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July 07, 2010

AFP: The "Daring" Munich Massacre

An AFP photo caption identifies the Munich massacre as "daring:"

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A file photo of Palestinian leader Abu Daoud, taken in Damascus on December 11, 2005. Daoud, whose real name was Mohammed Daoud Odeh, was the mastermind behind the daring deadly attack against Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, died on July 3, 2010, at the age of 73 from an illness, Palestinian officials said. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA

Yes, I'd imagine that being responsible for the murder of world-class athletes, including a fencer, wrestlers, and weight lifters -- dangerous foes -- must have been a very scary and risky undertaking for Mr. Odeh. Mahmoud Abbas, for his part, didn't miss a chance to praise Oudeh for his daring feat.

Posted by TS at July 7, 2010 03:24 PM


Reminds me of the BBC eulogy for Sheik Ahmed Yassin: "He inspired them to offer up their lives, promising that suicide bombers who were willing to die for the sake of the dignity of Palestinians and in the service of a longer-term victory would achieve martyrdom." And it convinces me that some disturbingly broad swath of humanity has lost its mind - I just don't know if its the swath of which I'm a part or not.

Posted by: Ben at July 7, 2010 04:55 PM

This is what is wrong with our westernized thinking. If it's promoting ideals antagonistic towards colonized peoples it's considered ok. Our real war is with a self hating west and self styled intellectuals with countries who were colonalised and still consider themselves inferior to western civilization.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 15, 2010 06:15 AM

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