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  • German prelate breaks rank with Cardinal Marx, insists on fidelity to Rome (Catholic Caucus)

    03/24/2015 5:20:49 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 23, 2015 | CNA staff
    A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church can form its own policies without direction from Rome. Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes published a letter earlier this month objecting to the pronouncements of prominent leaders of the Church in Germany that the nation's bishops' conference will pursue its own program of pastoral care for marriages and family regardless of the outcome of October's Synod on the Family. At a Feb. 25 press conference following the German bishops' plenary assembly, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, who is president...
  • Munich, The Sequel

    03/09/2015 2:28:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 9, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It is not often that a ghostly figure from the past is not only embodied in a present-day politician but addresses the Congress of the United States -- which is what Israel's embattled prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, did last Tuesday.The prime minister could have been Banquo's ghost out of "Macbeth" summoned to haunt this administration's festive rapprochement with Iran. Instead, he brought to mind Edvard Benes, the leader of the Czechoslovakian government that would be sold out at the Munich Conference of 1938. Ever since, Munich has been not just the name of a German city but the symbol of...
  • After Announcing Netanyahu Boycott, VP Biden & Kerry Meet With Herzog (Major Bibi Opponent)

    02/08/2015 2:30:32 PM PST · by xzins · 93 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 8 Feb 15 | Jacob Kornbluh
    After announcing he will be skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”s speech to Congress for a trip abroad, US Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry both met on Saturday with Labor leader Isaac Herzog on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, Germany. The two sides insisted that the meetings were informal. But it reportedly revolved around security matters and the Zionist Union’s defense strategy, Israeli media reported. On Friday, Biden announced he’ll miss Netanyahu’s speech to Congress due to a pre-scheduled overseas trip, yet unnamed. Both Kerry and President Barack Obama said last month...
  • Students Urge Gov't: Recognize Abbas's Role in Munich Massacre

    12/02/2014 7:31:05 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/02/2014 | Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin
    Israel must formally declare Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas responsible for the 1972 Munich massacre, the Students for Israel movement appealed to the Ministry of Defense Tuesday. From September 5-6 1972, masked terrorists stormed the apartments where Israeli athletes were staying in the Olympic Village for the 1972 Munich games. The terrorists took the athletes as hostages and demanded the release of 200 Arabs from Israeli prisons. After several tense hours, the terrorists killed the Israeli athletes. Nonetheless, the Games continued for several hours afterward. Over the past several years, it has been revealed on multiple occasions that Abbas...
  • Greenfield: Tears Don't Protect Against Murder

    11/19/2014 12:24:24 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Tears Don't Protect Against Murder Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog After serving a few years in prison for his role in the Munich Massacre, Willi Pohl moved to Beirut. The brief sentence was a slap in the wrist, but Pohl had still served more time in prison than the Muslim gunmen who had murdered eleven Israeli athletes and coaches during the 1972 Summer Olympics. Mohammed Safady and the Al-Gashey cousins were released after a few months by the German authorities. They went back to Lebanon and so did he. A decade after...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Worst since Munich

    11/26/2013 7:59:07 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/26/13 | JOSE DELREAL
    Charles Krauthammer says he believes President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran is “the worst deal since Munich.” “This is a sham from beginning to end. It’s the worst deal since Munich,” Krauthammer said on Fox News “Special Report” on Monday. “It’s really hard to watch the president and the secretary of state and not think how they cannot be embarrassed by this deal.” The Munich Agreement of 1938 between Hitler and major European powers expanded Germany’s borders. Today, the failed negotiation is widely considered an act of appeasement.
  • Beer we go: Germany's Oktoberfest to host millions

    09/20/2014 1:25:18 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 72 replies
    CTV News ^ | Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:12AM | AP
    <p>MUNICH (AFP) -- Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer, as millions of revellers are set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in the 16-day annual extravaganza.</p> <p>With the cry of "O'zapft is" ("The keg is tapped"), the amber fluid officially began to flow at noon after Munich's mayor, Dieter Reiter, with due pomp and ceremony, took a mallet and in four swings breached the 200-litre barrel.</p>
  • More nudists in Munich: ... introduces six Urban Naked Zones

    04/14/2014 2:43:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies ^ | Updated: 05:27 EST, 14 April 2014 | By Toni Jones
    Germans are often considered to be more at one with nature than us prudish Brits. And now residents of the country's third-largest city have been given the go ahead to strip off for all over sunbathing sessions in six designated spaces. According to a report in the six Urban Naked Zones are located in parkland, offering privacy, but also only minutes away from the busy city centre. The 'zones' were introduced following the expiry of statewide laws controlling nude sunbathing last year.
  • The moment woman bit off man's LIP in horrifying fight at German beer festival Octoberfest

    12/03/2013 5:12:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2013 | Tom Gardner
    A man has had to have emergency surgery to reattach his lip after a woman bit it off during a fight at Germany's annual beer festival Oktoberfest. Video has emerged of the savage fight which shows the woman - appropriately wearing costume devil's horns - clamping her jaws around the bottom lip of the her victim. He is seen desperately trying to pull his head away as his onlookers attempt to disentangle the pair.
  • Obama's Munich

    11/26/2013 10:19:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the United States and the Soviet Union. A better analogy would be the 1938 Munich Pact, which gave Hitler part of Czechoslovakia in the vain hope that war could be avoided. It is worth noting that several of the nations that were signatories in Munich, namely Germany, France and Britain, are also part of the current deal with Iran. There is another flaw in Kerry's analysis. Deal...
  • £1billion art collection seized by Nazis found in shabby Munich apartment ...

    11/03/2013 9:53:59 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 3, 2013 | Allan Hall
    A treasure trove of artworks worth almost £1billion seized by the Nazis and reportedly destroyed in RAF bombing raids during WW2 has been found behind rotting food in shabby apartment in Munich. Experts have hailed the discovery of the 1,500 pictures, thought to have been lost or bombed, as a sensational find. The story of the lost masterpieces of such painters as Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall is revealed in this week's edition of Germany's Focus magazine which broke the story of the incredible find by customs officials. Art historians examining the collection claim up to 300...
  • Neville Chamberlain Was Right (Essays in Leftism)

    10/01/2013 9:29:15 AM PDT · by mojito · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | 9/28/2013 | Nick Baumann
    Seventy-five years ago, on Sept. 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact, handing portions of Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler's Germany. Chamberlain returned to Britain to popular acclaim, declaring that he had secured "peace for our time." Today the prime minister is generally portrayed as a foolish man who was wrong to try to "appease" Hitler—a cautionary tale for any leader silly enough to prefer negotiation to confrontation. But among historians, that view changed in the late 1950s, when the British government began making Chamberlain-era records available to researchers. "The result of this was the discovery of...
  • Kerry to Lawmakers: U.S. Facing a 'Munich Minute'

    09/02/2013 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/13
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats on Monday that the United States faced a “Munich moment” in deciding whether to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. The comments were made in a 70-minute conference call in which the Secretary of State was trying to convince the lawmakers to support President Barack Obama’s proposal for military action in Syria. Kerry was referring to the 1938 Munich agreement...
  • German paper expresses regret over Israel cartoon

    07/03/2013 12:04:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2013 11:10 AM EDT
    A German newspaper has expressed regret after publishing a cartoon that appeared to depict the state of Israel as a ravenous monster. Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung says the picture appeared Tuesday alongside two reviews of books about Israel. The caption suggested that the Jewish state was seen by its enemies as akin to Moloch—a monstrous deity from the Old Testament to whom followers sacrificed their children. …
  • Iran FM: US is changing approach to Tehran

    02/04/2013 6:36:48 AM PST · by haffast · 2 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/04/2013 15:15 | By REUTERS
    BERLIN - Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday he saw US Vice President Joe Biden's offer this weekend of bilateral dialogue between their two countries as a sign of a change in approach to Iran by the US administration. "As I have said yesterday, I am optimistic, I feel this new administration is really seeking this time to at least divert from its previous traditional approach vis-a-vis my country," he told the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.snip Salehi, who attended the Munich Security Conference at the weekend where Biden made the offer, said in Berlin...
  • Gov’t Archives Reveal Germans Turned Backs on Munich Victims

    08/29/2012 8:29:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 8/29/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Germany did not even make a “minimal effort” to save the lives of 11 Israeli athletes massacred by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, according to Israeli government archives that were opened up after 40 years. The documents include statement by then-Mossad director Tzvi Zamir, who returned from Munich after the massacre and told Prime Minister Golda Meir and senior ministers of apathy and lack of professionalism displayed by German authorities. “They didn't make even a minimal effort to save lives, didn't take even a minimal risk to save people, neither theirs nor ours, Zamir said, adding that...
  • Tears Don't Protect Against Murder

    08/13/2012 4:51:02 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    After serving a few years in prison for his role in the Munich Massacre, Willi Pohl moved to Beirut. The brief sentence was a slap in the wrist, but Pohl had still served more time in prison than the Muslim gunmen who had murdered eleven Israeli athletes and coaches during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Mohammed Safady and the Al-Gashey cousins were released after a few months by the German authorities. They went back to Lebanon and so did he. A decade after the attack, Willi Pohl had begun making a name for himself as a crime novelist. His...
  • Sounds of Silence: Shhhhhhsh!!!!!! — Jews Were Killed

    08/01/2012 5:58:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | August 1, 2012 | Michael Widlanski
    There are times when even keeping silent is deemed a political “provocation.” That appears to be the view of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which has refused to hold even a short moment of silence to honor the Israeli team murdered at the 1972 Olympic games. It might offend someone. So on the fortieth anniversary of the Olympic massacre of 1972, when Palestinian terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, the IOC broke the Olympic record for stupidity and obtuseness by again refusing a moment of silence as “inappropriate.” It is strange that treating Jews as human beings or Israel...
  • Aly Raisman: Score was a tribute to victims at Munich Games

    08/09/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | August 8, 2012 | Leon Watson
    American gymnast Aly Raisman has revealed the music for her gold medal-winning floor routine at the London Olympics was a tribute to the victims of the 1972 Munich Games terror attack. The 18-year-old said choosing Hava Nagila- a traditional score used for wedding dances and bat mitzvah - was a response to the International Olympic Committee's failure to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy. And for Aly, from Needham, Massachusetts, she said it made her gold even more special. 'I can only imagine how painful it must be for the families and close personal friends of the victims,' she...
  • Arafat to mastermind of 1972 Olympics massacre: 'Allah Protect You!' (ahead of operation)

    08/08/2012 6:42:43 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    September 5, 1972 Munich Massacre The massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by Arab Muslim 'Palestinians' of Arafat's PLO / 'Black September' - aided by Neo-Nazis.*.The butchers were blessed - ahead of the operation - by Arafat and other Arabs: 'Allah protect you.'* * * While it shocked the world*, Arab newspapers were defending the killers.*Later, 80,000 gathered to honored the memory of the slain Israelis.*Decades later, mastermind Daoud was glorified by Palstinian Authority's media* and praised by its "moderate" leader - Abu Mazen (in 2010).*      
  • Israel Olympics Widows To IOC: "Shame On You" - Petition Eyes London Closing Ceremony

    08/07/2012 5:45:55 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 14 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | August 6, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Israeli Olympics Widows To IOC: "Shame On You" - Petition Eyes London Closing CeremonyBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- August 6, 2012 ... The terrorism which marked the 1972 Munich Olympics as the "bloody Olympics" still has a grip on the London Olympics today. But rather than witnessing guns, knives and grenades by Palestinian terrorists, we now have a front row view of the IOC being held hostage by Arab political terrorism. Eleven Olympians were murdered in the 1972 Games but one would never know it by attending stadium events in London which are broadcast to billions worldwide....
  • Forbes Picture Captures IOC President Jacques Rogge Wearing Official Palestinian Olympic Shawl

    08/05/2012 11:59:54 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 5, 2012 | netWMD Staff
    ... The best excuse Rogge has mustered [for refusing to hold a moment of silence commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre of Israeli athletes] is that a commemoration wouldn't be appropriate. He apparently forgot about the moment of silence for the besieged city of Sarajevo at the start of the 1984 Winter Games. And the moment of silence at the close of the 1996 Games for victims of the Centennial Park bombing. And Rogge has certainly forgotten the opening of the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. A tattered American flag recovered from the World Trade Center on...
  • Op-Ed: You Cannot Commemorate What Doesn't Exist

    07/31/2012 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/12 | Dr. Phillip Brodie
    ..... ....When Jacques Rogge refused that request, he did so stating explicitly (according to Israeli reports) that the opening ceremonies were not a fit place to remember the Munich massacre. At that interview, Ms Spitzer asked Rogge point-blank, ‘is it because the athletes are Israeli?’ Mr Rogge remained stone silent. He would not answer the question. ..... As if to remind us that outright discrimination aimed at Israel was not exceptional, but was rather part of the Olympic fabric, we learned several hours before the opening ceremonies that members of the Lebanese judo team were outraged that day because they...
  • Italian Olympic Team Commemorates Munich Massacre

    07/29/2012 1:11:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Italian Olympic team at the London Olympic Games made a noble gesture Sunday and stood in silence outside the quarters of the Israeli team, in memory of the 11 athletes slain in the Munich Olympics 40 years ago, Voice of Israel radio reported Sunday. About 30 Italians were present at the ceremony, including Italy's Minister of Sport, the heads of the Italian Olympic Committee and athletes. Israeli Olympic Committee head Tzvi Varshaviak and Olympic delegation leader Efraim Zinger also took part. According to an unverified report on the internet, the pilot and crew of a British airliner headed for...
  • London Olympics Has All Except Respect For Jewish Blood

    07/28/2012 11:47:21 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 27 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | July 28, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    London Olympics Has All Except Respect For Jewish BloodBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- July 28, 2012 ... The London Olympics Opening Ceremonies had it all. The Queen, James Bond, spectacular fireworks, inspirational music, creative dancers, David Beckham, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, Sir Paul McCartney, sky divers, Mary Poppins, and one very funny Mr. Bean. The IOC and the London Olympics had everything - except simple respect for those Olympians who were murdered at the Munich Games in 1972. We are not speaking Israelis. We are not even talking about Jews, but rather members of the Olympic family...
  • Allen West: If we could forget Munich Olympics, we could forget 9-11

    07/28/2012 6:01:13 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 20 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | Michele Kirk
    US Congressman Allen West offered a heartfelt response to recent news that the International Olympics Committee refused to schedule a moment of silence for the eleven Israeli athletes and coaches, as well as one West German police officer who were killed at the Munich Olympics 40 years ago. West recalled watching the Munich Olympics at age eleven, feeling baffled by the horror that interrupted the usual competitive spirit of the prestigious games. He said that he worries if we start to shirk the responsibilities we have to honor the dead on occasions such as this, what will happen 40 years...
  • Palestinian Authority thanks IOC for refusing Munich victims memorial.

    07/27/2012 4:53:31 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 26 July 2012 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The Palestinian Authority has thanked the International Olympic Committee [IOC] for refusing to allow a minute's silence at the opening ceremony in London to mark the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Games. Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Union, sent a letter to IOC Chairman Jaques Rogge thanking him for his position, the PA's official news agency, Wafa, reported Wednesday. Related: Shahar Ayalon: Munich massacre changed my lifeIsraeli pride grows as flag raised in villageIn his letter, Rajoub, a former PA security commander, wrote: "Sports is a bridge for love, connection and...
  • Iran to Allow Athletes to Compete Against Israelis

    07/23/2012 5:47:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/12
    Iran chef de mission Bahram Afsharzadeh said on Monday that his country's athletes will compete against Israelis at the London Olympics. “We will be truthful to sport,” Afsharzadeh said, adding that Iran would also “respect” a minute of silence if it was held in the opening ceremony to remember the 11 Israelis murdered...
  • Bob Costas Takes Olympics to Task for Denying Israel's Munich Massacre Moment of Silence

    07/22/2012 4:24:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 18, 2012 | THR Staff
    When the London games officially launch July 27, Bob Costas will stage his own protest of what he calls a "baffling" decision: the NBC sportscaster plans to call out the International Olympic Committee for denying Israel's request for a moment of silence acknowledging the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Games.
  • Der Spiegel: Germany had warning of Munich attack

    07/22/2012 3:48:20 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/22/2012 | J.P. Stafff
    Berlin failed to heed warnings prior to 1972 Olympics massacre, in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed, magazine reports. The German government had advance warning of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, Der Spiegel reported online on Sunday. A few weeks before the massacre, in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed by the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September, the report indicates that German intelligence and the German foreign ministry received information indicating that a terror operation was being planned at the Olympics. A few days before the Olympics, an Italian paper reported the same threat.
  • German neoNazis helped Palestinian terrorists kill Israeli athletes in 1972 Munich Massacre

    06/19/2012 4:58:16 PM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 06/18/12 | Julian Gavaghan
    German neo-Nazis helped Palestinian terrorists kill 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, newly released intelligence files reveal. Abu Daoud, who is believed to the mastermind of the atrocity, met fascist Willi Pohl in Dortmund, according to a city police dossier kept secret for 40 years. But despite the file being passed on to the German federal intelligence agency, Verfassungsschutz, there is no evidence that they acted upon the 2,000-page report. And this lack of action allowed Daoud, who is named in the police report as his alias Saad Walli, to travel the country to meet fellow terrorists...
  • The Munich nymphomaniac claims a second victim after 36-hour sex ordeal

    05/01/2012 12:56:12 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 113 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 30APR2012 | Allan Hall
    German nymphomaniac who was arrested after forcing a man to make love to her eight times has struck again. Her latest victim, an African, was found weeping in the street outside her apartment by police after a 36-hour ordeal. He fought back his tears to tell them what had happened.
  • Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media...

    12/05/2011 5:27:07 PM PST · by Cindy · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Quote: Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Dec 6, 2011 2:00pm On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will hold a hearing entitled "Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation." The Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Mr. Evan F. Kohlmann Flashpoint Global Partners Mr. William McCants Analyst Analyst for the Center for Naval...
  • Oktoberfest Kicks Off in Germany

    09/17/2011 11:26:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17 September 2011
    World's biggest beer festival is expected to attract 7 million tourists.
  • AJC Responds to Shocking Abbas Op-Ed in New York Times

    05/18/2011 5:15:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 5-18-11
    NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC Executive Director David Harris issued the following statement in response to an op-ed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, which appeared in The New York Times today: (Logo: AJC is a global advocacy organization that has long been committed to achieving a peaceful settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state accord. In that effort, we have met countless times with Palestinian officials, as well as with leaders of surrounding Arab countries, to help build a foundation of coexistence and trust. We wish for nothing more than an end to...
  • Muslim converts accused of holy war bomb plots

    04/21/2009 10:56:51 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 798+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | April 22, 2009 | Roger Boyes
    Two Muslim converts and two Turks go on trial in a bomb-proof courtroom in Düsseldorf today accused of plotting to blow up German civilians and US soldiers. “The world will burn!” boasted an intercepted e-mail sent between the accused, who are alleged to have wanted to wage an Islamic holy war in the heart of Europe. Three of the men — Fritz Gelowicz, 29, Daniel Schneider, 23 and the Turkish national Adem Yilmaz, 30 — are accused of attending a training camp on the Afghan-Pakistani frontier run by an Uzbek-based terror organisation known as the Islamic Jihad Union. Intelligence services...
  • Suspicious object found on Air Berlin jet (in Namibia)

    11/18/2010 3:24:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 1+ views
    RTE ^ | 11/18/2010
    Police in Namibia have intercepted a suspicious object with a detonator and a running clock in luggage on an Air Berlin plane en route from the country's capital, Windhoek to Munich. Germany's Federal Crime Office (BKA) said it was not clear if the object found during loading of the Airbus jet yesterday was an ignitable explosive. Germany stepped up security measures after saying it had received intelligence pointing to a planned attack in the country towards the end of this month. Security was stepped up at potential targets such as train stations and airports.
  • Abbas Eulogizes Munich Massacre Mastermind

    07/03/2010 11:07:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 7/3/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has euologized Abu Dauod, the mastermind of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munch Olympics in 1972 and who died Saturday. “He is missed. He was one of the leading figures of Fatah and spent his life in resistance and sincere work as well as physical sacrifice for his people's just causes,” said Abbas. Dauod, a former commander of the Fatah party that Abbas now heads, died late Friday night as the age of 73. Abbas’ eulogy and praise for the planner of the murders came less than a month after he told...
  • The New Old German Problem

    05/22/2010 2:10:42 PM PDT · by decimon · 45 replies · 1,273+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 22, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Reflections on Germany(Munich) I’ve been walking the last two days through Munich. Much of the city core was bombed out by the allies by spring 1945. Yet today there is little evidence of such destruction. The museums are among the best in the world, the streets and parks spotless, the infrastructure superb, and the people as hard at work as ever. To walk an urban street in Germany is a different experience from say in Athens or Istanbul—traffic follows law, pedestrians are respected, horns are used rarely, trash is absent. In other words, things work and work well. Such observations...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • The Munich Puzzle--What really happened at the 1972 Munich Olympics—and after?

    04/11/2006 5:44:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 11, 2006 | David Forsmark
      Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel’s Deadly ResponseBy Aaron J. Klein Random House, $24.95, 256pp. In a sensational new book, Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel’s Deadly Response, Aaron J. Klein, Time Magazine military and intelligence affairs correspondent, mines newly declassified documents and over 50 interviews with high ranking Israeli intelligence, military, and political figures to finally tell us what really happened at the 1972 Munich Olympics—and after.Striking Back is authoritative and definitive—if by necessity somewhat incomplete.  It will be many years before all the details are revealed, but Klein manages enough to...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • Pope Benedict accused of ignoring abuse allegations against Hullerman

    03/21/2010 7:14:31 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 86 replies · 968+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 21st 2010 | John Follain and Bojan Pancevski
    NOT long after a portly, jovial priest in the German industrial city of Essen was accused of sexually abusing three boys in 1979, he was offered a new home in Munich by Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI. Ratzinger, who was Archbishop of Munich and Freising at the time, wanted Father Peter Hullermann — known to friends in the church as “Hulli” — to undergo psychotherapy. A psychiatrist quickly concluded that Hullermann was untreatable, however. “I told the church officials that Hullermann must never be allowed to work with children again,” said Werner Huth, the psychiatrist, in an interview...
  • Lufthansa flight blocked as Japanese group falls ill

    03/21/2010 2:40:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 784+ views
    (AFP) via TIMES OF INDIA ^ | AFP, Mar 21, 2010, 08.12am IST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BERLIN: The take-off of a German flight to Tokyo was delayed after two dozen Japanese tourists on board fell ill with violent stomach cramps, German police said. Shortly before take-off on Saturday afternoon, the Airbus A340 carrying some 300 passengers returned to the airport terminal in Berlin after the tourists complained of stomach pains and nausea, said a police statement." SNIPPET: "The victims also complained of vertigo, vomiting and circulation problems, according to doctors, though their lives were not thought to be in danger, said the police statement. Doctors were still trying to ascertain what had caused the sickness,...
  • The Mossad Spy Who Seduced Me

    02/21/2010 11:29:48 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 29 replies · 1,572+ views
    The Times of India ^ | February 21, 2010 | Jon Swain
    At the threshold of my career as a journalist in Paris I was once the unwitting victim of a classic Mossad honey trap. Little did I know that Patricia Roxborough, the girl who pursued me and made sure she was the object of my desire, was a trained assassin of the feared Israeli intelligence service. We met, by chance, through friends in 1969. I was an impressionable 21-year-old learning the ropes of being a foreign correspondent in the French capital. Roxborough said she was a Canadian freelance news photographer. She was tall, beautiful and intelligent and her flashing eyes hinted...
  • Munich Airport Reopens After Security Breach

    01/20/2010 4:15:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 322+ views
    (REUTERS) via RTBNEWS.RTB.GOV.BN ^ | 2010-01-21 08:03:00 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Munich international airport was re-opened on Wednesday after a three-hour shut down caused when a passenger left the security check even though his laptop computer set off an explosives detector, police said. About 1,200 police did not find the man in their search of the terminal, which was shut down and completely evacuated. "
  • Laptop With Explosives Sparks Munich Airport Scare; Suspect at Large

    01/20/2010 9:38:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies · 1,480+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2009 | Staff
    A terminal at the Munich airport was closed and passengers were evacuated Wednesday after a security breach in which a laptop tested positive for explosives and its owner fled, AFP reported.
  • Taliban to Germany: Leave Afghanistan or lose Oktoberfest

    09/28/2009 12:29:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies · 4,603+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09.28.09 | David Montero
    The Taliban have a new target: beer and bratwurst. In perhaps their most bizarre threat to date, Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have threatened to bomb the Oktoberfest festival in Munich, Germany, which attracts millions of visitors ever year, along with several landmark buildings and government officials. The threats, while perhaps farfetched, follow a series of warnings from the Taliban and Al Qaeda and underscores a concerted effort by the insurgents to weaken Germany’s resolve for the fight in Afghanistan. Germany has responded by banning all air flights over Munich for the rest of the 16-day festival, which ends Oct. 4....
  • Abject Surrender in the Dead of Night

    09/18/2009 3:50:25 AM PDT · by docbnj · 11 replies · 1,615+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 Sep 2009 | anonymous
    Czechs are used to betrayal by their Western allies. It was at Munich in 1938 that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sealed their doom in exchange for a piece of paper promising "peace in our time." The fact that this further gutting of missile defense came on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland on Sept. 17, 1939, is an eerie coincidence. "Just after midnight I was informed in a telephone call by President Barack Obama that (his) administration had decided to pull out from the planned missile defense shield installations" in the Czech Republic and Poland, the...
  • Abject Surrender In Dead Of Night

    09/17/2009 5:25:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 2,799+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Strategic Defense: With Iran on the verge of a deliverable nuke, the administration tells our allies in the dead of night that we will scuttle missile defense plans in Eastern Europe to please the Russians.Czechs are used to betrayal by their Western allies. It was at Munich in 1938 that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sealed their doom in exchange for a piece of paper promising "peace in our time." The fact that this further gutting of missile defense came on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland on Sept. 17, 1939, is an eerie coincidence. "Just after...