The German government had advance warning of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, Der Spiegel reported online on Sunday.

A few weeks before the massacre, in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed by the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September, the report indicates that German intelligence and the German foreign ministry received information indicating that a terror operation was being planned at the Olympics.

A few days before the Olympics, an Italian paper reported the same threat.

Despite these advance warnings, the report says that the German government took no advance precautions and when the attackers came to the Israeli athletes quarters, they simply walked right in without meeting any extra security whatsoever. 

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