Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Midweek links

From Ian:

The horrific legacy of Munich '72: I was there the day Palestinian terrorists kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes
"The Munich Games in 1972 were overshadowed when 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian terrorists. Gerald Seymour, ITN reporter turned novelist, recalls the horror and its legacy for the 2012 Games"

Missouri Politician Claims No Jews Died on 9-11
"MD Alam is running for Secretary of State in Missouri and heads the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus, a group sponsored by the Democratic National Committee. Alam also believes no Jews died during the attacks of 9/11 and has made statements that infer Jews were involved in the attack itself."
He has since apologized, essentially saying - I believed everything I saw on a YouTube video:

IDFBLOG - IDF Elite Counter Terrorism Unit Practices Rescuing Hostages

It’s clearer than ever: Israel is not the problem
“Roots of tension in the Arab world are far deeper than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”
“Yet, incredibly, 18 months into the Arab Spring, we’re still being fed the myth that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the root cause of all instability in the Middle East. Its resolution, we are told, would alleviate all tensions and solve the most pressing problems in the region.”

Israel’s Plight Ignored
Counterterrorism forum excludes Israel despite state’s record of suffering terrorist attacks

'Chavez selling Assad diesel fuel for tanks'
"Wall Street Journal claims Venezuelan president, state-owned oil company helping Syrian regime buck US and EU sanctions"

Russian Navy Vessels and Marines Head to Syria

Iran seeks to legalise marriage for girls under 10 [unfamiliar source - EoZ]

Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin by Raymond Ibrahim

In bid to expand port trade, Haifa finds an unlikely partner Iraq
“Seaside city quietly facilitating Iraqi imports and exports via overland link through Jordan”