Baseball Crank
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September 11, 2005
WAR: Equal Time for Terror?

Steven Spielberg's upcoming movie about the 1972 Palestinian terrorist attacks on the Israeli Olympic team in Munich is bound to stir controversy; I'm withholding my own opinion until I see it. But this is ridiculous:

Steven Spielberg has been criticized by the only surviving Palestinian terrorist behind the massacre at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, because the director failed to consult him over his new movie dramatization of the tragic events.

So, who did he call? Well, I'll give you one guess . . .

Mohammed Daoud was a member of terror group Black September in the early 1970s and was responsible for the deaths of 11 Israelis in Munich's Olympic Village. He has been on the run ever since. But Daoud is so angry with Spielberg's supposedly pro-Israel stance in new film Munich, he contacted news agency Reuters to put forward his side of the story. He says, "If someone really wanted to tell the truth about what happened he should talk to the people involved, people who know the truth. Were I contacted, I would tell the truth. (Israel) carried out vengeance against people who had nothing to do with the Munich attack, people who were merely politically active or had ties with the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization)."

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:24 PM | War 2005 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Proof once again that William Safire has taken over this website...after September 11 he wrote a series of articles attacking Radio Free America (i admit i know nothing about this topic), but I remember him lambasting it for giving equal time to terrorists, and even headlining one article "Equal Time for Hitler." Just letting you know I am on to you Bill.

Regarding the substance of your post, obviously anyone who kills innocent people - olympic athletes for crying out loud - should be relocated to the inner circles of Hell asap, but I do think the Israel/ Palestine conflict is a two sided story and Americans don't often hear both sides.

Posted by: pat_rick at September 12, 2005 3:12 PM

To say that the conflict as a whole has two sides is one thing; to say that the Munich attacks had two sides is another. And in either event, anybody who is complicit in terrorism has forfeited their right to justify it.

Posted by: The Crank at September 12, 2005 3:40 PM
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