Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Daily YouTube: Munich 1972

The post from the other day regarding Olympic terrorism brought to mind the grand-daddy of 'em all - Munich 1972.

The perfect storm of guilt-wracked host country (Germany), incredible daring on the part of the terrorists (Black September was pure evil, but this operation was cold, rational genius), official incompetence, total lack of preparation by everyone involved except the Palestinians, Western arrogance and ineptitude, media frenzy, more than a bit of latent anti-Semitism, and a heapin' helping of Murphy's Law; it all combined to make for the most tragic event in Olympic history.

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