ABC Sports anchor Jim McKay, who narrated the unfolding drama before a worldwide audience on Sept. 5, 1972, is one of them.  When terrorists struck last year [Sept. 11, 2001], “my instant thought was of Munich,” McKay said.  Munich was “the fuse” that started Arab terrorism, he said.

Unlike Munich, in which gunmen demanded the release of 200 Arab guerrillas jailed in Israel, Sept. 11 2001 took terrorism to a new level, McKay said.  “It was pure horror.  There was nobody fighting with anybody.  No one winning or losing except for the terrorists who saw it as a victory.”

Source:  Johnson, Peter. “ABC returns to Munich Olympics, the ‘fuse’ of terrorism.” USA Today.  August 29, 2002.