My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, December 24, 2005

The truth behind Munich...

I haven't seen Speilberg's Munich yet...but here is a good look at the fiction in the movie.
In Munich, a hastily assembled covert assassination team is gathered by Golda Meir and given a list of targets—the men responsible for the attack. There are 11 Palestinians (a convenient match to the 11 dead Israeli athletes) who must pay the price. It didn't happen that way. Israel did authorize and empower a counter-terror assassination campaign in Munich's wake (more on that below), but no list of targets was ever given to an assassination team. Indeed, there was no "one team" charged with carrying out any sort of ongoing revenge operation. Specific targets were identified and then approved for assassination by top Mossad officials, and ultimately by the prime minister, as evidence grew in Israeli eyes that these individuals were likely to plan further attacks. Palestinian operatives, including many who had nothing to do with the Munich Massacre, were sentenced to death on a case-by-case basis. The list of targets was constantly changing. Assassination teams were sent out, mission by mission, as evidence and opportunity warranted.
As Klein says in his article,
Revenge was the atmosphere—but preventing future attacks by networks that Israel saw as threatening its citizens was the goal.


Blogger Andy said...

Is it right to comment on a movie in any way if you have not seen it?

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you saw the movie, you would know that what you referred to as "fiction" was actually portrayed as fiction in the movie. the truth is actually portrayed exactly the way you described.

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the movieand red Avner's book and the few I can say that it is all fiction. Nothing to meet the truth.

If one realy wantsto knowthe truth he is invited to read the closest to real story.



7:31 AM  

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