Bob Costas plans to honor the victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic games massacre that saw the murder of Israeli athletes. Israel made a request to the IOC for a moment of silence at the 2012 games in London. The IOC denied the request stating that they have honored the victims of that horrible massacre on several occasions. Costas plans to call out the IOC during the opening ceremonies, while the Israeli team enters the Olympic stadium.
This is a bold move. Has anybody called out the IOC during the Olympics before? This very well could be a first. It also could serve as egg on the face of the IOC. One thing is for sure, this will be a “must see TV” moment. But, we would like to pose one of our famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) questions to the IOC. Had it been the Palestinian people who got murdered, and made the request for a moment of silence, would you have granted it then? We having a funny feeling that since it was Israel that made the request, that was reason enough to deny it.
Everybody knows that Israel is not very well received in the world. Here is one small nugget to remember:
Everyone is quick to come to the defense of the Palestinians. Wasn’t it a Palestinian group that murdered the Israeli athletes in 1972? We believe that everyone has forgotten that. Israel is not well received in the world for their treatment of the Palestinian people. In hindsight, it was a bunch of Palestinian’s who killed an entire Israeli Olympic team one summer in 1972.
And everyone wonders why Israel acts the way it does.