5 Sept 1972, at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, a group of Palestinian terrorists stormed the Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and taking nine others hostage. The terrorists, known as Black September, demanded that Israel release over 230 Arab prisoners being held in Israeli jails and two German terrorists. In an ensuing shootout at the Munich airport, the nine Israeli hostages were killed along with five terrorists and one West German policeman. Olympic competition was suspended for 24 hours to hold memorial services for the slain athletes.
This attack by Radical Islam was the first such incident outside the Mideast; it was a major step up in the conduct of terrorism. I considered the Cold War to be WW III. I consider this surprise attack on the west to be the equivalent of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; it was, I suggest, the beginning of WW IV, the war declared on the west by Radical Islam. Everyone has ignored this. President Bush declared a Global War on Terror after 9-11, but that made no sense; wars are against people and organizations, not concepts or practices. They still hate us and want to kill all of us, and we still pretend that it’s not so.