israel, the New Haven Register reported.
“I’m dealing with a whore here who sells his soul to AIPAC, who will say anything for the job,” Whitnum said, referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Whitnum said anti-American sentiment worldwide could be cured if the federal government were to prosecute U.S. settlers who “go to Israel and maim or kill in the Promised Land.” She also called for the elimination of U.S. aid to Israel.
As the Gateway Pundit states, as least she is honest regarding her position and feelings on Israel. Most Democrats try and hide their true feelings. As Jim says, with such venom towards Israel, Barack Obama probably has a spot for her in his Administration.
More Barack Obama, “Hope & Change” … Israel foreign policy version.
It would appear that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is none to amused Obama’s “hopey, changey” views of Israel-Palestinian peace. Following Obama’s comments regarding Israel and the 1967 borders, Netanyahu gave a novice US President a lecture and history lesson and what can only be described as a “foreign policy” biotch slap was Obama looked on.
Netanyahu basically said to Obama regarding the 1967 borders … IT AIN’T GOING TO HAPPEN.
The New York Times reported that the telephone conversation was “furious” and that the prime minister “reacted angrily to (U.S. President Barack Obama’s) plan to endorse Israel’s pre-1967 borders for a future Palestinian state.”
The position essentially embraced the Palestinian view that the state they hope to build in the West Bank and Gaza Strip should largely be drawn along the lines that existed before the June 1967 war in which Israel occupied both territories.
As reported at the Gateway Pundit, it looks like Sarah Palin is offering Barack Obama a history lesson as well. Last night Sarah Palin appeared with Judge Jeanine Pirro to discuss the recent comments by Barack Obama and Israel must go back to the 1967 borders. Sarah Palin chastised President Obama for seeking a Middle East peace agreement at the expense of Israel’s territory. Obama says that it should not be divided but also said there should be a swap. Swap what?
Imagine Barack Obama lecturing Netanyahu the importance of peace. That is comical on its face. Like any Jew in Israel need to be told that by Obama.
Gene Simmons (KISS) Slams Obama on His Anti-Israel Policy: “He Has Fu*king No Idea What the World Is Like” … MUST WATCH VIDEO
Barack Obama Lost in Smallness … The KISS Edition …
Add Gene Simmons to the list of disillusioned 2008 individuals who voted for Barack Obama and will not be doing to in 2012. This is a must watch and priceless VIDEO.
In an interview with CNBC’s Jane Wells, former front man of the rock n’ roll bad KISS, Gene Simmons ripped President Barack Obama a new one on his proposal to weaken Israel in support of the Hamas-Fatah alliance and the 1967 borders. Simmons said, “He has no fu*king idea what the world is like” No truer words have been stated. Yet another reason why I always loved KISS. This is a must watch interview and the growing mood of many who previously voted for Obama. As Simmons said in the interview as to the reason why he voted for Obama, “I voted for and idea and got an idealist.” This is a must watch.
“How about you live there and try to defend an indefensible border?… He has no fu*king idea what the world is like.”
Rockers get it, too bad Obama doesn’t. It’s safe to say that after Obama’s comments regarding Israel going back to the 1967 borders, Beth I hear you crying because Obama just has no clue and its shameful that he would openly back the Palestinians over our greatest ally in the Middle East. From Detroit Rock City and across the country and for all those who love to Rock n’ Roll All Night know that Barack Obama is 100% wrong and will suffer a damning blow for this in the 2012 Presidential election.
Obama’s Arab Spring: Add Israel to Those Thrown Under the Obama Bus … Calls for Israel to Return to 1967 Borders
Barack Obama … an unmitigated disaster and truly an “Obamanation”.
Why are we not surprised that President Barack Hussein Obama disrespected Israel. Today, Obama called for Israel to return to the 1967 borders. As stated by 2012 GOP primary Presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney, Obama just threw Israel under the bus. However, this should come as so shock to Israel, Obama has pretty much done this his entire presidency. How sad that Obama sides with the Palestinians over our long time allies, Israel.
Vanderbilt ’11 – Barack Hussein Obama disrespects our greatest ally in the Middle East
“President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus. He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace,” Romney said in a statement.
“He has also violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by our friends,” added the former Massachusetts governor.
“President Obama has betrayed Israel and made a grievous mistake by suggesting borders of Israel go back to pre-1967 borders. This is an outrage to peace, sovereignty of Israel, and a stable Middle East,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), a 2008 Republican presidential candidate who’s been a staunch supporter of Israel, said in a statement.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responds to Obama’s comments.What on Earth is Netanyahu and Obama going to talk about on Friday? Seriously, after Obama’s comments, what is even the point of the meeting?
Mr. Netanyahu said in a pointed statement just before boarding a plane to Washington that while he appreciated Mr. Obama’s commitment to peace, he “expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of American commitments made to Israel in 2004 which were overwhelmingly supported by both Houses of Congress.”
The Gateway Pundit reminds us what Obama is really saying in that Barack Hussein Obama is proposing giving half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem to Hamas. Obama proposes in giving the Tomb of Jesus to the Palestinians. UNREAL. But what else should we expect from Barack Obama. And he wonder why so few actually consider Obama a Christan.
American tourist, Christie Logan, went missing on Saturday when she and her friend, Susan Kaye Wilson, were presumably stabbed by assailants while hiking in an archaeological site. Susan Kaye Wilson was hospitalized after she was found bound with her hands behind her back in a mountainous area outside Jerusalem. She was bleeding from multiple stab wounds. Wilson told police that the two woman had been assaulted by two Arab men.
“Christine and I walked down a path in order to climb a small hill. We sat there, and two Arabs passed by and asked ‘Do you have any water?’ I said, ‘I wish.” Wilson told Israeli TV. “I felt something was wrong. I turned to (Christine) in English and told her something doesn’t feel right and that we should return to the path.”
Wilson approached the main road, where she cried for help. Minutes later, the search for Logan begun. Hundreds of police officers, Israel Defense Forces soldiers and volunteers combed the area where she went missing. Roadblocks were set up along a nearby highway in attempt to prevent the assailants from fleeing the area.
Our thoughts and prayers certainly go out the the family and friends of Christine Logan. May she rest in peace.
Missing American tourist Christine Logan’s body has been found. What will this do to how the Obama Admin looks at the peace talks? Americans not safe just simply hiking?
More from Sky News:
One of them pulled out a very long knife, like a bread knife with a sharpened edge. They stabbed me 12 times. They came to kill. Nobody walks around with a knife like that for no reason.
Obama blames Jewish suspicion on his middle name … is this clown serious? I guess it is a good thing his middle name is not “Adolf”.
Once again we are witness to a President, Barack Hussein Obama, who is LOST IN SMALLNESS. In an interview regarding Israel and Jewish relations and the issue of Iran in the Middle East Barack Obama said the following, “some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.” WHAT? Could Barack Obama possibly trivialize Jewish sentiment any more? Dear Mr. President, you middle name could have been “Smith” and with your policies and actions Israel would feel the same way.
During the interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.”
Freedom of Speech on YouTube, eh?Only when it’s not a song parody against the media’s politically correct darling agendas. YouTube has pulled the VIDEO claiming copyright violations. Thankfully it has been rehosted for all to see again.
WE CON THE WORLD … back for your viewing pleasure
However, let’s discuss the so-called copyright violation that YouTube cited.Caroline Glick discusses it best as follows:
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc. .
Copyright experts we advised with before posting the song told us in no uncertain terms that we were within our rights to use the song because we did so in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine. The Fair Use Doctrine, copied and pasted below from the US Copyright Office stipulates that it is legal and permissible to use copyrighted material under the fair use doctrine for purposes of parody.
Copyright attorneys also warned us that given our clearly lawful use of the song We are the World, if anyone wished to silence our voices, they wouldn’t target us. Instead they would target YouTube. It is YouTube’s standard practice to remove any material that they receive even the flimsiest threat for because the company wishes to avoid all litigation.
Check out the Fair Use Doctrine from the US Copyright Office.
However, as much as YouTube tries to silence free speech, Ed Morrissey at Hot Air nails in in the age of the intenet, “this also demonstrates the futility of attempting to silence people in an open-source world, doesn’t it?”
Glick also points out that the “We Con the World” video squarely falls into the realm of parody. That qualifies it for the “fair use” exemption under copyright law. Warner /Chappelle can make all the claims they want, but they would lose in court. YouTube wants to avoid paying for a court appearance, but it doesn’t speak well of a New Media outlet that exists to support content producers that they cave to outside pressure so easily — if that is indeed what happened, and if they weren’t just looking for an excuse to eject Latma’s content from the beginning.
Instapundit raises a very fair questions as to what is YouTube’s roll in today’s media other than one who’s credibility continues to take hits as they seem to be displaying an ideological agenda while squelching free speech.
An update from Caroline Glick … We will not be silenced!!!
Rosie O’Donnell says “Helen Thomas Was Right,” … Jews get the hell out of Palestine and go back to Poland and Germany.
It was not politically correct what Helen Thomas said is one of the justifications provided as to why Helen Thomas was forced out of her job. Um, hello LEFT … you are the PC thought police and so was Helen Thomas. So she was ousted by the very people who she has been a part of for decades.
More from Radio Equalizer, Adding Spin, Rosie O’Donnell Aligns With Hezbollah
What’s the difference between Hezbollah’s thugs and libtalker Rosie O’Donnell? Apparently, not much. While the terrorism lobby openly defends longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas, O’Donnell is offering similar praise and even going so far as to call her a victim of “political correctness”.
I hardly think Helen Thomas was right, but if some one wanted to defend her on the position that she is entitled to have an opposing opinion that is another story. However, the hypocrisy of the LEFT astounds. It was the very PC police that Helen Thomas was apart of for decades that cost Helen her job. Sorry LEFT, you can’t have it both ways.