Friday, July 8, 2011

Book Shelf: Vengeance by George Jonas

I'm about 25 years behind here, BUT ...

Little sis gave me this book and I read it last weekend. Spielbert's "Munich" is based on this. You can read a lot about the controversial book -- some people believe it's "made up." I liked it a lot. 7 on a 1-10 scale. It's "The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team," assembled to avenge the murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics..."the first Mossad agent to come out of 'deep cover' and tell the story of a heroic endeavor that was shrouded in silence and speculation for year."

Golda Meir is my kind of gal. Once the die was cast and she got jiggy with it, business heated up and murderers started waking up dead.

This book is an account of what might be the best of two evils. Once counter-terrorism begins, then you have to suppose there is counter-counter-terrorism, and on like that. It's a fallen world for sure. And there's an immorality in not resisting terror. And so ... bombs and bullets. "The tragic fact," Jonas writes, "is that the maps of the world are drawn in blood."

There are acts of war, and there are war crimes, and there's a difference.