Munich knew?

The Times of Israel headline:

Germany had a tip-off three weeks ahead of Munich massacre, Der Spiegel claims.


The detail:

Germany had a tip-off from a Palestinian informant in Beirut three weeks before the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre that Palestinians were planning an “incident” at the Games, a German news magazine charged Sunday.

The Foreign Ministry in Bonn took the tip-off sufficiently seriously to pass it on to the secret service in Munich and urge that “all possible security measures” be taken.

But the Munich authorities failed to act on the tip, which was passed on to Bonn by the German Embassy in Beirut, and have never acknowledged it in the ensuing 40 years, Der Spiegel said in a front-page story to be published Monday but made available online in German on Sunday.

Double Wow.

I am not sure which, if true, is worse: the failure to act, or the cover up.

Read the whole story here.