LETTER TO THE EDITOR BY IAN V. MACDONALD
Subject: Mitt Romney and the Munich "massacre"
Note to Editor: Here is yet another example of Israeli propagandists trying to gain sympathy from the death of their athletes at Munich which they themselves precipitated. They have absolutely no shame!
Editor TORONTO STAR
Israeli athletes remembered wrongly by Romney
The claim is deceitful and stunningly audacious, given that the facts are easily ascertained.
Unexpectedly, however, the Israeli Government put furious, high-level political pressure on the shocked, reluctant West Germans to abrogate the safe-conduct agreement and to kill the Palestinian hostage-takers. The German Police rejected the frenzied appeals out of hand, pointing to the safe-conduct agreement and to the fact that the hostages almost certainly would not survive a shoot-out.
As predicted, the Palestinians reacted violently to the betrayal and the athletes all died in the resulting exchange of fire, which clearly would not have taken place had the Israeli Government not strenuously intervened. It is an ironic paradox that the Palestinian Black September militants wanted, indeed desperately needed, to keep the hostages alive, while the infinitely more diabolical Israeli political strategists insisted, in effect, that they should die!
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