Bob Costas, man of the hour

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    Costas' remembrance of Israeli athletes killed by terrorists in Munich will redeem Olympics

    Stu Bykofsky, Daily News Columnist
    Philadelphia Daily News


    NBC's Bob Costas is doing something that the International Olympic Committee is unwilling to do: He's offering a moment of slience for the Israelis killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Games in Munich. ASSOCIATED PRESS

    I WILL FOREGO my moment of silence to praise NBC's Bob Costas for planning his personal moment of silence Friday night out of respect to the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Games in Munich.:clap2::clap2::eusa_whistle::eusa_whistle:

    Costas was only 20 when it happened, but he clearly remembers what happened, who did it and why. Stoking those memories reveals a lot about where we (the U.S., the media, the West) is today. Here's what happened, described by renowned sports ace Red Smith in the New York Times:

    "It was 4:30 a.m. when Palestinian terrorists invaded the housing complex where athletes from 121 nations live and shot their way into the Israeli quarters." Smith clearly answered both the "what" and the "who." The answer to "why" is found in the fact that those Olympians were Israeli Jews. (Almost one-quarter of Israelis are not Jews.)
     
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    Good for Costas
     
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    A man willing to stand by his principles and what's right. Bravo.
     
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    Good for Costas and God Bless those poor athletes.
     
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    Thats a bit harsh HG not all of them were poor athletes, some were ok to good
    RIP
     
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    Bob Costas did what was right. He reminded the entire world of the most horrific event to ever take place at an Olympics. In the name of justice, how can the Olympic committee allow Palestinians to be present with the civilized people of this worldly event?
     
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    Kudos to Bob.:thup:
     
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    According to shithead Tinmore, the athletes were a legitimate target, just like the women and children that Pali animals regularly target.
     
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    your sense of justice is bizarre to say the least, and absolutely perverse.

    the bitter roots of anti-semitism were sown with the "sins of the fathers" lessons. you should know better than to say things like this.

    none of the palestinian athletes were even close to being born in 1972. their parents were small children or infants at the time, one of the athletes, sabine hazboun, is only 16 years old. the oldest is thirty-two.

    don't blame the IOC for not remembering the tragic and sad deaths of those young israeli athletes. look into your own cold, black heart. it is you, and others like you, who wish to turn what is a celebration of youth and joy into an opportunity to foment hatred and bigotry and further their own political agenda. your hatred provides the impetus for not memorialising these athletes. the IOC was right to not publically memorialise them on the world stage, and precisely because of people like you.

    you should be ashamed.
     
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    Not condoning what happened in '72, but don't the Israelis regularly imprison children and shoot them if they throw rocks?
     
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