The International Olympic Committee is refusing to honor the Israeli athletes slain in a terror attack 40 years ago. Coming at a time when Israelis are being targeted again in Europe, this isn't the Olympian spirit.
The hand-wringing Euro-chickens running the international Olympic Games in London that open this week are all full of very good intentions when it comes to clucking their disapproval of international terrorism.
International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge who competed in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich where a gang of Palestinian Black September terrorists kidnapped and slaughtered 11 Israeli athletes before gleefully dancing with their guns for TV, would hate for anyone to think that he condoned terrorism.
So, he's paid lip service to honoring his slain fellow athletes in a private ceremony at the Olympic Village 40 years later in London.
Sorry, not good enough. At a time when the winds of war are blowing from the Persian Gulf and Europe has just had its first full-blown terror directed at Israeli tourists in Bulgaria this week, the International Olympic Committee has an obligation to take an unequivocal stand against terrorism that has targeted its athletes.
There are plenty of reasons for this — not the least of which is that the Olympics today are a target and considerable sums of money are being spent on security and a statement needs to be sent.
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