Have you seen the BBC Olympic web page?

They have a list of all the countries participating in the London Olympics along with their athletes and key facts about the country.
Seems the BBC is taking the same stance as the United Nations and will not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  In a speech in June 2008, then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama said “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”
Take a look at some of the countries participating in the Olympics.
Iraq: Capital – Baghdad.
Languages: Arabic, Kurdish.
Iraq at the Olympics: 1948 First Olympic appearance.
Pakistan: Capital – Islamabad.
Languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu.
Pakistan at the Olympics: 1948 First Olympic appearance.
Palestine is recognised as a competing country by the IOC but is not recognised as a modern state. Intended seat of government: East Jerusalem. Ramallah serves as administrative capital.
Palestine at the Olympics: 1996 First Olympic appearance.
Israel Seat of Government: Jerusalem, though most foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv.
Barry Davies remembers the tragic terrorist attack on the Munich 1972 Olympic Games in the third of a 10-part series.
At least the BBC is being consistent with the standards set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the organization that allowed Muslim countries to block the “One-Minute of Silence” campaign to honor the 11 murdered Israeli athletes from the 1972 Munich Games.  “Games organisers Locog and the IOC may fear provoking a walkout from some Arab countries and are keen to avoid the games being politicised.”
I’m sure all this pandering to the Muslim countries will guarantee that not one terrorist attack will occur at the London Games.
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0 responses to “Have you seen the BBC Olympic web page?

  1. Is Tel Aviv the capital of Israel or the United States? Maybe it confuses the Israelis too, as they seem to think Jerusalem is the capital of the United States too. Jerusalem was lost by the Israelis fair and square 2000 years ago to the Romans, and has had several owners since then. We should quit worrying about which city is the capital of Israel, and more about who is running ours.

     
  2. So since gunpowder played a part in the formation of the US, and history is rampant with threads about the use of gunpowder, the US wouldn’t exist without the Chinese? That would explain a lot about the influence they have here.

     
    • You referring to that Remington, Winchester, Hornady or Zombie gunpowder?
      I will worry about Israel, their capital, and their safety as long as the Muslim countries continue to threaten them.

       
  3. Poltical correctness sucks!

     

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