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If  politics and racism could be quarantined of sorts; what is not disputed is that forty years ago Israeli athletes were murdered by terrorists during the Olympics, as Olympians and ostensibly under the security of the Olympic organization. The lack of response, or genuine remorse proves the obvious that there is no such thing as Olympic ideals or Olympic spirit among the IOC ; its strictly a multinational NGO with the same vampire set of ethics that many have characterized the liked of Goldman Sachs to have for example. By extension, its extreme secularism complicit in this massive pagan ritual, one that evidently requires human sacrifice to pay tribute to the multiple and warring gods its seeks to appease. As entertainment, the opening ceremonies were fantastic, but the organizing committee  itself is a tarnished brand. The fact these Israeli lives hold so little value also indicates that the athletes themselves are cattle that are easily replaced.

(see link at end)…NBC’s Bob Costas noted a controversy over honouring Israeli athletes killed at the Olympics 40 years ago during his coverage of the opening ceremony Friday but stopped short of offering his own protest.

The International Olympic Committee had declined a request to hold a moment of silence during the ceremony to acknowledge the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed by Palestinian gunman in Munich in 1972. Costas called that decision insensitive during an interview this month and indicated he would call for his own moment of silence when Israeli athletes marched into the Olympic Stadium Friday….

—LONDON – The Palestinians are praising the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to hold a moment of silence in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered in the 1972 Munich Olympics in the London Games’ opening ceremony, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Friday.
Jibril Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, sent a thank you letter to IOC President President Jacques Rogge.
In the letter, published by the Palestinian newspaper al-Hayat al-Jadida, Rajoub noted his appreciation for the position adopted by Rogge.
“Sport is a bridge for love, unification and for spreading peace among the nations,” he wrote. “It must not be a cause for divisiveness and for the spreading of racism.”
Just a few hours before the official launch of the Olympic games the Israeli embassy in London on Friday held a memorial ceremony for the 11 Israeli athletes. —Read More:,7340,L-4261169,00.html

Costas’ comments took his bosses by surprise. Jim Bell, executive producer of the NBC’s telecast, said this week that Costas hadn’t brought it up with him before the interview.

As the athletes marched in Friday, Costas said that IOC President Jacques Rogge led a moment of silence for the late Israelis this week before about 100 people at the Athlete’s Village.

“Still, for many, tonight with the world watching is the true time and place to remember those who were lost and how and why they died,” Costas said.

After a five-second pause, NBC cut to a commercial. Read More:

—President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls up President Barack Obama:”Mr. Obama, I had a wonderful dream last night. I was able to see the whole of the United States of America and there was a flag flying on the roof of every house.” “Well, that’s nice, Mr. Ahmadinejad,” says Obama. “What was on the flags?””Allah is God, God is Allah,” says Ahmadinejad.”Hey, I’m really glad you called,” says Obama. “I had a similar dream recently in which I saw the whole of the Iranian Republic with lush, fertile fields, a happy, satisfied population living in peace and prosperity, and large banners waving everywhere.””And what was on these banners?” asks Ahmadinejad.”I don’t know,” says Obama. “I can’t read Hebrew.”

…Britons are also fuming that tributes to victims of the 7/7 attacks were combined in a general memorial, and not given their own moment of silence. Read more:

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