It will be 34 years since eleven Israeli athletes were murdered by Arab terrorists of "Black September" at the Munich Olympics, but I can still recite all eleven names from memory. Four wrestlers, four weightlifters, a marksman, a fencer and a track-and-field coach. Two killed in the morning, blocking a door so that teammates could escape as the terrorists burst in. The rest murdered that night at the airport after a botched West German police raid to free them. I was a student at Columbia University at the time. One of the murdered athletes, weightlifter David Berger, had studied at Columbia. As is customary, the university flag flew at half staff for the day.
The perpetrators were apprehended, but set free after other terrorists hijacked a German plane and demanded their release. Munich once again synonymous with appeasement. The world made excuses for Arab barbarism then; now it is plain that the world sowed the wind and is reaping the whirlwind. Then-Prime Minister Golda Meir gave the order that all the perpetrators were to be hunted down and killed. She was criticized in the media ever since, most recently in the movie "Munich." But all the carping in the media and among the liberal elite doesn't change the fact that she was right. Arab barbarians cannot be talked to, reasoned with, negotiated with, compromised with. They are Amalek. They must be hunted down and killed.
David Berger, weightlifter