If counter-terror equals terror, then there can be no justice. This is a point that MOST observers of Spielberg's movie MUNICH seem to think he and his movie miss, a point which seems blatantly apparent to anyone who has read that Speilberg quote about how retaliation leads to a never-ending cycle of violence:
"a response to a response doesn't really solve anything. It just creates a perpetual-motion machine." He muses, "There's been a quagmire of blood for blood for many decades in that region. Where does it end? How can it end?"
That's a crock of morally relativist BS. If retaliation is wrong, then why abhor KKK lynchings, and seek justice against KKK murderers!? Why not just tell all victims of genocide to keep turning the cheek!?
YOU KNOW WHAT: if Black September had targeted GAYS, than anti-Semite Marxist and MUNICH screenwriter Kushner (who has publicly called the creation of the state of Isrsel a mistake) and morally relativist Spielberg would be ALL OVER the perps as heinous murderers - and then they'd portray them ACCURATELY. Without any moral relativism. They are SELECTIVELY MORALLY RELATIVIST - which means their pacifism is a phony facade. They're really merely Leftist elitists who LIKE to pick winners and losers. And if you're a member of a favorite/favored group of "VICTIMS," then they'll ENTITLE you to top-notch treatment.
RACHEL NEUWIRTH penned a brilliant essay posted over at the invaluable AMERICAN THINKER. In it she says (EXCERPT ONLY! RTWT!):
BOTTOM-LINE: Spielberg has made a movie CAIR loves. That says it all.We Israelis do not celebrate when we kill our enemies though our enemies celebrate when they kill us. Instead, it is a grim duty imposed on us by relentless racism and hate. ...
I was supposed to be with the 1972 Israeli Olympiads as a member of the Israeli women’s basketball team. At the last minute, the International Olympic Committee decided against including a women’s basketball event. (It did not become a regular event until the 1976 Olympics.)
I didn’t go to Munich, but I spent years training with the athletes who did go. We developed a close camaraderie, as people do at training camps where tensions and hopes are high. I knew each one of them personally. They were my friends. I watched in horror as the massacre unfolded on TV. I, too, could have been slaughtered by the killers linked to Yasser Arafat. Instead, I watched them slaughter my friends and saw how callously the world responded. The games went on even as my friends’ bodies were flown home draped not in medals but in burial shrouds.
I feared how Hollywood, even if it was Stephen Spielberg, would depict this tragedy but I finally went to see the film. Munich was worse than I had feared. It left me appalled and enraged. I felt violated. The film debased the memory of my friends. It exploited a horrifying atrocity. It slandered the brave Israeli volunteers who were ready to sacrifice their lives to seek justice and to risk orphaning their children in this dangerous but necessary assignment. Terrorists had to learn they could not murder Israelis abroad with impunity and that the perpetrators of this atrocity would not live to plot another one.
... A central theme is to make the audience believe that retributions against savage and barbaric slaughter do not deter terrorism. This concept is part of Leftist anti-war appeasement and a defeatist philosophy that blames victims of aggression.
But he offers no proof that this is true. The West made a major mistake in Munich when it appeased Hitler and failed to stop him before he became more powerful. We do not hear Spielberg argue for post-9/11 negotiations with Osama bin Laden. Spielberg, typical of so many “progressive” liberals, would like Israel to adopt his appeasement philosophy while he sits safely and comfortably thousands miles away in his Pacific Palisade mansion, far from danger.
The moral equivalence message is illustrated by a statement made by the Council of American-Islamic Relations, (CAIR), an anti-Israel organization which asserts moral equivalence between victims and terrorists. In a 12/26/05 FoxNews interview, CAIR spokesman, Ahmed Bedeir, had this to say:
"The viewers who see this movie will find that both sides are seeking and fighting for the same thing and have the same desires … which is a homeland. Ironically [they both have] similar motives and desires…. The only difference between what these so-called Mossad-sponsored assassins and other terrorists—they both use a similar means—they make bombs and they blow up people and they kill innocent civilians and, in the meantime, violence begets violence. “