Is there anyone who didn’t collaborate with the Arab terrorists?
German newspaper Der Spiegel revealed Sunday that German authorities cooperated with Black September, a Palestinian terror group, after it had carried out an attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
Germany, it was reported, did so for fear of additional attacks on its soil.
According to the report, the German government held secret contacts with the planners of the Munich Massacre. Several months after the attack, Germany’s then foreign minister, Walter Scheel, met secretly with several Black September members to “rebuild trust.”
According to Der Spiegel, Germany suspended its criminal investigation against the massacre’s perpetrators as the talks progressed. Several weeks later, the deputy foreign minister announced that the investigation had been concluded.
In 1977, French police asked Germany whether it wanted it to extradite Abu Daoud, one of the planners of the attack, but Germany decided not to answer the question.
Ilana Romano, wife of Israeli athlete Yossef Romano who was killed in the attack, said in response, “I am not surprised, this isn’t new. We’ve known about this for a long time.
“It’s sad that what we’ve been saying for years has only now been put forward. I thank Der Spiegel of publishing this information. Better late than never.”
And, as we reported last month, German guilt runs both wide and deep:
A prominent political scientist has placed the blame squarely on German leftists for complicity in Black September’s murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972.
Writing in the current edition of the German Jewish newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine Wochenzeitung, Dr. Wolfgang Kraushaar sharply disputed a recent Der Spiegel article’s emphasis on the role of neo-Nazis in the attack, calling the news item “blown up” and nothing new.
“It was not ‘Brown [Nazi] help,’ as Der Spiegel writes, but rather a joint work of German Left radicals and Palestinian terrorists.”
Kraushaar, who has written extensively on the German Left’s involvement in attacks on Jews and Israelis, argued in his commentary that though the Munich murders were part and parcel of a merger between German Leftists and Palestinian terrorists, Der Spiegel aimed to portray them as series of murders by the extreme Right.
He criticized the news weekly for pushing a false narrative that ignores the close contacts between German Left radicalism and Palestinian terrorism.
He cited a list of German leftists who praise Palestinian terrorism against Jews.
Wilfried Böse, a leftist student in Frankfurt in 1969, worked closely with Palestinian activists, and supported the Red Army Faction with weapons and explosives.
“There is serious information” that Böse also supported the terrorists of the Black September in the Olympic attacks,” Kraushaar wrote.
Red Army Faction leader Ulrike Meinhof, for example, celebrated the 1972 murders of Israeli athletes as an expression of “anti-imperialism.”
The neo-Nazis helped the terrorists, the communists helped the terrorists, and the government helped the terrorists. I may be sick to my stomach—but I can’t say I’m surprised.