Mods, don't know where this goes, since there's no forum dedicated to historical blunders. But since most historical threads go here, and terrorism is very much on our minds, I thought this would be the appropriate forum. This article appeared in the print version of SI and I found it this evening on line at Time's site. It details the hostage crisis at the Munich Olympics. It's well worth your time, a swift, compelling read. http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/2002/0902/munich/index.html Basically, the Germans were just completely incompetent It would be laughable if not for the fact that so many died.